Experiential learning is an integral part of the curriculum for students in MBA programs. Here’s an overview.
The Carroll School’s CIRM Program is a three-course sequence of electives that merges theoretical learning with hands-on workshops
Available to full-time and part-time MBA students as well as MSF candidates, CIRM offers a reality-based curriculum that examines the disparate functions of successful financial services firms and provides an exceptional opportunity for students to gain investment management experience.
During the course of the project, student advisory teams prepare investment proposals for managing "live money" portfolios as part of the University's endowment. CIRM's Board of Advisors awards investment mandates to teams that demonstrate superior competency and responsiveness to specified return objectives and risk parameters.
Finalist teams implement, and accept responsibility for, their proposed investment programs—gaining invaluable experience in responding to actual client requirements.
This hands-on learning builds competency in the areas of investment research, sales and marketing, back-office operations, portfolio accounting systems, custody platforms, trading and settlement procedures.
For more information about CIRM, please email David Martens.
The Carroll School’s International Management Experience (IME), combines classroom concepts with the realities of managing in a global environment.
The course, which is open to all MBA, MSA, and MSF students, begins on the Boston College campus with an exploration of the economic, governmental, and social factors that affect the conduct of business in a variety of industries and contexts.
Toward the end of the course, students travel with faculty members to an international destination, where they visit new ventures and established small businesses as well as major local companies and multinational corporations.
During the trip, participants interact with business leaders, tour manufacturing operations, and meet with government officials responsible for trade and investment activity. They observe firsthand the application of management principles and strategies in the global arena. They also participate in networking events, which may include Boston College alumni who live and work in each country.
Itineraries vary from one year to the next, but recent destinations include London, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Peru, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.
In this elective course, Carroll School MBA students work in teams on consulting projects for international clients.
Students complete their research and analysis on campus at Boston College during the fall semester, then travel to their clients’ home countries to present their recommendations in person.
The International Consulting Project is open to all Carroll Graduate School of Management students.
The 20 Carroll School MBA students knew they’d learn something about investing when they touched down in Omaha last month. How could they not? They were slated to spend the next morning with the Warren Buffett.
Through this highly selective program, MBA students travel to Omaha to meet with the billionaire investor Warren Buffett at the headquarters of his Berkshire Hathaway holding company. In addition to a tour of Berkshire Hathaway, students participate in a closed-door Q&A and lunch with Mr. Buffett.
Students who have participated in the trip say they come away with a sense of the man behind the financial empire and his emphasis on the responsibility of each individual to contribute back to society.
Several times each year, Boston’s business leaders gather at the Boston College Chief Executives Club, long recognized as one of the country’s premier business forums. The keynote speakers at these events are CEOs drawn from the top echelons of their fields – thought leaders who welcome the opportunity to address an audience of their peers. Among the recent speakers are Disney’s Bob Iger, Nike’s Mark Parker, and IBM's Virginia Rometty.
A unique setting for candid conversation, networking, and connecting with the city’s most influential voices, Boston College's Chief Executives Club is where business gets done in Boston.
An elite group of Boston College graduate students are invited to attend CEO Club events throughout the year.