How Part-Time Students Make Time to Run Marathons

Today, over 30,000 people will run in the Boston Marathon and the rest of the city will shut down to sleep in, drink, and cheer them on. We all have classmates who impressively balance work and school along with athletic feats. Yes, part-time MBA students at Questrom School of Business do run marathons! We caught up with a few of these students— all marathon-runners at one time or another during their PEMBA studies— to find out how they pulled it off and why.

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Here’s Why Questrom Changed Its Start Time

This semester, Questrom changed its start time for evening classes from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. This hasn’t been a popular decision for part-time students. Students (and sometimes professors) were baffled by the decision to change the class start time. Part-time professors thought students wanted it, but students don’t want it at all! In case you were wondering, here’s the real reason for the change in the start time.

How to Drive in Boston and Keep Your Sanity

So you decided to commute to Boston. Now what? Driving in the “City on a Hill” is not for the faint of heart. It involves certain skill and there is a certain etiquette. So here are some tips. Boston does not tolerate snoozers. If you are at the red traffic light pay attention to that light. If you snooze for exactly 1/2 second let me assure you, you will hear that horn. It is almost a common courtesy to honk.

How to Commute to Boston and Keep Your Sanity

If you live outside of Boston but found that Boston University is offering the best evening MBA program in the area (like many of us did), you may be considering commuting to Boston. I live in New Hampshire and decided that it was worth it, even after the North Campus was closed. I was also the rare one who had a car on campus during my undergrad at BU. So naturally I have some tips to share.

Traveling as a Part-Time MBA Student

Time management is tough enough as it is when you’re working full time, going to school part-time, keeping your personal life intact, and trying to have some semblance of a social life all at once. But when you throw travel into the mix, that changes the game completely. Most professors are pretty accommodating when it comes to work-related travel so if you need to miss a class or two, it’s rarely much of an issue. However, missing class creates other challenges - catching up may take time, you may miss important announcements, you may miss team meetings, etc. So here are a few pointers when planning your travel.