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Questrom School of Business – Boston University - Full-Time MBA

Boston Questrom Full-Time MBA Program Structure

During the Boston Questrom full-time MBA program at the Carroll School of Management, the first year is split into two semesters that can be further divided into seven-week quarters. Following a one-week orientation in late August that includes the course Introduction to Strategic Management, classes begin in early September. After that, second-year students focus on the functional discipline of their choice by taking semester-long elective courses. In addition to these requirements, Carroll School MBA students must complete 20 hours of community service to graduate.



The first semester of the Boston Questrom Full-Time MBA program is highly regimented and consists entirely of required courses. Beginning the second semester of the first year, full-time students can begin taking elective courses. They will dedicate the second year entirely to elective coursework.

Applied or experiential learning plays a large role in the Carroll School MBA experience. Students can explore a myriad of opportunities to learn from industry practitioners and gain exposure to real-world business problems. Through the International Consulting Project elective course, for example, students have traveled to China and Peru to complete on-site consulting engagements for clients. As part of the Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Field Experience, select students travel to Omaha in order to meet Buffett and tour Berkshire Hathaway. For students interested in technology, the school hosts weeklong “TechTreks” in New York City, Silicon Valley, and Seattle.

Students also participate in a special project during their MBA studies. During their first year, students complete a Management Practice course. They will work with live companies, face real business challenges, and deliver recommended solutions, for instance.

All Boston College full-time MBA students at the Carroll School have the option to complete a series of elective courses. There courses are aligned with one of the school’s nine specializations, which include asset management, business analytics, and product and brand management, to name a few. Approximately 16 percent of students enroll in one of their dual degree programs, such as the MBA/MSF.


Boston Questrom Full-Time MBA Rankings

  • U.S. News & World Report: 48 (tie)
  • Bloomberg: 49
  • Forbes: 51


Class Profile

The class of 2022 had a total class size of 80 with an admit rate of 58%.   Students joined the program with an average GMAT score of 625, typically ranging between 570-680.  The average GRE score was 308, typically ranging between 296-322.  Prior to enrollment, students in the program earned a 3.22 GPA, with an average of 4 years of professional work experience.

About 31% of enrolled full-time MBA students are female, with 69% male students. The average age of the class is currently 27.  Lastly, about 10% of the class consisted of international students.


Career Statistics

The average salary for the class of 2020 was $120,334. The most popular industry chosen by graduates was financial services at 27 percent. The Tech industry at 22% and Pharma/Biotech/Healthcare at 13% follow.


Tuition, Scholarships, & Financial Aid for the Boston Questrom Full-Time MBA

Tuition for the current academic year for the Boston Questrom Full-Time MBA is $55,380($27,690 per semester), totaling $110,760 over two years. Full-time students should also budget for room and board (per academic year), $3,120 for health insurance, and $3,255 for personal expenses. Books and supplies will cost about $1,300 and transportation will be roughly $2,020.

A number of scholarships are available to both domestic and international full-time students. Candidates will be automatically considered for these scholarships at the time of application. In 2019 more than 90 percent of newly enrolled students received a merit-based award. These awards averaged $40,000, and students are notified about whether they have received aid at the time of admission. About half of entering part-time MBA students in 2019 received scholarships averaging over $7,000 each.

Graduate assistantships entailing research or administrative work in exchange for a financial award are another option for students seeking financing. Additionally, Carroll students who are receiving scholarships may pursue assistantships as well. Students of Irish descent may qualify for a full-ride through The Denis O’Brien Fellowship. The school also encourages U.S. military veterans to contact Student Services in order to learn more about tuition reduction and an application fee waiver option.



In order to apply for admission to the full-time program, first-time domestic candidates must submit several materials. They should send a completed online application form, résumé, employment history, one personal essay, one recommendation letter, transcripts from all academic institutions attended as part of a degree-granting program, official GMAT or GRE scores, and a nonrefundable application fee of $100. International applicants must additionally submit TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores. However, the school will extend waivers for these scores to international applicants. These applicants must have completed a four-year bachelor’s or two-year master’s degree at a school where English is the official language. They must have also worked full-time in the U.S. for at least two years.

The admissions committee will select several students to invite for an interview. Students may not request or schedule interviews otherwise.

Candidates who applied for admission within the past year may reapply for a place in the program using a streamlined form. In addition to this form, applicants must submit a cover letter, résumé, updated test scores and transcripts if applicable and an essay.

Applicants are not strictly required to have work experience to apply for the program. It is, however, advised that applicants have at least two years of previous experience.


2021-2022 Boston Questrom Full-Time MBA Deadlines

Entry Date Application Deadline Decision Release Date Deposit Deadline
Fall 2022 October 20, 2021 December 17, 2021 February 9, 2022
January 6, 2022 February 24, 2022 April 6, 2022
March 16, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 25, 2022

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