City of Boston

About the city of Boston

Attracting the best and brightest minds from all over the world and home to corporate giants like Bain & Company and Google, Boston is #1 on the Innovation Cities Global Index (2013). The seat of key industries including management consultancy, finance, and healthcare, you can build a global network of contacts as you gain firsthand experience of doing business in the U.S.

Boston skyline

Find like minds

Attracting the best and brightest minds from all over the world, Boston is home to more than 300 colleges and universities, with over 250,000 students. Noam Chomsky, Kofi Annan, David Rockefeller, and Barack Obama are just some of the great names that have taught and studied here. With so many high-caliber students and professionals studying and working in the city, our Boston campus is an ideal place to earn your degree, make connections, and seek out your next career move.

The business scene

Home to corporate giants Bain and Google, Boston is #1 on the Innovation Cities Global Index (2013). The seat of key industries including management consultancy and finance, Boston is the global headquarters for Fidelity, State Street, and other well-known private equity firms. The city also has a strong reputation for venture capital and a prestigious healthcare industry with seventeen renowned hospitals. Here you can build a global network of contacts as you gain firsthand experience of doing business in the U.S. Our Boston campus is an excellent base for this, and is a magnet for an impressive list of speakers and corporate visitors. Arianna Huffington – founder of one of the world’s largest digital media publications, The Huffington Post – is the latest Visionary Speaker to visit us.

America's top student town

The historical center of U.S. academia, Boston has long set the benchmark for the gold standard in business education. Home to some of the world’s most prestigious universities, Boston has a reputation inside the U.S. and around the world for quality, class, and East Coast sophistication. Much of the city's social and networking events revolve around the student population, making it a great place for you to connect with future professionals and business leaders from all over the world. Our Boston campus puts you right at the center of it all.

Close-up of a baseball

Sport and leisure

Home to famous teams in baseball, basketball and American football, sport is a big part of life in Boston with large-scale sporting events held most weekends and everyone supporting their favorite team. It makes for a great atmosphere in the city and whether you’re a seasoned sports fan or a newcomer, the all-American ballgame experience is a really fun day out.

More to explore

A large U.S. city, Boston has all the choice and diversity you would expect in terms of places to eat, entertainment, and nightlife, but if you’re looking for something a little different, Boston’s lesser-known cousin, Cambridge, is just across the river. It offers an alternative to the hustle and bustle of the big city with a laid-back, intellectual vibe and lots of exciting discoveries for those in-the-know. Sandwiched between the beaches of Cape Cod to the south and the mountains of Vermont to the north, swimming, skiing, and hiking are just a couple of hours away.

Boston City Guide