Q&A with a Dual MBA/MSF Student

In a field that’s as dynamic and cross functional as business, it’s no surprise that employers seek professionals who possess depth of knowledge, strong analytical skills, and functional expertise. Read what one student, Robert Mullen, has to say about his decision to pursue a dual MBA/MSF degree, just one of the nearly 20 dual-degree programs

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

Five Ways to Prepare for the GMAT

If you’re serious about business school, then taking the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) should be your first step. The GMAT is accepted by more than 6,000 business and management programs worldwide, (including Boston College’s MBA program), because it is considered the best predictor of your success in a graduate program. Feeling some pressure? Here

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,

Five Reasons to Get Your MBA

As an early career professional, earning your MBA can be an incredibly smart career choice for many reasons. It’s a serious commitment, but we’re here to assuage your stresses by sharing five of the most rewarding aspects of an MBA, either as a full-time student or a part-time student. Here they are. 1. Focus on

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