Originally Posted by Gracelikerain
Hey everyone just got accepted to the program last week! I have a tough choice to make between Tufts MBS and BU MAMS. From what I've read both programs appear really similar in terms of success and requirements. For those of you already in the program --What's the overall atmosphere like? Are students cut-throat and ultra competitive? Are advisers genuinely concerned for the students success? Etc. Any information would be really helpful. Thanks!
That is a good question and i don't think there is a wrong choice. Students are not cut-throat since you're not really competing for grades with one another. The only situation that could be possibly competitive is your acceptance into BUSM (which is around 25 students, according to the website), but being cut-throat isn't gonna get you in. People who get in are exceptional in their own way; if you need to be ultra-competitive and cut-throat (or an ass) you probably aren't doing well enough to get in. If that makes any sense? Most of these students, academically are a good margin above the rest, so they really don't have anything to be competitive about. With that said, most people are very chill with each other and work hard together.
The advisors are amazingly concerned. The director of the program is a-m-a-z-i-n-g and takes care of everyone very, very well. You should know that all advisers/faculty within the GMS program individually volunteered
to be a part of the program to teach students like us. Therefore, they really do try their hardest to take care of you.
Edit: I'd like to gloat by saying BUSM's ranking is now 31 on the (no-one-should-care-but-they-still-do-anyway) US News Ranking, steadily rising from a ranking of 43 in 2008 which is when I first started researching the school.