Accreditation

The Carroll School of Management believes business school graduates should be equipped to handle the changing needs of the business community as well as the world community in which we live. Our mission is:

The Carroll School of Management educates undergraduates preparing for careers in management, graduate students aspiring to greater responsibilities in a complex global economy, and practitioners and executives seeking renewed vision and new skills for that economy. Vigorous teaching and learning, and research that advances business theory and enhances management practice are crucial means to these ends. Our current efforts are a partnership of students, faculty, staff, the business community, and the broader academic community. We seek and value the support and counsel of our alumni and the wider business community. We aspire to be an effective and caring organization for our immediate community, and we strive to direct all our efforts for the service of the many communities—local, national, and global—which sustain us.

To fulfill its mission and promote successful outcomes for all its graduates, the Carroll School establishes learning goals to ensure that upon graduation, students will be:

  • Ethical reasoners;
  • Team players;
  • Critical thinkers; and
  • Knowledgeable in business (both in general business concepts and specific disciplines).

AACSB Assessment of Student Learning

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, with less than 5 percent of the more than 16,000 business degree granting schools worldwide earning AACSB accreditation. The AACSB evaluates business programs according to the highest standards, and examines all aspects of a school’s academic program, including teaching, curriculum, student learning, institutional development, global awareness, and academic research quality.

The AACSB accreditation standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs. The process uses internal self-assessment and external peer review to confirm delivery of a quality management education and achievement of the school’s mission. The standards are strict, and achieving AACSB accreditation is a comprehensive process. Generally, it takes a lot of work and time to meet all of the AACSB accreditation standards. This rigorous process is well worth the investment, as it is commonly understood in the business industry that AACSB accreditation is one of the world’s most selective and rigorous types of evaluation for business schools.

The AACSB’s mission and vision is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact to transform business education for global prosperity.

For more information on AACSB and accreditation, visit the AACSB website.

Students will be ethical reasoners and be able to recognize ethical dilemmas.

 

Students will be able to both contribute to and lead teams to achieve their goals.

 

Students will be critical thinkers.

 

Students will have knowledge in business by demonstrating competence in and understanding of general business concepts and their specific disciplines.

 

NECHE Assessment of Student Learning

Boston College is deeply committed to providing the highest quality educational experiences for all students. The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) Assessment process requires all programs to.:

  1. Be clear and specific about the learning goals it sets for its students
  2. Develop measures to determine the degree to which each of its goals is being met
  3. Have a standard process for assessing the learning outcomes for students and recommending appropriate adjustments in the program

The Carroll School has a systematic plan for ongoing assessment of its undergraduate management programs. These Continuous Improvement processes are shared in the E-1-A forms below.