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MBA Degree: Master's in Business Administration

Boston University

The Online MBA from Boston University Questrom School of Business is for professionals looking to advance their careers in the increasingly interconnected, rapidly-changing, global ecosystem of the digital age. This innovative degree program is designed from the ground-up for the global online learner who seeks the business foundations of the internationally-recognized MBA credential from a highly-ranked private business school. This MBA degree is 100% online, delivered by Questrom’s renowned faculty, and can be completed part-time in as little as 21 months.

The online Master of Business Administration degree leverages insights gained from global conversations with over 3,000 industry professionals and academics in ten regions around the world. Through these conversations we learned the critical capabilities leaders need to drive socially-responsible organizations that create value for the world in the 21st century.

In addition to the core business discipline knowledge and skills employers expect (strategic management, organizational behavior, project management, financial management etc), the degree program provides foundations in emerging areas typically found in electives, such as digital transformation, the social role of business, data-driven decisions, leading with integrity, globalization, and innovation.

Online MBA students become part of a learning community that includes outstanding faculty, a global network of talented peers, more than 50,000 Questrom alumni from over 147 countries, and over 330,000 Boston University alumni.

The BU Questrom Online MBA requires 45 credit-hours of coursework comprised of five 9-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 three individual core 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 silos – with separate courses in accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain, etc. – you’ll discover the interdependent nature of these core business disciplines. In other words, you’ll study business and business management 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 learning the same core concepts expected from the globally-recognized MBA degree.

Prerequisite coursework

Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Application requirements

A full MBA program application includes the following:

– Online Application Form
– Application Fee ($125)
– Transcripts from all universities attended for twelve or more credits. – Transcripts should show evidence of academic success in a conferred bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent, from an accredited institution. Please note that we may ask for transcripts of courses taken for less than twelve credits if found necessary to evaluate your application.
– Current resume showing all professional work experience. It is recommended that applicants have 3+ years of work experience.
– One professional letter of recommendation, preferably from a previous or current employer.
– One written essay
– International Students: Unless qualified for a waiver, international students are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score report.
– As part of the application evaluation process, candidates may be asked to record an online interview on an invitation only basis. More information about this process can be found here.

Applicants are NOT required to submit GRE or GMAT scores with their applications. The Online MBA is a rigorous program that requires quantitative aptitude. The admissions committee will look for evidence of this in your application via previous coursework. If you feel that you do not have sufficient evidence in your previous coursework to demonstrate this aptitude, you may want to consider submitting a GMAT or GRE score to enhance your application.

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  • Provider: Boston University
  • Cost: $24,000 USD
  • Effort: 9 - 16 hours per week
  • Duration: 2 - 3 years
  • Language: English

Syllabus

  • MODULE 1: CREATING SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESSES IN THE DIGITAL AGE
  • MODULE 2: DATA DRIVEN DECISION-MAKING
  • MODULE 3: LEADING WITH INTEGRITY
  • MODULE 4: LEVERAGING GLOBAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
  • MODULE 5: DEVELOPING THE INNOVATIVE MINDSET