DEFINITION of 'Boston University School Of Management'

Boston University School of Management is the school of management at Boston University. The school changed its name to the Questrom School of Management in 2015. The Boston University School of Management offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in business. Master's degrees are available for science, health care, communications, manufacturing and economics. Dual-degree programs are also offered in several combinations of fields.

BREAKING DOWN 'Boston University School Of Management'

The Boston University School of Management was founded in 1913. Both the undergraduate and graduate degrees have been ranked among the top 50 schools in America by BusinessWeek and U.S. News and World Report. The school is also known for hosting the Tech Strategy Business Case Competition every spring semester. Schools from around the world are invited to participate in this event.

Boston University School of Management’s Mission

According to school’s websites, the Boston University School of Management’s mission is: “We prepare innovative and ethical leaders who understand the impact of business on society and create value for the world. Our students comprehend organizational systems, the vital role of leadership, and the forces transforming the global economy. We generate scholarly knowledge and insights that advance management practice through our research, teaching and community engagement.”

Boston University School of Management Programs

The Boston UNiversity School of Management offers concentrations in: Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Leadership and Organizational Transformation, Marketing, Operations and Technology Management, and Strategy and Innovation.

The school offers a master of business administration (MBA) degree. MBA students are assigned to a small group of students (about 50) who take core courses together.

Boston University School of Management also offers an executive MBA program (which is part time), as well as doctoral programs. Master of science degrees are available in mathematical finance and management studies. The school offers joint MBA degrees with such school as the School of Public Health, the College of Engineering, the School of Medicine, the Graduate College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Law.

The school also offers a social impact full-time MBA. The program is for student that aspire to work for nonprofits, for-profits, and government institutions. Students explore subjects such as leadership, strategy, marketing, corporate social responsibility, financial management, and public policy.

Boston University School of Management Rankings and Alumni

The Boston University School of Management’s executive MBA program was ranked 46th globally by the Economist in 2018. Notable alumni from the school include:

  • Keith B. Alexander, Director, National Security Agency
  • Norman Barron, Founder, Marshalls Department Store
  • Jay Cashman, CEO Cashman, Inc.
  • Millard Drexler, former Chairman & CEO, J.Crew
  • Jim Brett, CEO, J.Crew
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