The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management Studies degree completion program at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) is designed specifically for domestic transfer students with at least six or more completed courses at a regionally accredited college or university. The bachelor’s in Management Studies offers a solid introduction to the operations of business and the business environment—a foundation that can be applied in a variety of arenas, paving the way to jobs that have the highest median annual wages of all the major occupational groups (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Along with a broad overview of the liberal arts and the concepts, theories, and applications of management, you’ll gain skills that facilitate critical and creative thinking, flexibility, and preparedness to lead and manage in a wide range of employment scenarios. You’ll also develop analytical and non-analytical tools necessary to address a wide range of general management problems and compete in a complex, evolving global environment.

Program at a Glance

  • On Campus
  • Part-Time*
  • 128 Credits
  • 24–36 Months**

*Please note that Metropolitan College does not issue visas to international students for full-time on-campus study in undergraduate programs (degree or non-degree).
**Program duration depends on volume of approved transfer credits. To learn more about transfer credit eligibility, please contact an Admissions Advisor.

Flexible, Part-Time Degree Completion—at Boston University

The BS in Management Studies at Boston University’s Metropolitan College is a self-paced bachelor’s degree completion program offered in a convenient, part-time evening format—ideal for busy professionals who seek to earn a Boston University degree without turning their personal lives upside down or putting their careers on hold. Along with self-paced programs in a variety of majors on campus, MET also offers the Online Undergraduate Degree Completion Program, leading to a bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies.

A Foundation for Success in Management

Students who complete the bachelor’s in Management Studies will be able to demonstrate:

  • A broad overview of the concepts, theories, and applications of management and liberal arts.
  • The insights to be creative and flexible so as to generate and apply critical thinking.
  • Preparedness to lead and manage in a wide range of employment scenarios.
  • The analytical and non-analytical tools necessary to address a wide range of general management problems.
  • The business skills and tools necessary to compete in a complicated, quickly changing global environment.
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  • Engaged Faculty: In BU MET’s management studies bachelor’s program, an exceptional student-to-instructor ratio ensures close interaction with highly qualified faculty who draw from active research and substantial professional achievements in areas such as management studies, project management, financial concepts, and global business.
  • Extensive Network: Study principles of business in changing societies, innovation, and data-driven decision-making alongside peers with professional experience, learn from faculty who have valuable contacts throughout the worlds of business and leadership, and benefit from a global alumni community with strong connections.
  • Student Support: Benefit from access to personalized professional academic advice from the team of academic counselors in MET Enrollment & Student Success.
  • Valuable Resources: Make use of Boston University’s extensive resources, including the Center for Career Development, Educational Resource Center, Fitness & Recreation Center, IT Help Centers, Mugar Memorial Library, Center for Antiracist Research, Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, George Sherman Union, and many others.
  • Flexible Schedule: Pursue your studies part-time, at the pace that works for you, evenings on campus.
  • Affordable Tuition: Complete your bachelor’s part-time at BU at a substantial savings compared to full-time study.
  • Financial Assistance: Undergraduate students at BU MET are eligible for a range of financial aid and community-minded scholarship opportunities designed to support those investing in their education part-time who still need to navigate full-time responsibilities.

A variety of undergraduate certificate programs provide the opportunity for focused study in a specific subject. Certificates can work into select degree programs at MET, offer breadth to current studies, or build professional skills and knowledge.


Candidates for the bachelor’s degree at Metropolitan College are required to complete a minimum of 32 courses (128 credits), including Hub requirements, major requirements, related courses, and electives.

Hub Requirements

All BU undergraduate students, including transfer students, will pursue coursework in the BU Hub, the University’s general education program that is integrated into the entire undergraduate experience. BU Hub requirements can be satisfied in a number of ways, including coursework in and beyond the major as well as through cocurricular activities. Students majoring in Management Studies will, through coursework in the major, satisfy BU Hub requirements in Quantitative Reasoning II, Critical Thinking, Teamwork/Collaboration, and Creativity.

Major and Related Courses

A total of 10 courses (40 credits), completed with a grade of C or higher, is required.

Required Courses

(Eight courses/32 credits)

Business Electives

Choose two business elective courses (8 credits) from MET Management (MG) offerings at the 400 level or above.

Electives

Electives are chosen with the advice of an academic counselor. The number of electives varies depending on transfer credit.

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Tuition & Financial Assistance

Competitive Tuition

Our part-time rates are substantially lower than those of the traditional, full-time residential programs yet provide access to the same high-quality BU education.

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Comprehensive Financial Assistance

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BU MET’s bachelor’s degree completion programs allow students to quickly complete their degree at an affordable part-time tuition rate, enrolling in two to three courses (8–12 credits) each semester. Eligible graduates from any public Massachusetts community college receive a 50 percent tuition reduction.

Total program cost is dependent on the quantity of transferrable credits and number of courses taken each semester. For a cost estimate based on your academic background, please connect with an admissions advisor.

This chart shows the variable costs dependent on the volume of incoming transfer credit:

Incoming
Transfer Credits**
68–80
(17–20 courses)
36–64
(9–16 courses)
24–32
(6–8 courses)
Remaining BU Credits
for Degree Completion
48–60
(12⁠–⁠15 courses)
64–92
(16⁠–⁠23 courses)
96–104
(24⁠–⁠28 courses)
Time to Degree 4–7 semesters
(16⁠–⁠28 months)***
6–11 semesters
(24⁠–⁠44 months)***
8–14 semesters
(32⁠–⁠66 months)***
Tuition per Credit* $535 $535 $535
Fees per Semester* $60 $60 $60
Total Degree Cost* $25,920⁠–⁠
$32,520
$34,600⁠–⁠
$49,880
$51,840⁠–⁠
$56,480

*Based on 2023–2024 Boston University tuition & fee rates. Some courses may require a $200 undergraduate lab fee (for non-computer science courses).
**To determine your transferrable undergraduate credits, schedule an appointment with Assistant Director of Admissions Kevin Ahearn.
***Program completion time is dependent upon transfer credits and pace of enrollment (two or three courses per semester).

Please note that enrollment in four or more courses in a semester requires students to pay the full-time (per semester) tuition rate.

Questions? Please contact us to hear from an Admissions Advisor who can help you determine the best enrollment pathway. For information regarding financial aid, visit the Boston University Financial Assistance website. We also encourage you to review the scholarship opportunities for BU MET undergraduate students.

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