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MBA Program Review
Boston University - Questrom
November 25 | 2016
3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
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     By Link270 6 1
This review is for: BU
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

The first year curriculum is organized in a quarter system (known as Mods at BU). The final 2ish weeks of each Mod culminate in a final project. As a result, there is a limited amount of teaching done in each subject. While this may be fine for courses that most students have taken previously (e.g., statistics), some students leave other courses feeling as if they learned nothing. The value of the end of mod projects are also questionable.

Something that BU emphasizes is the importance of working in teams. That aspect of the program has been positive and I have enjoyed learning more about my fellow students.

Overall BSchool experience
     (3.0)
Schools contribution
     (3.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Culture & Student Support

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Marketing

Tech

Healthcare

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking


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     By ayellis 14 7
This review is for: BU
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

I am happy about my selection of Boston University primarily because it did not cost me anything. As a full tuition scholarship student, I am in a fortunate position and feel I can be slightly more objective. The complaints about career opportunities here are true - but fed by a misunderstanding that it is similar at many other schools. No, you will not get handed a job here. No, you will not get handed intelligence here. You need to work hard for both the former and the latter, and you have to do a lot of it on your own. Understand what business school is, and Boston University will serve you to the best of its ability. The faculty could be better, the administration varies from excellent to abysmal, and at times fellow students might seem to be phoning it in. But Questrom is what you make of it. Make it great. I can see Questrom easily rising to a position of far higher prominence with key changes in policy, admission decisions, and faculty structure. Fingers crossed they make it, and that you who attend contribute to that positive push as well.

About professors, classes and curriculum

Work hard. Pay attention. It is easy to perform at an excellent level if you dedicate yourself - though with a huge caveat that at least two professors I experienced are clearly happy with their tenure and honestly make the entirety of academia look bad with their lectures, grading, and general attitude. Avoid them (you can hopefully figure out who they are) and you will be happy.

About job placement process

You have to do it on your own. There is support from the school, but no one gets handed a job coming out of BU. Same can be said for every other b-school - a friend at HBS post-graduation had to work for free for six months before getting a paid position. BU is the same but a little worse, I guess. But the talk of being unable to break into a certain level coming out of BU is not accurate - there are Questrom MBAs at all of MBB. But they got themselves there, for better or worse.

Overall BSchool experience
     (3.0)
Schools contribution
     (2.0)
Classmates rating
     (3.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Marketing

Entrepreneurship

Healthcare

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking

Facilities


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1 Commented by Jude1903 on December 24, 2016
This seems bad. I am having to choose between Questrom and Simon, and leaning on Questrom for its location, it'd be good to stay in a big city to network for my career. But after reading this review I'll have to think again :D
MBA Program Review
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     By frozensponge 9 1
This review is for: BU
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2015

Experience during the program

School was great from an academic perspective, i learned a lot. School does not provide a lot of networking opportunities and the alumni network is very week. Career services were unhelpful unless you wanted to go into consulting. Brand in healthcare is strong, but your personal network will get you farther than BU's network in getting a job.

BU focuses on a few key pillars, particularly healthcare and public/non profit. I was a healthcare management student at BU. BU has strong relationships with the provider material, but has a very hard time placing students in healthcare industry jobs. Most people who end up in those spaces do it on their own. Limited help with internships and job placement. Far too much focus on global business, which is ancillary for the healthcare market. I would look elsewhere if you are not interested in Healthcare/ IT Management/ Non-Profits. Faculty pushes you towards consulting jobs. Know what you want before you go here.

About professors, classes and curriculum

Classes and professors are excellent, especially in marketing and strategy

About job placement process

At BU you will be on your own when looking for a job. Network for minority students/non white students could be much much stronger.

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (3.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Location

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Marketing

Can be improved:

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking


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