Overview-The BC MBA program provides students with a challenging and rigorous curriculum deeply rooted in community learning and core values: honesty and integrity, mutual respect, pursuit of excellence, and personal accountability. The school works hard to recognize each student’s individual background, skill set, and professional aspirations. The school also limits class size so that through each student’s course of study faculty and staff are able to provide customized attention in the form of career services and academic excellence. The Carroll School of Management, located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts prepares its students for a wide range of management services, including careers in private and public management sectors worldwide. The Evening MBA program specifically works to the advantage of those who choose to continue in their careers while simultaneously preparing for future advancement. Students are awarded an Master of Business Administration upon completion of the program.
Program Format- The Evening MBA program with The Carroll School of Management is onsite, on the Boston College campus in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The Evening MBA Program courses are developed and led by the same world-class faculty of dedicated scholars and teachers who deliver the Full-Time MBA Program. The curriculum combines carefully sequenced courses with real-time experiential learning. The faculty selects instructional methods and materials that are best suited for each area of student. Students are active participants in the classroom. The program’s structure uses the integration of concepts and pragmatic learning across courses and semesters. Learning and skill development are contextual, cumulative, and reinforcing.
Program Schedule-The program meets on Saturdays and on average takes 2.5 years to complete. Students choose to complete the Evening MBA program through either the Self-Paced or Cohort options. Students following the Self-Paced have flexibility in the pacing of the courses they take (e.g. self-paced curriculum). Alternatively, students in the Cohort group will take the first 11 core courses simultaneously.
Curriculum: The required core curriculum in the Evening MBA Program provides students with a foundation in managerial, analytical, and practical management skills.
The Business Development Workshop helps students take their analytical and teamwork skills to a higher level through an innovative new-venture planning exercise, which also hones valuable presentation skills. Evening Program study is capped by two integrative courses, which look at competitive strategy and social issues from a management perspective. Students choose from a wide selection of electives for a total of 18 credits, which allows them to pursue individual interests and enhance their functional expertise.
Core Courses: All students in the Evening Program are required to take core courses in:
- Operations Management
- Social Issues and Management (A prerequisite of this course is Strategic Management)
- Information Technology for Management
Class Profile: Every year there are approximately 90 students participating in the Evening MBA program. Ages range between 22 and 47, and students have on average between 1.0 and 7.5 years worth of professional work experience at the 80th percentile. Women make up 37% of the class, while *AHANA students (African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American) make up 13%.
Admissions Requirements: The Evening MBA program requires applicants to submit a completed and signed application form, a current resume, all employment history, essays, two recommendations, transcripts from all accredited 4-year colleges and universities attended, GMAT or GRE scores (one or the other is required), TOEFL or PTE (if applicable), and a $100.00 nonrefundable application fee. Evaluative interviews are by invitation only, but are not a requirement for admittance to the Evening MBA program.
|Evening MBA (January 2012)||October 15, 2011||December 1, 2011|
|Evening MBA (September 2012)||May 1, 2012||June 15, 2012|
Essays: Two personal essays are required to accompany your application. You may also submit an optional essay.
Essay 1: Please discuss how you plan to achieve your short and long term career goals. What challenges might you face in achieving these goals and how will you address those challenges? Your answer should cite the pertinent aspects of your professional and academic experience, personal interests, and how the Carroll School MBA will assist you in reaching your professional goals. (2 pages)
Essay 2: Please indicate your reasons for applying to the Carroll School of Management MBA Program. Your answer should include your understanding of the culture and core values of the Carroll community and how you as a potential student and future alum will make an impact. (1 page)
Optional Essay: Please introduce yourself to the BC community. Feel free to be creative in expressing your message.