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Carroll School of Management Has a High Employment Rate for Graduates

Possessing more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector, Scott Bushley serves as a partner at Granite Point Capital, where he oversees finance and business operations. To prepare for his career in the investment sector, Scott Bushley earned a master of business administration from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.

A prominent New England-area business school, the Carroll School of Management reported that 94 percent of 2018 graduates found employment within four months after graduation. Well-prepared to hit the ground running in their new positions, these graduates earned a comfortable median starting salary of $65,346.

Part of this high performance among graduates is credited to the dynamic learning environment at the Carroll School, and at Boston College overall. Students engage in healthy competition focused on helping them to excel and thrive. They also benefit from a range of experiential learning opportunities, and from participating in the 270 clubs and organizations on campus. The Carroll School is also known for its market-based curriculum that keeps up with the times, with classes focused on big data and analytics, entrepreneurship, and a variety of other advanced management disciplines.

Carroll School of Management among Top Business Programs

Throwing graduation hats Photo by Vasily Koloda on Unsplash
Throwing graduation hats Photo by Vasily Koloda on Unsplash

An experienced investment management professional, Scott Bushley has served as a partner at Granite Point Capital in Boston, Massachusetts, since 2018. Scott Bushley holds a master of business in finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

The Carroll School of Management boasts one of the best undergraduate business programs in the United States, according to the business-education news outlet Poets & Quants. The publication ranked 88 schools that participated in the survey. This was the first time Carroll School was included among it.

The rankings are based on school-reported data and information gleaned from alumni through surveys developed with the assistance of administrators and deans. The Carroll School of Management had a score of 9.9 out of 10 in response to whether graduates would recommend the school to their friends. The college also placed second in its quality of teaching and earned high marks for its alumni network.

Community Support Opportunities for Carroll School Graduate Students

Boston College’s Carroll School of Management
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Drawing upon more than 20 years of investment management experience, Scott Bushley serves as a partner responsible for finances and operations at the Boston, Massachusetts-based hedge fund Granite Point Capital. Earlier in his career, while working as an analyst at Atlantic Trust, Scott Bushley completed an MBA in finance at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.

In line with Boston College’s Jesuit heritage, students at its Carroll School of Management are required to give back to the community through volunteering at nonprofits, mentoring young people, or by other means. During the 2017–2018 academic year, more than 900 graduate students contributed in excess of 6,300 hours of volunteer service. This was achieved, in part, through the school’s eight student-run clubs and organizations.

One of those clubs is Net Impact. Through this organization, students glean valuable insights as well as experience social entrepreneurship and corporate citizenship through job fairs and conferences. As part of the club’s community service efforts, students are paired with nonprofit organizations to conduct pro bono consulting work while gaining practical experience.

Another club is Invest ‘N Kids. This weekly tutoring program pairs Carroll students with young people from local middle schools.

Other groups include Graduate Women in Business and Stand Out at Carroll, the latter of which serves the school’s LGBTQ community.

The Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch Leadership Academy

Responsible for overseeing finance and business operations at Granite Point Capital, Scott Bushley has been a partner at the Boston firm since September 2018, prior to which he gained 20 years of relevant experience with multiple firms. While working at Atlantic Trust, Scott Bushley completed an MBA in finance at the Boston College Carroll Graduate School of Management.

Emphasizing real-world experience, the Carroll Graduate School of Management has several research centers at which students can network and engage in discussion with prominent thinkers and work together to address important social issues. One of these centers is the Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch Leadership Academy (LLA).

In partnership with the Lynch School of Education, the LLA was established for the purpose of improving education outcomes by developing a sustainable network of successful leaders. LLA members include principals and other educational leaders from schools in Boston and gateway cities throughout Massachusetts. Through fellowships for aspiring and sitting principals in addition to alumni coaching, the Academy seeks to disrupt inequity and increase opportunities for students, particularly those in underserved regions.

The LLA was founded in 2010 following the donation of a multi-year grant from the Lynch Foundation. It has since had 221 Fellows from 124 schools and impacted in excess of 90,000 students.