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I think the program very much mirrors the full-time program in terms of the curriculum and expectations. Some part time programs are diploma mills and waive a lot of requirements. This school was not like that at all.
More opportunities to integrate full-time students with part-time students, or even with students from other disciplines to better prepare students for the cross-functional workplace would have been helpful. There are opportunities, but could be emphasized more. This also implies to extracurricular activities and events, including clubs. They're "dominated" by FT students and while PT students are offered "access" I actually found it very difficult to get involved. I've tried to reach out to club and group organizers on multiple occasions and have not a single time heard back from anyone. If integration doesn't work, then maybe some PT student-only opportunities.
Other programs may have similar aspects, but BC has a few unique international experiences. One is the International Management Experience, which is a class that meets for credit but culminates in a two week, 14-company tour of Asian companies. Also, the International Consulting Project. Similar to the field consulting project that full-time students are required to take, but BC has a unique partnership with a Chinese strategy firm that enables us to do "real live" consulting work for one of their clients! This is also a class that meets for credit, but with a lot of directed work outside the classroom, and culminates in presenting to our Chinese partners in Beijing. I should also add the there's an IME South America, I believe. Both experiences tend to integrate FT and PT MBA students as well as JD and sociology graduate students.
There were too many finance courses offered. I would like more variety, especially during the summer months. Who wants to take a hardcore finance course in a condensed time frame?
The network, the quality of education, the sense of community, and sense of integrity are all the most unique aspects of the Boston College part-time MBA program.
Would be great if part-time students were paired with an advisor who could help guide class selection and offer advice on career advancement after graduation. I believe only full-time students had advisors.
The quality of guest speakers that participated in class room discussions was very impressive.
There could have been more resources from the school dedicated to part-time MBA's. Also, more flexible arrangements offered toward the end of the program. It's important to be on campus and network in the beginning of the program. But toward the end, the time constraint of traveling to and from downtown Boston from a full time job necessitates increased flexibility.
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