Spend a summer in Boston learning from the same faculty that 
Poets & Quants ranks #1 for teaching quality among undergraduate business programs in the United States. 

The Carroll School of Management Summer Management Catalyst Program is designed exclusively for non-management students. The Catalyst Program is an intensive, full-time, for-credit program, designed to develop a solid and broad foundation in the functional areas of management.

Participants will take three full courses and a career practicum that covers a wide range of business management topics, including management, accounting, finance, marketing, ethics, law, Excel, big data, and career skills. 

Students interested in minoring in the Carroll School of Management could apply this coursework to their minor.  Financial Accounting and Fundamentals of Finance (formerly Basic Finance) would apply for two of the required courses for the Finance Minor.  Financial Accounting and Marketing Principles would apply for two of the required courses for the Marketing Minor. Financial Accounting would apply for one of the required courses for the Accounting Minor.

Program Benefits

  • Learn how organizations operate and develop management skills to contribute to complex, not-for-profit, business and government entities.
  • Complete the core management courses in one summer and receive 11 credits through the completion of 3 full courses and one Excel moduleideal for students who find it difficult to fit management courses into their schedule and students interested in completing a Carroll School Minor.
  • Develop career strategies in building your personal brand through sessions on skills assessment, writing resumes and business letters, interviewing skills, effective networking, and employer panels.
  • Stand out in the competitive job market for internships and full-time positions with enhanced credentials from the summer program, including Excel, and exposure to programming languages.

At a Glance

How long will it take?

The Catalyst Program is an intensive, full-time, summer program running from Tuesday, May 24th through Friday, July 15th.

How many courses?

Students will take three full, graded courses that include Financial Accounting, Marketing Principles and then the choice of Fundamentals of Finance (formerly Basic Finance) or Business Law, and a career practicum covering a wide range of business management topics including Excel, Big Data and Career Preparation. Students will receive eleven credits upon completion of the program. 

How much will it cost?

Tuition is $14,500 for 2022. There is a $50 application fee. 



A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. To apply for aid, students must apply for the Catalyst Program by February 1 and indicate that they are interested in financial aid on the application. Please note: aid eligibility is determined by Boston College’s Office of Financial Aid. 

Application and Deadlines

Applications will reopen in January 2023.


 Information Session for Admitted Students

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Information Session for Parents

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Program Faculty

Jessica Hartley
Career Preparation

Amy Donegan
Career Preparation

Rob James

Jon Kerbs

Tom Whalen

Thomas Wesner
Business Law & Society

John Neale
Excel Module

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