Executive Skills

  • QST ES 090: Ascend Seminar
    The Ascend Seminar is designed to engage Questrom Ascend students in their own career exploration and development through company/industry exposure as well as timely professional development, leadership, and topics related to student success. Using the core values of a Questrom School of Business education as a foundation, the course will focus on preparing for a meaningful career and life, as well as building a professional network and community of Questrom students, faculty, staff, alumni, and corporate partners. This course is open only to those students who formally participate in the Questrom Ascend Fellowship.
  • QST ES 110: Explore Your Career
    Questrom freshmen only. Required for all Questrom freshmen. This is the first in a series of required Questrom career management and skills development courses designed to equip students with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to explore career opportunities and build their career management capabilities. This first year class will focus on career exploration within the broader context and scope of business careers. Students will explore personal values, interests, and skills as the foundation for career management. They will learn skills for exploring traditional and emerging industries, organizations, and occupations that align with their business and career aspirations. They will learn and apply basic career search tools and techniques as they begin their careers as Questrom students.
  • QST ES 210: Build Your Career Toolkit
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: QST ES110
    Builds upon ES110 to provide students with fundamental tools to assist them with individual career management. It is the second course in the Questrom's four year career management curriculum. Importantly, as sophomores, students will begin to chart their career path, work with The Feld Career Center (FCC), practice interviewing, develop a search strategy, and continue to build their personal "brand." 1 cr.
  • QST ES 215: Explore Your Career and Build Your Toolkit
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. For Questrom students only, and CGS students intending to continue to Questrom.
    Combines the content of ES110 and ES210. This is the first required Questrom career management and skills development courses for students in their first semester as Questrom students who have not taken ES110 (or SM108). The course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to explore career opportunities and build their career management capabilities. This course focuses on career exploration within the broader context and scope of business careers. Students will explore personal values, interests, and skills as the foundation for career management. They will learn skills for exploring traditional and emerging industries, organizations, and occupations that align with their business and career aspirations. They will learn and apply basic career search tools and techniques, craft a strong resume and cover letter, develop a search strategy, practice interviewing and informational conversations, and begin to network with Questrom students and alumni.
  • QST ES 275: Management Communications
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: QST SM131 and QST FE101; CAS WR100; sophomore standing. Questrom students only.
    Persuasive written and oral communications are essential skills that are required for success in every business discipline. In this course, students will learn how to communicate clearly and persuasively. Course objectives include learning how to inspire action through compelling, high- impact communications by taking a point of view and supporting it with logic and evidence, generating insights with meaningful conclusions and recommendations, and understanding and applying the principles of logical reasoning to organize information and lead an audience to action. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Writing, Research, and Inquiry, Oral and/or Signed Communication, Research and Information Literacy.
    • Writing, Research, and Inquiry
    • Oral and/or Signed Communication
    • Research and Information Literacy
  • QST ES 310: Implement Your Career Plan
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: QST ES210 or QST ES215
    Questrom students only. Prerequisite: ES210 or ES215; Junior (or Senior) standing. Required for all Questrom students who have completed ES210 or ES215, followed by a full semester of additional work and academic experiences. This course is the third-level comprehensive course that is part of the Questrom School of Business's three-year progression of courses designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills needed to build a foundation of career management capabilities and professional development. Workshop format helps students to develop a search process and delve into the particular type of interview processes unique to certain industries, and focus on gaining internships and/or full time offers. Explores how students may enhance their chance to convert an internship into a full time job offer. The course discusses ethics and values as it pertains to students' career and job search. 1 cr.
  • QST ES 700: Executive Presentation
    A presenter's delivery skills impact the audience's image of the presenter and the clarity of the message being communicated. A combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice and simulation, this course is designed to help you exercise leadership through verbal communication.
  • QST ES 701: Executive Written Communication
    This course is a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice. It's designed to help you exercise leadership through writing and understand how strategies of written communication are an essential aspect of effective management, working relationships in the network era, and overall business strategy.
  • QST ES 707: Career Management
    Students are in the driver's seat of their career and this course will equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to manage their next career steps. To participate effectively in class, students must review further information on course content, assessment access, and required pre-work on Questrom Tools -> PEMBA Career Site -> ES707 Content. They must also watch the pre-recorded webinars on Questrom Tools -> PEMBA Career Site -> Career Webinars prior to class.
  • QST ES 721: Teaming
    Teaming is one of the three elements of the Professional Skills course. Delivered through key interactions across the modular MBA core, teaming works to both support student work in teams while also provide an intellectual understanding of how to assess the dynamics by which teams form, develop, change, achieve success and transform or disband.
  • QST ES 722: Executive Communication
    Executive Communication is one of the three elements of the Professional Skills course. Beginning in the pre-term and delivered through key interactions across the modular MBA core, Executive Communication will provide students with essential skills in oral communication - including development of a presenter's delivery skills and message clarity - and written communication - including how to exercise leadership through writing and understanding how strategies of written communication are an essential aspect of effective management. Executive Communication skills delivery is also structured to provide supporting content linked to both the career and integrated project activities.
  • QST ES 723: Career Management
    Career Management is one of the three elements of the Professional Skills course. This three semester professional development course series is designed to assist students in transforming interests into professional goals, and these goals into an MBA level, candidate-driven internship and job search. The Career Management course integrates a set of complementary resources and activities: self-assessment, career management tools, skill building opportunities, and active involvement in a career development team. The course will help students to determine professional goals; develop and implement a plan for achieving them; acquire the specific skills and experiences needed to become market ready; build a personal brand and professional network. A requirement of the course in the second year is the completion of a presentation on the student's summer internship after the first year.
  • QST ES 724: Professional Skills
    The Professional Skills Collection consists of three elements integrated into the full time MBA curriculum: Communications; Teaming, and Career Management. First, Communications focuses on both oral elements - including development of a presenter's delivery skills and message clarity - and writing elements - including how to exercise leadership through writing and understanding how strategies of written communication are an essential aspect of effective management. Second, Teaming will support student work on teams while also assessing the dynamics by which teams form, develop, change, achieve success and transform or disband. Third, Career Management will assist students in transforming personal interests into professional goals, and these goals into an MBA level, candidate-driven internship and job search through a set of complementary resources and activities. Each of the three professional skills elements are integrated within, and delivered alongside, the integrated modular MBA core experience.
  • QST ES 727: Business Communication
    This course is a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice. It's designed to help you exercise leadership through written and verbal communication, and to understand how strategies of communication are an essential aspect of effective management, working relationships in the network era, and overall business strategy.
  • QST ES 871: Comm Lke Conslt
    Graduate Prerequisites: QST ES 722 ; QST ES 700 ; QST ES 701.
    This course description is currently under construction.