A couple of years ago, a young man walked into the Carroll School undergraduate dean’s office, asking if he could drop a course. The reason? He couldn’t come up with the money to buy or rent pricey textbooks assigned in the class. He was one of a growing number of high-need students who struggle to meet routine expenses—and are now getting the timely help they need.
“Be attentive. Be reflective. Be loving.” Those words of advice are not what you’d expect to hear in a typical management class, but they sum up the aims of the Carroll School’s signature Portico course, according to an article published in the latest edition of the Journal of Jesuit Business Education.
“The world is rapidly urbanizing ... the environment is being destroyed, we’re overconsuming ... we’re seeing droughts in new areas, floods in others ... and most of urban civilization is not prepared for the challenges ahead.” Sounds grim—but there’s good news, says author and real estate developer Jonathan F. P. Rose. He spoke on campus at the invitation of the Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action.
At the end of the spring semester, a team of students in Edward Chazen’s Field Projects in Real Estate course didn’t just receive a grade for their chosen development project. They drew headlines in the Boston Globe and other local outlets. The media attention began almost as soon as the students began working on their bold plan to renovate the long-shuttered Everett Square Theater in Boston’s Hyde Park section.
Taking a major step into the arena of online learning, the Carroll School of Management’s graduate programs will offer eight online classes in the fall on topics ranging from real estate and analytics to financial management and derivatives.
As New Englanders basked in the afterglow of their Patriots’ Super Bowl victory, a scientist arrived on campus with a cold, wet blanket. Bennet Omalu—portrayed by Will Smith in Concussion—spoke about the dark underside of football. But in a Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics lecture, he also spoke of perseverance and our common humanity.
Mark Twain once said, characteristically: “If you have nothing to say, say nothing.” Rita Owens (Business Law & Society) recalls that as a young technology consultant, she at times ran afoul of such advice. Now she is out with a book about how to bridge the business communication gaps.
For months, seniors Anders Bill and Theo Chapman had been tossing the idea for Darkroom, a web-based platform from which photographers could sell professional-quality prints. But the idea didn’t coalesce until it became Bill’s semester-long project in Idea2Launch, a new marketing class in which everyone launches an entrepreneurial idea.
The Carroll School is getting ready to launch a Ph.D. program in accounting—adding to the two existing doctoral offerings in finance and organization studies. Tops on the list of recruits: seniors in the Carroll School Honors Program.
The 20 Carroll School M.B.A. students knew they’d learn something about investing when they touched down in Omaha last month. How could they not? They were slated to spend the next morning with Warren Buffett. But the lessons they heard surprised them.
“When you look at our peer schools, almost all of them have doctoral programs in accounting,” notes Mark Bradshaw, professor and chair of the Carroll School of Management’s accounting department. Now the Carroll School is getting ready to launch Boston College’s Ph.D. program in accounting.
Boston College’s Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship and its Center for Social Innovation will serve as the academic partners for the high-profile Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston next month.
Together with the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, the Carroll School of Management has launched the first interdisciplinary studies program that crosses borders between schools at Boston College. It’s called Managing for Social Impact and the Public Good, and the millennials are signing up.
A sports reporter would say the Eagles’ three-point gridiron loss to Georgia Tech in Dublin on Sept. 3 is now old news. But a business analyst might think differently about the insights generated there one day earlier at the inaugural Global Forum presented by Boston College’s Chief Executives Club.
This summer, the City of Boston will unveil a “strategic vision,” setting the stage for its first citywide plan in more 50 years. Helping to shape that vision was the “Imagine Boston 2030” conference co-sponsored by the Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action.
Meagan Loyst, a first-year Carroll School student, sat down next to Warren Buffett recently at a dinner in Nebraska. Here’s the story of her conversation with the Oracle of Omaha—in her own words.
After 26 years of helping to invigorate the academic life of the Carroll School, Professor Billy Soo will now be well situated to do the same for the broader University—as Boston College’s new vice provost for faculties.
Associate Professor of Finance Rui Albuquerque arrived on the Heights in January from Boston University, where he taught and conducted research for the previous six years. Albuquerque adds to the 10 new tenure-track faculty members who came to the Carroll School at the start of the academic year.
There was a christening at the Carroll School recently—for a new lab that conducts research on such matters as whether consumers feel guilty about choosing a dark chocolate bar over a gluten-free rice cake.
Two of the 50 “best and brightest” management students in the United States - no surprise - are headed for top positions in their professional areas of concentration.