from reading this thread I think I would stick with Harvard. Boston University is expensive and a great school. But the Harvard name always sticks out . Besides, its an american thing to do like graduating from an extension school associated with the oldest university of this continent. I like the boston university masters in banking and finance. I had an interest to pursue it . Still thinking about it. When I was reading about the requirements for having a thesis on completing a masters, i contemplated about those schools that deliver the "great books program." like shimer, thomas aquinas college. perhaps the rigourous curriculum in those schools brings preparation for upper advanced degrees.