November 20, 2015

A Prescription for Better Healthcare

A few weeks ago, a team of MBA students kicked off the third annual Health and Life Sciences Conference at Questrom School of Business to discuss “A Prescription for Better Healthcare”.  This year focused on the provision of high-value services to patients across the continuum of healthcare.   The event sold out with just under 300 attendees and featured 40 speakers throughout the day.

It was a great opportunity for students to gain insight from industry leaders like the President of Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Peter Slavin, and President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Andrew Dreyfus.  The event was also full of networking opportunities with company sponsors, breakout panels to discuss topics like healthcare quality, and a lightning round featuring early-stage companies to highlight their healthcare innovations.  
The event is completely student driven and a great way for Questrom students to engage in the healthcare community.  We’re excited what is in store for the HLSC in years to come.

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November 17, 2015


Over 70 prospective students gathered this past Friday and Saturday for MBA Connect weekend! The Graduate Admissions team welcomed individuals interested in both the full-time and part-time programs, to share more about what makes Questrom such a great community. In order to provide the full picture of life as a Questrom MBA student, a mix of current students, faculty, and alumni joined the various events across the two days, which included:
  • Strategy and Innovation mock class and case discussion
  • Student life panel with 2nd year MBA students
  • Conversation with Dean Ken Freeman
  • Lunch with current students, advisors, and faculty
  • Career workshop and alumni panel
  • Receptions for current and prospective students to mingle and unwind
Highlights from the weekend included Dean Freeman reminding all that the two most important words in business are “thank you;” an unfiltered student panel discussion around academic work, school/life balance, jobs and internships, and club activities; and many different opportunities for visitors to connect with individual students and future classmates. Everyone seemed to have a fun time, and we hope to see you next year!

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November 16, 2015

Networking doesn't have to just about finding a job

Each semester there are a number of events that are meant to bring students together and facilitate networking so you can get to know your classmates. The full-time program has the Cohort Cup, a friendly competition that pits students against each other in a series of fun events.

The Professional Evening MBA (PEMBA) program has their PEMBA Wine and Cheese Series events. These events bring students together to hear from business leaders from diverse sectors.

The Graduate Programs Office plans events that are meant to bring students from all programs together to foster a sense of community across the entire school. Recently they planned a flag football tournament that mixed people from all programs on each of the teams.

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November 12, 2015

Health Sector Management Mixer

This week students from the BU Health Sector Management (HSM) club attended a mixer at the Field House in Central Square.  Also in attendance were students from similar clubs at MIT Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School.  Everyone had a great time getting to know other business students interested in the healthcare industry and expanding their professional networks with neighbor schools.  
With such a large healthcare community in Boston, it was great to get together with like minded individuals and learn about what they are doing.  There was a lot of excitement around the BU, HBS and Sloan communities about this event.  After last night there is a strong interest in continuing this relationship moving forwards.  We are excited to continue to build a bond between the schools moving forwards for years to come!

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November 9, 2015

Pulling it all together

Case competitions are a great way to take the knowledge that you are gaining in the class room and put it all to the test. They are meant to challenge students to think like executives. Recently at team of 5 Questrom students travelled to Nashville, TN to compete in the National Human Capital Case Competition hosted at Vanderbilt University. At the competition the students used their many skills, including knowledge of business strategy, organizational behavior and finance to solve a complex human capital project. It was also a great excuse to network with employers and students from schools across the country.

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November 6, 2015

Taking midterms during the day, solving mysteries at night

What better way to celebrate the end of the first round of midterms than channeling your inner child and going ghost hunting! This past weekend six Mathematical Finance, MS students decided to throwback to their childhood and celebrate Halloween dressed up as the Scooby Doo squad. And as we all know, no squad is complete without a villain. Thanks Izzy for being the spookiest villain of the night!

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