Carroll School of Management
The Graduate School of Management has developed many exciting options that enable students to individualize their management education. Among these are 11 joint degree programs, including the Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Finance (MBA/MSF); the Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor (MBA/JD); and the Master of Business Administration/Master of Social Work (MBA/MSW).
Boston College boasts a full range of student organizations and activities to satisfy almost every interest. Organizations active at Boston College and the Graduate School of Management during 1997-98 included: The Graduate Management Association, Kids on Campus - Tutor/Mentor Program, Graduate Finance Academy, MBA Marketing Academy, High Tech Club, Global Business Luncheon Series, Graduate International Student Association, and Latin American Club.
Programs of Study and Degree Requirements
Master of Science in Finance
Ph.D. in Finance
Ph.D. in Organization Studies
Joint Degree: Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Finance
Facilities & Resources
Boston College library users also have direct access to the latest financial and trade data in electronic form. Among the more than 500 databases available through the library are the Dow Jones News Retrieval Service, Bloomberg Financial Services, Lexis/Nexis, ABI/Inform, Compustat, CRSP, DRI/Basic Economics and International Financial Statistics.There are a variety of computer resources available to students at the Boston College Graduate School of Management. The Graduate Computer Lab, located in Fulton Hall, is dedicated solely to graduate students. The lab is accessible around the clock and is equipped with IBM and Macintosh workstations and a laser printer. Lab workstations provide access to the Internet, e-mail accounts (available to all students) and EagleNet, Boston College's campus-wide information network.The O'Neill Computing Facility (OCF) is the largest public computing facility on campus. The OCF has more than 150 workstations, providing access to a wide variety of hardware, software and peripherals.
Expenses and Aid
The estimated cost of books and supplies is $80 per three credit course. Fees include a non refundable application fee ($45), registration fees ($15 per semester), student activities fees (7 or more credits per semester, $25; fewer than 7 credits per semester, $15) and ID card fee ($20). In addition, students who register for 9 or more credits in the School of Management must submit to Boston College a waiver showing proof of minimum health insurance coverage, or are required by Massachusetts State Law to purchase Massachusetts Medical Insurance for $455 per year. Living expenses will vary. For full-time students living away from home, a realistic estimate is $8,660 per semester. NOTE: Tuition rates, all fees, rules and regulations, courses, and course content are subject to revision by the President and Board of Trustees or School Dean at any time.
University-Administered Financial Aid In addition to the assistantships and scholarships offered through the Carroll School of Management, the University Financial Aid Office offers a variety of programs to help students finance their education. Students should be aware that most loan programs charge an origination fee and should factor this into their financial planning.
Federal Stafford Loan Program The Federal Stafford Loan is a need-based, federally subsidized loan made to students attending school at least half-time. Students may be eligible to borrow up to $8,500 per year. The interest rate for students with no outstanding student loan balance is variable, with an 8.25 percent cap. For prior borrowers, the interest rate varies in accordance with the year of the initial loan. No interest accrues during the in-school deferment period, and repayment begins six months after a student graduates or ceases to be enrolled at least half-time. To help offset the interest subsidy, the federal government charges a 3 percent origination fee. In addition, lenders may charge a guarantee fee of up to 1 percent.
Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan Program Through this loan program, students may borrow up to $18,500, minus their subsidized Stafford eligibility. The interest rate and repayment terms are identical to the Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan except that interest accrues during the in-school period. However, interest payments may be capitalized until a student graduates or ceases to be enrolled at least half-time.
Federal Perkins Loan This need-based loan is provided from Boston College's federal funds. The interest rate of 5 percent begins to accrue on the loan nine months after the student graduates or ceases to be enrolled at least half-time.
Federal College Work-Study Program Boston College offers a broad variety of employment through the federally-funded College Work-Study program. Academic-year and summer Work-Study opportunities may be on campus, or at off-campus, non-profit agencies.
The University Student Employment Office is a clearinghouse for all positions on and off campus. Students may apply for positions during both the academic year and the summer. Summer positions in other cities and regions often are listed. For positions that do not require Work-Study eligibility, contact the Student Employment Office, Lyons Hall 120, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.
Alternative Loans There are many alternative loans available to management students. Any student may apply for these loans which are not federally subsidized. Almost all require a credit check and most allow the student to defer interest and principal until after graduation (the interest is capitalized and added to the principal). Please contact the Financial Aid Office for applications and information about alternative loans.
In order to receive consideration for financial aid through the University Financial Aid Office, applicants must complete and submit the following forms:
Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA):
Boston College Incoming Graduate Financial Aid Application:
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How to Apply
The Admissions Committees require three essays, one separate official transcript from each college and graduate school you have attended as a registered student (including summer school, night school, foreign university, etc.), and two written evaluations from individuals who can provide an objective and frank appraisal of your capacity for intensive graduate study and your potential for professional success. Do not fax recommendations.
Who to contact
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