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Here you’ll find a range of resources that will guide you as you transition to a Boston University Questrom School of Business MSBA student.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition and fees for 2023-2024 will go live by the end of March 2023. Please review the 2021-2022 tuition and fees for the MSBA Program – you can estimate a 5% increase based off of these tution numbers for 2023-2024.
To apply for federal financial aid and/or private loans, please consult 2023-2024 Instructions and Application for Federal Financial Aid and Private Educational Loans website.
External 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.
Dean’s Message to our Global Community
As a school with a focus on global business, we celebrate our students from countries around the world. We will always seek to add students to our community who bring a diversity of backgrounds and experiences because we understand the importance of understanding different cultures and societies to become effective business leaders and responsible citizens of the world. 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
Questrom’s required International Student Orientation will be held in Summer 2023. More information and dates will be forthcoming.
International Student Scholars Office (ISSO)
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 late-August/early-September. More information about international student orientation with be forthcoming.
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.
If English is not your first language and you wish to practice when you arrive, BU offers a free student-lead language program the Language Link . If you are interested in practicing your spoken and written English before you begin your graduate program you may wish to enroll in the Center for English Language Orientation Program, CELOP. If you are seeking additional help beyond these resources, reach out to the Grad Center upon arrival.
There are a variety of housing options for students to consider as they make their plans for the start of the program. BU offers some on-campus housing options for graduate students, and also provides resources to help with off-campus housing searches. On-campus graduate housing provides students the option to apply for both shared living and private apartments. 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 above for additional helpful tips.
In order to access the graduate housing portal, students will need to create their BU email and login information. To create your BU login, students must confirm their attendance by submitting their first deposit (if applicable) and their Declaration of Intent. A link to create your BU credentials will be emailed to you shortly thereafter.
Starting a graduate degree program means a lot of changes for you but also for your family. Check out BU’s family resources to help make the transition easier for your family. Consult the new student guide for even more information.
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. The MBTA does not offer a Semester Pass during the summer months. If students are using the MBTA frequently, the most cost-effective option would be to purchase an unlimited ride pass each month directly from the MBTA.
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. You can view the public site questromcommon.bu.edu now to see our clubs and the calendar. After you have created your BU login, you will receive additional information and access to the site and our mobile app, which you will use during LAUNCH.
Community matters! When you join the Questrom community, you will also become a part of the clubs and organizations, broader BU and Boston communities.
Visit the MSBA Curriculum page to see details about your curriculum.
Here are the majority of the MSBA course descriptions*.
*Please note that this information is subject to change at anytime.
MSBA Technical Requirements
Here are technical requirements, along with recommendations, for the personal computer required for your MSBA program: MSBA Technical Requirements PDF
You will be emailed instructions and updates on this website for registering yourself for fall 2023 in late-spring. Don’t worry…these classes are reserved just for MSBA students
Creating and executing a successful job search takes a lot of time and effort. Grades and academic achievement alone will not be enough. The Master’s & PhD Center will be a dedicated and active partner in this process. You will learn more about our career coaching team when you arrive on campus.
BU Student Health Services
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. 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.
Graduate Health Insurance Informational Videos
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.
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- Sargent Health
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