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Carroll School of Management Graduate Programs

Applied Learning

Boston College offers a wealth of opportunities for MSF students to apply their classroom learning and to learn directly from industry professionals. For example:

  • The Curriculum in Investment Research and Management (CIRM) is a three-course sequence of electives that merges theoretical learning with hands-on workshops. For qualifying students, the program culminates in “live money” portfolio management.

  • The TechTrek course features visits to Silicon Valley, Seattle, and New York City, where students tour some of the nation’s hottest tech firms and meet with venture capitalists, CEOs, and entrepreneurs. 

  • The Warren Buffet & Berkshire Hathaway Field Experience takes students to Omaha, where they meet with billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

  • The International Management Experience is an elective course that culminates in a two-and-a-half-week trip to Asia, Europe, or Latin America, where students interact with business leaders and government officials.

  • The International Consulting Project features travel to countries such as China or Peru to work with clients on specific business challenges.

What’s more, many graduate students at the Carroll School fulfill the University’s tradition of service by serving as mentors, role models, or tutors in underserved communities, or by providing pro bono professional services to local nonprofit organizations.

Numerous student clubs, including the Graduate Management Association and the Graduate Finance Association, provide additional opportunities for students to gain significant leadership experience as well as to develop personal and professional interests.