Executive MBA

Welcome Video from Dean Freeman

Allen Questrom Professor and Dean Kenneth Freeman shares what distinguishes the Executive MBA Program, including its small and intimate cohort structure, international focus, and spirit of teamwork.

Top Rankings

Boston University School of Management’s Executive MBA program ranked 30th globally and 24th nationally on Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2013 Best Executive MBA Programs list. Recent program graduates rated their Boston University EMBA experience 26th in the world, giving an A+ for curriculum. In addition, Boston University EMBA students are tied for the most work experience of any ranked school at 17 years.

The 2013 Financial Times ranking of executive MBA programs around the world has placed Boston University School of Management 1st in New England, and 27th among US-based EMBA programs. Globally, BU’s Executive MBA program was ranked 81st.

In the 2013 Economist ranking survey, Boston University’s Executive MBA program ranked 1st in New England and 19th nationally for programs based solely in the United States. The BU EMBA placed 36th among all executive MBA programs in the world. In addition, Boston University placed 10th globally for “Quality of Students” which is determined not only by student metrics, such as incoming work experience, but also includes a student assessment of their classmates.

Poets & Quants ranked our EMBA program 29th Globally, 26th in North America and 1st in New England in their 2013 ranking of the Best Executive MBA Programs in the world. The Poets & Quants ranking measures the overall reputation of executive MBA programs creating a composite of rankings from The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, BusinessWeek and U.S. News and World Report. The ranking also takes into account metrics that measure the quality of programs such as student satisfaction and increase in alumni salaries.

The Wall Street Journal ranked our EMBA program #1 in New England and 20th globally in their 2010 ranking of Top EMBA Programs. The BU EMBA program placed in the top third of reported survey elements, including Program Quality, Faculty Quality, Classmate Quality, and Immediately Applicable Coursework. The BU EMBA program also had the sixth lowest total program cost overall and the lowest tuition of all US private universities listed.

Unique and Global Approach

Read about the EMBA Experience: The BU EMBA Experience Blog.

Boston University’s Executive MBA program (EMBA) is designed for mid-to-senior level managers with 10+ years of professional experience.

The program focuses on a cross-functional understanding of the interdependencies among organizations’ components. It also offers a strong global component through a concentrated international module and trip designed to provide an understanding of the many factors that frame the business context in a range of developed and developing economies.

And throughout the entire program, participants learn from Boston University School of Management’s world-class faculty and industry guest speakers who are brought into the classroom to highlight and augment case discussions.

Highly Integrated Curriculum

An accelerated course of study allows you to earn your MBA while you work—in only 18 months. The program begins in December and concludes in June of the following year, encompassing the following highly integrated components:

  • Five Modules, occurring on Fridays and Saturdays every other week for 18 months
  • Integrated Case Discussions taught by multiple faculty in each module
  • An Integrated Team-Based Assignment in each module
  • Four week-long residential sessions including one international session
  • The Capstone Project, involving the creation of an integrated business plan during the final module

Team Learning Cornerstone

Successful managers are able to function in all kinds of teams, including those that are short-term and cross-functional, and long-term product development oriented. They need to know how teams operate, how to be a contributing team player, and how to manage high-performance teams in many different situations.

The team learning program at Boston University provides students with an opportunity to apply course concepts in the context of a team-based environment. The team learning course occurs throughout the entire 18-months of the EMBA program and is integrated across the five modules and four residence weeks, including the capstone business plan.

Are You Ready?

Not sure if you qualify for the EMBA program? Submit your resume, and we’ll be happy to review it and get back in touch.

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