Join a community of learners from all over the world—right from wherever you are. The Boston University Questrom Online MBA is designed for ambitious, curious, and dynamic future business leaders who are eager to further their careers.

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, or DM us for any last-minute questions you might need answered.

Remember: you may submit one application per entry term, and you can check the status of an existing application at any time. Please be sure to select “Online MBA” from the program list when creating your application in the system.  The Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid 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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Admissions Deadlines

EntryApplication Deadline DateAdmissions Decision Date
January (Spring) 2023September 14, 2022October 6, 2022
November 1, 2022December 2, 2022
EntryApplication Deadline DateAdmissions Decision Date
August (Fall) 2023January 18, 2023March 3, 2023
March 1, 2023April 14, 2023
May 3, 2023June 8, 2023
June 1, 2023July 7, 2023

Please note: if the class has been filled before the final application deadline for a specific entry date, applicants will receive priority consideration for the next available entry date.

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admissions checklist

We know the application process can take a lot of time and effort. We’re here to help. Below, you’ll find our Online MBA admissions checklist—keep it handy and bookmark it in your browser with this unique link. You may also download the checklist here.

Required Program Admissions Checklist

Required Program ChecklistSubmission Options
Online Application FormOnline only
Application Fee ($125) Credit/debit cards only – paid at the end of the application.at the time of application submission. Credit/debit cards only.
Kira Talent Video Assessment In the “Kira Assessment” section of the “Program Materials” portion of the application, respond to three questions to help us get to know you better. You can either access the Kira Talent platform within the online application (preferred) or complete the assessment after submission. Please note, the Kira Talent Assessment requires either a laptop of desktop computer. Mobile devices and tablets are not currently supported on the Kira Talent platform.Access the Kira Talent platform here
Written Essay In the “Documents” section of the “Program Materials” portion of the application, upload your written essay to help us get to know you better. Your written essay should be no more than 750 words and should explain to the admissions committee why you’d like to earn your degree from the Questrom School of Business specifically. It should also address why you have selected the program you are applying to and how that program will help you achieve your post-graduate goals.Online required
Resume Current resume, as required in the “Experiences” section of the online application. Upload in the “Supporting Information” section of the online application. If you have any additional information to bring to the attention of the admissions committee, you may address it in an additional optional essay. Online required
1 Letter of Recommendation In the “Recommendation” section of the “Program Materials” portion of the application you will enter your recommender information. Once entered into the system, they will receive detailed instructions on how to submit their letter. They can either use the Common of Letter Recommendation or upload a standard letter they have written.Online preferred
Email
University-Level Transcripts Submit transcripts for any coursework completed, including study abroad and post-graduate work. Transcripts should be uploaded in the “Supporting Information” portion of the application under “Documents”. Should you choose to enroll, we will need official transcripts prior to matriculating. If you have issues uploading your document(s), transcripts can be emailed to OMBAappdocs@bu.edu.Online preferred
Email
Mail
TOEFL or IELTS If you are a non-native English speaker, you may be required to submit proof of English proficiency via a TOEFL or IELTS. Please see this section of our website for waiver information. Permanent residents should submit a copy (front and back) of their permanent resident card.

Please note, we are an  equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.

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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.

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class profile

Questrom Online MBA Incoming Class

Data as of 9/1/2021

Incoming class August 2021
Applications Received1012
Number of Students Enrolled as of MOD 0509
% of Male Identifying Students67%
% of Female Identifying Students33%
% Domestic Students71%
% International Students29%
% of Underrepresented Populations***21%
Average Age37
Average Work Experience12 Years
Average Undergraduate GPA3.2

***The term underrepresented populations refers to racial or ethnic minorities that are underrepresented in business education. This group includes the following groups of US citizens: Hispanic American or Latino, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaska Native. This list is not reflective of all US underrepresented populations.

Employment By Industry

Industries represented by August 2021 entering class.

21% PHARMA / BIOTECH / HEALTH SECTOR
21% TECHNOLOGY
21% OTHER*
14% FINANCIAL SERVICES & ACCOUNTING
9% PUBLIC & NONPROFIT
5% ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
4% CONSULTING
3% RETAIL
2% CONSUMER PACKAGE GOODS

*Other: Aerospace/Automotive, Advertising/PR/Communications, Agriculture, Construction Management, Consulting, Consumer Products and Goods, Defense, Engineering, Fashion, Insurance, Legal, Manufacturing, Marketing, Publishing, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Transportation and Logistics, Venture Capital and more

US Geographic Background

Current location of learners for August 2021 and January 2021 entrants.

30% NEW ENGLAND
19% WEST
21% MID-ATLANTIC
16% SOUTH
14% MIDWEST

International Regions Represented

Inclusive of August 2020 and January 2021 entrants.

21% EAST & SOUTHEAST ASIA
20% CANADA
17% WESTERN EUROPE / EASTERN EUROPE
15% MIDDLE EAST
12% MEXICO / CARIBBEAN / LATIN AMERICA
7%   AFRICA
4%  AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC ISLANDS
4%  CENTRAL & SOUTH ASIA

List of Countries Represented

ALGERIA
ARGENTINA
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
BANGLADESH
BELGIUM
BRAZIL
CANADA
CHINA
COLOMBIA
COSTA RICA
CYPRUS
DENMARK
DOMINICA
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ECUADOR
EGYPT
EL SALVADOR
EQUATORIAL GUINEA
ETHIOPIA
FINLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY
GHANA
GREECE
GUYANA
HONDURAS
HONG KONG
INDIA
INDONESIA
IRAQ
IRELAND
ITALY
JAPAN
JORDAN
KENYA
KUWAIT
LEBANON
MALAYSIA
MEXICO
MONGOLIA
NIGERIA
NORWAY
PAKISTAN
PANAMA
PERU
PHILIPPINES
POLAND
ROMANIA
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
SAUDI ARABIA
SINGAPORE
SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTH KOREA
SPAIN
SRI LANKA
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
TAIWAN
THAILAND
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
TUNISIA
TURKEY
UKRAINE
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED STATES
VIETNAM

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Admissions Ambassadors

Interested in connecting with a current Online MBA student? Meet our OMBA Admissions Ambassadors, a group of current students who help prospective students discover Questrom, and all it has to offer.

Our Online MBA Admissions Ambassadors are around to chat via email or on the phone to answer your questions about what being an Online MBA student at the Questrom School of Business is really like. Take a look at our student profiles linked below, and feel free to reach out directly to anyone you’d like to connect with.

Click here to meet our Online MBA Admissions Ambassadors

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PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WEBINARS

As you make plans for your future, we want to give you every opportunity to discover all there is to know about Boston University Questrom School of Business and the Online MBA. Don’t have time to join us live for one of our events? Check out our previously recorded webinars below!

Apply to the online 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.