Admission

Driven, reflective, and forward-thinking, Carroll School students are astute leaders and leaders-to-be who come from a variety of backgrounds. Here, professionals with decades of experience share classrooms with students emerging from many of the best undergraduate programs.

What unites our students is a desire to make their mark on business and society—to improve individuals’ lives, organizations, and communities wherever they go. They benefit from small cohorts that encourage close connection with peers and offer uncommon access to field-leading faculty. Our programs feature dynamic academic experiences through which students acquire both foundational skills and advanced expertise.

If this sounds like a culture you would thrive in—and contribute to—then we encourage you to apply. We examine each application holistically, considering academic performance alongside extracurricular experience and the potential to have an enduring impact.  

Fall 2020 Plans

Boston College has published a website that details the University’s plans for the fall semester. FAQs for employees, faculty, and students are provided by section. Visit bc.edu/reopen.

For more information about Carroll School graduate admissions for the remainder of the 2019-20 application cycle, please refer to the Graduate Admissions COVID-19 FAQ page.

Know that we remain committed to supporting your needs at this time. If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact us at bcmba@bc.edu, call us at 617-552-3920, or connect with a member of our admissions team.   

Please note the following admissions updates as of June 24, 2020:

• The Fall 2020 application deadline for the Full-Time MBA, MSF, and MSA programs is Monday, July 20. We will continue to review Part-Time MBA applications on a space-available basis.

• All applicants for Fall 2020 are eligible for application fee waivers.

• All applicants for Fall 2020 can submit GMAT/GRE waiver requests.

Questions about graduate admissions or programs? Email us, call us at 617-552-3920, or visit our Graduate Admissions Blog.

Graduate Admissions Events


Deadlines and Requirements

Deadlines

For priority consideration, submit your application by the earliest date possible. The Fall 2020 application deadline for the Full-Time MBA program is Monday, July 20. Learn more about essay questions, and tips on how to answer them. Questions? Please email us at cgsomapp@bc.edu.

Program Start Date Apply By Receive Decision By
August 2020 October 1, 2019 December 11, 2019
  November 26, 2019 February 12, 2020
  January 7, 2020* March 18, 2020
  March 17, 2020 May 6, 2020
  April 14, 2020 June 3, 2020
  May 5, 2020** June 17, 2020

* International applicants are encouraged to apply by this deadline.

** Additional deadline added due to the COVID-19 situation.  

Requirements

A complete application to the Boston College Full-Time MBA Program includes:

  • Online application for admission
  • Your current resume
  • Transcripts from every college or university where you were enrolled in a degree-granting program
  • GMAT or GRE scores from within the past five years; GMAT school code: 44x-J5-96, GRE school code: 3033. TOEFL or IELTS scores from within the past two years (if required). NOTE: Fall 2020 applicants may be able to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement. Submit the GMAT/GRE waiver request form before completing your application
  • TOEFL school code: 3033
  • Recommendation from an individual who can provide an objective appraisal of your capacity for intensive graduate study and your potential for professional success
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $100 USD. NOTE: Fall 2020 applicants are eligible for application fee waivers. Once you begin your application, this waiver will be automatically applied

Interviews are available by invitation only for Full-Time MBA applicants, but we invite you to visit campus at any point in the admission process.

Apply now

Additional Information for:

International Applicants

Previous Applicants

Current Students

Deadlines

For priority consideration, submit your application by the earliest date possible. For the Part-Time MBA program, applications received after the last deadline are reviewed on a space-available basisLearn more about essay questions, and tips on how to answer them. Questions? Please email us at cgsomapp@bc.edu.

Program Start Date Apply By Receive Decision By
January 2020 October 15, 2019 December 4, 2019
  December 10, 2019 January 8, 2020
August 2020 January 14, 2020 March 25, 2020
  April 7, 2020 May 13, 2020
  May 5, 2020* June 17, 2020

* Additional deadline added due to the COVID-19 situation.

Requirements

A complete application to the Boston College Part-Time MBA Program includes:

  • Online application for admission
  • Your current resume
  • Transcripts from every college or university where you were enrolled in a degree-granting program
  • GMAT or GRE scores from within the past five years; GMAT school code: 44x-J5-96, GRE school code: 3033. Applicants to the Part-Time MBA Program may be able to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement. Submit the GMAT/GRE waiver request form before completing your application
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores from within the past two years (if required); TOEFL school code: 3033
  • Recommendation from an individual who can provide an objective appraisal of your capacity for intensive graduate study and your potential for professional success
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $100 USD. NOTE: Fall 2020 applicants are eligible for application fee waivers. Once you begin your application, this waiver will be automatically applied

Interviews are not available for Part-Time MBA applicants, but we invite you to visit campus at any point in the admission process.

Apply now

Additional Information for:

Previous Applicants

Current Students

Deadlines

For priority consideration, submit your application by the earliest date possible. The Fall 2020 application deadline for the MSA program is Monday, July 20.. Learn more about essay questions, and tips on how to answer them. Questions? Please email us at cgsomapp@bc.edu.

Program Start Date Apply By Receive Decision By
August 2020 November 5, 2019
January 15, 2020
  March 3, 2020 April 29, 2020
  March 31, 2020 April 29, 2020

Requirements

A complete application to the Boston College MSA Program includes:

  • Online application for admission
  • Your current resume
  • Transcripts from every college or university where you were enrolled in a degree-granting program
  • GMAT or GRE scores from within the past five years; GMAT school code: 44x-J5-96, GRE school code: 3033. NOTE: Fall 2020 applicants may be able to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement. Submit the GMAT/GRE waiver request form before completing your application
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores from within the past two years (if required); TOEFL school code: 3033
  • Recommendation from an individual who can provide an objective appraisal of your capacity for intensive graduate study and your potential for professional success
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $100 USD. NOTE: Fall 2020 applicants are eligible for application fee waivers. Once you begin your application, this waiver will be automatically applied

Interviews are available by invitation only for MSA applicants, but we invite you to visit campus at any point in the admission process.

Please Note: Given the widespread impact of COVID-19, we will accept applications submitted after our current deadlines and will review them on a rolling basis.

Apply now

Additional Information for:

Current BC Undergraduates (Fifth-Year Applicants)

Previous Applicants

International Applicants

Deadlines

For priority consideration, submit your application by the earliest date possible. The Fall 2020 application deadline for the MSF program is Monday, July 20.Learn more about essay questions, and tips on how to answer them. Questions? Please email us at cgsomapp@bc.edu.

Program Start Date Apply By Receive Decision By
Full-Time MSF August 2020 October 22, 2019 December 18, 2019
  August 2020 February 18, 2020 April 15, 2020
Part-Time MSF
January 2020 October 15, 2019 December 4, 2019
  August 2020 January 14, 2020
March 25, 2020
    April 7, 2020 May 13, 2020
    May 5, 2020* June 17, 2020

* Additional deadline added due to the COVID-19 situation.

Requirements

A complete application to the Boston College MSF Program includes:

  • Online application for admission
  • Your current resume
  • Transcripts from every college or university where you were enrolled in a degree-granting program
  • GMAT or GRE scores from within the past five years; GMAT school code: 44x-J5-96, GRE school code: 3033. NOTE: Fall 2020 applicants may be able to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement. Submit the GMAT/GRE waiver request form before completing your application
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores from within the past two years (if required); TOEFL school code: 3033
  • Recommendation from an individual who can provide an objective appraisal of your capacity for intensive graduate study and your potential for professional success
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $100 USD. NOTE: Fall 2020 applicants are eligible for application fee waivers. Once you begin your application, this waiver will be automatically applied  

Interviews are available by invitation only for Full-Time MSF applicants, and interviews are not available for Part-Time MSF applicants, but we invite you to visit campus at any point in the admission process.

Please Note: Given the widespread impact of COVID-19, we will accept applications submitted after our current deadlines and will review them on a rolling basis.

Apply now

Additional Information for:

Current BC Undergraduates (Fifth-Year Applicants)

Previous Applicants

International Applicants

Deadlines

Please submit your completed application by the appropriate deadline:

Program Deadline
PhD in Organization Studies January 7, 2020
PhD in Finance January 7, 2020
PhD in Accounting January 15, 2020

Interviews

If selected, interviews will take place in late-winter/early-spring.

Decisions

There is no specific decision notification date for PhD programs. Final decisions are typically available by mid-spring.

Requirements

Boston College welcomes PhD applications from graduates of accredited colleges and universities. Please submit your online application for admission, together with the following materials:

  1. Your current curriculum vitae, including your education, research, and professional information
  2. A separate Employment History, using the form provided within the online application
  3. Transcripts from every college or university in which you were enrolled in a degree-granting program
  4. GMAT or GRE scores from within the past five years. GMAT school code: 44x-J5-96; GRE school code: 3033
  5. TOEFLIELTS or PTE scores (if required) from within the past two years. TOEFL school code: 3033
  6. Personal Statement(s), using the guidelines provided in the online application.
  7. Recommendations from two individuals who can provide an objective appraisal of your capacity for intensive graduate study and potential for professional success.
  8. Non-refundable application fee of $100 USD

If you have any questions about the application process or requirements, please email the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Apply now

Additional Information for:

International Applicants

The Carroll School of Management’s Office of Graduate Admission deeply values the contributions made by a diverse community of scholars. Learn more about Boston College’s notice of nondiscrimination.

Meet the Graduate Admissions Team

Wherever you are in your graduate management education search, we would love to connect with you. Schedule a time to speak with us below.

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