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Carroll School of Management

From the Director

The Honors Program in the Carroll School of Management is a program characterized by academic excellence, emerging leadership, dedication to service, and boundless enthusiasm.

Students in the Carroll School Honors Program enrich the greater Boston College community with their myriad talents. They are engaged in the arts, athletics, and numerous clubs and activities. The Honors Program is an anchor in the Boston College experience of these students. In a community that is committed to service, interested in seizing opportunities for leadership, and united in its goal to maintain the highest academic standards, these diverse and motivated students encourage each other to develop as the corporate and community leaders of the future.

Each year, approximately 35 students are admitted to the Carroll School's Honors Program. The small size of each class allows the students a unique experience both within and beyond the classroom. Within the Carroll School, students in the Honors Program attend honors sections of core curriculum management classes such as Basic Finance, Managerial and Financial Accounting, Marketing, Ethics, and Operations. As a faculty member who teaches an Honors Section of Portico, I can attest to the fact that students in the Honors Program are exceptionally well-prepared for class, making discussions more focused and more lively. The small class size of Honors sections fosters close relationships between some of the university's best faculty and students.

In addition to the Honors Program management core curriculum, students fulfill the university core requirements in liberal arts. Students have a wide variety of choices to fulfill these requirements.

The academic rigor of the Honors Program is complemented by a strong and supportive social component. Members of the program encourage freshmen to participate in First Serve, a magnificent community service effort, even before classes begin. Upper classmen mentor underclassmen throughout the program, providing valuable peer support about class schedules, studying abroad, and internship and career opportunities. Student committees host a variety of programs, ranging from informative roundtable discussions with Boston College faculty and alumni, a Symposium event, featuring a leader in the business community, to purely social events, such as kickball games and barbecues. Whatever the event, the students turn out in force.

This website further details the components and the spirit of the Carroll School of Management Honors Program. Students, faculty, and alumni present their unique view of the Honors Program and Boston College. We hope this website encourages you to learn more about the Honors Program and the undergraduate experience at Boston College.

Ethan Sullivan, Ph.D.
Director, Carroll School of Management Honors Program