Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 schools and colleges, along with a number of multidisciplinary centers and institutes that are central to the University’s research and teaching mission.

Boston University is the fourth largest private university in the United States and was recently placed 37th in the U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings.

Boston University has become the most recent member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an elite organization of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada, founded in 1900. BU is the fourth university to be invited into the AAU since 2000. In the Boston area, only Harvard, MIT, and Brandeis are also members.

Metropolitan College, one of Boston University’s 17 degree-granting schools and colleges, was established in 1965. The College demonstrates excellence in teaching and research, with over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, offered full time and part time in convenient evening, online, and blended formats. There are over 30,000 Metropolitan College alumni worldwide.

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  • Undergraduate Degree Completion Program (Bachelor of Liberal Studies)
  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Project Management
  • Master of Science in Banking and Financial Services Management
  • Master of Science in International Marketing Management
  • Master of Science in Business Continuity, Security and Risk Management
  • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Health Communication


Boston University is an accredited member of AACSB International-the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.


As part of Boston University, Metropolitan College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of six nationally recognized accrediting agencies.


Boston University’s Metropolitan College management programs have received accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Program Accreditation System (EPAS).


Boston University’s Metropolitan College’s master’s degree programs in Administrative Studies, Computer Information Systems, and Project Management are accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).


Information Security programs at Metropolitan College are certified by the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).


Boston University is also recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research.


"Each of my professors and facilitators had exceptional real world experience in project management, in industries and organizations as diverse as high-tech, aerospace, finance, the military and NASA. Their experience was an invaluable resource that complemented the classroom material perfectly, and resulted in a unique combination of theory and practice that was immediately applicable to my work."

Andreja Brankovic, MSPM Graduate

"I'm happy to report that I found a job in the criminal justice field within a few months of graduation, and was actually in the fortunate position to be able to choose between two great offers. I took a position with the City of Fairfax (Virginia) police department as an assistant to the detectives, and my experience there so far has confirmed that I did the right thing in pursuing my MCJ at BU."

Rebecca Gregory, MCJ Graduate

"My learning experience at BU has been very rich and fulfilling. It has not only broaden my knowledge base but has prepared and put me on a path to achieving both my current and future career goals. The tools and techniques, I have been exposed to are readily implementable in the workplace."

Yvonne Idahosa, MSCIS Graduate