Professional Evening MBA

Quality, meet flexibility.

BU’s #1-ranked Professional Evening MBA program (PEMBA) gives you the flexibility to thrive in the field and in the classroom. It’s tailor-made for working professionals who are ready to advance their career and impact their industry. It’s designed for your success.


You can keep your day job and get the same resources reserved for full-time students at other schools:

  • Full-time faculty teach 80% of our courses
  • Evening and full-time students intermix in electives, sharing experiences and diverse viewpoints
  • You’ll have access to our dedicated Feld Career Center from day one
  • You can connect with our worldwide network of 48,000+ Questrom alumni
  • You’ll learn in the heart of Boston, a national hub of innovation

An array of choices puts you in control.

NEW this year is our PEMBA concentrated core. Did you study business as an undergrad? You now have the option to dive into your chosen specialization even faster. PEMBA concentrated core taps into the knowledge you gained as an undergrad, and offers you a set of core courses that allow you to refresh the fundamentals—and that you’ll complete in just one year. By leveraging your business education, it gives you the opportunity to customize your degree with more electives that match your career goals, and earn your degree in less time.

With more than 100 electives and 10+ areas of concentration and specialization to choose from we provide more paths to a degree than almost any other school. For example, you can specialize in Public & Nonprofit Management or Health Sector Management, in a city that’s considered a capital of both industries.

Interested in an area outside of management? You can take electives in any of BU’s 13 other graduate schools or complete a dual-degree in International Relations (MBA/MA), Economics (MBA/MA), or Manufacturing Engineering (MBA/MS) on a part-time basis.

Find out more about the choices available to you here.

Pick the pace, get the same program.

You’ll get the flexibility you want with either the cohort or self-paced track, both of which cater to the lifestyle of working students and let you collaborate with a community of bright, diverse classmates.

With the cohort option, you’ll share your first year of coursework with the same cohort of 50-55 students, building a sense of community, teamwork, and camaraderie that’s difficult for other evening programs to achieve.

With the self-paced option, you’ll experience the same sense of community and take the same courses as those in the cohort—but have the flexibility to speed up or slow down, too. As a professional, more space in your schedule never hurts. Another bonus? You’ll meet more students and build a bigger network during your time here.

Explore more information about these options here.

Go beyond Boston.

Immerse yourself in another culture and experience how business is conducted overseas during an International Field Seminar in Asia, Brazil, Europe, or India. You’ll spend two weeks learning from upper-level managers to witness how their firms deal with competitive environments outside the US. With visits at a wide range of organizations, you’ll come back to Boston having put classroom theories to real-world practice.

What is it really like to balance work, home, and an MBA program? Ask a current student at one of our information sessions.