Carroll School of Management
Students in the Carroll School of Management are highly encouraged to study abroad. International study enables CSOM students to gain new perspectives on a variety of subjects and exchange ideas and information with people from different cultures. While living abroad in a challenging atmosphere that inspires both personal and intellectual growth, students also increase their awareness of cultural diversity and international issues. CSOM students must seek approval to receive credit for a CSOM core or elective in their concentration taken abroad. Visit the CSOM website for more information on the personal, academic, and professional benefits of study abroad.
Carroll School of Management students are eligible to study abroad during either the fall or spring semester of their junior year. A few students will study abroad for an entire year. For students wishing to pursue an internship in the summer after their junior year, it is recommended that accounting students, and finance, or other, students seeking a banking-related internship, should study abroad in the spring, rather than the fall. We have no firm recommendation for other concentrations, although we do note that marketing firms usually recruit in the spring. Approximately 35% of CSOM students study abroad.
Yes. Even if you have already met the BC language requirement, you are strongly encouraged to study abroad in a foreign language destination.
The only three Carroll School core classes that may possibly be approved are Marketing Principles, Organizational Behavior and Operations Management. It is not a guarantee, but a possibility.
You can only obtain concentration elective approval from the department after completing the core classes (e.g. Fundamentals of Finance [formerly Basic Finance] or Marketing Principles.)
Students can also take courses to fulfill the required MCAS electives.
You must get courses approved before you leave for study abroad. You can identify likely courses by consulting the Office of International Programs, the website and print materials of the institution where you will study, and by talking with students who have previously studied abroad. Getting approval will require you to bring a course syllabus to the home department at Boston College and have it approved on an Office of International Program Course Substitution Form. These forms can be found in Student Services and in Fulton 315.
Carroll School of Management (CSOM) students seeking MCAS credit for courses taken abroad can contact Erica Graf.