Carroll School of Management Boston College

Carroll School of Management Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
November 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
4 Departments and Programs
departments and programs


Excellence in Business Education at Boston College

The Carroll School of Management at Boston College offers academically rigorous programs that reflect the needs of today's business world. Experiential learning that allows students to gain real-world experience is an integral component of the school's highly-regarded programs.

In fact, "U.S. News and World Report" ranked the Carroll School within the top 50 graduate business schools in the nation. In addition, the "Financial Time's" Global MBA. Ranking 2013 guide placed the school's Master Business Administration (MBA) program within the top 100 in the world.

Furthermore, "Bloomberg Businessweek" ranked the full-time MBA. program at Boston College within the top 50 programs. The publication also ranked the college's undergraduate business program within the top 10 programs in the country.

MBA specializations at the Carroll School of Management include asset management, business analytics, competitive service delivery, corporate finance, entrepreneurial management, financial reporting and controls, global management, leadership and management, marketing and information analytics, product and brand management, and "tailored" specializations.

Full-time MBA Program

The full-time MBA program provides a strong foundation in business fundamentals including accounting, economics, financial management, information technology, and marketing. It also emphasizes operational effectiveness, business planning, and entrepreneurship.

The program's curriculum includes 10 elective courses that allow students to gain expertise in functional or interdisciplinary business areas.

It also includes a project that focuses on corporate social responsibility, a consulting project that focuses on solving real-world problems, a business plan development project, and an internship that is optional.

Evening MBA Program

The curriculum for the Evening MBA program includes 56 credits of core, integrative, and elective courses, as well as a business development workshop. The Evening MBA can be pursued either through cohort or self-paced scheduling options.

Core courses provide analytical, managerial, and practical management skills. Integrative courses provide in-depth information about competitive strategy and social issues from a managerial perspective. Additionally, elective courses focus on students' interests and strengthen their functional knowledge.

Master of Science in Accountancy Program

The Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program at Boston College meets the academic needs of individuals with baccalaureate degrees in accounting as well as those who earned degrees in other disciplines. It consists of 10 courses (30 credits) including 3 accounting core courses, 3 accounting elective courses, and 4 non-accounting elective courses.

Non-accounting degree holders may also need to complete up to 4 additional courses.

Master of Science in Finance Program

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program has 3 scheduling options to accommodate the needs of a diverse student body. The cohort (accelerated) option, which consists of 10 courses, can be completed in one full year of study.

The self-paced option, which also includes 10 courses, is generally completed in 20 months of part-time study. Furthermore, the full-time quantitative track includes 11 courses and focuses on technical and analytical skills development.

The MSF curriculum also provides hands-on education including field study and real-world consulting projects.

Ph.D. in Management Programs at Boston College

Boston College also offers doctoral programs in management with concentrations in finance and organizational studies. The finance concentration integrates theory with applied research and pedagogy. The organizational studies concentration provides a strong foundation in organizational theory, research methods, and statistics.

Financial Assistance

Boston College offers a wide-range of financial aid programs for MBA, MSA, and MSF students, including merit-based assistantships and scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. It also provides annual stipends and tuition remission for doctoral students.

Employment Opportunities for Graduate Business Students

Strong placement results are evidence of Boston College's reputation for providing outstanding graduate business programs. For example, over 80% of the full-time MBA class-- who seek employment -- secure positions within 3 months of graduation.

Additionally, MSF graduates have obtained positions at influential companies such as Credit Suisse, Deloitte Consulting, Provident Equity Partners, State Street, USB Wealth Management, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Furthermore, MSA graduates have secured employment at multi-national companies like Deloitte, Ernst and Young, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and KPMG.

Expert Faculty Members

Business faculty members are first-rate teachers, researchers, and consultants as well as leaders in their fields. For example, Professor Mary Ellen Carter examines how financial reporting and regulation impacts incentives and executive compensation. Her research has been published in top academic journals and featured in Forbes and other business media outlets. Professor Carter is also a CPA who worked for Coopers and Lybrand in Boston, prior to her academic career.

Excellent Speaker Series in the Carroll School of Management

Speaker series such as the Chambers Lecture Series and the Manager's Studio enhance students' academic experiences. High profile speakers share their professional experiences and provide guidance for creating ethical, successful careers. Past speakers have included television journalist Tom Brokaw, CEO of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay Deborah Jackson, and CEO of Young and Rubicam Tom Sebok.

Student Life at Boston College

Boston College provides a strong community that consists of students and faculty members from varied cultural, professional, and educational backgrounds. This diversity, coupled with small class sizes, ensures that students receive individualized attention from teachers and share meaningful, constructive information with classmates.

Furthermore, as part of the Jesuit tradition, all students complete several hours of volunteer service, which promotes social, professional, and civic development. It also provides experience working in community-based organizations.

In addition, student organizations like the Graduate Management Association enable students to gain leadership experience, develop professional interests, and build lasting relationships with their peers. Furthermore, members of the Carroll School's "influential" alumni network serve as advisers, clients, friends, and mentors to one another.

Boston College

Established in 1863, Boston College is one of the oldest Jesuit universities in the nation. It is located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in the northeastern region of the United States.

This esteemed university offers academically challenging programs to nearly 15,000 students who represent every state in the union and over 95 countries. Its vibrant community also includes a variety of cultural events, performing arts, student organizations, and intercollegiate athletics.

Furthermore, the university is just 6 miles from historic Boston, one of the nation's top hubs for arts and culture, education, finance, health care, and technology. Therefore, students have easy access to plenty of cultural, entertainment, recreational, and employment opportunities.

Location & Contact

Carroll School of Management

Boston College

140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3800
United States

Dr. Jeffrey Ringuest

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

Phone: 617-552-9100
Fax: 617-552-0514

Ms. Shelley Burt

Director of Graduate Enrollment

Phone: 617-552-3920
Fax: 617-552-8078

Request More Info

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Master of Business Administration/Doctor of Philosophy (MBA/PhD)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts (MBA/MA)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Science (MBA/MS)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Accounting (MBA/MSA)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Finance (MBA/MSF)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Social Work (MBA/MSW)
      Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)
      Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 418
    • Doctoral Degrees 4
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


24% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 2,392
    • Accepted 587
    • Acceptance Rate 24
    • Enrolled 271
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $100
    • Application Fee - International $100
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline November 1st November 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline January 15th January 15th Not Reported
    • Spring deadline March 15th March 15th Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT, GRE, resume, and recommendations, transcripts
    • Doctoral's DegreesGMAT, GRE, curriculum vitae, recommendations
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score 600 paper-based, 100 iBT), IELTS (minimum score 7.5), or PTE (minimum score 68)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students785
    • Female Percentage38%
    • Male Percentage62%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students785
    • Part-time Percentage53%
    • Full-time Percentage47%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American2%
    • White / Caucasian72%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian8%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown12%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty98
    • Full-time Percentage59%
    • Part-time Percentage41%
    • Female Percentage20%
    • Male Percentage80%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchCorporate finance, operations management, strategic management, securities and derivatives
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported