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 196,000 alumni—including more than 10,000 BC MBA graduates—BC's career network is a direct connection to opportunities that will empower your professional success.

Take the First Step

We can help you reach your goals.

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)

Managing People & Organizations
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
Financial Management**3
Data Analytics 3: In Practice***3
Operations Management*3
Strategic Management3
Elective Courses (27 Credits)
9 Elective Courses 

• 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.

**Students are required to complete Accounting prior to enrolling in Financial Management.

***Students are required to complete Data Analytics 1 prior to enrolling in Data Analytics 3. 

Year 1

EconomicsData Analytics 1: Model Building*Financial Management**
Managing People and OrganizationsData Analytics 2: Data Management for Analytics
Operations Management*

Year 2

MarketingStrategic ManagementElective
Data Analytics 3: In Practice***ElectiveElective

*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.

**Students are required to complete Accounting prior to enrolling in Financial Management.

***Students are required to complete Data Analytics 1 prior to enrolling in Data Analytics 3. 

Year 1

EconomicsAccountingData Analytics 2: Data Management for Analytics
Managing People and OrganizationsData Analytics 1: Model Building*Elective

Year 2

Financial Management**MarketingData Analytics 3: In Practice***
Operations Management*Strategic ManagementElective

Year 3


*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.

**Students are required to complete Accounting prior to enrolling in Financial Management.

***Students are required to complete Data Analytics 1 prior to enrolling in Data Analytics 3. 

Year 1

EconomicsAccountingData Analytics 2: Data Management for Analytics
Managing People and OrganizationsData Analytics 1: Model Building* 

Year 2

Financial Management**
Operations Management*

Year 3

Strategic Management
Data Analytics 3: In Practice***Elective

Year 4


*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.

**Students are required to complete Accounting prior to enrolling in Financial Management.

***Students are required to complete Data Analytics 1 prior to enrolling in Data Analytics 3. 

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


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 2023

Undergraduate Majors

Humanities/Social Science21%
Math/Physical Science6%
Double Major12%

Academic & Professional Profile

Class Size87
Average GMAT Score622
GMAT Range (middle 80%)570-638
Average GRE Score
GRE Range (middle 80%)
Average Undergraduate GPA3.24
Average Full-Time Work Experience
4 years
Work Experience Range (middle 80%)
0–6 years


Average Age27
Age Range20–42

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

Note: All class profile information is accurate as of September 12, 2023

Where do our graduates work?


Bank of America


Boston Scientific

Capstone Partners

Charles River Associates

Dell EMC


Dimensional Fund Advisors

Ernst & Young

Fidelity Investments


Holden Advisors

John Hancock/Manulife

Johnson & Johnson


Liberty Mutual

Lockheed Martin

Longfellow Investments

Needham & Company

New York Life

Ocean Spray Cranberries

Oxford Immunotec

Partners HealthCare





Reputation Institute

Rockland Trust


Standard & Poor's


The Alexander Group

Thermo Fisher Scientific



App-y Hour: Application Support Sessions

Virtual Coffee Chats

Off-Campus MBA Coffee Chats

In-Person Campus Tours


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 student for a merit based scholarship. In addition to scholarships, our team evaluates 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 $31,830 (based on 2023-2024 tuition rates).</p> <p>Part-time MBA students may also apply for federally-funded financial aid. <a href="" target="_blank">Learn more by visiting the Office of Student Services website</a>.</p> <p><a href="/content/bc-web/schools/carroll-school/audience-pages/current-graduate-students/course-waiver-policy.html" target="_blank"><span class="btn btn-default btn-maroon">Course Waiver Policy</span></a></p>
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>
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>
How do I submit a letter of recommendation?
<p>Be prepared with the contact information of one person who can provide a recommendation. Once their information is entered into the application, your recommender will receive an email to begin the process of providing a recommendation. You will be notified by email once they have submitted their recommendation.<br> </p>
How does advanced standing credit work?
<p>All students accepted into the part-time MBA program will be evaluated for advanced standing credit, which could potentially reduce your overall credit requirements, shorten the total length of your program, and provide substantial tuition savings. Learn more about our <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">course waiver policy</a>.<br /> </p>
How long does it take to complete the part-time MBA program?
<p>The average time is three to four years, and most students take two courses each semester. Our program, however, provides the opportunity to complete their degrees in as little as two years.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">View a sample degree road map</a> and get a better understanding of which classes you would take to complete your degree over the course of two, three, and four years.<br /> </p>
What are the GMAT/GRE requirements?
<p>There are no minimum score requirements. However, we recommend that you&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">review our class profiles</a>&nbsp;to see how your scores and grades compare to those of our current students. The average GMAT score for the part-time MBA is 622 and the average undergraduate GPA is 3.24. Scores must be from within the past five years.</p> <p>Applicants to the part-time MBA program may be able to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement if qualified.&nbsp;Please fill out the waiver form&nbsp;to determine if you are eligible.</p>
What are the part-time MBA tuition and fees?
<p>Tuition for the 2023–2024 academic year is $2,122 per credit hour for the part-time MBA; each part-time MBA class is 3 credit hours. Books, supplies, and fees are estimated at $1,300 for students on the two-year plan and less for those on the three or four-year plan. Visit our&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Financial Aid</a>&nbsp;page for additional information about tuition and financial aid.<br> </p>
What if my letter of recommendation hasn't been submitted?
<p>If you haven’t seen a letter of recommendation come through from your recommender, don’t worry. You may choose to resend another email notification to your recommender within the application section. Otherwise, go ahead and submit your application without a letter of recommendation. We will keep an eye out for the letter to complete your application.</p>
When do part-time MBA classes meet?
<p><b>Spring and Fall Courses</b>:</p> <ul> <li>Classes meet once a week</li> <li>Monday through Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (a limited number of courses meet from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.)</li> </ul> <p><b>Summer Courses</b>: </p> <ul> <li>Classes meet twice a week</li> <li>6:30 to 9:30 p.m.</li> </ul> <p><i>Note: online and hybrid options can add even more flexibility</i>.</p>

Application & Requirements

Application Link & Deadlines

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Attention Part-Time MBA Applicants for Fall 2024: We will waive your application fee if you submit your application by July 9. To request a fee waiver, email us at when you are ready to submit your application.

Admission Decisions: Applications are generally reviewed on a rolling basis. This means that, provided their applications are complete, applicants may receive admission decisions before the notification deadlines. However, it is important for applicants to understand that decisions are only guaranteed by the official notification date.

Rounds & Final Deadlines: For priority consideration, applicants must submit their applications by the earliest date possible. Applications received after the last deadline are reviewed on a space-available basis.

Spring & Fall 2024 Application Deadlines

Program Start DateApply ByReceive Decision By
January 2024October 10, 2023November 30, 2023
 December 5, 2023    Rolling+
 Extended Deadline: December 19, 2023January 5, 2024
August 2024January 16, 2024March 28, 2024
 March 5, 2024May 9, 2024
 July 9, 2024August 8, 2024

+ Rolling notification date: Candidates with complete applications, which include the receipt of letters of recommendation, will receive decisions within ten business days.

Resume or CV

Use this component of the application to outline your educational background and professional experience, including part-time and internship roles with months and years in each position.

✓ Application Tip: We recommend limiting your resume to one to two pages. Please also make sure that your resume corresponds to the information submitted in the “Employment” section of your online application.


All applicants must possess a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. You must submit transcripts from every institution where you were enrolled in a degree-granting program. At the time of application, only a self-reported transcript is required but if you are admitted, we will require an official transcript sent directly from your degree-granting institution. Transcripts should include:

  • Course names

  • All grades received (including transfer credits and study abroad programs)

  • Cumulative GPA

  • Degree conferral information

Graduates of non-U.S. institutions must possess a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree. If admitted, international students are required to submit an official English translation of all academic credentials, along with a third-party degree verification from an agency such as SpanTran or World Education Services (WES).

✓ Application Tip: Verify that your degree is equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree before starting your application. Agencies such as WES provide a variety of degree equivalency tools and services.

Standardized Tests

Applicants must submit GMAT or GRE scores from within the past five years. We accept both the GMAT Exam and GMAT Focus Edition. Our test codes are:

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

Please note that full-time MBA candidates applying for Fall 2024 can request consideration for a GMAT/GRE waiver. Learn more and submit a GMAT/GRE waiver request before completing your application.

✓ Application Tip: While Graduate Admissions does not have a preference between the GMAT or GRE, we encourage you to consult class profile data for average test scores in order to gauge where you stand.

We also recommend that you review our blog post on the advantages of submitting a GMAT or GRE score.

English Proficiency

If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you are required to submit an English language proficiency exam score with your application. We accept TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores. We do not accept the Duolingo English Test.

Scores must be from within the past two years, and applicants must meet the following minimum scores:

  • TOEFL, iBT, and TOEFL iBT Home Edition: 100

  • IELTS: 7.5

  • PTE: 68

You are eligible to waive the language test requirement if you meet either of the following criteria:

  • You have completed a four-year bachelor’s degree or a two-year master’s degree (or higher) at an institution where the medium language of instruction is English. You must have completed your degree in its entirety at the English-medium institution. The medium language of instruction must be indicated on your transcript or verified in an official letter from the institution.

  • You have worked in a full-time, post-degree position for at least two years in the United States or a country where English is an official language. NOTE: Working for a company that conducts its business in English in a country where English is not an official language will not qualify you for a language test waiver.

✓ Application Tip: If you are eligible to waive the language test requirement, you do not need to submit a waiver request beforehand and can simply move forward with your application.

Letter of Recommendation

Only one letter of recommendation is required to complete your application. We are interested in learning about you from an individual who can provide an objective appraisal of your capacity for intensive graduate study and your potential for professional success. Recommenders are required to submit the recommendation forms online and will receive instructions through email once you complete the “Recommendation” section of your application. 

✓ Application Tip: MBA applicants are advised to submit recommendations from professional references, such as supervisors, managers, or colleagues, that are familiar with their day to day work. 

Required & Optional Essays

All applicants must submit a required essay of no more than 500 words telling us about your past experiences, short- and long-term goals, and why you want to pursue an MBA at Boston College. You may also submit an optional essay that addresses aspects of your candidacy that have not already been covered in other parts of the application. 

✓ Application Tip: We want to hear about you and appreciate when applicants craft a unique response to the questions.  Learn more about essay questions and tips on how to answer them.


If you have any further application-related questions, we encourage you to register for an App-y Hour application support session. These small-group sessions are held through Zoom and led by a member of the Graduate Admissions team. 

Thinking about your fit for Carroll School of Management graduate programs? Review some tips and tactics to assess your candidacy.

You can also email us at, or schedule a phone call or Zoom appointment with a member of the Graduate Admission team.

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