Public & Nonprofit MBA

Boston University Questrom School of Business understands that business isn’t only about looking inward, but also outward—at the lives of others. The Public & Nonprofit MBA (PNP) is designed with the world in mind, providing students with tools to tackle society’s most challenging humanitarian and social problems in the global economy.


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Join us at an upcoming information session and talk with our admissions team about this flexible, dynamic program.

You know you need strong business skills to make the kind of difference you want to make in the world and your community. In PNP you’ll gain those skills by earning an MBA while specializing in public & nonprofit management. The program combines a rigorous MBA core business curriculum with electives that give you specialized skills in the public & nonprofit industry.

At Questrom you have options. As a PNP student you still choose the program that works best for your lifestyle and puts you ahead of the crowd. Explore which program is right for you:

Choices, choices

In addition to completing the required MBA core curriculum, you can choose from a broad array of relevant course offerings throughout the Questrom School of Business and across Boston University (BU). You’ll have access to courses addressing social marketing, mission-driven leadership, microfinance, entrepreneurship, sustainability, public health, and multi-sector partnerships.

You’ll get hands-on experience through an internship in a public, private, or nonprofit organization*.

Participate in Net Impact, BU on Board, Link Day, Collaborative Consulting, and other campus-based and student-led service initiatives to complement classroom learning and expand your professional networks.

Want more? Enhance your degree by adding a concentration in a discipline such as finance, marketing, or operations.

What happens in the classroom shouldn’t stay in the classroom.

It’s called Boston University for a reason and while you’re here you’ll keep company with many of the nation’s most innovative and most admired nonprofits that got their start in Boston, including City Year, Jumpstart, Year Up, New Profit Inc., Partners in Health, Boston Community Capital, and Citizen Schools.

The Public & Nonprofit MBA program has forged strong and vibrant relationships with outstanding nonprofits and public agencies in Boston and around the world. These relationships enhance learning, facilitate networking, and foster long-term career advancement. Plus, these organizations are eager to work with BU MBA students and to hire them after they graduate.

We’ve got your back.

All BU MBA students have the opportunity to connect with top employers and executives in their fields. Whether you’re seeking a summer internship or a full-time position after graduation, or advancement in your current career, you’ll enjoy the support of our Feld Career Center, strong faculty, student clubs and organizations, and our 48,000+ Questrom alumni and nearly 300,000 BU alumni worldwide.

*PEMBA student may waive the internship requirement with applicable work experience, pending permission of the PNP faculty director