CONGRATULATIONS FULL-TIME MBA STUDENTS!
WELCOME TO QUESTROM
The MBA Center is thrilled to welcome you to Questrom. This is an exciting time, but we know it can be a bit overwhelming, too. First, let’s get you started with your next steps, which outline important actions you need to take before you start your program with us officially in August. The side bar important dates and deadlines outlines the order in which you should complete these next steps – both required tasks and optional events and workshops.
We look forward to opportunities to engage with you and the community over the summer. We will continue to update you with ways to get involved, and how to prepare for fully in-person life in Boston, beginning in August. Please return to this page frequently for updates.
Here you’ll find a range of resources that will guide you as you transition to Boston and become a Questrom student.
In preparation for LAUNCH and the Fall Semester, all students must complete mandatory summer pre-work on Blackboard. Look for Pre-Work – FT MBA Class of 2023 and read specific instructions for submitting each of the assignments.
Please note that assignments are due on August 13 at 11:59PM and may take some time to complete.
For those coming in with little or no background in these areas, this preparation is particularly critical, and you should allow up to 40 hours total prep time. For those with prior background, the time required should be significantly less.
Look for communications from the MBA Center in late June, which will include information about the curriculum, registration, and more. Your academic advisor will register you for your Fall semester classes in late Summer.
Textbooks and Course Packets
Your courses may require a combination of textbooks and course packets. Course packets consist of photocopied lessons and readings.
We request you order your ES735 Team Coaching textbooks prior to LAUNCH:
Other Mod 1 textbooks will be made available at the BU Barnes & Noble bookstore at 910 Commonwealth Ave beginning in mid-August. These textbooks will also be shared on your Blackboard Pre-work site later in Summer.
In late August, you can reserve any required course packets online.
There are several steps to your career pre-work, which will be detailed on your MBA 1st Year Career Site on Blackboard. You have multiple deadlines beginning July 1.
Creating a meaningful career plan and executing a successful job search takes eort, and is an integral part of your graduate school experience. The MBA Center and the Feld Center for Industry Alliances are skilled and active partners that will work with you throughout this process. You will learn more about our career coaching team this summer and when you arrive on campus for orientation. In the meantime, you can get a head start by exploring Questrom’s Feld Center for Industry Alliances’s own webpage.
Tuition & Fees
Be sure to settle your student account. Please review the 2021-2022 academic year tuition and fees.
Outside Scholarship Opportunities
To help you apply for outside scholarships, we have compiled this scholarship list. Please note that this list is not endorsed by BU and it is not comprehensive.
Outside International Student Loans
Learn more about credit-based loans that are available to international students.
BU’s Veterans Services office provides dedicated services and information to support students during their time at Boston University. Thank you for your service.
Dean’s Message to Our Global Community
Read Dean Fournier’s message to our global community.
Upload Required I-20 Documents
Visit our International Student Visa page for a list of required documents, the submission process, and a list of FAQs.
International Student Orientation (ISO)
Questrom’s required International Student Orientation (ISO) sessions will be held concurrently with FTMBA LAUNCH this year. There may additionally be optional activities for international students in advance of August 16; we will inform you if so! Please watch for updates to your LAUNCH schedule (August 16-31) for information about required international student sessions.
International Student & Scholars Office
As in international student, there is a lot you need to know well ahead of your arrival. The International Student & Scholars Office (ISSO) is available to assist you every step of the way. ISSO also holds a brief orientation in early September.
The International Student & Scholar Hub is a resource for the entire BU community. This easy tool will let you search for information about academics, the BU community, health/safety, career/employment and housing.
The university requires health history information, alcohol and sexual assault prevention course completion, and immunizations (required by law). By law, these health requirements must be submitted before you can register for classes. Additionally, BU requires all students to have received a Covid-19 vaccination or to have been approved for an official Covid-19 vaccination waiver. Failure to complete the mandatory health requirements will result in a hold on your Student Account. While you will set up your BU e-mail account in June to complete this process, we highly recommend reviewing requirements – particularly related to immunizations – now.
Navigate to Student Health Services and click on “Getting Started,” followed by, “I need to complete my incoming health requirements.” This will direct you to the Health Requirements Guide and answer any questions you may have.
Student Health & Insurance
We care about your health and well-being while you pursue your degree. BU’s Student Health Services is ready to help you get started navigating their services. SHIP is Boston University’s health insurance plan for students. The 2021-2022 plan begins on August 15th, 2021.
Fit Rec Membership
As a full-time student, a gym membership to BU’s Fitness & Recreation Center (FitRec) is included. Once you arrive on campus, you may choose to activate your membership through FitRec.
Boston University Real Estate Office owns graduate apartment housing in close proximity to the Questrom School building. Keep in mind that these apartments often fill up quickly. The Off-Campus Services Office provides an online listing of off-campus apartments, rooms in apartments or houses, and roommate matching. Check out our housing presentation and housing advice video, created by current students, to learn about housing options and the different neighborhoods in the Greater Boston Area. See our Welcome Guide for additional helpful tips.
BU Parking & Transportation
BU Parking & Transportation Services provides a list of student commuter benefits including discounted train/bus/subway passes, bicycling resources, the free BU Shuttle, electric vehicle charging stations, carpooling, and parking permits. Our Welcome Guide includes more detailed information about getting around Boston and beyond!
Questrom’s MBA Community
The Questrom Common
The Questrom Common is your gateway to the Questrom graduate student experience. The Common will allow you to see and register for events, join student organizations, access resources, and connect with your community. In the summer, you will receive additional information and access to the site and our mobile app, which you will use during LAUNCH. In the meantime, you can view a list of active student organizations and our public event calendar.
BU Connects allows students to reach out to alumni that have actively requested engagement with current Boston University students and other alumni. You can filter the system to find alums that match your career interests, and then conduct informational conversations, request a job shadow, find a consistent professional mentor, and more. Getting started is easy, as the platform has LinkedIn integration.
Questrom Social Media Templates
To download virtual content like our Zoom backgrounds or social media templates, click here!