Boston University School of Management

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Boston University
School of Management (SMG)
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The Rafik B. Hariri Building
Established 1913
Type Private
Dean Kenneth Freeman
Academic staff 255
Undergraduates 1,748
Postgraduates 881
Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Campus Urban

The Boston University School of Management (SMG) is the business school at Boston University in Boston. Founded in 1913 as the College of Business Administration, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs.

The BU School of Management offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree (full- and part-time programs), a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematical Finance, a Master of Science in Investment Management, executive education programs, two Ph.D. programs. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs offer dual degree options with other schools and colleges at Boston University.

BU SMG has a career center dedicated to lead students to success. It helps students with internships, resumes, interviews and many more career related assistance.

SMG has some 250 full-time faculty and some 200 part-time faculty, teaching fellows, and active research assistants.[1]

SMG is in the midst of its centennial celebration titled "BU SMG 100 YEARS BOLD." October 13, 1913, Boston University business began classes for students in the College of Business Administration. The first three courses were English, Spanish, and Advertising. The Spanish course was taught by Dean Everett Lord. The third course (Advertising) was taught by Charles E. Ballatty.[2]

Rafik B. Hariri Building[edit]

The business school is housed in the Rafik B. Hariri Building, located at 595 Commonwealth Avenue. The building opened in October 1996 and contains over 40 classrooms, a 375-seat lecture hall, five computer labs, and the Frederick S. Pardee Management Library. The building offers wireless Internet access throughout as well as 4,000 wired dataports. A Breadwinners Deli and a wired Starbucks are located on the second floor of the building. The Hariri Building also contains 19 team rooms available only for undergraduate School of Management and Graduate School of Management students to hold team meetings. Room reservations are made online.[3][4]

The building is named after Rafik B. Hariri, the late former Prime Minister of Lebanon, who was a Boston University trustee. Hariri's two sons attended BU, and Hariri's philanthropic foundation made a donation for the construction of the new building.

Undergraduate programs[edit]

The BU School of Management's offers undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance, Information Systems, Accounting, Marketing, Operations and Technology Management, Entrepreneurship, General Management, International Management, Organization Behavior and Business Law. The Boston University Collaborative Degree Program is a program for a select group of students who choose to pursue a second degree in another field in another BU college; common BUCOP subjects include economics, mathematics, international relations, advertising, and engineering.

The BU School of Management's Honors Program, which began in 1998, is a business program to which academically-talented freshmen and sophomores are invited.[5]

In order to be admitted into the Honors Program sophomore year, students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in at least 36 credits of completed academic coursework. The application process consists of a cover letter, a resume, an essay, two letters of recommendation, and a personal interview.[6]

Graduate School of Management[edit]

The Graduate School of Management (GSM) offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Science in Information Systems combined with an MBA (MS-MBA), a Master of Science in Investment Management (MSIM), a Master of Science in Mathematical Finance (MSMF) and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree. MBA degrees are also offered with concentrations in Public & Non-Profit Management and Health Sector Management (which can also be studied as part of the MS-MBA program), and an International Management Program (IMP) MBA.

The graduate programs enrolled 364 Full-time MBA, 406 Part-time MBA, 61 Executive MBA, and 50 Ph.D. students during the 2005-06 school year.[7]

The Graduate School of Management offers two Ph.D programs, in Management and Mathematical Finance.[8]

The Graduate School of Management offers a one-year International MBA. The program begins in summer in China (Beijing, then Shanghai) and continues in the fall in Boston.[9]

The school offers several MBA dual degree programs in conjunction with other BU schools:

Executive education programs[edit]

The School of Management offers several executive education programs and seminars as well as an 18-month Executive MBA program, which meets every other Friday through Saturday and offers professionals an opportunity to obtain an MBA and build management skills without leaving their jobs.

The Executive Leadership Center offers open registration and custom-designed management seminars, ranging from one day to several weeks duration.

Annual International Tech Strategy Business Case Competition[edit]

Since 2006, the BU School of Management has hosted the annual International Tech Strategy Business Case Competition every spring semester. The competition is sponsored by Ericsson. Business schools from across the U.S. and the world compete in the competition by invitation only. In the sixth Annual competition, held, March 24–26, 2011, the prizes for first, second, third, and fourth place were $25,000, $15,000, $5,000, and $2,500, respectively.[10]



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Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Boston University School of Management Students Facts and Figures
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  7. ^ Boston University School of Management, Student Facts & Figures
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  16. ^ "Which MBA?". The Economist. October 30, 2009. 
  17. ^ "QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2010, North America". 
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  19. ^ BW Online | B-Schools | Full-Time Profiles 2004-2005
  20. ^ "Top 50 programs/national". Entrepreneur. 2005-04-01. 

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