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Welcome to The Boston College Business Initiative

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The Boston College Business Initiative (BCBI) provides developmental and consulting services to a wide array of firms, ranging from nascent startups to existing companies. Our client list includes entrepreneurs to research laboratories, publicly traded corporations, and nearly everything in between.  

Services are offered in the areas of:

  • General Business Planning
  • Consulting
  • Financial and Strategic Analysis
  • Product Development and Launch
  • Project Management
  • International Market Entry and Consulting
  • Research

We leverage the power of the Boston College campus community and alumni network by bringing together student and faculty representatives from the Carroll School of Management, the Law School and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Alumni and experts in related industries are additionally retained as overseers for specialized analysis or project work.

Consulting services are provided free-of-charge, unless specifically agreed to as part of the engagement. Boston College graduate students complete work under the direction of faculty and industry practitioners, and to ensure a balanced business perspective, multidimensional student teams are regularly assembled.

Clients usually have the option of receiving their results in a variety of formats, ranging from full-length, business plans and consulting reports, to summarized media presentations, and targeted memoranda.

Courses, programs and directed studies are offered throughout the calendar and academic year, including the summer session. The businesses and individuals working with the BCBI will retain all intellectual property ownership rights of any work completed by Boston College. Students and faculty are prevented from commercializing or directly profiting from any work they complete for outside companies or individuals.

For Graduate Students: If you'd like to learn more about the different courses and programs offered by the Boston College Business Initiative, please send us e-mail at: BCBI@bc.edu. We look forward to having you as participants!