Application Checklist

We realize the MBA application process can be arduous and time-consuming. We are here to provide you with support during that process, and to make the experience as transparent as possible while maintaining your privacy. Our Graduate Admission Office promises a thoughtful and timely response to your completed application. Please feel free to call or email us anytime with questions. In addition if you have any last minute questions on the day of a deadline, feel free to tweet us, as well.

Our application for 2015 entry is now available! Please apply here.

IMPORTANT: You may submit one application per semester, and you can check the status of an existing application at any time.

CONTACT US
Boston University
School of Management
Office of Graduate Admission
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone:
617-353-2670 | Fax: 617-353-7368
MBA
MS in Mathematical Finance
PhD in Management
PhD in Mathematical Finance

MBA Programs

Two-Year MBA, MS·MBA, Health Sector MBA, Public and Nonprofit MBA and Professional Evening MBA

NOTE: because the One-Year International MBA program is currently under faculty review, we will not be accepting applications for 2015 entry. 

The Graduate Admissions Office keeps all records on file for one year. We’ll review your application when you have submitted all of the following materials: Application Checklist

We’ll review your application when you have submitted all of the following materials:
Materials Submission Options
Online Application Form Deadlines for submission vary according to program Online only
Application fee ($125) Credit/debit cards only Online only at time of application submission. Credit/debit cards only.
2 required Essays Upload in the supporting documents section of the application form Download essay questions Online preferred Email
Résumé Current résumé, as required in the employment section of the online application. Upload in the supporting documents section of the online application form. Online preferred Email
2 Letters of Recommendation In the recommender section of the application form Online preferred Email Mail
Official University-Level Transcripts Transcripts for any coursework completed, including study abroad and post graduate work Online preferred Email Mail
GMAT Results or GRE ResultsWe accept either GMAT or GRE score reports for applications to the MBA program.

BU’s GMAT codes vary by program, so please see the GMAT Code chart below for your degree. BU’s GRE code is 3113.

GMAT and GRE test scores are valid for 5 years and you should upload an unofficial copy with your online application. Please note that the GMAT test changed on June 5, 2012, and the GRE test changed on August 1, 2011, however we accept both the old and new format of each of these exams, provided scores are no more than 5 years old.

You can register for the GMAT exam at mba.com, and the GRE at ets.org.  You may also wish to familiarize yourself with these tests by viewing free GMAT sample questions and practice tests, as well as free GRE preparation materials, though we do not endorse any particular prep source and encourage you to do your own research.

Electronic Preferred Email Request Official Scores

MS in Mathematical Finance

We’ll review your application when you have submitted all of the following materials:
Materials Submission Options
Online Application Form Deadlines for submission vary according to program Online only
Application fee ($125) Credit/debit cards only Online only at time of application submission. Credit/debit cards only.
1 required Essay Upload in the supporting documents section of the application form Download Essays Online preferred Email
Résumé Current résumé, as required in the employment section of the online application. Upload in the supporting documents section of the online application form. Online preferred Email
Prerequisite Form Upload in the supporting documents section of the application form. Download Checklist Online preferred Email
2 Letters of Recommendation In the recommender section of the application form Online preferred Email Mail
Official University-Level Transcripts Transcripts for any coursework completed, including study abroad and post graduate work Request official test scores Upload Email
GMAT Results or GRE ResultsWe accept either GMAT or GRE score reports for applications to the MBA program.

BU’s GMAT codes vary by program, so please see the GMAT Code chart below for your degree. BU’s GRE code is 3113.

GMAT and GRE test scores are valid for 5 years and you should upload an unofficial copy with your online application. Please note that the GMAT test changed on June 5, 2012, and the GRE test changed on August 1, 2011, however we accept both the old and new format of each of these exams, provided scores are no more than 5 years old.

You can register for the GMAT exam at mba.com, and the GRE at ets.org.  You may also wish to familiarize yourself with these tests by viewing free GMAT sample questions and practice tests, as well as free GRE preparation materials, though we do not endorse any particular prep source and encourage you to do your own research.

GRE Math Subject test (Optional)
Electronic Preferred Email Request Official Scores

Doctoral Programs

We’ll review your application when you have submitted all of the following materials:
Materials Submission Options
Online Application Form Deadlines for submission vary according to program Online only
Application fee ($125) Credit/debit cards only. Online only at time of application submission. Credit/debit cards only.
Personal Statement Upload in the supporting documents section of the application form. Online preferred Email
Résumé Current résumé, as required in the employment section of the online application. Upload in the supporting documents section of the online application form. Online preferred Email
Prerequisite Form (for PhD in Mathematical Finance applicants only) Upload in the supporting documents section of the application form. Download Checklist Online preferred Email
3 Letters of Recommendation In the recommender section of the application form Online preferred Email Mail
Official University-Level Transcripts Transcripts for any coursework completed, including study abroad and post graduate work Online preferred Email Mail
GMAT and/or GRE Results We accept either GMAT or GRE score reports for applications to the MBA program.

BU’s GMAT codes vary by program, so please see the GMAT Code chart below for your degree. BU’s GRE code is 3113.

GMAT and GRE test scores are valid for 5 years and you should upload an unofficial copy with your online application. Please note that the GMAT test changed on June 5, 2012, and the GRE test changed on August 1, 2011, however we accept both the old and new format of each of these exams, provided scores are no more than 5 years old.

You can register for the GMAT exam at mba.com, and the GRE at ets.org.  You may also wish to familiarize yourself with these tests by viewing free GMAT sample questions and practice tests, as well as free GRE preparation materials, though we do not endorse any particular prep source and encourage you to do your own research.

GRE Math Subject test (Optional for PhD in Mathematical Finance applicants)
Electronic Preferred Email Request Official Scores

Information for International Students

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Candidates who have earned or will have completed at least two years of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at an institution in which the language of instruction was solely based in English are eligible for an automatic TOEFL/IELTS/PTE waiver.  Candidates must present evidence of language of instruction with the application for admission.  Appropriate documentation includes a transcript coversheet, an official statement from the university, or a link to the institution’s website that specifies that the mode of instruction is English. Additionally, candidates who have or will have worked for at least two years in a full-time, post-Bachelor’s degree position in the US are eligible for an automatic waiver. If you do not meet this criteria but would like to be considered for a waiver, you can submit a written request highlighting your experience with and proficiency in the English language to mba@bu.edu prior to the submission of your application.  The Admissions Committee will consider these requests on a case by case basis. If you are submitting test results with your application, please be advised that tests are valid for 2 years.

  • TOEFL: BU’s TOEFL code is 3087, department code is 02.  Minimum Scores of 600 on the PBT or 95 on the iBT are recommended.
  • IELTS: A student must score a minimum of 6.5 across each band.
  • PTE: As more candidates submit the PTE, we are developing updated standards for our requirements. As new information becomes available, it will be posted here.

    UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES: We require that applicants hold a four-year Bachelor’s degree from an accredited US institution or its international equivalent.  If you have earned a three-year degree that is the equivalent of a four-year degree in the US, it will be accepted in the admissions process.  For example, if you earned a three-year degree in India, your degree will qualify you to be considered for admission.  Regardless of program length, if you are uncertain whether your undergraduate degree meets our qualifications, please contact mba@bu.edu before starting the application process.

    PERMANENT RESIDENTS: Permanent Residents should submit a copy (front and back) of their permanent resident card. * Please note, international students who are looking to study in the Professional Evening MBA Program must have a visa that allows them to do so, such as an employer-sponsored working visa.

    GMAT and GRE Codes

    Please note the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) changed to a new format on June 5, 2012, but we accept both the old and new format of the GMAT test.

    GMAT Codes
    Two-Year MBA: P42-5k-43 P42-5k-43
    MS·MBA: P42-5k-43 P42-5k-43
    Professional Evening MBA: P42-5K-93 P42-5K-93
    Health Sector MBA (full-time): P42-5K-43 P42-5K-43
    Health Sector MBA (part-time): P42-5K-93 P42-5K-93
    Public and Nonprofit MBA (full-time): P42-5K-43 P42-5K-43
    Public and Nonprofit MBA (part-time): P42-5K-93 P42-5K-93
    MS in Mathematical Finance: P42-5K-30 P42-5K-30
    PhD in Management: P42-5K-06 P42-5K-06
    PhD in Mathematical Finance: P42-5K-96 P42-5K-96
    MBA/MPH dual degree: P42-GS-99 P42-GS-99
    MBA/MS in Manufacturing Engineering dual degree: P42-OL-26 P42-OL-26
    GRE Codes
    MBA Programs: 3113 3113
    MS in Mathematical Finance: 3113 3113
    PhD Programs: 3113 3113

    MBA Admissions Tips Webinar

    MBA Admissions Tips Webinar – Tuesday, October 7th – Register
    Whether you are just starting the MBA admissions process or are finalizing your application for the October 15th deadline, we invite you to attend this webinar from 12pm – 1pm EST.

    BU admissions directors will answer your questions about the MBA admissions process and provide you with helpful tips for submitting a successful application.

    MBA Advising Sessions

    While we hope you get to know us through our various visit options, you may still have questions that you prefer to ask one-on-one. Schedule a face-to-face, on-campus advising session with a member of our admissions team.

    This meeting will give you a chance to speak individually with an admissions committee member to ask your questions about the programs and admission process, and learn more about the opportunities available at the Boston University School of Management. Twenty minute appointments are available during the dates and times listed here.