Students in our Professional Evening MBA program (PEMBA) are ambitious, to say the least. They’re making an impact in the workforce and in the classroom. They’re experiencing the issues facing today’s managers as we speak—and boosting their skills at Boston University Questrom School of Business to navigate them with agility.

 

With PEMBA, you’ll learn from faculty who are industry leaders, you’ll gain hands-on management experience in a national hub of innovation, and have a chance to enroll in a global immersion course in countries around the world. And you’ll do it all without ditching your day job. Prepare for what’s next with PEMBA.

Admission to the Questrom PEMBA program is growing more and more competitive. Students here are dynamic, eager learners, ready to take on an MBA program that will transform 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 Deadline
Spring 2023September 14, 2022
October 26, 2022
Entry DateApplication Deadline
Fall 2023October 19, 2022
January 12, 2023
March 15, 2023
May 3, 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 Professional Evening 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 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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Tuition & financial aid

You’re making a smart investment in Boston University 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. They work in energy at GE, volunteer their time at the Posse Foundation, and have even spent almost 900 days underwater as an operations officer on a US Navy nuclear submarine. Questrom PEMBA 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 Professional Evening MBA Incoming Class (September 2022)
134

Enrolled Students

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

678

GMAT (MEAN)

645-721

MID 80% RANGE, GMAT

3.33

UNDERGRADUATE GPA (MEAN)

2.85-3.83

MID 80% RANGE, UNDERGRADUATE GPA

153

GREQ (MEAN)

147-159

MID 80% RANGE, GREQ

306

GRE COMBINED SCORE (MEAN)

291-316

MID 80% RANGE, GRE (COMBINED SCORES)

5.8 Years

WORK EXPERIENCE (MEAN)

2-10.7 years

MID 80% RANGE, WORK EXPERIENCE

29

AGE (MEAN)

24-36

MID 80% RANGE, AGE

*Other: Legal, Manufacturing, Energy, Defense, Insurance, and more.

EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY

33% PHARMA / BIOTECH / HEALTH SECTOR
24.6% PUBLIC & NONPROFIT
21.5% OTHER*
9% FINANCE & ACCOUNTING
4.5% TECHNOLOGY
3.7% CONSULTING
3.7% ENGINEERING

UNDERGRADUATE BACKGROUND

23.13% SOCIAL SCIENCES / HUMANITIES
18.66% MATH / SCIENCE
16.42% ENGINEERING/COMPUTER SCIENCE
12.69% BUSINESS / MANAGEMENT / INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
11.19% ECONOMICS
9.7% ACCOUNTING / FINANCE
8.21% MARKETING / PR / COMMUNICATIONS

Selection of Current/Recent Students’ Employers

AECOM
ACCENTURE
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES
ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS
AMERICAN PUBLIC TELEVISION
AMERICAN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
AMERICAN TOWER CORPORATION
ANALOG DEVICES
AT&T
BAIN CAPITAL
BANK OF AMERICA
BIOGEN IDEC
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
BOSTON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC
BRECKINRIDGE CAPITAL ADVISORS
BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN
CAMBRIDGE ASSOCIATES
CITIZENS BANK
CITY OF BOSTON
CITY YEAR
CODMAN ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL
DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE
DELOITTE CONSULTING
DICERNA PHARMACEUTICALS
DRAPER LABORATORY
EBI CONSULTING
EGENERATIONMARKETING
EMC
EMD SERONO
ENVIRON
ERICSSON
EVERSOURCE ENERGY
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF BOSTON
FIDELITY INVESTMENTS
FULLBRIDGE INC.
GENERAL DYNAMICS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL ELECTRIC AVIATION
GENZYME, A SANOFI COMPANY
GOOGLE
HAVAS MEDIA
HILL HOLLIDAY
HURON CONSULTING GROUP
JOHN HANCOCK
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
JP MORGAN CHASE
JUMPSTART
KEURIG
KPMG
LEGO EDUCATION
LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE
MASSACHUSETTS CLEAN ENERGY CENTER
MASS GENERAL BRIGHAM
MATCH CHARTER PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL
MEDTRONIC
MERRILL LYNCH
MFS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC
MYSTIC AQUARIUM
NATIONAL GRID
NEW PROFIT
NONPROFIT FINANCE FUND
NXSTAGE MEDICAL
ONE SUMMITL
ORACLE
OXFAM AMERICA
PEPSICO
PFIZER
PHILLIPS
PLANNED PARENTHOOD LEAGUE OF MASSACHUSETTS
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS
PROCTER AND GAMBLE
PUMA NORTH AMERICA
RAYTHEON COMPANY
ROOT CAPITAL
ROPES & GRAY LLC
SANTANDER
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
SEAL PRESS
SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES
STAPLES
STATE STREET CORPORATION
TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICALS
THE ACHIEVEMENT NETWORK
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
UNITED STATES ARMY
UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
UNITED STATES NAVY
VERTEX PHARMACEUTICALS
WAYFAIR
WBUR
WEBER SHANDWICK
WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT
YAHOO
YEAR UP

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 Professional Evening 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

Use the time stamps below 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

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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

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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 below 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 available on our FAQs page.

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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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Events & Campus Visits

Take the next step

See for yourself how the Questrom experience can transform your world. Attend an admissions event in-person or online, grab coffee with a student, and more.

Apply to the Professional Evening 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.