Questrom School of Business

Boston University #

Year Founded: 1913

Average GMAT: 683

City: Boston

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States

About #

The Questrom School of Business is the business school at Boston University in Boston, MA, USA. Founded in 1913 as the College of Business Administration, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs. The Boston University Questrom School of Business is ranked in the top 50 global business schools by US News, in the top 70 by the Economist. Questrom is a brand name business school in a market where the value of the MBA is directly proportional to the status of the institution. 

Featured Professors #

Edward Riedl

Edward Riedl the John F. Smith Professor of Management, Professor of Accounting, and Chair of the Accounting Department in the Questrom School of Business. He joined Boston University in 2011. His research focuses on three mega-trends within financial reporting today: fair value accounting, international reporting, and expanding the reporting model (including ESG – environmental, social, and governance – reporting). He has published in the top-tier accounting (The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research) and management journals (Management Science), with over 90 presentations at universities around the world, including Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, London Business School, and Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research is award-winning, including receipt of the Competitive Manuscript Award (given for the top accounting dissertation).

Dr. Anita L. Tucker

Dr. Anita L. Tucker is a Professor at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. She teaches operations management, service operations, quality improvement, healthcare operations,  operations strategy and supply chain management at the undergraduate, MBA, executive, and doctorate levels. She investigates how service process design impacts quality and efficiency. In particular, she has studied care delivery processes in hospitals. She leverages principles from operations management to help hospitals decrease workarounds and create an improvement-oriented culture. Her research has won numerous awards including a Best Dissertation award from AcademyHealth, a Sloan Industry Studies Fellowship, a best paper award from California Management Review, seven best paper proceedings awards from the Academy of Management, and outstanding abstract from AcademyHealth.

Remi Trudel

Remi Trudel’s research interests focus on consumer well-being. His research agenda is driven by a desire to understand consumer decision making in three substantive areas – sustainability, health and diet, and personal finance. He has published in the top academic journals including the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, and the Journal of Consumer Psychology. In 2012, he was awarded the Broderick Prize for Excellence in Research Scholarship at the Questrom School of Business. He was also recognized for his contribution to the doctoral program and was awarded the 2015 Broderick Prize for Outstanding Faculty Contribution to the Doctoral Community and Program. Trudel joined Boston University in July of 2009. He earned his PhD from the Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario.

Student Life #

At Fisher College of Business, we champion diversity in intellectual thought and perspective. We inspire leadership through passion, integrity, hard work and the desire to succeed. Students thrive in our academic programs because of the culture we have designed and our emphasis on high-impact teaching and research. The Fisher community is composed of a globally heterogeneous population of students, faculty, and active alumni in more than 80 countries. As a Fisher student, you will be part of this community of individuals who have an incredible breadth of backgrounds and experiences to share. Our location and approach to education leads to a uniquely comfortable environment that is equally attractive to men and women, and to professionals from diverse fields, including the military, the sciences, and the arts and humanities.

Rankings #

#51 Financial Time 2021 Global MBA Ranking

#50 USNews – Best Business Schools

#34 USNews – Part-time MBA

#33 QS Global MBA Rankings 2021

MBA Program Brief Overview #

The MBA program offers cutting-edge curriculum, world-class professors, 100+ electives, and direct access to the Boston business community. It is a 2 year program. Aside from Mandatory classes, Questrom MBA curriculum allows students to dive into elective offerings with countless courses to choose from (10+ number of electives). Students can also shape their program to fit with their career goals by choosing a Career Pathway—a series of courses designed to fast-track them into a specific industry or field. Questroom also has Learning Communities, groups of students, clubs, faculty, and staff that rally around specific interests and dive deep together.

Year One Description #

The first year at Questrom is divided into three semesters: Fall (2 week launch + two 7 week modules), Winter (1 week extensive),  and Spring (14 weeks). 

Fall Semester Mandatory Classes

  • Managing Organizations and People
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Organizations, Markets, and Society
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Analytics: Data Analysis and Risk
  • Finance I

Spring Semester Mandatory Classes

  • Finance II
  • Competition, Innovation, and Strategy
  • Creating Value Through Operations and Technology
  • Capstone Project

Year Two Description #

Second year is also semester-based. It begins with an intensive course in managing risk and then offers even more elective courses, allowing students to move beyond the traditional experience and design their own MBA story. The number of electives they’ll take in the second year varies based on how many they choose to take during the first year; there are 11 electives total, each worth 3 credits.

GMAT/GRE Stats #

Class of: 2020

Average GMAT: 657

Total GMAT Range: 590-713 (mid 80% range)

Average GRE: 158 (mean)

Costs #

Total Costs: $81,143

Tuition: $56,854

Books and Supplies: $1,574

Health Insurance: $2,789

Room and Board: $14,590

Extra Expenses (i.e. transportation/food) : $4,374

Fees: 962

Employment Reports #

Class of: 2020

Accepted an Offer: 52%

Class Profile #

Class of: 2020

Program Length: 2 years

Total Applicants: 1010

Total Enrollment: 159

Average Age: 28

Women: 48%

US minorities: 8%

International students: 43%

Countries Represented: 30

Undergraduate Degrees #

  • 32% Social Sciences / Humanities
  • 22% Engineering / Computer Science
  • 22% Business / Accounting / Finance
  • 15% Math / Science
  • 9% Economics

Average GPA: 3.4

Average Work experience: 5 years

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