Spend a summer in Boston learning from the same faculty that 
Bloomberg Businessweek ranked A+ for teaching quality and No. 3 in
“Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2016.”

The Carroll School of Management Summer Management Catalyst Program is designed exclusively for non-management students. The Catalyst Program is an intensive, full-time, for-credit program, designed to develop a solid and broad foundation in the functional areas of management.

Over the summer, participants will take three full courses and a career practicum that covers a wide range of business management topics, including management, accounting, finance, marketing, ethics, law, Excel, big data, and career skills. The program is nine weeks and nine credits with students receiving full classes in Financial Accounting, Marketing Principles and then students have the choice of Basic Finance or Business Law as their third course. 

Students interested in minoring in the Carroll School of Management could apply this coursework to their minor.  Financial Accounting and Basic Finance would apply for two of the required courses for the Finance Minor.  Financial Accounting and Marketing Principles would apply for two of the required courses for the Marketing Minor.  Financial Accounting would apply for one of the required courses for the Accounting Minor.

Program Benefits

  • Learn how organizations operate and develop management skills to contribute to complex, not-for-profit, business and government entities.
  • Complete the core management courses in one summer and receive 9 credits through the completion of 3 full coursesideal for students who find it difficult to fit management courses into their schedule and students interested in completing a Carroll School Minor.
  • Develop career strategies in building your personal brand through sessions on skills assessment, writing resumes and business letters, interviewing skills, effective networking, and employer panels.
  • Attend a Catalyst-exclusive Career Networking Night with employers from a wide array of industries looking to recruit Catalyst students specifically.
  • Stand out in the competitive job market for internships and full-time positions with enhanced credentials from the summer program, including Excel, and exposure to programming languages.

At a Glance

How long will it take?

The Catalyst Program is an intensive, full-time, summer program running from Tuesday, May 19th through Friday, July 17th with extended weekend breaks for Memorial day and Independence Day.

How many courses?

Students will take three full, graded courses that include Financial Accounting, Marketing Principles and then the choice of Basic Finance or Business Law, and a career practicum covering a wide range of business management topics including Excel, Big Data and Career Preparation. Students will receive nine credits upon completion of the program. 

How much will it cost?

Tuition is $13,150 for 2020. There is a $50 application fee. Housing at a Boston College domitory is optional and available for an estimated $1,800 for the duration of the program.


A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Students must apply by February 1, 2020 via the standard application linked below to be considered. 

Application and Deadlines

Applications for the 2020 Summer Management Catalyst Program will be available from January 6 through March 16, 2020.

  • Students who wish to be considered for need-based scholarships must apply by February 1, 2020.
  • All other applicants may apply by March 16, 2020.
  • Admissions decisions will be made by April 1, 2020.

 Information Session for Students

Thursday, November 14th

5 PM - 6 PM

Fulton Hall 515

Information Session for Parents

Wednesday, February 5th

View recording here



Program Faculty

John Neale
Excel Module

Amy LaCombe

Amy Donegan
Career Preparation

Rob James

Jon Kerbs

Ed Taylor

Thomas Wesner
Business Law & Society

George Wyner
Information Systems

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