The Carroll School houses several centers devoted to specific areas of research and practice that enhance the University community, numerous professions, and society at large.
Through these centers, our students apply what they’ve learned in their coursework to the real world—insights they bring back with them into the classroom. Students engage with leading thinkers and theories, leveraging leadership opportunities and addressing urgent social issues.
Widely recognized as one of the premier speaking forums in the world, Boston College’s Chief Executives Club brings together leaders of the world’s most successful corporations several times a year to exchange ideas with an audience of their peers. Recent keynoters include CEOs of Disney, Nike, and IBM.
This joint effort between the Carroll School and the Lynch School of Education strengthens skills among leaders at district, charter, and Catholic urban schools. Through retreats, coaching sessions, and workshops, LLA institutes effective school change.
The Center is by far the largest corporate membership organization in the burgeoning arena of corporate social responsibility. It promotes this work through executive education, best-practices research, and other offerings including the world’s largest annual gathering of corporate citizenship professionals.
The Center plays a leading role in nationwide discussions of retirement policy. It conducts research, disseminates data, trains new scholars, and acts as an information and resource hub for the policy community and public.
As a global leader in promoting workforce effectiveness, the Center acts as a unique resource for corporate member organizations. Recognized for its extensive collaboration with scholars and business leaders, the Center offers research, education, and partnership opportunities.
Emphasizing entrepreneurial thinking throughout the college experience, this center engages self-starting students with coursework, clubs, competitions, mentoring by prominent alumni, and real-world opportunities.
Using real estate as a catalyst for change in marginalized and vulnerable communities, the Corcoran Center fosters discussion, action, and the next generation of urban professionals.
Through innovative events, public lectures, and targeted research, this broad community brings together a variety of high-profile speakers and perspectives from business and society.