Carroll School of Management – Boston College - Part-Time MBA
Boston College Part-Time MBA Program Structure
Students in the Boston College part-time MBA program at the Carroll School of Management have the option of taking online or hybrid courses. Up to 30 percent of the degree can be earned online. Students who have demonstrated a mastery of a core subject may receive advanced standing credit, which reduces the number of courses you’ll need to complete your degree. Students can “waive” up to 15 of their credits through the advanced standing credit. Most part-time students finish their degree in three years and take two courses each semester. Additional courses can be taken in the Summer. All part-time students must complete their degrees within six years.
Evening classes typically meet from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on weekdays with some classes meeting from 4:30-7 p.m. Classes may occasionally meet on Saturdays.
Boston College part-time MBA students must complete 30 credits of core courses and 27 credits of electives to graduate. Additionally, part-time MBA students are eligible for advanced standing if they have completed prior coursework in a core subject or hold a professional certification, such as the CPA or CFA.
Applied or experiential learning also plays a large role in the Carroll School MBA experience. Students are afforded myriad opportunities to learn from industry practitioners and gain exposure to real-world business problems. Through the International Consulting Project elective course, for example, students have traveled to China and Peru to complete consulting engagements for real clients. As part of the Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Field Experience, select students travel to Omaha to meet Buffett and tour Berkshire Hathaway. For students interested in technology, the school hosts weeklong “TechTreks” to New York City, Silicon Valley, and Seattle to participate in master’s classes with some of the industry’s leading executives.
Given Boston College’s Jesuit roots, a final requirement for graduation is the completion of 20 hours of community service.
Part-Time MBA Rankings
• U.S. News & World Report: 43
The Carroll School has 160 students into its part-time MBA class. The class average GMAT score was 647. Part-time students averaged 5.5 years of full-time work experience prior to matriculation and were on average 29-years old.
Women constitute 35 percent of the class, while 14 percent of students are African-American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American. The mean GPA of the incoming class was 3.29, with the most popular undergraduate major being business at 31 percent. Around 28 percent of students pursued a humanities degree, 12 percent studied finance and 9 percent graduated with math/physical science degrees.
The average starting salary of recent part-time MBA graduates was $120,334. Of those graduates 27% entered the financial services industry, 22% took tech jobs and 13% went into healthcare. Other graduates pursued work in industries such as manufacturing, healthcare and real estate.
Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
The cost per credit for the 2020-21 academic year is $1,886. At 57 credits, students will spend approximately $107,502 in total in order to complete the part-time program. Books and fees cost an additional $1,300 and all students who do not receive health insurance from their employer must pay $3,120 for such coverage.
In order to apply for admission to the part-time program, first-time domestic candidates must submit a completed online application form, résumé, one personal essay, one recommendation letter, transcripts from all academic institutions attended as part of a degree-granting program, official GMAT or GRE scores and a nonrefundable application fee of $100. Interviews are not available to part-time MBA applicants. International applicants must submit either: TOEFL, IELTS or PTE scores if English is not their native language.
Candidates who applied for admission within the past year can re-apply for a place in the program using a streamlined form. In addition to this form, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, updated test scores and transcripts if applicable and an essay.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Round 1 – October 12, 2021
Round 2 – December 7, 2021
Round 1 – January 18, 2022
Round 2 – April 5, 2022