Students Speak: BU’s One Year MS in Management

Four students with non-business undergraduate degrees find success transitioning to business with BU Questrom’s MS in Management Studies program—in less than a year.


“With an MSMS degree, I have so much more to offer an employer. I not only have my healthcare background, I have a business background, too. And it gave me a better understanding of what people actually do in their careers. I got real-world insight into what is expected in the workplace.”

~Alvi Rahman, MSMS’16

With two skill sets to offer an employer, Alvi landed a healthcare consulting job immediately after graduation.
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I wanted more flexibility. With a business degree to complement my health science degree, there are so many possibilities.”

~Danielle Costas, MSMS’16

After studying health science as an undergrad, Danielle got the business skills she needed to jump into the role of an associate market analyst with a healthcare consulting group. 

Read Danielle’s story


“Now I can prove that I can do technical roles as well as business analytics, communications, and consulting. I can receive a problem and propose a solution in a short amount of time.”

~Paulo Damoura, MSMS’16

The MSMS program helped Paulo see beyond his engineering framework. He now works as a technology integration specialist with a global software company.

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“I was looking for real exposure to business. It’s really just getting a sense of what it’s like to work for a real company in practice. You get that insight into the actual challenges they face.”

~Alex Billias, MSMS’16

Realizing he had leadership ambitions, Alex wanted to shift from a science career to one in business. He got a job as an analyst at a boutique advisory firm even before he graduated.

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