Diamonds in the Rough: Public and Nonprofit MBA at Boston University

MBA applicants can get carried away with rankings. In this series, we profile amazing programs at business schools that are typically ranked outside the top 15.

Since 1973, the Boston University (BU) School of Management has offered a Public & Nonprofit MBA (PNP), specifically designed to cultivate business management skills that can make a real difference in the world. Standing at 39th in the 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek rankings, the BU School of Management exposes PNP students to a robust general management core curriculum in addition to specialized courses and resources targeting the governmental, public, and private nonprofit sectors. Experiential field projects offer students hands-on consulting experience through such courses as “Marketing Social Change” and “Social Entrepreneurship.” The PNP program also maintains partnerships with high-profile nonprofit organizations, such as City Year and Education Pioneers, through which scholarship opportunities, enrollment deferral, and application fee waivers are available to students interested in gaining work experience with these affiliations.


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