What type of applicant does BU look for?
We are committed to enrolling qualitatively excellent incoming classes that represent global, ethnic, and demographic diversity. It is our policy to encourage prospective students to consider our programs regardless of race, color, religious creed, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, eligible veteran status or any other category protected by law.
How do I begin an application?
Where do I send my official application components (i.e official transcripts)?
You should first upload your documents with your application or email them to email@example.com. If you are admitted, you will be required to submit official documents. Official documents can be mailed to:
All documents should be mailed to:
Boston University Questrom School of Business
Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Office
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 115
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
How long will I have to wait for my admission decision?
If your application is submitted in its entirety by the required deadline, we aim to release the decision to you in four to six weeks. This precludes our doctoral programs. For the anticipated decision response dates, please visit our application deadlines page.
What is the reapplication policy?
The Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Office keeps all records on file for one year. In order to reapply you must follow the reapplication procedure as outlined on our website.
What tests are required for admission?
Applicants to the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Financial Technology may either submit a GMAT score or a GRE score.
Are official documents, such as transcripts and GMAT or GRE scores, required?
To expedite the admissions process we ask that you upload unofficial documents at the time of your application submission. Candidates that enroll in the program are required to submit official copies of all documents.
Do I need a TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score?
Candidates who have earned or will have completed at least two years of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at an institution in which the language of instruction was solely based in English are eligible for an automatic TOEFL/IELTS/PTE waiver. Candidates must present evidence of language of instruction with the application for admission (through their transcript/accompanying documents or a link to the institution’s website). Additionally, candidates who have or will have worked for at least two years in a full-time, post-Bachelor’s degree position in the US are eligible for an automatic waiver.
If you do not meet this criteria but would like to be considered for a waiver, you can submit a written request highlighting your experience with and proficiency in the English language to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the submission of your application. The admissions committee will consider these requests on a case by case basis.
If you are submitting test results with your application, please be advised that tests are valid for 2 years.
What is the minimum TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores you accept?
TOEFL: Minimum scores of 600 on the PBT or 90 on the IBT are recommended. BU’s TOEFL code is 3087, and the department code is 02.
IELTS: A student’s overall score must be a minimum of 6.5.
PTE: As more candidates submit the PTE, we are developing updated standards for our requirements. As new information becomes available, it will be posted here.
Do I need to interview?
No, interviews are not required for the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Financial Technology program.
Do I need a graduate degree?
Applicants must hold a graduate degree, equivalent to a US Master’s degree, in an appropriate discipline, e.g. Computer Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Quantitative Finance / Economics, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Statistics, etc.
Still have questions?
The Graduate Admission and Financial Aid team is here to support you during the admission process. Please feel free to call us at (617) 353-2670.