Why the Carroll School?

Why the Carroll School?


Academics are at the core of our student experience, where you’ll find a challenging curriculum that blends innovative business courses with experiential learning opportunities.

Carroll School students graduate ready to assume leadership roles across a range of industries. Among our most recent undergraduate class, 90 percent were employed upon graduation, commanding an average starting salary of $81,034. 

Our faculty are ranked among the best in the world, and achieve a rare balance between high-level teaching and industry-leading research, regularly publishing in top journals and improving business practices while imparting valuable insights to students. 

Want to study big data or entrepreneurship? Our curriculum is designed to be tailored to your interests, with six academic departments, ten undergraduate concentrations, eight graduate programs, and the ability to earn additional majors and minors in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences or the Lynch School of Education and Human Development.


Best Undergraduate Business Schools
(Poets & Quants, 2020)


In Finance
(U.S. News, 2024)


In Accounting
(U.S. News, 2024)


In Entrepreneurship
(U.S. News, 2024)


In our supportive community, students are eager to excel, collaborate, and help each other thrive, both inside and outside the classroom.

Members of our community work closely together across programs and disciplines, helping each other develop as individuals, professionals, and lifelong learners. Our faculty and staff regularly meet with students one-on-one to offer personalized guidance on their studies, passions, and career trajectories.

A variety of learning and leadership opportunities further enrich the academic experience. These include a strong emphasis on connecting management learning with the arts and sciences. Outside the classroom, students engage with one another through hundreds of events, countless service opportunities, plus more than 300 student-run clubs and organizations across campus.

The spirit of collaboration continues after graduation through our robust alumni network, where more than 180,000 Boston College graduates offer valuable professional connections and career advice to Carroll School students through a variety of programs.

MaryEllen Carter
Student formation is central to who we are. We don’t let students fall through the cracks—we want them to succeed and we care about them.
Mary Ellen Carter, Professor in Accounting, Joseph L. Sweeney Chair


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Our students study more than just business. They also reflect on who they are, who they want to be, and how they want to use their talents to improve the world.

Our unique academic experience integrates the study of management with the liberal arts, drawing on ideas and insights from multiple disciplines to help students foster intellectual inquiry, critical thinking, ethical leadership, effective communication, and a global perspective.

We believe that successful management education in the 21st century must combine excellence in teaching and research with reflection and action. Here, education is about more than finding a job. It’s about creating a place—and making a difference—in society.

The Carroll School educates the whole person in an atmosphere that is inclusive, ethical, caring, collaborative, and respectful of all, consistent with Boston College’s institutional mission and motto of “Ever to Excel.”


For teaching quality
(Poets & Quants Best Undergraduate B-Schools, 2020)


For teaching quality
(Bloomberg Businessweek)


Faculty research ranking, worldwide
(Financial Times, 2022)

Experience management education, the Boston College way: dynamic courses taught by renowned faculty in a multidisciplinary, supportive setting.

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