The BU Questrom Online MBA requires 45 credit hours of coursework comprised of six 7.5-credit semester-long integrated modules. The curriculum is designed so that you take one module a semester and each module builds on the one before it. No more worrying about what courses to take and when.

Each module is the workload equivalent of two individual courses. However, with this innovative program design, the integration within each module makes you feel like you’re taking just one.

Our modules provide an integrated perspective on the key capabilities needed to make management decisions in a complex global business ecosystem. We’ve designed each module to weave together business concepts. Instead of studying business in siloswith separate courses in accounting, finance, marketing, etc.you’ll discover the interdependent nature of these core business disciplines. In other words, you’ll study business the way you experience it every day in the real world: as complex interconnected challenges. For example, how do you launch a new product; is your business ready to expand in scale and scope; how can your organization create value for the world? So, while you won’t see individual courses in our design, you can be assured that you are receiving the same rigorous core business knowledge expected from the globally-recognized MBA credential.

Online MBA Modules

Please note: Curriculum for the Online MBA is subject to change.

Within each module, you will also apply learning concepts and skills to your current or previous work, acquire capability-relevant management communications skills, advance your global team leadership acumen, and enhance your career development toolkit.

Each module ends with an action-learning capstone experience and the program culminates in a comprehensive capstone project.

Time Commitment

The BU Questrom Online MBA maintains the same rigor the market has come to expect from a Questrom MBA program. As each module is comparable to the workload of two individual courses, you should expect to work between 15-20 hours per week on the program components – both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (on your own).

Each week, you will have one 2-hour synchronous live session. This session is offered at two different times to accommodate multiple time zones. Have a necessary work or life commitment? Or, maybe you want to see the session from the other time. No worries, each session is recorded so you don’t have to miss a single moment.  While we try to offer as much flexibility with attendance at the live sessions, from module to module you may be required to attend a live session at a particular time. We let you know the dates ahead of time so that you can plan around your busy lives.

Faculty and learning facilitators also offer synchronous office hours each week to help support your success. These are scheduled a time that works for both you and the faculty or learning facilitator.

The program aims to stay as close as possible to the Boston University academic calendar, but OMBA is distinctive in its own creation and learning flow. Therefore students should pay close attention to start and end dates as they may differ from the BU academic calendar. Questions about the course dates should be directed to the Graduate Admissions & Financial Aid Office.

Mod Live Sessions

Each week, Online MBA students attend a Mod Live Session. This session introduces new concepts and reviews material covered during the week’s self-paced material. You’ll find a number of engaging elements in the live sessions including case discussions, polling, debates, and live interviews with industry experts. The video below is a sample of various elements of our Mod Live Sessions.

Module Order and Offering Schedule

Modules are offered during the fall (September-December), spring (January-May), and summer (May-August) semesters. Taking the modules in six consecutive semesters allows you to complete your MBA in as few as 24 months while attending part-time. Students are encouraged to take the modules in sequential order. Upon starting the Online MBA program as a matriculated student, you will complete Module 0 and Module 1. After completing MOD 1, students may take MOD 2 and MOD 3 in any order. Modules 4, 5, and 6 may be taken in any order, but only after completing Modules 0-3. 

Module First Offering Semesters Offered After First Offering 
Mod 0 – MX 700 OMBA Launch Fall 2020 Fall, Spring, Summer
Mod 1 – MX 710 Creating Value for Business and Society Fall 2020 Fall, Spring
Mod 2 – MX 720 Managing Performance with Data Spring 2021 Spring, Summer
Mod 3 – MX 730 Leading with Integrity Summer 2021 Summer, Fall
Mod 4 – MX 740 Managing Risk Fall 2021 Fall, Spring
Mod 5 – MX 750 Leveraging Global Opportunities Spring 2022 Spring, Summer
Mod 6 – MX 760 Fostering an Innovative Mindset Summer 2022 Summer, Fall

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