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Sarah Klopfer, MBA '16, on making the most of her BC MBA

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Many are attracted to Boston College's extensive opportunities across academics, experiential learning, and student life. But as students begin their journeys, many wonder: How can I get the most out of my BC MBA? Read more on how Sarah navigated her BC experience and leveraged her skills to earn a spot at Johnson and Johnson.

 

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Sairah Mahmud BC MBA '18: Classics major goes rogue

March 22, 2017 Sairah Mahmud MBA 18

It’s fair to say that until fairly recently I never thought I would pursue an MBA. First of all, I was a Classics Major at Tufts – not exactly a natural segue to business. One could argue there’s a lot to learn by reading the poetry of Catullus, but it isn’t finance or marketing. 

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Balancing Your MBA and Your Family

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There are many factors to take into account when you are thinking about getting an MBA. If you have a spouse and/or children, the decision takes on even greater significance. An MBA will not only change your career trajectory, it is also a major time commitment, sometimes more intensive than a full-time job. As a result, it is vital as part of your decision-making process that you take into account how it will affect your family.

 

 

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A Day in the Life with Jess Poracky, MBA '18

March 11, 2017 Poracky MBA18

During my first semester, I was challenged on many levels—adjusting to being a student again, taking classes in new and unfamiliar subjects, meeting new people, and evaluating my professional goals and path. Now, I proudly look back on what my classmates and I accomplished over the past semester. Our enthusiasm, support for each other, hard work, and creative time management made the first semester a time of “focused fun” both inside and outside the classroom. 

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See photos from Graduate TechTrek West 2016

February 8, 2016 Graduate TechTrek West 2016

In January, BC MBA students spent one week touring some of the nation's most distinguished tech firms throughout Silicon Valley. On the trek directed by Professor John Gallaugher, students networked with BC alums and participated in master classes taught by venture capitalists, CEOs, and entrepreneurs. See photos from this year's trip below!

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Q&A with Michael Puopolo, BC MBA '16, on student life at BC

January 8, 2016 Q&A with Michael Puopolo, BC MBA '16

When you arrive at BC, you'll quickly realize that there's more to making your mark than a rigorous, market-driven curriculum taught by our thought-leading faculty. Just as important for your graduate experience is your time spent outside of the classroom, where you'll encounter even more opportunities to grow, lead, and excel in the world of business.

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Q&A with BC MBA student, Kevin Harvey

June 10, 2015

[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.

You may already know about the four things that make the Boston College Part-Time MBA Program an exceptional experience. But to 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.

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Q&A with a dual MBA/MSF student

March 13, 2015

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 offered by Boston College.

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