Carroll School of Management

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Carroll School of Management
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Motto Through cooperation and integrity we prosper
Established 1938
Type Private business school
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 CSOM or simply The School of Management, 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 Ranking
U.S. undergraduate business
Bloomberg Businessweek[5] 4
U.S. News & World Report[6] 24
Bloomberg Businessweek[7] 47
Forbes[8] 53
U.S. News & World Report[9] 40
Worldwide MBA
Financial Times[10] 69

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 (and even 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.


  • #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]

Graduate program[edit]

Full-time M.B.A. program[edit]


Full-time MBA students are required to take one of the following specializations:

  • Asset management
  • Leadership and management
  • Competitive service delivery
  • Corporate finance
  • Entrepreneurial management
  • Financial reporting and controls
  • Global management
  • Marketing informatics
  • Product and brand management
  • “Tailored” specialization

Other graduate programs[edit]

In addition to the full-time M.B.A. degree, Carroll offers the following graduate programs:

  • M.S. in Accounting
  • M.S. in Finance
  • Part-Time M.B.A. Program
  • Ph.D. in Finance
  • Ph.D. in Management and Organization

M.B.A. rankings[edit]

  • #40 U.S. News & World Report, 2013[19]
    • #13 for Finance
    • #28 for Part-time M.B.A.

General academics[edit]


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

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Strategic Management
  • Organization Studies
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management and Leadership

Research centers and executive programs[edit]

CSOM is home to six research centers and four executive programs.[21]

Research centers[edit]

  • Center for Asset Management
  • Center for Corporate Citizenship
  • Center For Investment Research And Management
  • Center for Retirement Research
  • Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics
  • Center for Work and Family

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: |accessdate= (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. ^ "Business School Rankings and Profiles: Undergraduate". Bloomberg Businessweek. 2012. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  6. ^ "Best Undergraduate Business Programs". U.S. News & World Report. 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  7. ^ "Business School Rankings and Profiles: MBA". Bloomberg Businessweek. 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  8. ^ "Business School Rankings and Profiles: MBA". Forbes. 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  9. ^ "Best Business Schools". U.S. News & World Report. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  10. ^ "Global MBA Rankings". Financial Times. 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  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. 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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