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Boston University School of Management Admissions Team would like to welcome everyone to this thread and offer an opportunity to ask questions about our leading MBA program. If there is anything we can help with, please let us know.

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15 Feb 2012, 11:32
Hello everyone,

I wanted to take a moment and just say that we're excited to use this new format to connect and answer any of your questions. I'll personally try and answer as many as possible, so please feel free to reach out to me on here or through our many other ways of connecting.

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27 Feb 2012, 08:52
Hello,

This is Kushal from India.

I am interested in applying to Boston University for Masters in Business Administration. But before I proceed, I have a few queries.

About Me: I have completed my 15 years of Education with my undergraduate degree being Bachelors of science with majors in Computer Science. My average percentage in my last 2 years has been 62.86%. I have a work experience of 15 months and I currently work as Project Coordinator for a UK based Publishing firm.
I haven't taken GMAT or TOEFL yet. But I do plan to take them in some time.

Question: Does BU MBA offer specialization in operations? What is the key criteria for admission? If one does not meet the criteria of 16 years of full time education. What would you suggest to meet eligibility requirements?

I look forward to hear from you.

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28 Feb 2012, 09:26
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Hi Kushal,

Thanks for your interest in the Boston University School of Management. Operations and Technology Management is one of the many concentrations that we have available at the School of Management. Sample elective courses in this concentration include:

Managing and Improving Quality: Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Clean Technologies and Supply Chains
Supply Chain Management
Project Management
Product Design and Development

We do accept Indian applicants with 15 years of education, however it is important to note than many successful Indian candidates have 16 years of education, or a CA, or a post graduate diploma.

The system won't currently allow me to post links, however I'd encourage you to review the profile of the class that began in August 2011. Here are a few highlights:

Average Middle 80 percent
GMAT 683 620 - 740
Work Exp 4.9 years 2.5 years to 7.5 years
GPA 3.3 2.9 to 3.8
Age 28 25 to 31

Please let me know if you have other questions.

All the best,
Chris

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29 Mar 2012, 20:02
Hi Chris,

I am an R3 applicant to 2 year MBA program and was wondering if the admissions committee is still sending out invitations for interview? Thank you so much for answering my question.

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30 Mar 2012, 06:41
Hi Eason,

We have issued the majority of interview invitations for R3 applicants, however there are certainly occasions when the admission committee will invite additional candidates to interview once our deliberations begin. We'll begin those meetings next week, but you will certainly receive a decision from us by April 13th if your application is considered complete.

Let us know if you have other questions.

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Chris

easonchiang wrote:
Hi Chris,

I am an R3 applicant to 2 year MBA program and was wondering if the admissions committee is still sending out invitations for interview? Thank you so much for answering my question.

Best regards,
Eason
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05 Jun 2012, 04:43
Hi Chris,

I was wondering if you could point out some key differences (besides academics) between the 2-year MBA and the MS/MBA in Information Systems. I am considering between getting just the MBA (if there can be such a thing as "just" an MBA) and a dual-degree, and feel this would be a great starting point.

In addition, what are the scholarship possibilities for international students? Could you shed some light on what would be the typical profile of an international student getting a decent scholarship/fellowship/grant at BU?

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06 Jun 2012, 11:19
Thanks for your question and interest in Boston University. It may seem obvious, but dual or joint degrees allow you the opportunity to earn two degrees in less time than it would take to do both degrees separately. In most cases, the two degree programs are allowing you to count some of their coursework toward the other degree you're planning to pursue. This results in you saving time and money.

With the MS-MBA (MS in Information Systems and MBA) at BU, this has been highly integrated allowing you to complete BOTH degrees in the same time that it would normally take you to do our traditional Two-year MBA. To your point about the differences besides academics, with an MS degree you're delving deeper into that specific coursework than you typically would with normal MBA electives. This is true of most MS degrees. Since they have a more narrow focus, they're able to go deeper in terms of the content. In addition, we find that our MS-MBA students use the dual degree as a differentiator when applying for internships and placements after graduation versus those candidates who solely have an MBA.

For scholarships, the Boston University School of Management offers a merit-based scholarship program with awards valued up to $90,000 for the duration of the program. For the class that began in August 2011, 75 percent of the enrolling students received scholarship assistance with the average award being$18,000 per year. Scholarships are open to all applicants, including international students. You simply need to submit an application to be considered and you will be notified of any award at the time of admission.

Feel free to post on here if you have other questions.

Best,
Chris

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westsidah408 wrote:
Hi Chris,

I was wondering if you could point out some key differences (besides academics) between the 2-year MBA and the MS/MBA in Information Systems. I am considering between getting just the MBA (if there can be such a thing as "just" an MBA) and a dual-degree, and feel this would be a great starting point.

In addition, what are the scholarship possibilities for international students? Could you shed some light on what would be the typical profile of an international student getting a decent scholarship/fellowship/grant at BU?

Thank you.
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07 Jun 2012, 21:16
Thanks, Chris!

BostonUMBA wrote:
Thanks for your question and interest in Boston University. It may seem obvious, but dual or joint degrees allow you the opportunity to earn two degrees in less time than it would take to do both degrees separately. In most cases, the two degree programs are allowing you to count some of their coursework toward the other degree you're planning to pursue. This results in you saving time and money.

With the MS-MBA (MS in Information Systems and MBA) at BU, this has been highly integrated allowing you to complete BOTH degrees in the same time that it would normally take you to do our traditional Two-year MBA. To your point about the differences besides academics, with an MS degree you're delving deeper into that specific coursework than you typically would with normal MBA electives. This is true of most MS degrees. Since they have a more narrow focus, they're able to go deeper in terms of the content. In addition, we find that our MS-MBA students use the dual degree as a differentiator when applying for internships and placements after graduation versus those candidates who solely have an MBA.

For scholarships, the Boston University School of Management offers a merit-based scholarship program with awards valued up to $90,000 for the duration of the program. For the class that began in August 2011, 75 percent of the enrolling students received scholarship assistance with the average award being$18,000 per year. Scholarships are open to all applicants, including international students. You simply need to submit an application to be considered and you will be notified of any award at the time of admission.

Feel free to post on here if you have other questions.

Best,
Chris

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Boston University School of Management
P: (617) 353-2670 | F: (617) 353-7368

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westsidah408 wrote:
Hi Chris,

I was wondering if you could point out some key differences (besides academics) between the 2-year MBA and the MS/MBA in Information Systems. I am considering between getting just the MBA (if there can be such a thing as "just" an MBA) and a dual-degree, and feel this would be a great starting point.

In addition, what are the scholarship possibilities for international students? Could you shed some light on what would be the typical profile of an international student getting a decent scholarship/fellowship/grant at BU?

Thank you.
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27 Jul 2012, 06:49
BostonUMBA wrote:
Hi Kushal,

Thanks for your interest in the Boston University School of Management. Operations and Technology Management is one of the many concentrations that we have available at the School of Management. Sample elective courses in this concentration include:

Managing and Improving Quality: Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Clean Technologies and Supply Chains
Supply Chain Management
Project Management
Product Design and Development

We do accept Indian applicants with 15 years of education, however it is important to note than many successful Indian candidates have 16 years of education, or a CA, or a post graduate diploma.

The system won't currently allow me to post links, however I'd encourage you to review the profile of the class that began in August 2011. Here are a few highlights:

Average Middle 80 percent
GMAT 683 620 - 740
Work Exp 4.9 years 2.5 years to 7.5 years
GPA 3.3 2.9 to 3.8
Age 28 25 to 31

Please let me know if you have other questions.

All the best,
Chris

Christopher E. Storer
Boston University School of Management
P: (617) 353-2670 | F: (617) 353-7368

MSN | AIM | Yahoo | Google Talk – BostonUMBA

Hello Chris,

hence, a profile with 9-years of professional experience is not suitable for 1-year MBA in BU? i have seen only few universities with IT specialization.

I am more interested in doing MBA eyeing the IT as i want to grow towards TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT stream.

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24 Sep 2012, 06:25
Hi Chris,

I am international student who have graduated with a Bachelor degree in the Uk in 2010.

Does the school accept 3 years degree as I know some schools does not ?

And if this is the case. Is there any option for me should I still want to pursue the program ?

Thank you

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05 Nov 2012, 22:58
Boston University is a rather large, private institution located in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, and has a combined graduate and undergraduate population of over 28,980 students
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12 Jan 2013, 04:07
hey, i am a CA from India and i have completed 16 years of education too as i have completed bachelors in commerce which is a three year course as well as bachelors in general law which is a two year course, but i hardly have any work experience. i interned as an article assistant under a practising CA in India for three years. will that be considered as work experience to get into your school?

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27 Jan 2013, 10:34
Hi Chris,

Just wanted a few clarifications regarding the admission requirements.

1. I have heard that MBA colleges in US accept students with 16 years of education. If I have only 15, would i not be granted admission?
2. I have 5 years of work experience in Accountancy, Supply chain, Operations and a small amount of Sales. I'm looking for an MBA with specialisation in Marketing. Does BU have that specialisation?
3. My GPA is below the average GPA and so is my GMAT score. Do you suggest that i shouldnt waste time with applications or are there other criteria which could help?
4. I dont intend to apply for any scholarship or financial aid, would this help in lowering the averages or would they still remain stringent?

Thanks and Regards
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31 Jan 2013, 00:02
Hi,

I am Rahul from india.
Gmat score-650(Q49 V29)
Test date- 30-01-2013
College- delhi college of engineering (delhi university)
Aggregate-70.06%( top 20% of my batch)..gpa-3.5
Work ex-19 months
Position- project engineer/co-ordinator( project management and business development) oil&gas
Wanna pursue MBA in finance..portfolio management/investment banking..

event head at tech fest of our college
organised various conferences/events
was in corporate team of college
was in football team of our department

Scholar at school
topper in chemisty at school in senior secondary
Participated in various maths& science quiz.....Scholarship of Rs 20,000 in tenth grade for scoring more than 95% in Physics, chemistry and maths combined.
qualified for second level of national science olympiad ..that is held in india at school level.
Won first prize many times for summer project in school.

can some1 pls let me know my chances at boston?
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04 Feb 2013, 04:48
Any scholarship and loan to Indian?
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03 Jul 2013, 13:16
Hi Chris,

Any tips for phd aspirants online?
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