Full-Time MBA, Professional Evening MBA (PEMBA), and Specialty Master’s program candidates (MSMFT, MSMS, and MSBA) at Boston University all have access to the multitude of career management resources Questrom has to offer.

Regardless of the program, your career management begins with your dedicated career coach in the Feld Center for Career & Alumni Engagement or the Specialty Masters & PhD Center. Your coach will partner with you to prepare you for a graduate-level, candidate-driven internship or job search. This search focuses on aligning your expertise, academic experience, and future goals with the skills employers seek. Our team has years of experience to guide you as you develop the strategic mindset and tactics you’ll need—from growing a network to identifying the best internship, and from interview practice to compensation negotiation for a full-time position.

No matter what Questrom graduate program you choose, you’ll have access to 50,000 Questrom alumni and 300,000 Boston University alumni worldwide. We’re proud that our prominent alumni take an active role in the school and participate in informational interviews and networking events. They return to campus regularly for student engagement opportunities (panels, classroom visits, case competitions, networking events, and more).

Full-Time MBA

We partner with our Full-time MBA students before classes even begin. During the summer prior to your arrival, you’ll meet your career coach in the Feld Center for Career & Alumni Engagement and begin to develop the market-readiness skills that are the basis for lifelong career success. Our coaching team and industry specialists have significant corporate, nonprofit, and entrepreneurial experience, as well as close relationships with employer partners that help align our career coaching with what employers want.

MBA Career Curriculum

The content and delivery of the MBA career curriculum are optimized across your entire MBA experience. The MBA career curriculum is designed to appropriately pace your career development with regular classroom meetings and career checkpoints. This innovative program will help you stay on track with career development by incorporating the appropriate career-related action items in a timely order.

Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs & organizations are an important resource for your career launch and professional development. Club activities include guest speakers, treks to employer sites, and case competition teams. MBA candidates are strongly encouraged to join at least one club and make a proactive contribution to the club’s success.

Professional Evening MBA

Although our Professional Evening MBA (PEMBA) is designed for fully-employed students, we recognize our students’ need for career management and support, now and in the future. All of our students, regardless of program, have access to career services and events in Feld Center for Career & Alumni Engagement.

MS in Mathematical Finance & Financial Technology

MSMFT Student Profiles

Every teaching semester, MSMFT students enroll in the course, MF 610, Mathematical Finance Career Management. The course prepares students for the global employment market in quantitative finance and financial technology.  The course has several objectives:

  • Comprehensive overview of the career resources at Questrom, including Handshake
  • The creation of an effective digital identity (LinkedIn profile, etc.)
  • Development of sound networking and job search strategies
  • Preparation for ‘quant’ interviews
  • Development of good career management practices
  • The study of important developments in financial markets and issues of the day that affect the global financial services industry

The components of MF 610 include:

Preparation for Quant Interviews

An intensive two-day program prepares students for the types of questions they are likely to encounter when interviewing for a quant finance position.

Career Workshops

Students learn how to write effective cover letters and stand-out resumes, and how to master the art of networking. Interviewing skills are developed and practiced. Career Workshops are conducted  over the duration of the MSMFT program. Sessions are delivered by career counselors in the Master’s and PhD Center at Questrom and industry practitioners.

Financial Markets Series

A series of seminars dedicated to exposing students to current events affecting capital markets, financial regulation and economic policy. Institutional details of markets are explored. The Bloomberg Professional terminal is introduced as a data repository and analytics engine.

Visiting Speakers Series

A series of seminars delivered by practicing industry practitioners dedicated to familiarizing students with emerging trends in the employment of quants, financial markets and the firms for whom these experts work.

In addition to the MF 610 classes, MSMFT students have access to the Master’s and PhD Career Center counselors for one-on-one career counseling.

In the Summer semester, MSMFT students register for MF650.  This non-credit course allows students to complete an internship or to work on an industry-sponsored project.

Master of Science in Management Studies

The Master of Science in Management Studies program will provide you with a foundational business knowledge and enable you to develop some of the most in demand skills sought by employers. During your 9 months in the program, we will partner together to develop a career plan and build the career skills necessary to navigate today’s competitive job market. Your career coach will work with you to identify your skills, interests, and values and explore different career options. Additionally, you will work with your career coach to develop your marketing materials (resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn), create a networking strategy, prepare for interviews, evaluate offers, and negotiate salary. You will also have access to industry professionals, alumni, and faculty.

Career Resources

    • Career workshops (resume-building, interviewing, negotiations, and more)
    • One-on-one career coaching
    • Mock interviews
    • Career programming
    • Alumni and industry panels
    • Online career webinars and resources
    • Access to Handshake

MS in Business Analytics

With our MS in Business Analytics, you’ll master the tools analysts use to investigate business performance of the past and turn it into plans for the future. With a duration of only 10 months, you’ll work diligently to enhance your analytical abilities. You’ll also gain access to workshops, industry speakers, and field-based learning projects with real companies.

In order to prepare yourself for the challenges ahead, you will need to balance the rigors of academic life with career planning and relationship building. In such a competitive market, you will need to stand apart from your competitors and your GPA alone will not be enough. Our career team is dedicated to helping you prepare your unique story and develop soft skills to articulate your relevant competences to potential employers.

Career Resources

    • Career workshops (resume-building, interviewing, negotiations, and more)
    • Mock interviews
    • One-on-one career counseling
    • Recruiter information sessions
    • Employer events