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Boston College is a private Jesuit university occupying multiple campuses each just a few miles west of central Boston. The Carroll School of Management is located on the Chestnut Hill Campus, occupying centrally located Fulton Hall near Alumni Stadium. The management school was founded in 1938, and was renamed in 1989 for Boston College alumnus Wallace E. Carroll, who contributed the school’s largest private grant at that time. Carroll offers full- and part-time MBA programs, as well as PhD and MS degrees in business-related fields. 

FAQ

What is the tuition for Carroll’s MBA program?

The tuition for Carroll’s MBA program is $26,625 per semester. The total cost of the Carroll MBA program is $78,535 per year; this includes budgeted living expenses.

What is the average GMAT score for admission to Carroll’s MBA program?

The average GMAT score for the incoming class at Carroll is 636.

Does the Carroll MBA program accept the GRE?

Yes. The Carroll MBA program has accepted the GRE for a few years now.

What is the average number of years of work experience for admission to Carroll’s MBA program? (or, What is the average age of a Carroll MBA student?)

The average number of years of work experience among students in Carroll’s MBA program is almost 5. On average, Carroll MBA students are 28.

How long is Carroll’s full-time MBA program?

Carroll offers a traditional 2 year MBA program.

What are the application deadlines for Carroll’s full-time MBA program?

The Round 1 MBA application deadline is October 1, 2019. The Round 2 application deadline is November 26, 2019. The Round 3 deadline is January 7, 2020.  The Round 4 deadline is March 17, 2020.  The Round 5 deadline is April 14, 2020.

What percent of Carroll MBA students are women?

The percentage of the class at Carroll that are women is 25%.

Admissions

Class Profile

Carroll School of Management has a class of 2020 size of 77 students, selected from 498 applicants. About 17% of the incoming class pursued degrees in humanities/social sciences as well as 16% in business, followed by 12% in economics and 9% in finance. Eighteen percent of the class had double majors in their undergraduate studies. Upon matriculation at Carroll, students averaged 28 years in age with almost five years of full-time work experience. The average GMAT score of incoming students was 636. In total, 14% of students in the class of 2020 are international, 25% are women and 16% identify as a member of a minority group.

 

Application Procedures

Carroll offers applicants five admission rounds, taking place early October through mid-April. The school encourages applicants to submit as early as possible to receive priority admission and scholarship consideration. The application requirements for Carroll include completing the school’s online application form and submitting an essay, résumé, one letter of recommendation, and transcripts from each college attended. Applicants also must report their GMAT or GRE test results from within the past five years, and, when applicable, TOEFL or IELTS scores from within the past two years. Interviews are required for full-time MBA candidates, upon notification by the Admissions Office. A $100 application fee is required, though the fee is waived for military members and veterans who have been on active duty within the past 15 years.

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Stats

Class Size77
% Female25%
Mean GMAT636
Mean GPA3.33

Contact

Mailing Address
Boston College
Carroll School of Management
Fulton Hall
140 Commonwealth Avenue, Cushing 203
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617.552.3920
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/carroll-school
Blog: http://carrollschoolblog.com
Twitter: @BCCarrollSchool

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November 6, 2019 6:45pm
Accepted via phone.
GPA: 3.82.
May 11, 2019 2:18pm
Waitlisted via portal.
GPA: 2.69. GMAT: 510.
February 26, 2019 11:28pm
Accepted via email.
GPA: 2.8. GMAT: 690. MA.
February 20, 2019 8:17pm
Accepted via email.
GPA: 3.4. GMAT: 620. Boston.
February 13, 2019 5:28pm
Accepted via email.

MBA DecisionWire for Boston College / Carroll

Bos
Enrolled: Boston College / Carroll
Admitted: Boston College / Carroll
GRE: 295
Post-MBA Career: Private Equity
Bos
Enrolled: Boston College / Carroll
Admitted: Boston College / Carroll
GMAT: 640 GPA: 3.25
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
Bos
Enrolled: Boston College / Carroll
Admitted: Babson / Olin, Boston College / Carroll, Other
GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.4
Post-MBA Career: Asset Management, inc. Hedge Funds
NYU
Enrolled: NYU Stern
Admitted: Boston College / Carroll, NYU Stern
GRE: 330 GPA: 3.3
Post-MBA Career: Consulting
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Enrolled: Undecided
Admitted: Boston College / Carroll, Indiana / Kelley, Rochester / Simon
GMAT: 710
Post-MBA Career: Consulting

Academics

Faculty

Students in the MBA program at Carroll have access to over 130 professors who focus on seven academic departments: accounting, business law and society, finance, information systems, management and organization, marketing, and operations management. Their research regularly earns awards in specialized fields spanning corporate finance, strategy, and security and policy.

 

Curriculum

Each of the Carroll School’s academic departments are shaped by its world-class faculty, who contribute to an integrated curriculum that responds to industry needs and prizes experiential learning. 

The two-year, full-time MBA academic year is broken into two semesters beginning just before Labor Day (generally late August) through December for the fall term, and mid-January through mid-May for the spring term. It consists of 56 total graduate credit hours. During their first year, full-time MBA students focus on core-curriculum coursework as a cohort, developing the business knowledge and capabilities that form the foundation of their graduate experience and serve as a bonding time among classmates. The core consists of progressive coursework starting with the one-week Introduction to Strategic Management and Professional Development Programming, followed by seven weeks each of three different data-analytics courses, plus classes in marketing, accounting, financial management, and personnel and organization management. Year one also includes follow-up professional-development sessions that are scheduled several times throughout the first semester. During semester two, students will take their last of three core classes in data analytics as well as a course in strategic management, a simulation in management-practice experience, and three electives. The second year consists of eight skill-strengthening electives that students choose according to their interests and disciplines. The Carroll School also requires graduate students to fulfill a volunteer requirement as part of the institution’s Jesuit heritage and tradition of serving the community.

Additionally, MBA project teams spend part of their second semester participating in the Diane Weiss Competition. Teams apply their evolving skills to confront real-world business challenges, finding and developing solutions for the school’s external, corporate partners. The competition concludes at the end of year one, with formal presentations of each team’s 90-day Management Practice Experience, addressed to faculty and judges who hold leadership roles in top companies. In addition to the real-time learning opportunities, the top teams earn awards and prominent recognition. 

The school also offers applied-learning, credit-earning opportunities beyond the classroom. Among the options is the International Consulting Project Latin America, an elective course for which Carroll MBA students consult as teams for international clients, conducting research and analysis for the firm before travelling to the company’s home country to share their recommendations. This and several other experiential-learning programs round out the school’s rigorous coursework on and off campus.

 

Other MBA Degree Options

Along with its two-year full-time MBA program, Carroll offers a part-time MBA program with classes held on weeknights and Saturdays. The part-time MBA program allows students to earn an MBA in as little as two years or as many as four years, joining both on-campus and/or online classes. The school also offers full- or part-time MS programs in accountancy and finance, and PhD programs in accounting, finance, and organization studies. (The Carroll School of Management also is home to an undergraduate program.)

 

Elective Disciplines

  • Asset Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Competitive Service Delivery
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Reporting and Controls
  • Global Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Marketing and Information Analytics
  • Product and Brand Management

 

Degree Offerings

Full-Time MBA

https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/schools/carroll-school/graduate/mba/full-time-mba.html

Part-Time MBA

https://www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/schools/carroll-school/graduate/mba/part-time-mba.html

 

Campus Life

Clubs, Conferences and Competitions

The Carroll School has an established set of guiding principles meant to instill fundamentals of character in its community members and build trust among its selective class of students, faculty, administration, alumni, and employers. Like all Carroll students, MBA candidates will find that mutual respect, integrity, personal accountability, and the pursuit of excellence form the foundation of the school’s community.

Collaboration and social contributions are key to the Carroll experience and are rooted in Boston College’s Jesuit heritage. As such, graduate students are required to join the university’s tradition of service in underserved communities. This can be done in several ways, such as providing pro-bono professional services to local nonprofit organizations or volunteering as tutors and mentors. The university also sponsors a Jesuit Day of Service that gathers and gives back to the local community.

In the professional realm, MBA students can expand their leadership experience and explore and develop their personal and professional interests through a number of student organizations and clubs. Clubs like Graduate Women in Business, Graduate Management Association, and Graduate Consulting & Management Club host networking events, panel discussions, and social outings crafted around their niche interests. Other groups such as Invest ‘N Kids invite Carroll students to impart some of their knowledge to and inspire future business leaders. 

Meanwhile, Carroll considers forums and speaking events integral to its graduate curriculum. Applied-learning programs like the Manager’s Studio and Chief Executives Club bring in executives from top corporations to impart their personal and professional expertise to MBA students.

 

Campus Spaces

The Carroll School of Management is on the Chestnut Hill Campus of Boston College, southwest of central Boston and about 4 miles from Fenway Park. The school is mainly housed inside Fulton Hall, a stone-masonry structure built in the 1940s and updated with contemporary features. MBA students have exclusive access to its Graduate Computer Lab and the Graduate Management Lounge, as well as a variety of meeting and study rooms.

Boston College doesn’t currently offer graduate housing on campus, but the off-campus housing office can assist MBA students with listings and guidance.

MBA Careers

Career Services

The Graduate Management Career Development office provides many ways for students to develop professionally during their time at the Carroll School. These services include digital resources and workshops to determine an individual’s optimal career path. Practice interviews, job coaching, résumé and cover letter preparation, and on-campus recruiting and internship opportunities give MBA students regular access to “GradLeaders,” the school’s online career network. Carroll graduates also can maintain their strong university ties through the Alumni Association’s online community and its regional chapters. 

 

Career Statistics

All of Carroll’s Full-Time MBA class of 2019 secured internships in their first year in the program. Data for class of 2018 full-time MBA graduates showed them earning positions in a variety of fields: 22% in financial services, 15% in consulting, 15% in consumer goods, 15% in technology, 13% in manufacturing, 10% in pharma/biotech/healthcare, 6% in non-profit, and 4% in other fields. In their post-graduate careers, Carroll alumni averaged $107,554 in total compensation.

The majority of graduates were hired in finance/accounting (27%), marketing/sales roles (23%), and general consulting (19%). Eighty-three percent of Carroll’s class of 2018 students found employment within three months of graduation.

Financing

Carroll’s 2019-2020 tuition is $26,625 per semester. With additional fees such as living expenses, health insurance and books, however, the estimated cost of attendance for one year (two semesters) is $78,535. 

The school offers a number of merit-based scholarships and assistantships to both domestic and international full-time applicants. All are considered for these awards upon application to the program. Additionally, more than 75% of full-time MBA students received Dean’s Scholarships, which are awarded to particularly strong candidates; they vary in value, but the average award totaled about $40,000. Financial aid and loans are available to all students, as are outside scholarships and loans, work-study programs, and combinations of each.

 

Estimated Cost of Attendance

  • Tuition (per semester) $25,625
  • Room and Board (per academic year) $15,485
  • Books and Fees $1,405
  • Medical Insurance $3,120
  • Personal $3,255
  • Transportation $2,020
  • Total $78,535 (per year)

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