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Lead

Dear Aspiring MBA,


Explore your business school choices carefully; I think you’ll be
very moved by what you find at Boston University.

Here, we work assiduously to educate and train builders and


leaders, not simply managers. Our innovative curricula deliver, as
you would expect, the essential knowledge of business functions—
accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, operations,
business law, etc.—but in a unique way.

The difference here is that we help shape our students’ capacity


to think both functionally and systemically. That is, our gradu-
ates know how to deal well with the measurables at hand, but
they also understand the often more important, if less measur-
able, effects of business decisions across the organization and
on the wider society.

Another critical distinction: teaming at our School is not simply


“group work.” It is carefully constructed to give each member of
the team a meaningful stake in the learning and the perform-
ance of every other member. It’s a proven way to develop leader-
ship skills and deepen individual learning.

This School is housed in a world-class facility in the heart of


Boston. Our faculty is made up of gifted scholars whose research
impacts the practice of management. They are dedicated
teachers working to bring every student to his/her full potential.
Our diverse student population is high achieving, entrepre-
neurial, and spirited. And our graduates have achieved the
highest levels of professional success.

We welcome your interest. Please contact us if we can help you


in any way.

Cordially,

Louis E. Lataif
Dean
• Team Learning is the ultimate vehicle along • Your success is directly related
the path to leadership. Team Learning enables to your ability to work as a
student teams to take on complex practical problems that
individuals can’t tackle alone. As teams learn how to solve leader and a team player.
the leadership problems associated with real-world issues,
team members hone their leadership skills by inspiring each
other to reach their common goal, and by challenging them-
selves to contribute effectively.

Our Team Learning approach promotes collaborative leader-


ship skills by giving each member a measurable stake in the
success of the other team members. You’ll work with teams
made up of people with the same diversity you’ll find in the
workplace—different styles, backgrounds, strengths, and
weaknesses. You and your teammates will be measured on
how well your team performs, and on how effective you are as
a leader and contributor.

The BU Center for Team Learning was founded in 1996 with


assistance from the GE Fund. It supports faculty engaged in
collaborative learning by developing classroom materials and
methods, conducting research on the effectiveness of collab-
orative learning approaches, and offering training and advice
to faculty. For students, it means cutting-edge knowledge in
the classroom and in case studies.

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If you can see across an enterprise
• We teach you to anticipate the impact of a strategic decision across all functions of a business.
You’ll learn the fundamentals of each management discipline while understanding how critical it
is to have all the decisions within the organization aligned.

The BU MBA in the Graduate School of Management (GSM) is designed to offer both academic
excellence and a continually updated curriculum that addresses the dynamics of today’s global
business milieu. We place significant emphasis on conveying contemporary business perspectives
and issues, cultivating collaboration and teamwork values, and developing entrepreneurial skills.
In addition, we teach critical “soft skills,” including presentation techniques and coaching for
improved writing and speaking.

• Systemic thinking is a powerful tool to illuminate the big picture, solve problems, avoid creating
new ones, simplify issues, and optimize results.

• Our grads meet the needs of the business world. With an MBA from BU, you’ll be able to make the
best decisions for the overall organization, not just for a single department or project.

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NAME

John Wynne
HOMETOWN

Arlington, Massachusetts
DEGREE PROGRAMS

Boston University
MS•MBA 2004
University of New Hampshire
BS Chemical Engineering 1995

“I chose BU because of its world-class students, outstanding faculty, and innovative curriculum.
And its unique MS•MBA program enabled me to graduate with a skill set that differentiated me in the eyes of employers.
I’m now an information management associate at Bristol-Myers Squibb.”

you can
lead across it.

• Boston University is ranked number 1 by Financial Times


in Alumni Career Progress; number 9 by US News and
World Report in percentage of graduates employed three
months after graduation; and among the nation’s top 50
by The Wall Street Journal and US News.

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If you don’t understand technology, you don’t understand business.
• We’ve put a stake in the ground. Boston The MS•MBA program is a unique opportunity • MS•MBA Field Project
University School of Management is the first to develop not only a strong foundation in busi- As a student in the MS•MBA program, you’ll
business school in the world to offer the ness fundamentals, but also extensive informa- work as a team member and consult with one of
MS•MBA—a Masters of Science in Information tion systems knowledge in the same amount of several well-known companies, working on-site
Systems and an MBA. You don’t need a tech- time it would take to earn a traditional MBA. during your last two semesters. Your group will
nical background to participate in this extraor- The mix of business and IT coursework is analyze a business challenge and develop a solu-
dinary program—just a desire to have a deep designed to show you how technology can be tion—a valuable opportunity to apply academic
comprehension of the interdependence of used strategically to solve business problems, principles to a real-world challenge, as well as
business processes and technology. positively impact product and service offerings, make important industry connections, and add
and increase profitability. to your resumé.
The dual degree MS•MBA program equips
you with a keen understanding of traditional Understanding the role of technology is essen-
business management and IT strategies. Our tial to an organization. Too often a decision is
goal: to educate a select set of students to made for today, without considering the impact
be the next builders and leaders of contem- on the future. The companies that think about
porary business. IT from a strategic point of view are the ones
that are thriving now. In the MS•MBA program,
you’ll learn from business and technology
thought leaders how to become tomorrow’s
most influential executives.

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MS
“MS•MBA graduates are comfortable straddling the domains of business and technology.”
—John Chalykoff, Associate Dean, Academic Programs

MBA 5
WANTED:
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS WITH
AMBITION, COMMITMENT, AND VISION.
“Our applicants must be ready to capitalize on the challenges of a rapidly changing environment.”
—Evelyn Tate, Director of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid

• Our most successful candidates already have practical experience and want to
build on that by adding strategic value in their current job or perhaps develop
the entrepreneurial skills needed to launch a new endeavor. They demonstrate
high personal motivation, intellectual curiosity, and creativity through a versatile
combination of strong academic preparation, professional accomplishment, and
leadership skills.
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Calder Cruikshank joined Lindt & Sprungli’s Lindor brand as
a product manager intern during his MS·MBA summer. At
Lindt, he oversaw product development and analyzed the
market potential for new and existing Lindor creations. This
was an excellent match for Calder, who wanted to become more
involved in building and shaping businesses after his prior work
as a financial analyst at Johnson & Johnson.

• I entered BU to pursue a career in marketing. With a strong


background in finance, my biggest challenge was to learn
the analytical tools of a marketer, and use them to enhance
my strategic thinking. Professor Menezes taught my intro-
duction to marketing class and challenged me to under-
stand the complexity and scope of marketing decisions,
and the difficulty of executing business strategy under real-
world conditions. My internship with Lindt & Sprungli
empowered me to manage and grow one of their brands in
the confectionary market. I was well prepared for the chal-
lenges and pitfalls of my internship because of my develop-
ment at Boston University.

“I believe that Boston University has already


prepared me to compete at a top level,
regardless of my career path.”

Mark Michaud entered the MS·MBA program with a strong


advertising background, which he’s continued to build upon in
the classroom and at Lindt, a leading chocolate manufacturer.
During his internship there, he developed promotional and
public relations programs to support Lindt chocolates and was
responsible for all aspects of his brand’s product portfolio.

• The first year curriculum prepared me for my internship at


Lindt & Sprungli in more ways than I had anticipated. My
experience was one in which I saw the real world intersec-
tion of the skills and knowledge I gained in the classroom.
Of vital importance to my ability to succeed during the
NAME NAME

Calder Cruikshank Mark Michaud summer was the effort several professors put in to exploring
the broad business implications of decisions rather than
HOMETOWN HOMETOWN

Hopewell, New Jersey Exeter, New Hampshire just focusing on the processes and end results. In several
DEGREE PROGRAMS
cases there was a sense that my professors had a vested
DEGREE PROGRAMS

Boston University Boston University interest in my academic and professional success beyond
MS•MBA 2005 MS•MBA 2005 the classroom. I believe that Boston University has already
Bucknell University Northeastern University prepared me to compete at a top level, regardless of my
Management 2000 English 1997
career path.

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Alex Bonnet is already a seasoned busi-
ness executive. He’s held positions in
merger integrations with GE Medical
Systems Latin America and Philips Latin
America, as well as in marketing manage-
ment with Philips North Latin America. • I was president of the Entrepreneurship Club and I
He also started his own web services and helped found the BU MBA Mexican Alumni Club. I was
process management technology company. also affiliated with BU GSM’s Latin American MBA
Alex completed a summer internship with Club, and worked closely with BU’s Entrepreneurial
Univision, the leading Spanish-language Management Institute, a solid supporter of the
media company in the U.S. Entrepreneurship Club. I wanted to be a conduit for
others hoping to become entrepreneurs.

At Univision, I was the only intern accepted into the


company’s highly prestigious executive training program
last summer.

If you have your own company, you need to be as well-


versed in finance and operations as you are in sales
and marketing. The relevance of BU’s courses and case
studies helped me to build on my experience and
allowed me to navigate the intricacies of general
management. Right from the get-go I was putting new
ideas and business management principles into prac-
tice at my company, Mercadio.

Getting my MBA is a long-term investment that is more


personal than professional for me. If you are a better
rounded person, you will be a better professional.

NAME

Alex Bonnet
HOMETOWN

Mexico City, Mexico


DEGREE PROGRAMS

Boston University
MBA 2004
Universidad Iberoamericana
8 BS Industrial Engineering 1998
“At BU I felt
that I could help
drive change,
which validated
my decision to
come here.”

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HUB
WELCOME TO

THE OF THE UNIVERSE


• It’s called “the Hub” for many reasons. Boston is a vibrant international center for education, technology,
finance, medicine, architecture, commerce, research, and culture. Few cities in the world present you with
such a diverse range of postgraduate opportunities.
BU is right in the heart of it all—blocks from the leading biotech firms, research hospitals, and financial
industry icons; not to mention baseball’s oldest and most fabled stadium—Fenway Park, home of the Boston
Red Sox. Minutes from the School you’ll find top museums, the freshest seafood, and other great sports
traditions like the Boston Marathon, the Head of the Charles Regatta, and, of course, the legendary Celtics.

Keith Figlioli founded the BU Biotechnology Association, a consortium that brings together management students with students from
Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, and the Boston University Medical Center. The idea is to network,
share ideas, sponsor speakers, and explore entrepreneurial opportunities in the fast-growing biotech field.
Keith is now president of corporate development at Eclypsis Corporation.

NAME HOMETOWN DEGREE PROGRAMS

Keith Figlioli Detroit, Michigan Boston University


MBA 2004
Wheaton College
BA Economics 1993
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“The design of the School building is a terrific metaphor for our team
learning concept. Wherever you are in the building, you’ll find groups at
work—in the team rooms, in the alcoves, on the landings, in Starbucks…
everywhere you look, you see teams of students collaborating.”
—Professor Don Smith, Associate Professor, Finance and Economics Home to the School of Management

As if everything Boston has to offer • 25 classrooms equipped with multi- • In-house Frederick S. Pardee
wasn’t enough, our progressively outfitted media and broadcast capabilities Management Library (92,000 volumes)
headquarters in the Management Building
• 373-seat lecture hall • Wireless access to the Internet
helps seal the deal:
and intranet
• 5 computer labs
• BreadWinners sandwich shop and
• Graduate Student Resource Center with
Starbucks café.
computers, printers, fax and copier
• Executive Leadership Center dedicated
to executive education programs 11
“We view learning as a partnership—
we as faculty provide the expertise, perspec-
tives, and knowledge, and students bring
their unique goals, experience, and energy.
The program is designed to facilitate interactive and personal
engagement between students and faculty. Our faculty is
committed to helping each student develop standard analyt-
ical business skills and unique, personal competencies.”

—Candida Brush
Associate Professor, Strategy and Policy Department

• When you enroll here, a partnership is formed. In keeping with the team learning approach, our faculty works intimately with
you—in the classroom, on research projects, in support of internships and field projects—to maximize your potential and guide
you in your pursuit of an optimal career track.

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NAME NAME

Elizabeth Buck Suzanne Hitcho


HOMETOWN HOMETOWN

Lakewood, Colorado Atlanta, Georgia


DEGREE PROGRAMS DEGREE PROGRAMS

Boston University Boston University


MS•MBA 2005 MS•MBA 2004
University of Colorado, Georgia Institute of Technology
Colorado Springs BS Engineering 1999
BA English 2000

Elizabeth Buck, left, and Suzanne Hitcho put their MS•MBA


educations to good use during their summer internships at
Pfizer Inc. in New York City. As a Business Technology
Summer Associate, Elizabeth implemented technical controls
pending an internal financial audit, where she received the
highest score possible. Her methods will be included in Pfizer’s
internal “best practice” documents.

• BU helped me figure out how I could combine my


passion for sports with the management skills I’ve
mastered. Participating in the Sports Management Club
helped me develop my leadership skills, and gave me
more confidence in dealing with business executives.
I’ve already applied a great deal of what I learned. I am
pursuing a career in sports management—that’s where
my heart is. My father gave me some good advice:
“Don’t get into something just for the money—get into it
because you have a passion for it.”

Suzanne worked on several process improvement projects in


Pfizer’s Business Technology Finance Group, where she
provided recommendations for improved samples forecasting,
project compliance, business reporting, and drug sampling.
Suzanne’s experience led her to accept a position with Pfizer
in the Business Technology group, and Justin Sowers, Director
of Global Business Technology was so impressed with the two
that he has already returned to the School to find more
students like Buck and Hitcho. “We’re very enthusiastic about
the quality of students there,” he says.

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• In tandem with educating future leaders, we’re also developing new and important
applications by working closely with business leaders and researchers from prestigious
institutions worldwide. Our research centers facilitate innovation through grants, forums,
and other initiatives that translate into ongoing relationships with businesses around the
globe and cutting-edge additions to our curriculum.
The Frederick S. Pardee Management Library spans three floors in the School; with more
than 92,000 volumes. Our electronic databases, indexes, and journals are growing steadily
and are accessible to you off-campus at any hour. The library features quiet areas, team
rooms, and carrels on all levels with laptop dataports or wireless access.
As a student in one of the world’s premiere research universities, you can take advan-
tage of the resources of fifteen separate Schools and Colleges and hundreds of research
centers without leaving the BU campus.

RE:SEARCH NAME

Mark Gaynor
Assistant Professor, Information Systems

A prolific researcher, Mark Gaynor earned his Ph.D. in


Computer Science at Harvard University. His research
interests include wireless sensor applications, server-
based architecture, and grid computing. In addition to
working on research projects within BU, he is currently
collaborating with a Boston Medical Center surgeon
and a group of Harvard computer scientists to develop
wireless medical sensors, including a pulse oximeter.

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• Our extraordinary faculty is comprised
of entrepreneurs, investment market
experts, applied researchers, inven-
tors, and authors of bestselling busi-
ness books and textbooks. They are
frequently quoted in national business
periodicals and work with business
leaders around the world. Scholars
and professionals are drawn to BU
because they are encouraged to
pursue entrepreneurial endeavors that
infuse their cases and coursework
with immediate relevance.

“It’s been said—and I agree—that we have


the best teaching faculty in Boston;
they bring their research into the curriculum, which results in our students being
better prepared for real-world scenarios.”

—Professor Don Smith, Associate Professor, Finance and Economics

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Zvi Bodie is a Professor of Finance and Economics and a world-
renowned investment consultant. He holds a Ph.D. from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has served on the
finance faculties at the Harvard Business School and MIT’s Sloan
School of Management. He’s the co-author of several books and
textbooks, including his latest “Worry-Free Investing: A Safe
Approach to Achieving Your Lifetime Financial Goals” (co-author
Michael Clowes) and the nation’s best-selling college textbook on
investing: “Investments” (co-authors Alex Kane and Alan Marcus).

NAME

Zvi Bodie
Professor, Finance and Economics Department
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• There is hardly a subject that’s more interesting than how
to invest money. I teach advanced topics in investing,
where I show students how to build quantitative models
for things such as personal asset allocation and pension
funds. My students are a focused, experienced group—
lots of them are already working in the field. One of them
shares responsibility for investing the endowment fund
and the pension fund at Partners Healthcare.

I try to get across that investing is really about trading off


risk and return. Despite conventional wisdom there is no
free lunch. The basic idea is that investing is an applied
science, not seat-of-the-pants-anything-goes. It’s really
a scientific discipline and I try to teach the basics—
decision theory, how to estimate and model stock
returns, and how to create structural products through
dynamic investments such as derivatives.

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As a leading authority on the link between business and IT strategies in
contemporary business, Venkat is one of the most highly-cited researchers in
the world. He received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Katz Graduate
School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. He has received many honors,
including the London Business School Innovation in Teaching Award and the
2003 IBM Faculty Award.

“BU has embarked on a

NAME

N. Venkat Venkatraman
BOLD VISION.” • More than other business schools, BU has grasped the importance of technology. BU has embarked on a bold vision:
David J. McGrath Jr. Professor of Management
Chairman, IS Department to educate a select set of students to be the builders and leaders for the network era. These managers will not be
technologists uncomfortable in other business domains. They will also not be business managers who shy away from
technology, because it might be seen as specialized and tangential to how organizations improve their bottom lines.
They will be cross-domain experts who examine business implications and alternative avenues of value creation.

Future leaders will be differentiated by their ability to master and apply technology creatively for business success.

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INTERNSHIP = OPPORTUNITY
Taj Alavi was a brand management intern at Revlon in New York and part of the company’s MBA Summer Intern Class of 2003. She helped
develop a marketing strategy for a $170M category opportunity, co-led a multimillion dollar national promotion, and researched and recommended
pricing strategies for her product category. Taj is now back in California in the International Marketing group at Johnson & Johnson.

•This was my dream opportunity, in that it not only allowed me to confirm my consumer brand management career interests, but also allowed me to market products I
was passionate about. My days were packed. Meetings, day-to-day assignments, training, and my summer project made the hours fly by. The fact that everything I
worked on made an impact on my team’s decisions and our category’s business was thrilling.

My classroom experiences, from OB and Accounting to Product and Brand Management, were vital to my success this past summer. BU is the only business school
with a large marketing project that requires learning about AC Nielsen analytics and, as it turned out, there wasn’t anything I did without using AC Nielsen at Revlon.
To top it off, at BU we are required to work in pre-assigned teams. This practice enabled me to refine my team skills and blend right in as part of one of the busiest
Revlon teams—something that really made a difference in my performance and enabled me to create strong professional relationships.

NAME

Taj Alavi
HOMETOWN

Redwood Shores, California


DEGREE PROGRAMS

Boston University
MBA 2004
University of California, Davis
BA Psychology 1998

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NAME

Merline Cherian
TITLE

Systems Associate
COMPANY

Fidelity Brokerage Company


DEGREE PROGRAMS

Boston University
MS•MBA 2003
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, India
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics 1995

Merline Cherian has the distinction of being a member of the first MS•MBA graduating class. She currently
works in the Technology Group at Fidelity Brokerage Company. Her goal is to analyze business objectives
and provide technology solutions to Fidelity businesses in support of both enterprise-wide requirements and
individual business unit needs.

• In our group, we look at technology from a 10,000-foot view to understand the long term impact of
implementing one technology over another. I came from an engineering background—I was a hard-
core programmer. The MS•MBA program helped me understand the impact a small decision can
have on an entire group or customer base. Because of this degree, I have unusual credibility within
the organization. If you don’t understand technology you won’t understand what engineers are
recommending. If you are only technical, you can’t communicate with senior management.

I chose BU because it was one of the only programs where I could leverage my existing technical
capabilities while making a foray into, for me, an unknown business environment. I liked the idea
that I would be learning how to manage information systems in conjunction with the core business
fundamentals such as accounting, finance, and economics. Being the very first MS•MBA class, we
were pioneers, and the faculty and administration encouraged us to provide feedback on the
curriculum to help them refine the program for future students. This School really takes contin-
uous improvement very seriously.

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Harvey Boshart is an associate in the Private Client Services group at Lehman Brothers in
Boston and has earned Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of a team of
advisors that provides financial counsel to family offices, foundations, and ultra high net worth
clients throughout the country, including six of the wealthiest Americans on the Forbes 400 list.
Prior to pursuing his MBA at BU, he was an officer in the U.S. Army.

“If I had gone to another business school,


I don’t think I would have gotten
this opportunity.”

•I’m a problem solver. Clients trust me to develop highly customized


solutions to all aspects of their financial issues—whether it’s
hedging interest rate risk or concentrated equity positions, new
investment opportunities, risk management, or asset allocation—
it’s a different solution for each client.
NAME
I chose BU in part because several of the school’s professors had Harvey Boshart, CFA
been teaching at Harvard and MIT, but were attracted to BU. At
TITLE
BU, professors are free to work on other projects while they are Associate,
teaching. Their real-world experience is constantly being updated, Private Client Services
so I knew I would be learning the most relevant concepts. COMPANY

Lehman Brothers
The School’s diverse culture was incredibly conducive to
DEGREE PROGRAMS
networking, and my classmates were entrepreneurial, but not Boston University
proprietary—I attribute that to the team learning approach. It MBA 2000
fosters a spirit of collaboration and develops your ability to work Clarkson University
successfully in the real world with all types of people. BS Civil Engineering 1995

BU took a person with an engineering degree and turned out


someone with a deep understanding of finance and capital
markets. I’m grateful for that.

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Selected Companies Recruiting Boston University MBAs

Novartis • Bristol-Myers Squibb


JPMorgan • Texas Instruments
Revlon • Univision • Gillette • GE
IBM • Hasbro • Citigroup • Merck
Fidelity Investments • Genzyme
Microsoft • Bose • UBS • Adventis
Analog Devices • Eli Lilly • Lindt
Bearing Point • Marriott • EMC
Staples • Deloitte • State Street
Unilever • Pfizer • Citizens Bank
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“We specifically began recruiting at BU because of the innovative MS•MBA program.”

Business Technology at Pfizer is a unique area, where business meets traditional


IT. Business Technology, as a business unit, is integrally responsible for all of the busi-
ness’ processes, data, and technology tools that are the foundation of a multi-national
market leader. When recruiting, Justin’s group seeks out MBAs with internal
consulting capabilities, those who can analyze a business problem and determine the
appropriate technology solution to address it.

NAME

• BU’s MS•MBA program is aligned with the kind of expertise our client business Justin Sowers
units need: MBAs who have a deep understanding of the link between business TITLE

and technology strategy. There’s no magic formula for identifying the ideal Director, Global Business Technology
candidate, but we have aptitude indicators that help us recognize people with COMPANY

strategic technical depth and true business process understanding. Individuals Pfizer Inc.
with such a skillset are probably going to succeed here. In our experience, BU
MS•MBA students epitomize this profile—they are entrepreneurial in mindset,
independent thinkers, down to earth, and business-minded, with a comfortable
confidence in technology-related matters. 23
Unilever Bestfoods North America is a leading
manufacturer of food products in the United States
and Canada. The company’s brands include Lipton
tea, Ragu pasta sauces, Hellmann’s mayonnaise,
and Skippy peanut butter. Jay Hughes is respon-
sible for the company’s financial planning and
analysis, performance reporting, accounting opera-
tions, and corporate risk management activities.

“BU MBAs have experience that


is very relevant to what I’m seeking.”

• When recruiting an MBA class, we’re not only


looking for the future leaders of finance, but
also potential general managers for Unilever.
It’s important that students can demonstrate
strong analytical abilities, interpersonal and
leadership skills, as well as determination and
drive. I’ve certainly found that at BU.

I’ve been recruiting at the School of


Management for four years. I’m impressed
with the quality and spirit of the MBA
program, its students and faculty, and the
career services team. The program attracts
very good students who are well prepared,
focused, and enthusiastic about the prospect
of working at Unilever. Their experience is
very relevant to what I’m looking for.

The Career Center staff helps differentiate BU


from other business schools. They’re proactive
in working with us as a recruiting employer,
and their commitment to helping students
plot their career path is obvious.

NAME

Jay Hughes
TITLE

Vice President and Controller


COMPANY

Unilever Bestfoods North America


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• Your MBA can open many doors. Determining which Anthony Smith, whose work experience includes a stint as Special
door represents the best opportunity for you can be a Assistant to the Mayor of Boston, interned at John Hancock over the
challenging process. Our Feld Career Center provides summer. “At John Hancock, I worked closely with Hazel Kim, a BU MBA
valuable guidance on every phase of your career search. graduate of 2002. Using the Career Center network, we were able to
It starts with Career Launch, a one-of-a-kind, full- connect and forge a great personal and professional relationship.”
semester, required career prep course taught by industry
professionals. In anticipation of your summer internship,
Career Launch helps you bridge the gap between
academia and real-world application. In your final year,
you’ll find that BU’s MBA program attracts recruiters
from market leaders in multiple industries.
The Career Center gives you access to everything you
need to fine-tune your career goals and make you as
marketable as possible—public speaking and interview
training workshops, recruiting and networking events,
alumni mentors, an E-recruiting website to keep you
abreast of all local and national opportunities within
your profession—and a dedicated staff who will partner
with you in executing your career game plan.

“The Feld Career


Center has been very
helpful in the most
important marketing
project of all…
marketing myself.”
NAME HOMETOWN DEGREE PROGRAMS

Anthony Smith Randolph, Massachusetts Boston University


MBA 2004
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
BA Economics 1999

Internships facilitated by the Feld Career Center enable you to connect what you’re doing academically
to what you may be doing in your future career. They’re also terrific networking opportuni-
ties—you and the employer get to take each other for a test drive.
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NAME

Jason Fowler
HOMETOWN

Kingston, Massachusetts
DEGREE PROGRAMS

Boston University
Health Care Management MBA 2004
Northeastern University
BS Business Administration and Finance 1997
“BU is
Jason Fowler completed an internship in the finance neuro-
logical division of Minneapolis-based Medtronic, Inc., the
world leader in medical technology for people with chronic
disease, as well as a corporate sponsor of Jason’s marathon
racing endeavors. He was tasked with analyzing the neuro-
logical division’s sales incentive and compensation programs,
consulting on European revenue projections for the
company’s drug pumps, and contributing to the company’s
strategic planning process.

• My internship at Medtronic confirmed that I wanted to pursue a career combining finance and
medical devices—a unique industry with limited players, so making this connection during my
studies was important. I was able to directly apply the financial skills and organizational behavior
concepts I had learned in my courses. In turn, my work experience put it all together for me and
motivated me to learn more so that I could apply that when I entered the work force. During my
internship I received an offer to return to Medtronic as a principal financial analyst, and I took it.

The quality and diversity of students at BU has made this entire experience—in and out of the
classroom—special for me. GSM’s academics are incredibly solid and we have talented professors
who are making the learning experience that much more unique.

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where aggressive, proactive self-starters succeed.”

NAME

Marc Powell
HOMETOWN

Los Angeles, California


DEGREE PROGRAMS

Boston University
MBA 2005
Cal State Northridge
BS, Business Administration 1999

Because of his interest in media and entertainment, Marc Powell is using some of his MBA elective courses to take classes in the College of Communications.
In his summer internship, he served as a Graduate Associate in the Walt Disney Company’s Partnership Marketing department. There, he worked closely with
Fortune 500 companies to develop promotional marketing strategies for live action and animated films.

•I came to Boston University to enhance my experience with a quality education in an amazing city. Having lived most of my life in Los Angeles, the opportunity to
live in such a historic city was hard to pass up.

Academically, the school has provided a terrifically supportive program with the goal of facilitating student success. I have also found the school to be supportive
when it comes to networking. When launching the Media & Entertainment Club, Dean Mike Lawson and my advisor, Sandy Harper, directed me to the appropriate
parties to facilitate the club’s launch and to attract quality speakers. This summer, I worked at the Walt Disney Studios in theatrical marketing and I was able to
use many of my textbook learnings and implement them in a real world setting.

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The MBA and MS•MBA curricula During the first year, full-time MBA and MS•MBA students take the same core courses and also have
are complementary. Companies need functional special- an elective. In June following the second semester, MS•MBA students take Summer Intensives—three
ists in finance, marketing, and operations. They also courses in three weeks—followed by an online Object-Oriented Programming course and a full internship.
need managers who understand how a company’s IT For second year MS•MBA students, the emphasis is on courses related to Information Systems, as well as a
strategy affects business operations. Field Project that spans both semesters, and electives in a chosen concentration. MBA students focus on
the electives associated with their chosen concentration.

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• Our dual degree programs, offered in conjunction with other Schools
within Boston University, meet the needs of students who seek
management careers in specialized areas or specific industries.

Accelerate your career


MBA/MS in MBA/MS in MBA/MS in MBA/MA in
Television Management International Relations Manufacturing Engineering Economics
and Management
For those seeking careers in the This dual degree program is Training in the related fields of
business side of television, the offered to meet the needs of The Department of Manufacturing management and economics is
joint MBA/MS program is a five- students seeking careers in Engineering and the School of professionally desirable in an
semester, dual degree program administrative management, Management offer a coordinated increasing number of areas,
administered jointly by the international affairs, consulting, program that prepares recent including banking, government,
College of Communication international banking, or graduates, or practicing profes- finance, and the private sector.
and the Graduate School finance. Admission into this sionals who are committed to Boston University meets this
of Management. The dual degree program requires careers in industry, for positions need by providing a coordinated
Communications component separate admissions decisions as manufacturing managers. program leading to a degree
consists of required courses in by the Department of Individuals taking courses on a combining a Master of Business
the Television Management International Relations and full-time basis complete the Administration with a Master of
program and electives from the Graduate School of program in two calendar years Arts in Economics.
elsewhere in the College of Management. (These decisions and receive two degrees.
Communication. You also are based on one complete
must fulfill the Graduate application to the Graduate
School of Management’s School of Management.)
MBA requirements.

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path with dual degrees.
JD/MBA in MBA/MA in MBA/MPH in MD/MBA
Law and Management Medical Sciences Management and Public Health
The combined MD/MBA program
Recognizing that the worlds of law The Master of Arts in Medical The MBA/MPH dual degree is conducted under the joint
and business have become Sciences Degree Program of the program is offered by the Health auspices of the School of
increasingly interdependent and Division of Graduate Medical Services Department of the Medicine and the Graduate
complex, the School of Law and Sciences of Boston University School of Public Health and the School of Management. This
the School of Management offer a School of Medicine responds to Health Care Management five-year program is designed
dual degree program spanning the recognized need for gener- Program in the School of specifically for students inter-
both fields. Separate admission is alist graduate study in the Management. The goal of this ested in both medicine and the
required for each program. medical sciences to provide rigorous program is to provide business aspects of medicine.
students with the background students with a solid foundation Students will complete the first
essential for the pursuit of a in both management and public three years of the medical
variety of careers in the health health in an integrated, struc- school curriculum and then
professions. Separate admission tured curriculum that focuses on spend their fourth year fully
is required to each program. the U.S. health care system. integrated into the MBA program
Separate admission is required to at the School of Management.
each program. Separate admission is required
to each program.

For complete admissions requirements, please refer to http://management.bu.edu/

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Keep your day job.
• We offer two options for How quickly you complete your MBA Self-Paced and PE-MBA students
depends on how many courses you can take full advantage of the
part-time study: the Self- take per semester. Most students School’s state-of-the-art facilities:
Paced and Professional choose to take two courses at a time
Evening MBA programs. during at least part of the program. • Extended library and computer
Every part-time student is assigned lab hours
Both enable you to expe-
an academic advisor who can help
rience a world-class • MBA program advisors who are
you choose your classes so that your available to help you with prag-
MBA, while you keep schoolwork fits into your real life matic and administrative issues
your day job. With the schedule. In PE-MBA, you benefit
same faculty, curriculum, from being part of a cohort of 50-55 • Evening and weekend parking at a
students who form a micro-commu- discounted fee in the School of
and electives as full-time
nity and support network during the Management’s garage
students, you work core curriculum (in which you take
toward your degree two courses at a time). When the two • A Starbucks in the building that’s
open late during the week
with a schedule that courses are coordinated, you can
accommodates your work as part of the same team in
The part-time programs will enable
more than one course, taking advan-
professional and tage of the relationship that you’ve
you to build on your management
skills, and attain a new level of
personal commitments. already established.
leadership, professionalism, and
personal growth.

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• Carve out your own path.
speci
Do you have a specific career track
in mind? Our specialized master’s
programs will prepare you to lead
and manage with the financial, opera-
tional, leadership, and entrepreneurial
Our specialty programs include:
• MBA and MS•MBA degrees in
Health Care Management, Public
and Nonprofit Management,
International Management
• MS degree in Investment
skills tailored to your interest.
Management

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NAME

Arden Reamer
HOMETOWN

Brookline, Massachusetts
•Public and Nonprofit MBA: DEGREE PROGRAMS

Boston University
for the social entrepreneur. Public and Nonprofit Management MBA 2004
Seattle University
Nonprofit organizations and government agencies are expected to run as efficiently, if not MA Education 1998
more so, as private-sector companies. At the same time, there are significant distinctions. Syracuse University
This program combines the critical thinking and managerial skills necessary to solve prob- BA English and Textual Studies 1993
lems in the public and nonprofit sectors, where efficiency and effectiveness are particularly
essential. You’ll also learn to navigate the complex political and social waters that can
heavily impact nonprofit organizations (while you study alongside more business-oriented
students, with whose businesses nonprofits must often interact).

alize
•Health Care Management MBA:
at the very heart of the matter.
The health care industry is undergoing a challenging, but exciting transformation. It repre-
sents tremendous opportunity if you want to develop advanced skills in this area within a
I chose Boston University’s MBA program because it
is superior in all ways. The Public and Nonprofit
program has the perfect mix of specific core
concentration classes combined with general MBA
classes. I also chose BU because my mother gradu-
ated from the MBA Health Care program in 1983.
business context. There’s no better place to pursue an executive position in the industry— BU has a very special role in my family. I feel as if
Boston is recognized as the nation’s center of health care innovation. attending BU has significantly impacted my life,
and I hope to use my degree to continue to make a
Our nationally acclaimed Health Care Management MBA emphasizes the importance of inte- difference in the lives of others.
grating access, quality, and cost-containment objectives in health care decision-making, as
well as mastering an understanding of the social, economic, and political contexts in which
decisions are made.
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MAP YOUR
OWN ROUTE
• Our MBA elective concentrations enable you to create a personalized portfolio of
business knowledge and skills in your second year. You’ll hone your ability to
analyze and communicate while building expertise in your chosen discipline.

You have the flexibility to select from a wide range of electives in the areas of entre-
preneurship, finance, information systems, international management, marketing,
operations and technology, organizational behavior, and strategy and policy.
We also offer a wide range of cross-disciplinary electives enabling you to construct a
custom concentration that incorporates the best practices of multiple industry
sectors and markets.

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School of Management Faculty
ACCOUNTING Allen Michel, PhD, N. Venkatraman, PhD, Jay S. Kim, PhD, STRATEGY & POLICY
Cornell University University of Pittsburgh Ohio State University
Patricia Doherty, MS, Nicholas Argyres, PhD,
printing: www.shrierworks.com, www.dynagraf.com

Bentley College Jacob Oded, PhD, Stephanie Watts, DBA, Jeffrey Miller, PhD, University of California
Carnegie-Mellon University Boston University Purdue University
Feng Gu, PhD, Jeffrey F. Beatty, JD,
Washington University Keith Osher, MBA, George Wyner, PhD, Paul E. Morrison, DBA, Boston University
University of Chicago Massachusetts Institute of Harvard University
Moshe Hagigi, PhD, Candida G. Brush, DBA,
Technology
New York University Michael Salinger, PhD, Erol Pekoz, PhD, Boston University
Massachusetts Institute of Bin Zhu, PhD, University of Arizona University of California
Samuel Hanna, PhD, Kabrina Chang, JD,
Technology
University of Pittsburgh Zhong Justin Ren, PhD, New England School of Law
William Samuelson, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Jane Kapral, MS, MARKETING Stephen Davidson, PhD,
Harvard University
University of Massachusetts Joseph Restuccia, DPH, University of Chicago
Lisa Abendroth, PhD,
Donald Santini, DBA, University of California
Alison Kirby Jones, PhD, Duke University Jeffrey L. Furman, PhD,
Boston University
Stanford University Stephen R. Rosenthal, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of
Paul Berger, PhD,
Israel Shaked, DBA, University of California Technology
Krishnagopal Menon, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of
Harvard University
Pennsylvania State University Technology Michael Shwartz, PhD, Isin Guler, PhD,
Donald Smith, PhD, University of Michigan University of Pennsylvania
Nishi Sinha, PhD, Purdue University C.B. Bhattacharya, PhD,
University of California
University of Pennsylvania Sean Willems, PhD, Kenneth Hatten, PhD,
Kumar Sivakumar, PhD,
Yu Wang, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Purdue University
photography: www.robertseveri.com

Rice University Frederic Brunel, PhD,


Washington University Technology
University of Washington Samina Karim, PhD,
Michael Smith, PhD, Stanford
David Weil, PhD, Harvard University University of Michigan
University Sucharita Chandran, PhD,
New York University ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR Tomás Kohn, DBA,
David Young, DBA,
Harvard University
Harvard University INFORMATION SYSTEMS Roberta N. Clarke, DBA, Lloyd S. Baird, PhD,
Harvard University Michigan State University Anita McGahan, PhD,
Jeffrey Allen, PhD,
Harvard University
Georgia State University Jonathan Hibbard, PhD, Elizabeth A. Craig, PhD,
FINANCE/ECONOMICS
Northeastern University University of Pennsylvania Keith Munsell, MBA,
Paul Carlile, PhD,
Jack Aber, DBA, Harvard University Boston University
University of Michigan Patrick J. Kaufmann, PhD, Sandra Deacon, PhD,
Zvi Bodie, PhD, Northwestern University Boston University James Post, PhD, SUNY at Buffalo
John Chalykoff, PhD,
Massachusetts Institute of
Massachusetts Institute of Mark Kean, MBA, Boston University Fred Foulkes, DBA, David Randall, JD,
Technology
Technology Harvard University Northeastern University
copywriting: www.mountain-dog.com, John DiCocco

Melvyn Menezes, PhD,


Theodore Chadwick, MBA,
Kathleen Curley, DBA, University of California Douglas T. Hall, PhD, Susan Samuelson, JD,
Boston University
Harvard University Massachusetts Institute of Harvard University
Vincent Onyemah, PhD, INSEAD
Iain Cockburn, PhD, Technology
Mark Gaynor, PhD, Sushil Vachani, DBA,
Harvard University Scott Swain, PhD,
Harvard University Jennifer Howard-Grenville, PhD, Harvard University
University of South Carolina
Jerome Detemple, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of
John C. Henderson, PhD,
University of Pennsylvania Deborah Utter, MBA, Technology
University of Texas
University of Chicago Executives in Residence
Kathryn Griner, MBA, William A. Kahn, PhD,
Bala Raman Iyer, PhD,
Harvard University Yale University James Ciriello, MS,
New York University
Stevens Institute of Technology
David Griswold, DBA, OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY Kathy Kram, PhD, Yale University
Michael Lawson, PhD,
Boston University Chi-Hyon Lee, DBA,
University of Iowa Peter M. Arnold, PhD, George Labovitz, PhD,
Boston University
Jeffrey Heisler, PhD, New York Indiana University Ohio State University
Lihui Lin, PhD, University of Texas
University Kristen J. McCormack, MBA,
J. Robb Dixon, PhD, Gerald C. Leader, DBA,
Ganesan Shankaranarayanan, PhD, Boston University
Shulamit Kahn, PhD, University of Virginia Harvard University
University of Arizona
Massachusetts Peter Russo, MBA,
Mark Frohlich, DBA, Aimin Yan, PhD,
Institute of Technology John Storck, PhD, Boston University Harvard University
Boston University Pennsylvania State University
Yrjö Koskinen, PhD, INSEAD Fernando Suarez, PhD, Frans Ryckebosch, MS,
design: www.labordaycreative.com

Janelle Heineke, DBA,


Massachusetts Institute of Cornell University
Nalin Kulatilaka, PhD, Boston University
Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Scott Stewart, PhD,
Nitindra Joglekar, PhD,
Technology Marshall Van Alstyne, PhD, Cornell University
Massachusetts Institute of
Massachusetts Institute of
Megan MacGarvie, PhD, Technology Mark Williams, MBA,
Technology
University of California Boston University
Admissions
For information on application deadlines, tuition
and fees, and financial assistance, please
consult the Application. To apply online or
download a paper form, visit our website at
http://management.bu.edu/afo/
Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-2670
mba@bu.edu

Boston University’s policies provide for equal


opportunity and affirmative action in employment
and admission to all programs at the University.

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