Your Path to a Career in Business
Your Path to a Career in Business
Designed specifically for non-management students, the Catalyst Program provides a solid and broad foundation in the functional areas of management.
Application opens on Jan. 9, 2023
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 three full courses and one Excel module—ideal for students who find it difficult to fit management courses into their schedules and those interested in completing a Carroll School minor.
Develop career strategies for building your personal brand through employer panels and sessions on skills assessment, writing résumés and business letters, interviewing, and effective networking.
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.
The Catalyst Program is an intensive, full-time summer program that runs for eight weeks beginning in May and ending in July.
Students take three full, graded courses that include Financial Accounting, Marketing Principles, and their choice of Fundamentals of Finance or Business Law. Students receive 11 credits upon completion of the program.
As part of the program, all students take a career practicum covering a wide range of business management topics including Excel, Big Data, and career preparation.
Director of Carroll School’s Summer Management Catalyst Program, an intensive, full-time, 8-week program designed for non-business students to develop a solid and broad foundation in the functional and critical areas of management, September 2016-present.
Initiated and helped manage highly complex litigation involving a successful lawsuit for the recovery of trust assets belonging to the estate of President John Adams. The case resulted in a multi million-dollar judgment, upheld by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in 2014. The case, Woodward v. City of Quincy, SJC-11390, addressed legal issues involving trusts, charitable trusts, investments, trustee's accounts, forensic accounting, damages, breach of fiduciary duty, interest awards, the Massachusetts Tort Claims Act, governmental immunity, municipal corporations, and waiver.
Jon Kerbs's areas of expertise include branding, product management, sales promotion, advertising, marketing strategy, business development, digital marketing, public relations, retail marketing, and product development. In addition to teaching, he consults with organizations seeking to solve go-to-market problems as well as facilitating leadership training for Fortune 500 companies.
Professor Robert F. James teaches Fundamentals of Finance, Corporate Finance, and Investments at the undergraduate level, and Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Financial Markets & Instruments, and Investments at the graduate level.
Professor John J. Neale has been a member of the Carroll School faculty since 2013. He teaches courses on operations and supply chain management, management science, and sports analytics. In 2016 John received Carroll School’s Coughlin Faculty Excellence Award in undergraduate teaching.
Jessica Hartley worked in the Boston College Career Center for 14 years advising students before transitioning to CSOM. Prior to that she worked in the School of Management at Boston University and has also recently worked with students at Emerson College coordinating credit internships and teaching a first year career development course at Bentley University. She holds an undergrad degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master's degree from Boston College Lynch Graduate School of Education.
Amy Donegan is a career services professional who has worked at the Boston College Career Center for over 15 years. In January 2011, Amy joined the undergraduate advising staff in the Carroll School and is now the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Career Advising.