Part-Time MBA

Part-Time MBA

A Distinguished Degree on Your Terms

Whether you’re an experienced or emerging professional, our part-time MBA program allows you to earn an esteemed and broadly applicable degree at your own pace. Here, you’ll focus on acquiring quantitative and qualitative skills that are relevant across positions, companies, and sectors—and critical to thriving in today’s marketplace.

Why get an MBA part time from Boston College?

Acquire the skills you need for the jobs you want.

The Boston College MBA is a degree you can take anywhere. So as jobs, companies, and even industries change, you're ready.

Study on your own schedule.

Work at your own speed and in the format that's convenient for you—flexible evening start times (4:30 and 7:00 p.m.) and a number of online course offerings let you earn your MBA on your terms.

Learn from leading minds. 

Benefit from the same world-class faculty who teach in our full-time MBA as well as BC's highly ranked undergraduate business program.

Tap into our network.

With over 190,000 alumni—including more than 9,700 BC MBA graduates—BC's career network is a direct connection to opportunities that will empower your professional success.

Attention Spring 2023 Part-Time MBA Applicants: Apply by the next application deadline of December 6 and we will waive your $100 application fee and guarantee you an expedited admissions decision by December 21.

To avail of the application fee waiver, email us at bcmba@bc.edu before you submit your application.

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At a Glance

How long will it take?


On average, students take two courses a semester and complete the program in three years.

How many courses are required?


Students must complete 19 courses, though qualified part-time MBA students may be eligible for course waivers.

Are classes in person or online?


Classes are predominantly in person, with some online class offerings every semester.


Program of Study

In addition to course requirements, all Carroll School MBA students must complete 20 hours of community service in order to graduate from the program. Learn more about community service guidelines.

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View sample list of electives

Applied Learning Opportunities

Part-Time MBA Curriculum (Effective Fall 2018)

Core Courses (30 Credits)

Credits
Economics
3
Managing People & Organizations
3
Accounting 3
Managerial Statistics (online module; must be taken before DA1 and Operations Management) 0
Data Analytics 1: Model Building** 3
Data Analytics 2: Data Management for Analytics
3
Marketing 3
Financial Management 3
Data Analytics 3: In Practice 3
Operations Management** 3
Strategic Management 3
Elective Courses (27 Credits)
 
9 Elective Courses  
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 57

• Please note: All students admitted prior to Fall 2018 will complete the curriculum they were admitted under. View part-time MBA degree requirements prior to Fall 2018.

• Part-time MBA students may be eligible to waive courses based upon prior coursework and/or professional certifications. View the course waiver policy.

• Graduate Students registering for 9 or more credit hours are required to comply with Massachusetts General Laws (the College Immunization Law). Failure to comply will result in a hold on your account and a potential fine. View graduate health and immunization forms.

**Students are required to complete a zero-credit online statistics module prior to enrolling in two courses: Data Analytics 1: Model Building and Operations Management, unless waived based on prior academic work.

Year 1

Fall Spring Summer
Economics Data Analytics 1: Model Building* Financial Management
Managing People and Organizations Data Analytics 2: Data Management for Analytics
Operations Management*
Accounting Elective Elective
Elective    

Year 2

Fall Spring Summer
Marketing Strategic Management Elective
Data Analytics 3: In Practice Elective Elective
Elective Elective  
Elective    

*Students are required to complete a zero-credit online statistics module prior to enrolling in two courses: Data Analytics 1: Model Building and Operations Management, unless waived based on prior academic work.

 

Year 1

Fall Spring Summer
Economics Accounting Data Analytics 2: Data Management for Analytics
Managing People and Organizations Data Analytics 1: Model Building* Elective

Year 2

Fall Spring Summer
Financial Management Marketing Data Analytics 3: In Practice
Operations Management* Strategic Management Elective
  Elective  

Year 3

Fall Spring Summer
Elective Elective Elective
Elective Elective Elective

*Students are required to complete a zero-credit online statistics module prior to enrolling in two courses: Data Analytics 1: Model Building and Operations Management, unless waived based on prior academic work.

Year 1

Fall Spring Summer
Economics Accounting Data Analytics 2: Data Management for Analytics
Managing People and Organizations Data Analytics 1: Model Building*  

Year 2

Fall Spring Summer
Financial Management
Marketing Elective
Operations Management*
Elective
 

Year 3

Fall Spring Summer
Strategic Management
Data Analytics 3: In Practice Elective
Elective
Elective
 

Year 4

Fall Spring Summer
Elective
Elective
 
Elective
Elective
 

*Students are required to complete a zero-credit online statistics module prior to enrolling in two courses: Data Analytics 1: Model Building and Operations Management, unless waived based on prior academic work.

Focus on: Data Analytics

Today's business leaders must understand their organization’s data capabilities and know how to use the latest analytical tools to drive informed decisions. The BC MBA’s data analytics sequence equips all students to confidently approach data across job functions and industries.

The BC MBA Data Analytics Sequence

Get the credit you deserve

Scholarships

High-achieving, high-potential students have access to merit-based scholarships, awarded at the time of admission. We also offer further consideration to candidates of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

Advanced Standing Credit & Course Waivers

Waive credits through prior coursework and professional certifications, including CPA and CFA—saving you time and money.

GMAT/GRE Waivers

No GMAT/GRE? No Problem. Eligible candidates can request a GMAT/GRE waiver before applying to the part-time MBA program. 

Your Future Network

Graduates of our part-time MBA program make their voices heard in a variety of sectors—from financial services to technology and beyond. Find out how their education helps them pursue their professional interests and confront today’s most pressing business challenges.

Part-Time MBA Profile

Class entering in Fall 2022

Undergraduate Majors

Major Percentage
Accounting 2%
Business 20%
Economics 7%
Engineering 6%
Finance 16%
Humanities/Social Science 16%
Math/Physical Science 10%
Double Major 11%
Other 12%

Academic & Professional Profile

Metric Data
Class Size 100
Average GMAT Score 640
GMAT Range (middle 80%) 624-680
Average GRE Score
296
GRE Range (middle 80%)
285-312
Average Undergraduate GPA 3.31
Average Full-Time Work Experience
4.6 years
Work Experience Range (middle 80%)
1–10 years

Diversity

Item Metric
Women 33%
AHANA* 19%
Average Age 28
Age Range 21–49

*African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American.

Note: All class profile information is accurate as of September 9, 2022

Where do our graduates work?

Accenture

Bank of America

Bose

Boston Scientific

Capstone Partners

Charles River Associates

Dell EMC

Deloitte

Dimensional Fund Advisors

Ernst & Young

Fidelity Investments

Hasbro

Holden Advisors

John Hancock/Manulife

Johnson & Johnson

KPMG

Liberty Mutual

Lockheed Martin

Longfellow Investments

Needham & Company

New York Life

Ocean Spray Cranberries

Oxford Immunotec

Partners HealthCare

Pfizer

PwC

Raytheon

Reebok

Reputation Institute

Rockland Trust

Santander

Standard & Poor's

Staples

The Alexander Group

Thermo Fisher Scientific

UNUM

Connect

App-y Hour: Application Support Sessions

Wednesdays at 12 p.m. ET

Virtual MBA Coffee Chats

Wednesday to Friday

In-Person MBA Coffee Chats

Throughout the week

In-Person Campus Tours

Throughout the week


FAQ

How can we help?

item match your criteria

Are part-time MBA students eligible for tuition assistance from Boston College?
<p>Our practice is to evaluate every admitted part-time MBA candidate for advanced standing credit—a potential savings of time and tuition expense. Eligible candidates may qualify for a waiver of up to five MBA courses (for a maximum of 15 credits), based upon prior coursework and/or professional certifications (e.g. CPA, CFA). This translates to potential tuition savings of up to $29,010 (based on 2021-2022 tuition rates).</p> <p>Part-time MBA students may also apply for federally-funded financial aid. Learn more by visiting the Office of Student Services website.<br />  </p> <p><a href="/content/bc-web/schools/carroll-school/audience-pages/current-graduate-students/course-waiver-policy.html"><span class="btn btn-default btn-maroon">Course Waiver Policy</span></a></p>
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Can international students apply to part-time graduate programs?
<p>Boston College does not sponsor the F-1 student visa for part-time students. International students who wish to pursue their graduate degree on a part-time basis must be sponsored otherwise. If you require a student visa, then you are only eligible to apply to full-time programs.</p>
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Can part-time students enroll in the MBA STEM-designated track?
<p>No. The STEM-designated track is only available for Full-Time MBA students. </p>
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Can part-time students enroll in the MBA STEM-designated track?
<p>No. The STEM-designated track is only available for Full-Time MBA students. </p>
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How long does it take to complete the part-time MBA program?
<p>Typically, part-time students complete the program in three to four years.</p> <p>Most students take two courses each semester. Students can also opt to take courses during two terms over the summer.</p> <p>Classes are held Monday to Thursday, and meet once a week from 7 to 9:30 p.m. during the academic year, with a limited number meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Summer courses meet twice a week from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.</p>
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Application & Requirements

Application Link & Deadlines

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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. 

Program Start Date Apply By Receive Decision By
January 2023 October 11, 2022 December 7, 2022
  December 6, 2022     December 21, 2022
August 2023 January 17, 2023 March 22, 2023
  April 4, 2023 May 10, 2023
  July 11, 2023 August 2, 2023

Résumé or CV

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

Transcripts

Please include transcripts from every college or university where you were enrolled in a degree-granting program.

Standardized Tests

GMAT or GRE scores from within the past five years. 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

English Proficiency

TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores from within the past two years (if required). Applicants who submit a language test must meet the following minimum scores:

  • TOEFL, iBT, and TOEFL iBT Home Edition: 100
  • IELTS: 7.5
  • PTE: 68

 

 

Letter of Recommendation

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

All applicants must submit a personal essay. Learn more about essay questions and tips on how to answer them.

Questions

Questions? We'd love to hear from you. 

Email us, call us at 617-552-3920, or visit our Graduate Admission Blog.