Sydney Hall

“The MS in Management Studies curriculum covered so much important content in each quarter of the program. It was organized in a way that allowed us to build on topics from previous classes and move forward at an accelerated pace.”

Sydney Hall is no stranger to Boston University. She earned her bachelor’s degree at BU’s College of Engineering. So, when she decided she wanted to learn more about business and management, it’s no surprise she returned to BU and Questrom.

“When I enrolled, I had a specific career goal: engineering project management,” Sydney says. “Combined with my degree in mechanical engineering, I felt that a master’s in management from Questrom would provide the knowledge and experience I needed to secure a position in engineering project management.”

Sydney was right. Immediately after earning her MS in Management Studies (MSMS) degree, she had multiple job offers.

The highlight of the program for Sydney was the opportunity to work with actual companies during third and fourth quarter projects. “The experience brought together the topics we studied in the classroom with real-world applications,” she says. “Working in small groups, we tackled actual problems faced by companies and recommended solutions.”

In the end, Sydney was surprised by how much she learned in such a short period of time. “The MSMS curriculum covered so much important content in each quarter of the program.

Today, Sydney works at Doble Engineering, doing exactly what she set out to do—engineering project management.

My advice to prospective students is to be active,” she says. “Follow your interests and take part in the many clubs and events offered, reach out to the professors who have a wide array of experiences, and most importantly, learn from your peers.”

“Follow your interests and take part in the many clubs and events offered, reach out to the professors who have a wide array of experiences, and most importantly, learn from your peers.”

– Sydney Hall