Career Development

At the Carroll School, we take career development personally: Our dedicated graduate career counselors offer tailored support, working with each student to establish individual career goals and providing assistance throughout the job search and salary negotiation processes.

We offer year-round programs and services, including focused advising, career strategy workshops, and employer recruiting events. Our students can also leverage a range of online resources, from industry webinars to guides on perfecting resumes and mastering interviewing skills. Even after they’ve graduated, students continue to enjoy career services for alumni.


 Our students have access to:

  • Experienced career advisors, who help students set career goals and develop and execute strategic job search plans
  • Job and internship opportunities via GradLeaders, Handshake, and other affiliated career sites
  • Workshops that focus on improving interview skills, developing effective approach and follow-up techniques, building networks, and other job search strategies
  • Information and network sessions, where employers speak with graduate students about their organizations
  • Interview preparation, including mock interviews and our Interview Guide
  • A weekly newsletter with postings and upcoming events
  • Eagle Exchange, Boston College’s online mentoring platform that facilitates career-related conversations between current BC students and alumni
  • Career-focused clubs that host panels and speakers to keep current on industry trends and offer opportunities to network with alumni and peers

Additional Resources:

Contact Graduate Career Development:

cgsom.career@bc.edu
617-552-8833 | Carney Hall 175

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Placement Data

The Boston College MBA program is not only about learning and developing transformative professional skills, but also about exploring and finding that next career challenge. Our curriculum provides excellent preparation for a dynamic business environment while the Career Development office supports your learning on how your skills and experience might apply to industry. The goal is to support the job search efforts through programs and events as well as personalized advising. 

Career Outcomes

Full-Time MBA Class of 2021

*The following information is compiled from data reported up to October 5, 2021, for all members of the class of 2021 seeking full-time employment (including both U.S. work-authorized and non-U.S. work-authorized students).

$125,271

Average Total Compensation*

*Includes base salary and signing bonuses

93%

Percentage of Students Accepting Job Offers*

*Represents students seeking full-time employment

Compensation Overview

Average Total Compensation $125,271
Average Base Salary $114,399
Average Signing Bonus $18,250

 

Employment & Compensation by Industry

Industry % Accepted Average Total Compensation
Consulting 25% $147,455
Financial Services 23% $126,389
Bio/Pharma/Healthcare 15% $123,713
Technology 10% $127,900
Other 10% $126,000
Consumer Products 6% $109,667
Real Estate 4% -
Non-Profit 3% -
Government 2% -
Energy/Natural Resources 2%
-

 

Employment & Compensation by Job Function

Job Function
% Accepted
Average Total Compensation
Finance/Accounting 32% $117,429
Consulting 27% $144,054
Marketing/Sales 17% $96,500
General Management 8% $140,750
Operations/Logistics 8% $113,509
Other
6% $165,667
Human Resources 2% -

 

Sample List of Hiring Employers

2019-2021

 

Accenture

Amazon

Analysis Group

Bain & Company

Bank of America

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

CEEK Enterprises

Church & Dwight

Cigna

Citizens Bank

CVS

 

 

Dechert LLP

Dell

Deloitte

Digicel Group

Dimensional Fund Advisors

Fidelity Investments

Foley & Lardner LLP

Goodwin

Harris Williams

IBM

Investor Group Services

 

 

Johnson & Johnson

Liberty Mutual

McKinsey & Company

MilliporeSigma

Pegasystems Inc.

Pfizer

PwC

Raytheon

RB

RSM

Ryder

 

 

Sanofi

Santander

ScottMadden

Simon-Kutcher & Partners

Springhill Consulting Group

Staples

State Street

Takeda

Two Labs Pharma Services

Walmart

Wayfair

 

Internships

Class of Internship Placement
2022 94% (Summer 2021)
2021 90% (Summer 2020)
2020
96% (Summer 2019)

Sample List of Internship Employers

2019-2021

 

AbbVie

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Alix Partners

Amazon

Analysis Group

Bank of America

Beacon Health Options

Berkeley Research Group

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Bristol-Meyers Squibb

 

 

Chewy

Cigna

Citizens Bank

Clean Harbors

Corcoran Management

Dell

Deloitte

Dimensional Fund Advisors

eBay

Fidelity Investments

 

 

Infosys

Johnson & Johnson

Liberty Mutual

M&T Bank

Pfizer

PwC

Raytheon

RB

RSM

Samsung

 

 

Scottmadden Consulting

Seamans Capital

Sensata Technologies

Simon-Kucher & Partners

State Street

SVB Leerink

Takeda

Verizon

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

 

Victoria Booth


“Getting my MBA at Boston College opened the door to a new career path in the healthcare sector, and I worked closely with the career office to find a role that would be the right next step in my career. I found my summer internship at Johnson & Johnson through on-campus recruiting and accepted a job offer from the company at the end of my internship.”

Victoria Booth (MBA ’19)
PLDP Manager, Johnson & Johnson

The BC MSF program provides excellent preparation for an unpredictable economic landscape. BC MSF students typically go on to jobs in corporate finance, asset management, and investment banking. Our Career Development team works closely with candidates on the job search, and Boston College’s loyal network of influential alumni provides connections and contacts that will help you succeed.

Representative List of Employers

2017–2020

Accenture

Alerus

Andersen

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Boston Research & Management

Box Options

Cadence Bank

Citizens Bank

Citi 

Common

Cornerstone Research

DBS Bank

Duff & Phelps

Fitch Ratings - Corporate Debt

Goldman Sachs

Goodman Advisory Group

Halo Top Creamery

Harvard Business School

Harvard School of Public Health

Integrated Nano Technologies

KPMG

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MetLife 

Milliman Management Consultant 

MobiTV

Morgan Stanley

Nine Ten Capital

Northwestern Mutual

Schroders

State Street 

Wellington Management

Representative List of Job Titles

2017–2020

Analyst

Associate Credit Officer

Corporate Finance & Strategy Analyst

Credit Analyst

Equity Analyst

Financial Analyst

Financial Associate

Financial Consultant

Financial Planning Specialist

Financial Budget Analyst 

Financial Advisor

Institutional Associate 

Investment Analyst

Private Equity Analyst 

Research Associate

Risk & Compliance Analyst

Senior Associate 

Trading Analyst

Valuation Associate

BC MSA students typically go on to jobs in tax, audit, and accounting at public accounting firms. Not only does the BC MSA curriculum provide excellent preparation for an exceptional career, our Career Development team works closely with candidates to prepare for the job search. Boston College’s loyal network of influential alumni provides connections and contacts that will help you succeed.

83%

Job Acceptance Three Months Post-Graduation
(U.S. Work Authorized Students)*

*Includes data collected for members of the class of 2020 seeking full-time employment.

Representative List of Employers

2017–2020

AAF CPA

Accurate Accounting Associate

Allbright Law Office

Andersen Tax

Bayer

BDO

BooksTime

Cummins

Deloitte

Eric Zhang & Associates, LLP

EY

EY - China

 

Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP

Grant Thornton

Hebrew Senior Life

HNA Group

Interlock Media

JP Morgan

Kaisa Group Holdings Ltd

KPMG

KPMG - China

LYC Financial Group

Medallion Financial 

MicroStrategy  

 

 

National Foundation for Cancer Research

New Care Fertility Consulting

Plante Moran

PwC

PwC - China Sourcing Initative

Raphael and Raphael LLP

RSM

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Undertone

United Nations

Walsh Brothers Incorporated

WithumSmith+Brown, PC

Information for International Students

Due to current economic conditions and present government regulations, finding permanent employment in the United States has in recent years become challenging for international students. In light of these circumstances, the Career Development Office recommends that international students conduct a global career search by looking for jobs in the U.S., as well as in countries where they have long-term work authorization.

The Career Development Office will provide support to international students by identifying job search sources, connecting with Boston College alumni whenever possible, and developing strategies for connecting with U.S. companies that may have offices in students’ home countries. In addition, our team will assist in the preparation of students’ marketing materials as well as in interview preparation.

International students can avail of all Career Development educational programs, both internal and those conducted by employers. Plus, students are provided access to a range of networking tools, job boards, and recruitment platforms targeted to international job seekers.

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Recruit Carroll School Students

Carroll School graduates aren’t just ready for employment—they’re prepared to lead and make a positive impact wherever they go. Our high-touch, tailored career services experience helps companies connect with our exceptional graduate students.