Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1303
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $43,970
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,400
  • University Selectivity
    37%
  • Job Offers
    52%
  • Average Salary
    $50,633
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1913
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Office of the Dean
Boston, 2215,
Website
405x225

School of Management

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About Boston University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
37% Boston University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. Class rank
  3. Recommendations
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
52532% 52,532
37% 37
37% School Selectivity
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT plus writing
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
8950% 8,950
26% 26
26% Program Selectivity
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 73
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 26%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 18%
  • Media/Entertainment 4%
  • Real Estate 3%
PricewaterhouseCoopers 25
Top Employer
  • Deloitte 11
  • Ernst & Young 9
  • Accenture 7
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
52% School of Management 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
39% 39
62% 61.74527272727272
39% Receive Offers
0%
0%
After graduation, but within 3 months
13% 13
16% 15.83261363636364
13% Receive Offers
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
45% 45
9% 9.05625
45% Receive Offers
0%
0%
89% Graduates seeking full-time employment
11% Graduates not seeking employment
81% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
4% 4
$60,150.00
40K 85K
Finance/Accounting
39% 39
$55,222.00
19K 100K
General Management
13% 13
$37,681.00
3K 54K
Human Resources
2% 2
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
9% 9
$62,364.00
55K 69K
Marketing/Sales
24% 24
$44,096.00
25K 95K
Operations/Production
3% 3
Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
6% 6
$37,956.00
11K 58K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
12% 12
$55,300.00
30K 70K
Consumer Products/Retail
14% 14
$44,589.00
20K 95K
Consulting
18% 18
$51,082.00
11K 85K
Financial Services
26% 26
$56,341.00
25K 100K
Government/Education
5% 5
$43,424.00
30K 75K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
3% 3
Data not provided
Manufacturing
0% 0
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
4% 4
$32,417.00
3K 54K
Non-Profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
3% 3
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
3% 3
Data not provided
Technology/Science
10% 10
$46,682.00
24K 70K
Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
2% 2
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
80% 80
$51,269.00
24K 85K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. South
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. West
12% 12
$49,944.00
6K 100K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers 9
  • Bank of America / Merrill Lynch 6
  • John Hancock 5
  • Ernst & Young 4
  • JP Morgan 4
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
The Feld Career Center offers the entire array of career services (resume/cover letter reviews; interview preparation; networking advice; LinkedIn usage; internship/job search strategies and salary negotiation) as well as required career courses in our evolving 4 year curriculum; alumni networking events; a spring and fall career fair; company information sessions; career workshops/panels and an internal database of internships/job postings and events.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$59,530
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $43,970
  • Fees $940
  • Expenses $14,620
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$59,530
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $43,970
  • Fees $940
  • Expenses $14,620
37% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 4% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 59%
  • Merit 41%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/scholarships
Scholarships
$17,923,011
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$17,833,509
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • School of Management
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
48% 44
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
57% 33
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
School of Management 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Other
  • Law
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Business Program Classes
8% Less than 20 Students 11% More than 50 Students
81% 21 to 50 students
33 Average number of students in non-business required electives
75 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Strategy for Technology-Based Firms
  • Sustainability Practicum
  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Technology & its Commercialization
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2013
Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Concentrations available in: Accounting; Entrepreneurship; Finance; General Management; International Management; Law; Management Information Systems; Marketing; Operations & Technology Management; Organizational Behavior
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
145% 145
36% 36
Prominent Faculty
  • Zvi Bodie

    Finance

  • N. Venkatraman

    Information Systems

  • Marshall Van Alstyne

    Information Systems

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Work study opportunities are available through Boston University's Financial Aid Office, and co-op opportunities can be researched through the School of Management's Feld Career Center

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Boston University Study Abroad offers an unmatched variety of academic and internship programs in more than 30 cities on six continents. SMG students enjoy the opportunity to study language, liberal arts, and business and to pursue an internship abroad. Management students who want to take courses and/or intern in business can choose from a breadth of options around the globe: Auckland, Copenhagen, Dublin, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Washington D.C.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Opportunities are available through the Management Honors Program, the Campus Community Service Center, and various activities via Undergraduate Government and student clubs and organizations.

Students

54% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 32% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1360 75th Percentile Score on SAT 31 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
54% 54
Asian American
24% 24
Hispanic
10% 10
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
13%
5%
63%
3%
8%
8%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
75% 75
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
24% 24
Canada
1% 1
18 Average age of full-time students
93% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
83% 83
84% 84

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 27,850
Alumni Donations
$12,827 Average Gift Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Kenneth Feld

    Chairman and CEO Feld Entertainment

  • Jacques Brand

    Deutsche Bank, CEO for North America

  • Alessandro Benetton

    Deputy Chairman, Benetton Group