CONGRATULATIONS FULL-TIME MBA STUDENTS!
WELCOME TO QUESTROM
The Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Office is thrilled to welcome you to Questrom. This is an exciting time, but we know it can be a little overwhelming, too. First, let’s get you started with your next steps. Below is an outline of important dates and details to help make your transition to Questrom as smooth as possible. The Graduate Admissions team is always available to answer any questions you have. We can’t wait to see you here!
In response to the concerns around Covid-19, Questrom will no longer be hosting in-person admitted student events. In lieu of this, we will be providing you with many opportunities over the coming weeks to engage with our community through a series of exciting virtual activities. We’re looking forward to connecting with you – wherever you might be! Please be on the lookout for forthcoming details and registration information.
Here you’ll find a range of resources that will guide you as you transition to Boston and become a Questrom student.
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 first two modules in late Summer.
Creating a meaningful career plan and executing a successful job search takes effort, and is an integral part of your graduate school experience. The MBA Center is a skilled and active partner 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, another partner in your career journey.
Tuition & Fees
The 2019-2020 academic year tuition and fees are expected to be updated to reflect the costs of the 2020-2021 academic year in late March.
To apply for federal financial aid and/or private loans, please consult 2020-2021 Instructions and Application for Federal Financial Aid and Private Educational Loans website.
Student Accounting Services
Student Accounting Services is responsible for billing students and processing payments. Full-Time MBA students may visit the Payment Plan web page to learn more.
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) will be held on Friday, August 14.
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.
Advice from Current Students
Hear from some of our international students from India, Latin America, and Asia about life as an MBA student.
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 seeking additional help beyond this resource, please refer to the English Language Resources section of our Welcome Guide.
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.
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.
Short Term Housing
Do you need a place to stay before your apartment is ready? We have negotiated discounted rates at the following area hotel:
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 Welcome 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. Our Welcome Guide includes more detailed information about getting around Boston and beyond!
Questrom’s MBA Community
Join the Boston University MBA Class of 2022 Admitted Student Facebook Group and WhatsApp Group (only on phone) to connect with your future classmates.
Reach out to a current student for a firsthand perspective, and hear from some of our international students who came from India, Latin America, and Asia about life as an MBA student.
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.
Questrom Connect allows students to reach out to alumni that have actively requested engagement with current Questrom 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. View our step-by-step guide to using Questrom Connect.