Your connection to a b-school and its campus are important components of your success throughout an MBA program and beyond. Here are three things to watch for on campus visits.
1. Collaboration spaces. When you are immersed in a community of students who share a similar desire for learning and professional advancement, discussions, and team projects aren’t just requirements—they’re opportunities to grow your network. The right b-school promotes these interactions through convenient spaces to connect with other students outside of class. At Boston College, the meeting rooms, common spaces (like Powers Atrium, featured in the above photo), and computer labs in Fulton Hall (on the Chestnut Hill campus) give teams the space they need to work together effectively.
2. Student-faculty interaction. The interactions you witness between students and faculty on campus set the tone for the relationships you can expect to have as a matriculated student. Do you see any one-on-one conversations happening? Do the professors seem engaging and approachable? Because full-time and part-time BC MBA students learn from the same world-class faculty, all of our students feel comfortable tapping into their professors’ expertise—both in and out of the classroom. (Register now to sit in on a BC MBA class.)
3. Facilities. The ideal program provides access to the latest technologies, equips you with the market-driven skills employers look for, and links you to loyal alumni and industry professionals. On your visit, look for spaces on or near campus that demonstrate the school’s dedication to each of these three things. In the heart of Boston’s financial district, the Boston College Club does just that, by offering students, alumni, and city leaders a place to honor BC’s traditions and engage in new thinking.