Academic and Student Resources
The development, welfare, and success of students are the primary concerns of the school, its faculty, and its staff. Advisors are available to provide services that assist students with personal, educational, and career decision–making needs.
Undergraduate Academic & Career Development Center (UDC)
The Questrom Undergraduate Academic & Career Development Center (UDC) serves as a supportive environment for more than 2,500 undergraduate students during every stage of their academic careers at Questrom School of Business. The UDC employs a holistic approach to students’ academic and career development.
Academic Advisors assist students as they make the transition into the college classroom, support and advise them in their co-curricular activities, and help them chart a curricular path toward their successful graduation. Career Advisors assist with career exploration and assessment, résumé and cover letter development, targeted search plan creation, interviewing skills, and networking strategies.
The UDC works to foster leadership within the undergraduate student body by providing opportunities for students to excel both inside and outside the classroom. Recognition events are held each year to acknowledge the individual and collective success of Questrom students.
We understand that students’ needs vary and that individual questions require personalized answers. Our advisors specialize in providing students with one-on-one guidance on the many details that create a successful undergraduate experience.
Academic Advisors assist students in the following areas:
- Course requirements
- Academic performance concerns
- Degree program planning
- Study abroad opportunities
- Course selection and schedules
- Referrals to other University services
- Referrals to on-campus tutoring services
- Adjustment issues
Career Advisors assist students in the following areas:
- Career exploration and assessment
- Networking strategies
- Interviewing skills
- Critique and development of résumés and cover letters
- Creation of a targeted search plan
Questrom School of Business
Undergraduate Academic & Career Development Center
Rafik B. Hariri Building
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 104
Boston, MA 02215
Graduate Academic & Career Development Center
The Graduate Academic & Career Development Center (Grad Center) is the administrative hub of graduate business programs, including the MBA, MBA + MSDi, PEMBA, MSMS, MSMF, PhD in Management, and PhD in Mathematical Finance.
The Grad Center is dedicated to offering programs and services to enhance the experience, professional development, and personal development of our graduate students. We also offer additional support, including academic advising, through the Grad Center.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Grad Center at 617-353-2673.
Faculty and Administration Office Hours
Questrom School of Business faculty members pride themselves on being available to advise students on coursework pertaining to concentrations, career opportunities, and appropriate academic preparation in their field of interest. In addition, the Dean of Questrom School of Business, Associate Dean for Student Experience and Services, the Assistant Dean for the Undergraduate Program, and the Assistant Dean for the Graduate Programs are available for student appointments on any matter.
Faculty Advising Program
The Faculty Advising Program at Questrom is critical to the development of our students. It allows students to connect with a number of instructors during their time at Questrom, providing an opportunity for students to:
- Establish first professional and mentoring relationships
- Get advice regarding concentration selection
- Identify research interests and possible research team work
- Learn more about the functional areas of business
- Identify informational interview contacts
- Secure references for internships, jobs, or graduate school
Faculty advisors are not expected to provide overall academic advising, course selection outside the concentration, personal counseling, or in-depth career counseling.
Faculty advisors can be any member of the Questrom faculty, and we recommend that students build a rapport with several faculty members during their course of study. In order to help them meet instructors, we recommend the following designated faculty members and guidelines:
- First-semester freshmen: SM 131 professor
- First-semester external transfers: SM 131 or FE 101 professor
- Second-semester freshmen: SM 131 professor from the previous semester or current FE 101 professor
- Sophomores: SM 131 or FE 101 from last year OR any of the professors encountered in the sophomore year courses (AC 221, QM 221, LA 245, OB 221, AC 222, QM 222, IS 223, ES 275)
- Second-semester sophomores or first-semester juniors: Any previous Questrom faculty advisor or any professor on one’s CORE teaching team
- Second-semester juniors: Concentration liaison or any combination of the previous semesters’ faculty advisors
- Seniors: Any faculty advisor or concentration liaison from previous years
There are a number of tutoring options available to students. Those who are having trouble in courses should make an appointment with the relevant course instructor to get a sense of problematic areas. Students may also meet with their course teaching assistant (TA) for additional help. The LOCK Honorary Service Society offers free open tutoring hours in Questrom (held twice weekly, see the UDC for dates and times). For ongoing or one-shot individual or group tutoring, contact the Educational Resource Center (ERC). ERC tutors are available free of charge for freshman- and sophomore-level courses. Students can fill out a tutor request on the ERC website. Writing tutors are also available for WR courses at the Writing Center, 100 Bay State Road, by scheduling an appointment online.
Questrom School of Business’s Feld Center connects students to the world of work. Students are referred to an Industry Relations Manager (IRM) after completing their targeted search plan with their career advisor (undergraduate) or career coach (graduate). The IRM then assists the activation of the targeted search plan by connecting students with employers, alumni, and others.
The Feld Center has relationships with companies from most industries (finance, accounting, marketing, etc.) and posts more than 1,000 opportunities for Questrom students each year. Internships are highly encouraged for all Questrom School of Business students.
Frederick S. Pardee Management Library
The Frederick S. Pardee Management Library is located on the west end of the second and third floors of the Rafik B. Hariri Building of Boston University’s Questrom School of Business (595 Commonwealth Avenue). The entrance to the library is on the third floor of the building.
The Pardee Management Library provides information services, electronic and printed resources in management, and management-related fields, including accounting, finance, health care management, economics, human resources, and public/nonprofit management. The library’s resources are supplemented by Mugar Memorial Library’s extensive research collection in the social sciences and humanities.
The library offers Questrom students at the undergraduate and graduate levels access to electronic databases including Investext, Bloomberg, Factiva, Mergent Online, Frost & Sullivan, and many others. The library also provides access to trade publications and general business and management publications through article databases such as ABI/INFORM Complete, Business Source Complete, TableBase, and others. The library provides career assistance through individual consultations with students and through web guides that list resources for company research and contacts.