Boston University: Questrom: New MBA Concentration Viability
Challenge: Boston University’s (BU’s) Questrom School of Business has offered the Public and Non-Profit (PNP) MBA degree program for over 40 years. With the addition of a new Energy and Environmental Sustainability Concentration (EES), students also had the option to focus on energy and corporate sustainability.
Objective: To understand the viability of increasing the number of students who choose an Energy and Environmental Sustainability (EES) concentration within their MBA.
Solution: A Quantitative Viability Study was conducted, consisting of online surveys among prospective MBA students. The types of students who would/wouldn’t be interested in the EES concentration at Questrom were profiled, and key triggers and messages for attracting those interested in the program were identified.
Result: Plan-it provided communications and tactical recommendations on how to attract future students to the EES concentration at Questrom.