Boston University was founded as one of the first all-inclusive universities, as well as a leading private research and teaching institution. With 32,000 students from 50 states and 140 countries, BU is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. For over 150 years, Boston University has anticipated the changing needs of its students while serving the greater needs of society.
Boston University's faculty is made up of experts who blend both professional experience with scholarly achievement. Internationally recognized for their pioneering work and contribution to their fields, Boston University's faculty have prepared thousands of students to be the leaders of tomorrow. While every faculty member brings a unique perspective to the classroom, they all share several common characteristics: they work closely with and take a personal interest in their students, are deeply committed to making the online learning environment meaningful and stimulating, and are dedicated to keeping the curriculum reflective of latest trends.
Helping you succeed is the goal of every member of the University's distance learning team. We provide you with five levels of support: your own personal Admissions Advisor, Program Manager and small group instructor. Further you will have access to the University's highly regarded professors and live technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
eLearning gives you access anywhere, anytime. The program's online learning portal is the center of the online learning experience. It is here where you will access course information, communicate with your instructor and fellow eLearners, take quizzes, post assignments and view grades, all from the convenience of your home or office. This highly interactive educational Web site uses the highest quality multi-media to make your learning experience as engaging as it is effective. The online learning portal provides a framework for the highest quality communication and interaction between yourself, your instructor and your fellow eLearners.
Boston University is the only university to offer an online Bachelor Completion Degree in Liberal Studies (BLS). Our program gives students who are prepared to complete a high-quality bachelor's degree can do so alongside other accomplished, motivated, mature students. You will develop a thorough understanding of the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and fundamentals of science—disciplines that are highly valued in today's business climate, where success often depends on interpersonal awareness, critical thinking skills, and human factors.
Designed for individuals who have busy schedules and professional commitments, the BLS program can be completed in as little as 30 months by taking 52 to 64 undergraduate credits.
Boston University is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., one of six nationally recognized accrediting agencies.
Immerse yourself in the Artist Teacher experience. Boston University's Online Master of Arts in Art Education degree is designed to shape the Artist Teacher, an individual with a passion for personal artistic growth dedicated to enriching the lives of children through a relationship with art. Our online and optional summer studio curriculum offers serious artistic and educational development that provides students with strategies and techniques for imparting the creative process and knowledge of art in the classroom, while building pathways for career advancement. Enjoy hands-on faculty teaching during the on-campus studio session. This accelerated program is designed for working professionals to graduate from a leading institution with a long history of educating artists and teachers. It is possible to complete the degree in less than two years and entrance does not require a GRE exam.
Criminal justice is more than a profession. It’s your life’s purpose. Combine personal integrity with the prestige of earning a Master of Criminal Justice from world-class Boston University, and there’s no telling the impact you can have on lives—starting with your own.
There’s a reason more than 2,000 criminal justice professionals have chosen Boston University. It’s called leadership. Our Master of Criminal Justice program was the first of its kind to launch online 12 years ago. With the option of choosing a concentration in Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity or Strategic Management, our curriculum constantly evolves to prepare professionals to fight crime in the digital age. Whether you’re motivated by respect, personal satisfaction, or advancement, choose BU to:
Ranked #6 Best Online Graduate Business Program by U.S. News & World Report
AACSB accredited. 100% online.
Big data is no longer just big in the IT world. Now, data is crucial to decision-making across areas such as marketing, supply chain management, operations, and human resources. According to a McKinsey Global Institute assessment, the United States could face a shortage of 1.5 million big data managers and analysts by 2018. Choose Boston University’s fully online Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics Management and help fill the growing void of highly skilled analytical experts across the business landscape. With the unprecedented access to vast amounts of information, the 21st century enterprise needs individuals who can translate data into business solutions. Prepare to lead by building your business acumen and technical expertise.
The BU learning model is a rich combination of dynamic curricula, the latest educational technologies, and flexible delivery modes. Our internationally respected faculty brings originality and relevance to the coursework based on decades of academic and industry experience.
In a field like business analytics, cutting-edge technology and constant adaptation are necessary for success. You will have access to the best analytics software tools including Microsoft Power BI, Analytics Solver Platform, and Google Analytics. We also monitor the effectiveness of our teaching throughout each semester with the help of advanced quantitative and qualitative diagnostic tools. What does that mean for you? Each semester you can receive the highest-quality learning experience possible.
With our in-demand degree, you can prepare for roles such as:
Market Research Analyst
19% expected growth from 2014 to 2024.
$62,150 median salary in 2015.
Operations Research Analyst
30% expected growth from 2014 to 2024.
$78,630 median salary in 2015.
14% expected growth from 2014 to 2024.
$81,320 median salary in 2015.
12% expected growth from 2014 to 2024.
$80,310 median salary in 2015.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Boston University’s online Graduate Programs in Management are an integrated suite of six specialized master’s degrees and five graduate certificates that actively redefine professional management education.
Boston University's Master of Science in Business Continuity, Security, & Risk Management (MSBCSRM) online program will provide you with the knowledge and tools to ensure the sustainability of any company's core business functions, even during times of economic instability. The MSBCSRM will provide you with a solid professional background in business continuity, security and risk management, and with the extensive skills and abilities essential to succeed in today's complex management environment. The MSBCSRM will enable you to manage intricate business continuity management plans, facilitate relationships between project teams and customers and balance the competing demands of scope, time, cost and quality. Our unique online learning platform provides a dynamic, interactive master's program consisting of 12 seven-week courses that can be completed in 24 months. Boston University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., one of six nationally recognized accrediting agencies.
Ideal for working professionals interested in participating in and managing information technology projects and teams across complex organizations. The comprehensive, real-world curriculum covers critical topics such as information security, IT project management, database management, and business intelligence. For candidates interested in the specialized Information Security curriculum, Boston University is one of few institutions recognized by the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security both as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research. The Information Security programs at Computer Science Department at Boston University's Metropolitan College are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), so your degree would be validated by both top security institutions and the long-standing reputation of Boston University.
The concentration in Health Informatics offers a solid understanding of the fundamentals of IT and the health information systems that are vital to contemporary patient care. Learn to design, implement, and manage health applications to create new solutions for complex health care. Study the management and security of electronic health records and biomedical databases.
You will be immersed in healthcare information technology through both the core and concentration courses. The program provides instruction in database management, information systems design and analysis, project management, and security, along with the skills to apply this knowledge and expertise to the health care field.
The Concentration in IT Project Management provides you with in-depth understanding of and hands-on experience with the latest technologies, and challenges you to apply your knowledge to real world projects. You'll learn the general concepts embodied in the Project Management Institute's PMBOK and virtual project management skills that enhance the ability to manage geographically distributed software development. Students will be prepared for careers such as; project manager, systems analyst, designer, programmer, research manager, IT consultant, or administrator of technical projects while also gaining specialized techniques in software risk management, software cost estimation, and software quality management.
Computer systems analysts, database administrators, and computer scientists are expected to be among the fastest growing occupations through 2014. Job increases will be driven by very rapid growth in computer system design and related services, which is projected to be one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S. economy. Boston University's Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Information Security is designed for IT professionals who want to expand their careers in this fast-growing and highly-paid market. Your studies in this program will capitalize on your experience, and meet your needs by offering specialized training in management to prepare you for a managerial position within the computer science or information systems field. Boston University's program has been developed by industry leaders who know what it takes to succeed in today's marketplace.
The concentration in Web Application Development will teach you to use the latest programming technologies and deliver a comprehensive understanding of IT fundamentals. Learn both client-side and server-side development as well as the latest topics in PHP, and .NET (C# and Silverlight). Get hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies such as JQuery UI, JQuery Mobile, and HTML5. Create real-world web application projects that also involve interacting with databases such as MySQL.
You will acquire the knowledge necessary to create web applications that can enhance user experience as well as increase business productivity and profitability. The comprehensive curriculum covers all platforms including mobile applications, rich internet application development, and advanced enterprise application development.
Boston University’s online Graduate Programs in Management are an integrated suite of six specialized master’s degrees and five graduate certificates that actively redefine professional management education. Designed by internationally respected faculty, these advanced management programs offer an interdisciplinary curriculum that prepares accomplished professionals to become forward-thinking leaders. It’s an educational experience unlike any other and an uncommon opportunity to learn the skills that will be needed in the next decade—and beyond.
BU proudly offers these Graduate Programs in Management as some of the most acclaimed academic platforms in the world. Explore this site and discover all the reasons why. Of all the differentiators, you’ll learn that what truly sets us apart is how we come together.
Applicable to every industry, BU’s Graduate Programs in Management develop advanced critical reasoning skills, leadership from a global perspective, and practical tools for actionable growth in a changing business landscape.
Insuring the Planet
In a changing economy, business professionals need to protect their competitive edge. Today’s insurance managers face ongoing challenges that span legal, ethical, financial, and global concerns. It’s an environment that demands knowledgeable leaders who can think through all the intricacies of modern-day insurance management. Boston University’s Master of Science in Insurance Management online program can help you gain further distinction by complementing your proven industry expertise with forward-thinking management principles in accounting, finance, operations, and leadership. If you hold the Charter Property Casualty Underwriter® (CPCU) designation, you can earn your master’s degree from BU after completing only eight courses.
Going Beyond the Four Ps
The Master of Science in International Marketing Management online program does not subscribe to the traditional paradigm of marketing that most business programs follow. The ways in which consumers are engaging with products and services has changed, influencing the factors that shape buying decisions, and as a result, the methods marketers employ to reach consumers must change as well.
Traditional marketing considerations, such as barriers to entry, have been replaced by new ones, such as search engine optimization, SEM, and social media reputation management. Today’s marketing managers need to be innovative, multidisciplinary, and customer focused. Yet quick to respond in order to strategically position their products or services to meet the needs of an ever-changing consumer base.
In an age where the consumer rules, companies are forced to restructure and adapt to the evolving needs of the marketplace. As a result, businesses are creating new roles and jobs just to stay competitively positioned; this is necessary to not only survive, but thrive.
With a rich history dating back to 1918, Boston University School of Social Work continues to educate agents of change through our comprehensive graduate program housed at a leading private research university. With our online Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program, you can gain the knowledge and skills needed to meet the evolving demands of this critical profession from anywhere in the United States.
The online MSW at Boston University School of Social Work, which is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), provides the opportunity for a new generation of social workers to earn a degree from an internationally recognized private research university. BUSSW’s online part-time program offers an innovative and convenient option for individuals who wish to continue living and working in their own communities, and features concentrations in both Clinical Social Work and Macro Social Work practice to support your area of interest.
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