Category: Student Life

Q&A with BC MBA Student, Kevin Harvey

[UPDATE 10.13.2016:] Since the publication of this post, Kevin has moved to Liberty Mutual Insurance and is now working as a Business Systems Analyst. To truly help you truly understand the feasibility and value of earning your MBA as a working professional, we asked a second-year part-time MBA student to share his thoughts on the program. Kevin Harvey

What Makes a Successful MBA Candidate

If you’re giving serious thought to earning your MBA, you probably have an idea of what a rigorous curriculum paired with experiential learning opportunities can do to accelerate your career. (Here are just five reasons an MBA is a smart career choice.) Still, you might be wondering whether you (or your lifestyle) are cut out

Getting Your MBA and Running a Marathon

As I begin the start of my second semester as an MBA, I find more and more similarities between getting my MBA and running a marathon. Here are a few of the ways in which they compare – hopefully this list will help you plan appropriately and prepare you for your journey as an MBA,

First Year MBA Experience: Preparing for the Business Plan Competition

By Jeremy Ferguson, MBA ’16 (Originally published on January 20, 2015) Imagine this: standing in front of a full audience of your peers, faculty, and a panel of local business executives, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and venture capitalists delivering a comprehensive business plan for a new venture you just learned about 14 weeks before. If you matriculate

What I Learned in the First Semester of my MBA Program

By Jeremy Ferguson, MBA ’16 Has it really been two weeks since the first semester of classes ended? Time sure does fly when you’re having fun! Fun: did you ever think you would hear somebody describe an MBA program as “fun?” I’ll admit there were times that I felt overwhelmed and would ask myself, “Why

Drinking from the Fire Hose: Musings of a First-Year BC MBA

 By Chris Anselmo, MBA ’16 At Boston College, the first year of the full-time MBA program is divided into four sessions. As soon as you can say “MBA orientation,” students hit the ground running with four classes that span a mere seven weeks. It is a semester’s worth of material condensed into a short time

Ten Reasons Why Boston Is the Best City for MBA Students

Especially when we are “on the road” attending recruiting events, we are asked about Boston as a destination city. Prospective students usually already know that Boston is booming with world-class universities. They know Boston is home to great sports franchises, of course, and some really good chowder. But they want to know, rightfully so, what