Carroll School of Management

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Carroll School of Management
Motto Through cooperation and integrity we prosper
Type Private business school
Established 1938
Parent institution
Boston College
Dean Andrew C. Boynton
Academic staff
Undergraduates 1,845
Postgraduates 905
Location Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, U.S.
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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] 47
Forbes[7] 53
U.S. News & World Report[8] 40
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.


  • #24 U.S. News & World Report, 2013[14]
    • #13 for Finance, 2013[15]
    • #22 for Management, 2013[16]
    • #26 for Accounting, 2012[17]
  • #4 BusinessWeek, 2014 [18]
    • #10 for Finance, 2013[18]
    • #5 for Accounting, 2012[18]
    • #9 for Corporate Strategy, 2012[18]
    • #4 for Information Systems, 2012[18]

M.B.A. rankings[edit]

  • #44 U.S. News & World Report, 2018[19]
    • #13 for Finance
    • #37 for Part-time M.B.A.

General academics[edit]


CSOM is organized into seven academic departments, as listed below:[20]

  • 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.[21]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wallace Carroll, 82; Made Big Donation To Boston College". New York Times. Retrieved August 3, 1012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "About CSOM". Boston College. 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". Financial Times. 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Best Business Schools 2016". Bloomberg Businessweek. 2016-11-16. 
  7. ^ "The Best Business Schools". Forbes. 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 
  8. ^ "2018 Best Business Schools Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. 2017-03-13. 
  9. ^ "The Complete Ranking: Best Undergraduate Business Schools". Bloomberg Businessweek. 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  10. ^ "2017 Best Undergraduate Business Programs Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. 2016-09-12. 
  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. ^ "Best Undergraduate Business Programs". U.S. News & World Report. 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  15. ^ "Undergraduate business specialties: Finance". U.S. News & World Report. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  16. ^ "Undergraduate business specialties: Management". U.S. News & World Report. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  17. ^ "Undergraduate business specialties: Accounting". U.S. News & World Report. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  18. ^ a b c d e "Undergrad Business School Rankings 2011". Business Week. 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  19. ^ "America's Best Graduate Schools 2009". U.S.News & World Report. L.P. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  20. ^ "Academic Departments – CSOM". Boston College. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  21. ^ "Research Centers & Executive Programs". Boston College. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 

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Coordinates: 42°20′4.3″N 71°10′11.9″W / 42.334528°N 71.169972°W / 42.334528; -71.169972