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 of Management graduate admission policies and procedures around COVID-19, please refer to the Graduate Admission 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.

Looking for more information about the application process?

View Admission FAQ

Graduate Admissions Events


Deadlines and Requirements

Deadlines

For priority consideration, submit your application by the earliest date possible. Applications received after the last deadline are reviewed on a space-available basis. Questions? Please email us at cgsomapp@bc.edu.

Program Start Date Apply By Receive Decision By
August 2021 October 6, 2020 December 2, 2020
  December 1, 2020 February 17, 2021
  January 19, 2021* March 17, 2021
  March 16, 2021 May 5, 2021
  April 20, 2021 June 2, 2021

* International applicants are encouraged to apply by this deadline.

Requirements

A complete application to the Boston College full-time MBA program includes:

1. Online application for admission.

2. Your current resume.

3. Transcripts from every college or university where you were enrolled in a degree-granting program.

4. GMAT or GRE scores from within the past five years. NOTE: As a pilot initiative for the 2020-21 application cycle, qualified applicants to the full-time MBA program may be eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement. Learn more and submit a GMAT/GRE waiver request before completing your application.

- GMAT school code: 44x-J5-96
- GRE school code: 3033

5. TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores from within the past two years (if required). Learn more about English proficiency test requirements.

6. Recommendation from an individual who can provide an objective appraisal of your capacity for intensive graduate study and your potential for professional success.

7. Personal Essay. Learn more about essay questions, and tips on how to answer them.

8. Nonrefundable application fee of $100 USD.

Apply now

Additional Information:

Previous Applicants

Graduate Admission FAQ

Deadlines

For priority consideration, submit your application by the earliest date possible. Applications received after the last deadline are reviewed on a space-available basis. Questions? Please email us at cgsomapp@bc.edu.

Program Start Date Apply By Receive Decision By
January 2021 October 13, 2020 December 9, 2020
  December 8, 2020 January 6, 2021
August 2021 January 19, 2021 March 24, 2021
  April 6, 2021 May 12, 2021

Requirements

A complete application to the Boston College part-time MBA program includes:

1. Online application for admission.

2. Your current resume.

3. Transcripts from every college or university where you were enrolled in a degree-granting program.

4. GMAT or GRE scores from within the past five years. NOTE: Qualified applicants to the part-time MBA program may be eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement. Learn more and submit a GMAT/GRE waiver request before completing your application.

- GMAT school code: 44x-J5-96
- GRE school code: 3033

5. TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores from within the past two years (if required). Learn more about English proficiency test requirements.

6. Recommendation from an individual who can provide an objective appraisal of your capacity for intensive graduate study and your potential for professional success.

7. Personal Essay. Learn more about essay questions, and tips on how to answer them.

8. Nonrefundable application fee of $100 USD.

Apply now

Additional Information:

Previous Applicants

Graduate Admission FAQ

Deadlines

For priority consideration, submit your application by the earliest date possible. Applications received after the last deadline are reviewed on a space-available basis. Questions? Please email us at cgsomapp@bc.edu.

Program Start Date Apply By Receive Decision By
August 2021 November 3, 2020
January 13, 2021
  March 2, 2021 April 28, 2021

Requirements

A complete application to the Boston College MSA program includes:

1. Online application for admission.

2. Your current resume.

3. Transcripts from every college or university where 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. TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores from within the past two years (if required). Learn more about English proficiency test requirements.

- TOEFL school code: 3033

6. Recommendation from an individual who can provide an objective appraisal of your capacity for intensive graduate study and your potential for professional success.

7. Personal Essay. Learn more about essay questions, and tips on how to answer them.

8. Nonrefundable application fee of $100 USD.

Apply now

Additional Information:

Current BC Undergraduates (Fifth-Year Applicants)

Previous Applicants

International Applicants

Graduate Admission FAQ

Deadlines

For priority consideration, submit your application by the earliest date possible. Applications received after the last deadline are reviewed on a space-available basis. Questions? Please email us at cgsomapp@bc.edu.

Full-Time MSF

Program Start Date Apply By Receive Decision By
August 2021    October 20, 2020 December 16, 2020
  February 16, 2021 April 14, 2021

Part-Time MSF

Program Start Date Apply By Receive Decision By
January 2021    October 13, 2020 December 9, 2020
  December 8, 2020
January 6, 2021
August 2021 January 19, 2021 March 24, 2021
  April 6, 2021 May 12, 2021

Requirements

A complete application to the Boston College MSF program includes:

1. Online application for admission.

2. Your current resume.

3. Transcripts from every college or university where you were enrolled in a degree-granting program.

4. GMAT or GRE scores from within the past five years. NOTE: Qualified applicants to the part-time MSF program may be eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement. Submit the GMAT/GRE waiver request form before completing your application.

- GMAT school code: 44x-J5-96
- GRE school code: 3033

5. TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores from within the past two years (if required). Learn more about English proficiency test requirements.

- IELTS school code: 3033

6. Recommendation from an individual who can provide an objective appraisal of your capacity for intensive graduate study and your potential for professional success.

7. Personal Essay. Learn more about essay questions, and tips on how to answer them.

8. Nonrefundable application fee of $100 USD.

Apply now

Additional Information:

Current BC Undergraduates (Fifth-Year Applicants)

Previous Applicants

International Applicants

Graduate Admission FAQ

Deadlines

Program Deadline
Ph.D. in Organization Studies January 5, 2021
Ph.D. in Finance January 5, 2021
Ph.D. in Accounting January 15, 2021

Requirements

Boston College welcomes Ph.D. 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. TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo 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.

Interviews

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

Decisions

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

Apply now

Additional Information:

International Applicants

Graduate Admission FAQ

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.

Graduate Admissions Blog
Admissions Q&A: Associate Director Jackie Brockmyre  Link to article

Associate Director of Graduate Admissions Jackie Brockmyre provides admissions tips and graduate program highlights.

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September 11, 2020
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BC MBA Profile: Samir Jaluria (MBA ’11)  Link to article

Samir Jaluria (BC MBA ’11), Strategy and Operations Consultant at Slalom in San Francisco, recounts his MBA experience at Boston College.

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July 14, 2020
Carroll School Graduate Admissions
Q&A with GMA President Frank McCarthy  Link to article

Frank McCarthy (MBA ’21), incoming president of the Graduate Management Associate, provides an overview of the graduate student organization at the Carroll School of Manage...

May 26, 2020
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