Curriculum

The unique curriculum of the Boston University MBA is informed by what organizations need now and will need in the near and longer term future. The Boston University MBA prepares you for the increasingly competitive, global world of management.

The full-time MBA is a 64-credit curriculum with a 34-credit core and internship component. It focuses on contemporary business perspectives and issues, collaboration, teamwork, and entrepreneurial skills. Case studies emphasize making the best decisions for the overall organization, not just for a single department or project. You will learn to solve problems, avoid creating new ones, simplify issues, and optimize results.

The core courses give you a solid grounding in the basic MBA skill set: accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, operations, organizational behavior, and strategy.  From these, you may choose an area in which to specialize. You may select a concentration area from several management disciplines of your choice:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Management
  • Leadership & Organizational Transformation
  • Marketing
  • Operations & Technology Management
  • Strategy & Business Analysis

In addition, you might also pursue one of our specialized degrees such as the Health Sector MBA or Public & Nonprofit MBA. With a single degree, you can offer an employer multiple areas of expertise.