Our MBA students don’t believe in business as usual. They’re committed to making waves in the field, and come here to challenge themselves and the future of management. They don’t want to just keep pace with the shifting business landscape, they want to be several steps ahead of it. A Full-Time MBA from Boston University Questrom School of Business launches them there, and shows the marketplace they have what it takes to make an impact.

 

 

At Questrom, you’ll study in a national hub of innovation. You’ll tackle issues that matter, issues that are redefining the global economy. Speaking of, you can choose to witness it firsthand in countries around the world during one of our global experiences. Our MBAs aren’t just prepared for the real world—they’re immersed in it. Are you ready to cause disruption?

Admission to Questrom is growing more and more competitive. Students here are dynamic, eager learners, ready to take on an MBA program that transforms them into the leader they want to be.

The Graduate Admissions Committee considers the whole picture when reviewing applicants. We look at professional background, leadership skills, academic credentials, and diversity. We seek candidates who are team-oriented, who are prone to collaboration, and who consider themselves global citizens. Our goal: to create a class rich in ideas, cultures, and life experiences, so you expand your outlook and gain new insights.

Think we’re a good fit? We encourage applicants from all backgrounds—not just business—to apply to Questrom. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Admissions Deadlines

Entry DateApplication DeadlineDecision ReleaseDeposit Deadline
Fall 2023October 19, 2022December 19, 2022February 6, 2023
January 5, 2023February 24, 2023April 5, 2023
March 15, 2023May 5, 2023May 24, 2023
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Admissions checklist

We know the application process can take a lot of time and effort. We’re here to help.

Feel free to email or call us with any questions. Below, you’ll find our Full-Time MBA admissions checklist—keep it handy and bookmark it in your browser with this unique link.

Remember: you may submit one application per entry term, and you can check the status of an existing application at any time. The Graduate Admissions Office keeps all records on file for one year. Once you’ve submitted an application, we’ll begin the review process.

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 TUITION & FINANCIAL AID

You’re making a smart investment in BU and in your future.

We take that investment seriously. We’re happy to guide you through the financial aid process and provide any assistance along the way. To help you plan for your graduate education, take a look at the information we’ve laid out for you below.

The following tuition, fees, and other expenses have been established at Boston University Questrom School of Business for the 2022-2023 academic year.  These numbers are expected to be updated to reflect the 2023-2024 academic year in late March of 2023.

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Class profile

At Questrom, blending in isn’t an option.

Each one of our students has a unique background—from nationality to undergraduate study to work experience. A military veteran who specialized in unconventional warfare, a program manager who taught teens self-defense, a Silicon Valley native with a passion for video game development. They’ve all walked our halls. Questrom Full-Time MBA students may have a wide variety of stories to tell, but they all share an unstoppable drive to make a difference.

When dozens of paths cross, you get a learning environment rich in innovative ideas and creative solutions. That’s our goal: to offer you a program that pushes your boundaries and dares you to think differently. You won’t just leave Questrom with an MBA—you’ll take a lifelong network with you, too.

QUESTROM FULL-TIME MBA INCOMING CLASS (SEPTEMBER 2021)

162

ENROLLED STUDENTS

1320

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

*African American, Hispanic American, and Native American population as a percentage of US citizens

675

GMAT (MEAN)

620-710

MID 80% RANGE, GMAT

3.4

UNDERGRADUATE GPA (MEAN)

3.0-3.8

MID 80% RANGE, UNDERGRADUATE GPA

159

GRE Quant (MEAN)

154-165

MID 80% RANGE, GRE Quant

315

GRE COMBINED SCORES (MEAN)

307-322

MID 80% RANGE, GRE (COMBINED SCORES)

5 Years

WORK EXPERIENCE (MEAN)

2-9 years

MID 80% RANGE, WORK EXPERIENCE

28

AGE (MEAN)

24-32

MID 80% RANGE, AGE

Our Community

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Undergraduate Background

33% SOCIAL SCIENCES / HUMANITIES
25% ENGINEERING / COMPUTER SCIENCE
20% BUSINESS / ACCOUNTING / FINANCE
14% MATH / SCIENCE
8% ECONOMICS

US GEOGRAPHIC BACKGROUND*

53% NEW ENGLAND
22% MID-ATLANTIC
13% WEST
7% MIDWEST
5% SOUTH

*Geographic background of U.S. citizens coming from the United States

Countries Represented

39% CENTRAL & SOUTH ASIA
35% EAST & SOUTHEAST ASIA
11% MEXICO, LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN
8% MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
5% EUROPE
1% CANADA
1% AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC ISLANDS

Countries Represented:

ARMENIA
BELGIUM
BRAZIL
CAMEROON
CANADA
CHILE
CHINA
COLOMBIA
GERMANY
GHANA
INDIA
INDONESIA
ISRAEL
LEBANON
MALAYSIA
MEXICO
MONGOLIA
MYANMAR
NEW ZEALAND
NIGERIA
PAKISTAN
PERU
PHILIPPINES
SAUDI ARABIA
SOUTH KOREA
SPAIN
TAIWAN
THAILAND
TURKEY
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
UNITED KINGDOM
USA
VENEZUELA
VIETNAM

Want to connect with a current student?

Get a firsthand look at life as a Questrom MBA student as well as the application process by emailing our MBA Admission Ambassadors, checking out our student profiles, or reading our graduate student blog.

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FAQ’s

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Application Tips

Questions about the application process for Questrom’s Full-Time MBA Program? We have answers.

 

Whether you’re curious about what types of work experience we look for or looking for more information on scholarships, you’re in the right place.  These videos have all the answers you need to make sure you send in a competitive application. Watch them all.  Or use the stamps to skip straight through to the information you’re looking for.

Letters of Recommendation & Work Experience
Academics – Test Scores & Transcripts
Admission Processes & Scholarships
Interviews & Essays

Letters of Recommendation & Work Experience

 

Use the time stamps to jump to a specific section of the video.

Overview – 0:00
Choosing your recommenders – :51
Preparing recommenders – 2:13
Helping your recommenders help you – 2:55
Work experience – 3:13
Year of work needed – 3:57
Type of work experience – 4:22
Setting up your resume – 4:54
Gaps in work experience – 5:23
More information – 5:51

ACADEMICS – TEST SCORES & TRANSCRIPTS

Use the time stamps to jump to a specific section of the video.

How GMAT & Transcripts are valued – 0:00
GMAT v. GRE – 1:20
Taking multiple tests – 2:02
Submitting your score – 2:20
GMAT & GRE minimums and averages – 2:44
Preparing for the exam – 3:14
Transcripts – 3:36
GPA minimums and averages – 4:50
Transcript submission – 4:57
International Student Transcripts – 5:25
More Information – 5:57

Admission Processes & Scholarships

Use the time stamps to jump to a specific section of the video.

Application form – 0:00
What we want to see in an applicant – 1:17
Best time to apply – 2:15
Transcripts – 3:46
Specialties and Dual Degrees – 4:02
Switching programs – 5:02
Parallel Applications – 5:45
Transferring Credits – 6:03
Course Waivers – 6:39
Scholarships – 6:51
Waitlist – 8:58
What to do if you’re not admitted – 9:36
Reapplications – 9:52
Deferring – 10:22
More Information – 10:59

Interviews & Essays

Use the time stamps to jump to a specific section of the video.

Purpose of interview and Essay – :22
Who is interviewed- 1:01
Preapplication Interview – 1:47
Interview format – 2:23
Essays – 3:15
Written essays – 3:35
Video essay – 3:44
Choosing between written and video – 4:24
Optional essay – 4:41
More information – 5:10

Additional information is available in our FAQs.

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ADMISSIONS AMBASSADORS

Interested in connecting with a current MBA student?

Meet our MBA Admissions Ambassadors, a group of current students who help prospective students discover Questrom, and all it has to offer. Our MBA Admissions Ambassadors are around to chat via email, on the phone, or even in-person to answer your questions about what being an MBA student at the Questrom School of Business is really like. Take a look at our student profiles below, and feel free to reach out directly to anyone you’d like to connect with. If you have any interests not represented on this list, please reach out to connect@bu.edu and we can help find the person who can best answer those questions, as well.

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Apply to the full-time MBA

Ready to apply? Once you’ve submitted your materials, we’ll start the review process. We’re happy to answer your questions along the way.