The School of Management at Boston University

By | March 2, 2019

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) N/A
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee $125

The School of Management at Boston University

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 30.4% – Low
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.32 – Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.85-3.76
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 151
Average GMAT score 684 – High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 620-740
Students with prior work experience 151
Average work experience (months) 59

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 74.8%
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.27
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.75-3.76
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 176
Average GMAT score 609
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 520-700
Students with prior work experience 176
Average work experience (months) 71

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
95 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Full-time program
Each application is considered independently and holistically. The admission committee looks for indications of an applicant’s ability to succeed academically, to exhibit managerial and leadership potential, and to enhance the diversity of thought in the classroom in terms of nationality, undergraduate major, and work and life experiences.
Executive program
Admission for the Executive MBA program is designed to select mid-career managers wishing to make the transition to senior level management. Boston University seeks to attract successful individuals who have made an impact in their current careers, and who come from a variety of industries and functions. Successful students must be committed to learning in a team environment.
Part-time program
Admission to our Professional Evening M.B.A. Program is primarily for candidates who want to develop functional proficiency in a particular area of interest or to round out a candidate’s skill set. Successful applicants have a track record of academic achievement, and can display managerial and leadership potential though their previous experiences.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Patricia Cudney
Full-time program phone (617) 353-2670
Full-time program E-mail
Full-time program website http:/​/​management.​bu.​edu/​graduate/​graduate-programs/​full-time/​
Executive program phone (617) 353-8470
Executive program E-mail
Executive program website http:/​/​management.​bu.​edu/​executive-programs/​emba/​
Part-time program phone (617) 353-2670
Part-time program E-mail
Part-time program website http:/​/​management.​bu.​edu/​graduate/​graduate-programs/​evening/​
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(16) Departments/concentrations
accounting management information systems
entrepreneurship not-for-profit management
finance production/operations management
general management organizational behavior
health care administration supply chain management/logistics
international business quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
leadership technology
marketing other
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand finance, health care administration, marketing, management information systems, not-for-profit management
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, full-time accelerated, part-time evenings and weekends, part-time off campus, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available computer science/information systems, healthcare (medicine), healthcare (management), law, M.S.-M.B.A. (MBA and MS in Information Systems)

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Full-time program
Our curriculum focuses on the cross-functional effects of management decisions, providing a holistic perspective that uniquely trains our students for the rigors of leadership and entrepreneurship. Students learn to evaluate the social and ethical implications of decisions, and are encouraged to create cultures that foster honesty, social consciousness, and innovation.
Executive program
The 18-month EMBA curriculum contains five modules and four residential weeks. The third residential week takes place at an international location. Classes meet every other Friday and Saturday. The program’s high-impact learning environment engages students through team taught cases, integrated projects, and simulations with a focus on developing enterprise wide vision.
Part-time program
The Professional Evening M.B.A. Curriculum is delivered on the Boston and Chelmsford, MA campuses and provides the same breadth of knowledge and ability to concentrate as the full-time program. Occasional weekend, week-long intensive, and international field seminars are offered to Professional Evening students to complement their schedules and enhance their experience.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Business School Ranking

#37 Best Business Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#25 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 58
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Acceptance rate 30.4% – Low
Average starting salary and bonus $94,434 – Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.32 – Medium
Average GMAT score 684 – High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 67.9% – Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 86.9% – Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 311

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 1,004

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 311
Minority students 15.4%
International students 35.0%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 693
Minority students 15.2%
International students 6.2%

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Nicola Melton
Financial aid phone (617) 353-2670


Full-time: $40,848 per year
Part-time: $1,276 per credit
Required fees $518 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $17,878
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class N/A

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 40
Teaching assistantships 40
Research assistantships 40
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Boston University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 164
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 137
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 67.9% – Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 86.9% – Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 91
Low base salary $40,000
Average base salary $87,066
High base salary $150,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $53,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $85,739
High base salary: U.S citizen $125,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $40,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $90,385
High base salary: Foreign nationals $150,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 43
Low signing bonus $2,000
Average signing bonus $15,593
High signing bonus $60,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $15,759
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $60,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $3,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $15,313
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $60,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 50
Low other compensation $2,340
Average other compensation $13,783
High other compensation $73,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $2,340
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $12,256
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $40,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $7,500
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $17,707
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $73,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 28
Marketing/sales low salary $40,000
Marketing/sales average salary $88,464
Marketing/sales high salary $125,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 10
Operations/production low salary $76,000
Operations/production average salary $88,600
Operations/production high salary $150,000
Number reporting general management jobs 16
General management low salary $53,000
General management average salary $87,438
General management high salary $120,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 15
Finance/accounting low salary $65,000
Finance/accounting average salary $90,733
Finance/accounting high salary $120,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 4
Management information systems (MIS) low salary $67,000
Management information systems (MIS) average salary $76,750
Management information systems (MIS) high salary $85,000
Number reporting consulting jobs 18
Consulting low salary $40,000
Consulting average salary $82,944
Consulting high salary $114,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 0
Other occupations low salary N/A
Other occupations average salary N/A
Other occupations high salary N/A

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting government jobs 0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 3
Manufacturing low salary $80,000
Manufacturing average salary $89,667
Manufacturing high salary $95,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 8
Non-profit low salary $53,000
Non-profit average salary $76,250
Non-profit high salary $125,000

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 64
Northeast low salary $40,000
Northeast average salary $85,977
Northeast high salary $150,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 5
Middle Atlantic low salary $68,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $87,500
Middle Atlantic high salary $109,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 5
South low salary $95,000
South average salary $95,000
South high salary $95,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 3
Midwest low salary $82,500
Midwest average salary $98,167
Midwest high salary $107,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 5
Southwest low salary $75,000
Southwest average salary $80,700
Southwest high salary $87,500
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 10
West low salary $70,000
West average salary $91,714
West high salary $115,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 1
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A

The School of Management at Boston University