Be smart. Be agile. Be here.
We’ve been in the business of preparing you for what’s coming for more than 100 years and we’re not slowing down. We’ve shifted our focus to the forces transforming tomorrow’s economy. Jobs are changing. Companies are evolving. Are you ready for what’s next in your career?
Join us at an upcoming information session and talk with our admissions team about this flexible, dynamic program.
At SMG you’ll have the opportunity to get your hands dirty. You’ll learn in the real world, in real time. You’ll be confronted with ethical questions. Challenged to work on teams with other diverse leaders. And you’ll build a stronger resume each semester you’re here.
You won’t sacrifice quality for flexibility.
With BU’s Professional Evening MBA (PEMBA) program you can keep your day job while having the same academic options reserved for full-time students at other schools. For example:
- A curriculum specially fine-tuned from the BU full-time program; the nation’s 27th ranked MBA program
- Full-time faculty teach 80% of our courses
- Evening and full-time students intermix in electives, sharing experiences and diverse viewpoints
- Wide range of electives in all business disciplines
- Access to the Feld Career Center from day one
- The University advantage – courses and dual-degree programs available through BU’s other schools and colleges
- Tailor your degree with 10+ concentration and specialization options
- Networking opportunities, events, clubs, and competitions—some specialized, others the same as full-time students
- Access to worldwide network of 48,000+ BU management alumni
- Convenient Kenmore Square location, and discounted parking in our indoor garage
In a nutshell: PEMBA gives you full-time quality with a part-time delivery.
Pick the pace, get the same program
PEMBA is designed for your success – however you decide to tackle the program. You’ll get the flexibility you want with either the cohort or self-paced track, both of which cater to the lifestyle of working students.
The cohort option more closely mimics the feel of the full-time MBA program. You’ll share your first year of coursework with the same cohort of 50-55 students, building a sense of community, teamwork, and camaraderie difficult for other evening programs to achieve.
With the self-paced option, you’ll experience the same sense of community and take the same courses as those in the cohort—but have the flexibility to speed up or slow down, too. As a working professional, more space in your schedule never hurts. Another bonus? You’ll meet more students and build a bigger network during your time here.
Either way you’ll be learning with bright, diverse classmates in a way that suits your lifestyle. But what’s it really like to balance work, home, and an MBA program? Ask a current student. You can meet in person at an information session to hear about their experiences and what it’s like to be a PEMBA student.
What’s your plan? A multiplicity of choices puts you in control.
With more than 100 electives and 10+ areas of concentration and specialization to choose from we provide more paths to a degree than almost any other school. For example, you can specialize in Public & Nonprofit Management or Health Sector Management, in a city that’s considered a capital of both industries.
Interested in an area outside of management? You can take electives in any of BU’s 13 other graduate schools or complete a dual-degree in International Relations (MBA/MA), Economics (MBA/MA) or Manufacturing Engineering (MBA/MS) on a part-time basis.
Expand your comfort zone in different time zones
Immerse yourself in another culture and experience how business is conducted overseas during an International Field Seminar in Asia, Brazil, Europe or India. You’ll spend two weeks learning from upper-level managers and seeing how their firms deal with competitive environments outside the U.S. Go on in-depth visits at a wide array of organizations so you come back to Boston having put classroom theories into real-world practice.
For the working professional, choosing a graduate program can often be about location. At SMG, you’ll be in the heart of Boston, right in Kenmore Square and just steps from Fenway Park. All of your courses will be at the BU School of Management building and there’s a T-stop right in front of the building and discounted parking below it.