Boston College Carroll School of Management classroom discussion.


Building Bridges Between Management and the Arts and Sciences

The Carroll School of Management is committed to building bridges of learning between management and the liberal arts.

The Carroll School of Management is committed to building bridges of learning between management and the liberal arts, “and that bridge goes both ways,” says Carroll School John and Linda Powers Family Dean Andy Boynton.

The school recently established several new minors for students enrolled in other schools at BC, which include finance, accounting, marketing, and management and leadership. More than 900 students are now taking advantage of these additional business minors.

Take biology major Aine Tracy ’19 for example. While questioning the pre-veterinary track she was on, Aine encountered a health-care-focused investment banking firm at a career event. She began to explore how she could bring together her science education and her interest in business.

Aine added a Carroll School finance minor—no small feat to accomplish in one’s senior year—and interned this past fall with the banking firm. Now, she’s accepted a full-time job offer. “The most valuable element in my BC education has been this dual exposure to science and business,” she says.

Carroll School students are broadening their educational experiences beyond Fulton Hall as well. “We’ve also made it easier for management students to add on a major or minor in the arts and sciences, and now, about 40 percent of our students are doing exactly that,” says Dean Boynton.

For junior Jian Zabalerio—who’s majoring in operations at the Carroll School and enrolled in the Morrissey College’s medical humanities, health, and culture minor—“It’s the best of both worlds. I’m passionate about health care and completely fascinated with business.”

Jian, who plans to go into health care sales, says “No other school could give me this outstanding business education with its strong emphasis on corporate and social responsibility. No other school would ask me, ‘Who do I want to be? What will I be proud to become?’”

The opportunity to cross the bridge between the arts and sciences and the Carroll School’s outstanding management curriculum has set Aine, Jian, and hundreds of students like them on their own unique paths to success.

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