At Boston University Questrom School of Business, PhD candidates are researchers, collaborators, students, and teachers.

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It’s a tight-knit community where world-class faculty members partner with students, helping them to master research methods, learn across disciplines, and analyze data. Above all, they work together to tackle the most challenging management problems impacting society.

The community expands beyond Questrom, into Boston, the city we call home. With it’s top universities, leading research centers, and brilliant business minds, you won’t find a better city to be a scholar.

BU provides generous support to its PhD students. This support includes a full tuition scholarship, fully covered student fees, payment of the premium for you to participate in BU’s student health insurance plan, and a stipend to cover living expenses.

Our PhD business program has eight academic disciplines including a specialization in Mathematical Finance. Our PhD community is small, we seek candidates who will thrive in an open environment where collaboration and collegiality are key.

At graduate admissions, when we review applicants we consider analytical skills, GMAT and GRE scores, academic background, and research fit—we want to ensure that your research goals are a good match with our faculty, who provide exceptional support and expertise. Our aim is to create a class of diverse and dedicated researchers. PhD candidates at Questrom come from a variety of impressive backgrounds, not just in academics, but in culture, life experience, and professional work.

We want to get to know you better through your application, beyond the numbers. Ready to take the next step? We encourage applicants from all backgrounds—not just business—to apply to Questrom. We look forward to hearing from you!

PhD Admissions Deadline

Entry Date Application Deadline
August 2023 December 1, 2022