Carroll School of Management
|Motto||Through cooperation and integrity we prosper|
|Type||Private business school|
|Dean||Andrew C. Boynton|
|Location||Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, U.S.|
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.
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.
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.
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. 28% of admitted CSOM applicants chose to enroll in the school.
|Business school rankings|
|U.S. News & World Report||40|
|U.S. News & World Report||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.
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. 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
- #4 BusinessWeek, 2014 
- #44 U.S. News & World Report, 2018
- #13 for Finance
- #37 for Part-time M.B.A.
CSOM is organized into seven academic departments, as listed below:
- Business Law and Society
- Information Systems
- Operations Management
- Management and Organizations
Research centers and executive programs
CSOM is home to seven research centers and four executive programs.
- 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
- Office of Corporate Government and Affairs
- Boston College Business Institute
- Boston College International Business Initiative
- Leadership for Change
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