Carroll School of Management

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Carroll School of Management
MottoThrough cooperation and integrity we prosper
TypePrivate business school
Parent institution
Boston College
DeanAndrew C. Boynton
Academic staff
Location, ,
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Fulton Hall

The Wallace E. Carroll School of Management, also referred to as The School of Management or simply CSOM, as it is colloquially known, is the business school of Boston College, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States. The school was renamed in 1989 in honor of industrialist and Boston College alumnus Wallace Carroll, whose 10-million-dollar donation was the largest private grant to the university at the time.[1]

Established in 1938, the school offers B.S., M.B.A., and Ph.D degrees, in addition to M.S. degrees in both finance and accounting, along with joint degree programs with Boston College's other schools.[2]


The Carroll School of Management was founded as the "College of Business Administration" in 1938, as Boston College was fulfilling the obligations of its university charter. Its main building, Fulton Hall, was built in the late 1940s to accommodate it. The school of management would later be renamed in 1989 as the "Carroll School of Management," following a $10 million donation from alumnus Wallace E. Carroll of Katy Industries.[3]

Undergraduate program[edit]


Prospective CSOM candidates apply directly to the school during their senior year of high school, either through the Early Action or Regular Decision process. The acceptance rate for the Carroll School of Management was 25% for the Class of 2012, and the total of undergraduate business applicants was 6,729.[4] 28% of admitted CSOM applicants chose to enroll in the school.[4]


Business school rankings
Worldwide MBA
Financial Times[5]69
Bloomberg Businessweek[6]44
U.S. News & World Report[8]43
U.S. undergraduate
Bloomberg Businessweek[9]4
U.S. News & World Report[10]24

The undergraduate program at CSOM offers a balance of both a liberal arts education and a general management curriculum. In addition to coursework for a student's declared concentration, undergraduates are expected to fulfill the university's core curriculum and CSOM's curriculum in general management, which encompasses courses in accounting, finance, operations management, marketing and economics.[11][12]

Beginning with students of the Class of 2013, the school is requiring its incoming freshmen to enroll in a course called "Portico." This course, while serving as an introduction to CSOM for new undergraduates, also serves to teach new students about business ethics through the readings of Plato, Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, and Ayn Rand.[13] This course will supersede the previous version of the course, which was known as "Introduction to Ethics."

Students may dual-concentrate (but not triple-concentrate) within CSOM, pursue minors in either the Lynch School of Education or in the College of Arts and Sciences, enroll in the pre-med program, or even pursue a full major in the College of Arts and Sciences while enrolled as a student in CSOM. CSOM offers concentrations in accounting, accounting information systems, business analytics, corporate reporting, computer science, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, information system, management leadership, marketing, and operations management.

Graduate program[edit]


The admissions rate for the Class of 2019 was 39%. Applicants are required to take the GMAT exam. Of the admitted applicants, the median score was 637 and the middle 80% of scores ranged from 580 to 700. [14]


The graduate program at CSOM include: a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Master of Science in Finance, a Master of Science in Accounting and a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration. [15]

All full-time M.B.A. students are required to complete a specialization area, such as Asset Management, Corporate Finance, or Global Management. There are more than 34,000 Carroll graduates working around the globe, and some of the notable alumni include Ronald Logue, chairman and former CEO of financial services firm State Street Corp., and Denis O’Brien, chairman of mobile phone network provider Digicel. [16]


Undergraduate Rankings[edit]

  • #3 BusinessWeek, 2016 [17]
    • #10 for Finance, 2013
    • #5 for Accounting, 2012
    • #9 for Corporate Strategy, 2012
    • #4 for Information Systems, 2012
  • #24 U.S. News & World Report, 2013[18]
    • #13 for Finance, 2013[19]
    • #22 for Management, 2013[20]
    • #26 for Accounting, 2012[21]

M.B.A. rankings[edit]

  • #43 U.S. News & World Report, 2019[22]
    • #28 for Part-time M.B.A.

General academics[edit]


CSOM is organized into seven academic departments, as listed below:[23]

  • Accounting
  • Business Law and Society
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Management and Organizations

Research centers and executive programs[edit]

CSOM is home to seven research centers and four executive programs.[24]

Research centers[edit]

  • Center for Corporate Citizenship
  • Center for Retirement Research
  • Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics
  • Center for Work and Family
  • Edmund H. Shea, Jr., Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Lynch Leadership Academy
  • Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action

Executive programs[edit]

  • Office of Corporate Government and Affairs
  • Boston College Business Institute
  • Boston College International Business Initiative
  • Leadership for Change

Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship[edit]

Boston College Center for
Corporate Citizenship
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Established1985; 34 years ago (1985)
HeadquartersCarroll School of Management
Katherine V. Smith
Main organ
Journal of Corporate Citizenship
AffiliationsBoston College
Society of Jesus, Catholic
RemarksCourses are restricted to employees of corporations.

The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College is a membership-based research and education center in the Carroll School of Management. The Center provides knowledge and learning opportunities designed to help executives, managers and employees advance positive corporate citizenship from wherever they sit in the organization. It offers research, tools, conferences, networking, and executive education programs pertaining to issues of corporate citizenship / corporate social responsibility to corporate members worldwide. Much of their research is freely available to the public, and can be downloaded from their website. The Center for Corporate Citizenship facilitates interchange among corporate responsibility thought leaders, "people who have been working within the system to create new institutions to put pressure on corporations to behave in ways that account for their core values."[25] Its activities have been reported on by The New York Times,[26] The Boston Globe,[27] and the Boston Business Journal,[28] as well as by online journals, such as CSRwire,[29] Ethical Performance,[30] and SocialFunds.[31] The Center also helped develop and launch the Journal of Corporate Citizenship,[32] which focuses explicitly on integrating theory about corporate citizenship with management practice. Its sponsorship includes film festivals,[33]international conferences,[34] and research.[35]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "About CSOM". Boston College. Archived from the original on 2009-12-13. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  3. ^ Mills, Marja. "Industrialist Wallace Carroll". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Undergraduate Profile: Boston College – Carroll School of Management".
  5. ^ "Global MBA Ranking 2019". Financial Times. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Best B-Schools". Bloomberg Businessweek. November 8, 2018. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "The Best Business Schools". Forbes. 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  8. ^ "2019 Best Business Schools Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "The Complete Ranking: Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2016". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "2019 Best Undergraduate Business Programs Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  11. ^ "Carroll School Curriculum". Boston College. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  12. ^ "Core Requirements". Boston College. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  13. ^ "Portico – CSOM". Boston College. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  14. ^ "Academic Departments – CSOM". Boston College. Archived from the original on 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  15. ^ "Academic Departments – CSOM". Boston College. Archived from the original on 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  16. ^ "Academic Departments – CSOM". Boston College. Archived from the original on 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  17. ^ "Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2016". Business Week. 2016. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  18. ^ "Best Undergraduate Business Programs". U.S. News & World Report. 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
  19. ^ "Undergraduate business specialties: Finance". U.S. News & World Report. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
  20. ^ "Undergraduate business specialties: Management". U.S. News & World Report. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
  21. ^ "Undergraduate business specialties: Accounting". U.S. News & World Report. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
  22. ^ "America's Best Graduate Schools 2009". U.S.News & World Report. L.P. Retrieved 2009-05-02.
  23. ^ "Academic Departments – CSOM". Boston College. Archived from the original on 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  24. ^ "Research Centers & Executive Programs". Boston College. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  25. ^ Vision. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  26. ^ Porter, Eduardo (2015-06-09). "Corporations Open Up About Political Spending". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  27. ^ "Unwanted: volunteers - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  28. ^ "BizJournals". Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  29. ^ "CSRwire Search Results". Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  30. ^ "Ethical Performance | Search Results". Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  31. ^ " Socially Responsible Investing News and Information". Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  32. ^ Journal of Corporate Citizenship
  33. ^ Film festival. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  34. ^ SemiColonWeb. "Corporate Citizenship Conference - April 8-10, 2018 - Los Angeles". BC CCC. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  35. ^ SemiColonWeb. "Community Involvement Study". BC CCC. Retrieved 2017-10-24.

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