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BU’s First Online MBA Cohort Twice The Size Of Initial Expectations

Questrom’s first online MBA program starts on Aug. 2 with 401 students

To get its inaugural class of online MBA students started next week, Boston University’s Questrom School of Management battled through a host of COVID disruptions that ranged from university budget cuts and hiring freezes and a key instructional designer coming down with coronavirus to a complete halt on the construction of its video studios and the loss of many university IT resources.

Yet, BU managed to overcome the unexpected obstacles to enroll the first class of 401 online MBA candidates, double its initial expectations of 200 students for its $24,000 virtual MBA. When they begin coursework on Aug. 2 in what is called “Mod Zero,” all the classes have been reimagined and completed with the exception of the ending capstone. Already, Questrom has 100 students confirmed for the program’s second cohort that starts in January.

“We’ve had challenges

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