Boston College | MBA Veterans


Thank you for your interest in the Boston College MBA Program!

We appreciate your service to our country, and are pleased that we might be able to serve you. Boston College boasts a curriculum, taught by world-class faculty. The cohort experience, student-faculty, and Boston College’s strong Jesuit heritage all contribute to the strong community we nurture here at the Carroll School. Each student is an important component of this community; we are attentive to the individual experiences, skill sets, and aspirations of every student as we help you craft a rigorous skill building experience to optimize your professional impact throughout your career. Class sizes are limited to foster deeper exchanges between students and faculty, and students are encouraged to pursue specialized courses of study in order to truly tailor the Boston College MBA to individual career aspirations. We value experiential learning programs – ranging from internships to international consulting projects to meeting with local CEOs – as important avenues to individualized success. The professional connections and personal bonds that are developed through our network create innumerable opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our career services link students to our extensive alumni network, and allow for the Boston College brand to strengthen your professional portfolio to flourish now and throughout your career.

We look forward to getting to know you as you pursue your best future.

Shelley Burt
Director of Graduate Enrollment


  • MBA program was founded
  • MBA living alumni (approximately)
  • Percentage of MBA graduates employed within 3 months after graduation
  • 2014 MBA class (full time)
  • 2015 MBA class (full time)
  • 2014 Veteran MBA class (full time)
  • 2015 Veteran MBA class (full time)
  • 2013 MBA class average starting salary


  • Amazon
  • Applegate Farms
  • Athenahealth
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Brown Brothers Harriman
  • BMW or North America
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • Boston Scientific
  • Capital One
  • Cognex
  • Covidien
  • Credit Suisse
  • CVS Caremark Corporation
  • Deutsche Bank
  • EMC
  • Ernst & Young
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Gemvara
  • General Electric
  • Google
  • Guidepoint Global, LLC
  • Hasbro, Inc.
  • HUGO BOSS International
  • iGATE Corporation
  • IMG
  • IBM
  • International Human Resources Development Corporation
  • John Hancock
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Mars, Incorporated
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mercedes-Benz USA
  • MITRE Corporation
  • Neuberger Berman Group LLC
  • NetApp, Inc.
  • NextEra Energy, Inc.
  • Phillips Healthcare
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Providence Equity Partners LLC
  • Prudential Financial
  • PTC
  • Raytheon
  • Riot Games, Inc.
  • Rue-La-La
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Santander
  • SAP Americas
  • Shire PLC
  • Simon-Kucher & Partners
  • Standard & Poors
  • Staples, Inc.
  • State Street
  • TD Bank
  • Tyco Inte


  • Santander
  • Credit Suisse
  • Liberty Mutual
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Staples
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Athenahealth
  • adidas
  • John Hancock
  • Hasbro


  • EMC - Global Enterprise Services Leadership Development Program
  • Fidelity - Financial Leadership Program
  • Fidelity - Graduate Management Apprentice
  • John Hancock - Leadership Development Program
  • Massachusetts General Hospital - Administrative Fellow
  • Raytheon - Contracts Leadership Program
  • Raytheon - Finance Executive Development Program
  • Staples - Senior Financial Analyst II
  • Topco - Procurement development Leadership Program
  • Tyco International - Finance Leadership Program



Shelley Burt
Director of Graduate Enrollment


What military veterans and service members need to know about pursuing an MBA
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  • Full-Time Tuition: $43,770
  • Room and Board
  • Books and Fees $1,650
  • Medical Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Summer Living Expenses
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US Military and Veterans Education Benefits
Veterans and military personnel are eligible for educational assistance. Please visit the GI Bill website for additional information on available benefits and resources.

Yellow Ribbon Program
Boston College is pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. This program is available to veterans of the US Armed Forces who are eligible for the new Post 9/11 GI Bill. For the 2013-2014 academic year, BC will award $5,000.00 to up to 50 students.

For additional information regarding tuition benefits and BC’s partnership with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, please contact Linda Taubman in the Office of Student Services at 617-552-0403.

Application fee waiver
US Military members and veterans who have been on active duty within the last ten years of their application are eligible for an application fee reimbursement. Please email your request for a fee waiver to Joshua Henry (Joshua Henry)

Applying for Financial Aid
For questions about need-based or loan-based financial assistance, please contact BC’s Office of Financial Services:

If your last name begins with a letter from A through F or S through Z, Elaine Holloman is your financial aid counselor. ( If your last name begins with a letter from G through R, Marsia Hill Kreaime is your financial aid counselor. (

Office of Student and Financial Services
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Lyons Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

All financial aid documentation should be mailed to:

Boston College Financial Aid Processing Center
P.O. Box 489
Randolph, MA 02368



Thank you for your interest in the Boston College MBA Program. My BC colleagues and I are committed to assisting you throughout your research process, as you weigh your MBA enrollment options. Our program values the leadership abilities and strong critical thinking skills that veterans possess and we hope that you will seriously consider the Carroll School for your MBA studies. Boston College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for US Military Veterans and awards up to $5,000 to 30 students each academic year. In addition, the Carroll School of Management awards a wide range of merit-based scholarships and fellowships to MBA students, for two years of study. Significant weight in the evaluation process is given to candidates possessing a strong set of application materials, including demonstrated leadership, academic accomplishment, professional promise, and community involvement. The average scholarship award is $18k and is renewable for the second year of study.

Beyond the classroom, BC is committed to the professional development of its students. In each entering class, a limited number of Full-Time MBA students with exceptional academic and professional accomplishments are selected for the Executive Fellowship Program. This program is available to students interested in pursuing any specialization. In this highly selective program, Fellows are paired with mentors who have achieved significant professional success in the business community. Recipients and their mentors meet at intervals to discuss topics of mutual professional interest as well as the Fellow's career goals. Fellows often receive additional guidance and mentoring through facilitated meetings with other leading executives and decision makers.


Shelley Burt
Director of Graduate Enrollment


Business schools, corporations and nonprofit organizations are actively recruiting talented military veterans to join their ranks. Significant financial and professional benefits await military veterans who are considering an MBA education and subsequent career in industry.


The Boston College MBA Program thrives on the quality of its people and their commitment to excellence and to each other. The unique partnership between the students, faculty and alumni of the BC MBA Program has produced thousands of graduates with impeccable values who are leaders in industry.

Military veterans bring to Boston College demonstrated leadership, a strong record of achievement, high personal character, and are accustomed to working both as individuals and as part of a team. This combination of attributes and characteristics make for invaluable training for and contributions to the MBA experience and future business leadership.

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Originally from Long Island, NY, Anthony attended the State University of New York at Albany, on a 4-year ROTC scholarship and majored in History. After college, Anthony began serving in the military for his first foray into the real world.

“I was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Aviation branch in May, 2004. After attending flight school in Fort Rucker, AL, and being trained to fly the CH-47D Chinook, I was stationed at Fort Drum, NY. While with the 10th Mountain Division (LI) I was deployed as a Platoon Leader to Bagram Afghanistan, from 2006 to 2007. After training stateside and being promoted to Captain, my unit deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, from 2008 to 2009. The rest of my time on active duty was spent stateside on Brigade staff and serving as a Rear Detachment Commander for TF 1-10 Attack during their deployment to Khowst, Afghanistan.”

Anthony separated from the Army in 2012 to begin the pursuit of his MBA. After intense exposure to steep learning curves, small and large groups of diverse individuals, and critical decision-making in ambiguous situations, he felt prepared to begin his studies in the Carroll School. “All the skills I acquired were applied on day 1 at BC when dealing with unfamiliar class topics, multiple team assignments, and case studies where decisions and recommendations needed to be made with less than perfect information. Moreover, in my internship experience, my organizational ability, professionalism, and attention to detail gained in the Army have helped to place me ahead of my peers.” Anthony is currently completing an internship as Manager of Partner Relations for EnergySage, a start-up located in Cambridge, MA.

Boston College’s reputation as a top tier MBA program, its location, and the small class size guaranteeing quality access to faculty and staff, attracted Anthony to its MBA program, and he has been pleased tremendously with his choice. “One of the highlights of my CSOM experience so far has been the caliber of the students that make up the class of 2013 and 2014. All the students I have met and worked with have been friendly, helpful, intelligent, and each with their own unique set of experiences.”

Anthony looks forward to completing his MBA and pursuing a career in the renewable energy industry.

Anthony Parisi
BC MBA ‘14
US Army

Catherine grew up in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Woodlands, TX when she was in high school. She chose to attend the Coast Guard Academy, where she earned a BS in Management while rowing crew. “I chose the Coast Guard Academy because I saw the many opportunities available through the academy and upon graduation. I was stationed on CGC HARRIET LANE in Portsmouth, VA for two years and then moved to Miami, FL as the Executive Officer of CGC WILLIAM FLORES.”

The Coast Guard has offered Catherine experience managing people and budgets, experiences she believes will help her to be a successful MBA student. “The Coast Guard encourages its members to have dual career paths. I chose my initial path of going to sea, and I wanted to continue my education by pursuing an MBA in an area that I can use in a second field, such as financial management, but also bring management fundamentals back to the operational fleet.”

The emphasis on values and community at Boston College attracted Catherine to the Carroll School. “When I actually started talking to the faculty and staff at Boston College, I realized that they truly did live by the values that they speak about. It is such an inviting environment!

“I am looking forward to meeting and networking with my classmates. I have been a part of the Coast Guard for eight years now, so it will be nice to see the different perspectives that those coming from the civilian industry bring to the program.”

Catherine will be returning to the Coast Guard upon completion of her MBA. She will assume a financial management role.

Catherine Gillen
BC MBA ‘15
US Coast Guard

After graduating with a degree in Environmental Engineering from the United States Military Academy, Joseph Marullo was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and Military Intelligence Corps in 2004. He served eight years that included two overseas deployments, in Iraq from 2007 to 2009, and Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. Joseph left active duty as a Captain in July, 2012, to matriculate to the MBA program at Boston College.

Joseph saw an MBA as an effective means to facilitate his transition from military to civilian career. “When I was working with the Junior Military Officer placement organizations, I did not feel as though I had a sufficient business background to make such a critical decision. As a result, my wife and I decided to pursue our MBA’s after we left active duty to make informed choices about the beginning of our new lives.

“My experience in the Army is very similar to the MBA experience in two ways; time management and team effort. In the Army, you need to be organized, you need to prioritize, and you need to rely on your team to accomplish the mission. Although the day to day requirements are different, I would argue that the same is required in business school and in the business world. If you can prioritize and trust in your team, you will be successful. Joseph credits the support and motivation of his classmates for helping him find success in his first year in the BC MBA.

The collegial atmosphere - the small class size and accessibility of faculty – are the primary reasons Joseph chose to attend the Carroll School. “I wanted to be in an environment that encouraged camaraderie and supported learning, and I believe Boston College was a perfect fit. If you need help the instructors are incredibly willing to provide it, and the size of the class creates a very close-knit community.”

Joseph is pursuing a specialization in the Corporate Finance as he completes his MBA, and hopes to find a position in the finance industry upon graduation, specifically working for a financial services company. Currently, Joseph is completing an internship with John Hancock, in an operations/project management role as part of their Leadership Development Program.

He’s found the Office of Career Strategies to be an immense help preparing him for success in his pursuit. “In the last year I have been through my first interviews outside of the Army, and my career advisor worked with me every step along the way. I learned from both the good and the bad interviews, as I made many mistakes, but I am now engaged in my first job since leaving the Army, which is the entire reason why I came to business school. Preparing for an MBA program, there are inevitably discussions about the importance of the internship between the first and second year, and I feel the Office of Career Strategies at Boston College ensured I was incredibly prepared.”

Joseph Marullo
BC MBA ‘14
US Army


What was your military background and why did you decide to pursue an MBA instead of directly entering the private sector workforce?

I was deployed to Iraq on a Military Transition Team in 2007, when my wife was diagnosed with cancer. We had been married for 3 years at that point and I had spent 2 of those deployed. In the 6 years since meeting her, I had been away in some fashion for all 6. I had already put her through so much and I did not want her to go through treatment alone. I knew it was time to transition into a more stable, predictable career; I just did not know what. Honestly, I had no idea what I wanted to do. Almost everything sounded appealing in some way. I thought about becoming a teacher and coach; or maybe learning how to lead a construction crew; or joining the State Department; or perhaps pursuing management consulting; or maybe even starting my own company, though I was unsure what that company would actually do.

I realized that I was leaving one career more than I was pursuing another. I saw business school as a way to gain exposure and experience in various fields, without fully committing to one in particular. Through cases and projects and the experiences of faculty and classmates, I was able to “test the waters” and learn where my passions and interests lay, which was invaluable.

It also became clear to me, while transitioning, that I had strong leadership experience and an interesting “elevator pitch,” but I was lacking the business acumen that would round out my profile. I needed to be able to show a company that I had the necessary business skills to add immediate value in the tactical, day-to-day operation of a business. Business school was the most logical path to credibly gain those skills in a short-period of time.

I did not realize it at the time, but looking back, I cannot think of a healthier place from which to transition out of the military and the high deployment pace, than business school. It is an environment filled with energetic, ambitious, and optimistic people from diverse backgrounds and experiences; and they are all in transition. It may seem odd, but business school helped me process the previous chaotic years of my life, and successfully “turn the page” to move on toward another career. It was a 2-year time period in which I was surrounded by supportive people that were eager to hear about my experiences, excited to help me, and were absolutely convinced that anything was possible.

Why did you choose to enroll in the BC MBA Program?

My wife and I are originally from Massachusetts, so as I transitioned out of the Army, we knew we wanted to settle near our families. BC stood apart from other programs because of its size, its collaborative atmosphere, and the pride evident in the greater-BC community. Carroll is certainly among the smallest full-time programs in the country, so you not only develop close relationships with all of your classmates, but also with the other classes, and the entire faculty as well.

As I said, I had a lot to learn and discover while pursuing my MBA. For me, it was not about checking a block or getting a piece of paper, so I wanted to make sure I was not just another student in a huge program. I could not afford to “float” or be lost. I needed my peers and professors to get to know me on a personal level, so that they could help me identify the opportunities, industries, companies, and roles that fit me.

I also found the tremendous amount of pride and selflessness within the BC community appealing. It feels like a large fraternity and the atmosphere reminds me of the “espirit de corps” found in successful military units; when you meet other BC people, there is an instant connection and a mutual understanding and respect. And you will most often run into BC people volunteering, fundraising for charities, or helping others in some way. It is a part of the campus DNA and one of the community’s best characteristics.

Regardless of the program, be it graduate-level or undergraduate, BC instills a sense of individual responsibility and a desire to take action and positively impact others in all of its graduates. This combination of a lifelong sense of connection to BC and a strong desire to help others pays dividends in terms of gaining helpful professional contacts. Though it may be smaller than those of larger programs, I do not think you can find a stronger network with more people that are willing to assist you, than you can at BC.

What is your current career and how did the BC MBA help you achieve this?

I am currently a Strategic Planning Manager at Raytheon Company, where I have the opportunity to lead product area strategies, market entry strategies, investment and decision analysis, M&A activities, and the annual strategic planning cycle.

Quite simply, I would not be able to do this job without the skills and experiences I learned at BC. They prepared me well. As a first year, I did not know anything about company financial statements and I had never been through a formal job interview process in my life. By the time I graduated, I had done extensive financial statement analysis, built business plans, advised real companies and non-profits, and completed countless interview preparation sessions. Perhaps more importantly, I had gained the competence and confidence to step up and lead in a business environment.

My military experience was valuable to Raytheon because I could understand and relate to their DoD and international customers. But, my BC MBA was the real discriminator in them accepting me into their Finance Executive Development Program. The BC MBA was the enabler that allowed me to successfully leverage the lessons I gained in my military experience to help grow a business.

Tucker Mahoney
BC MBA ‘10
US Army, Captain
Raytheon, Strategic Planning Manager

What was your military background and why did you decide to pursue an MBA instead of directly entering the private sector workforce?

I was a U.S. Army Military Intelligence officer. I served for 6.5 years with tours in South Korea, Germany, and (after my MBA) Afghanistan. It had always been my intention to go back to school after the Army, though I originally thought it would be law school. When I decided to leave the service, I started researching what I wanted to do next. Every career that interested me was in the finance, so an MBA made a lot of sense. I had a leadership background from the Army. I just needed to acquire the technical skills.

Why did you choose to enroll in the BC MBA Program?

I attended BC for undergrad, so it was a bit of a homecoming for me. I loved the school and knew it to be a challenging academic institution with smart, caring people. From my undergraduate years, I knew that BC had a strong finance program. Several of my undergrad friends were doing well on Wall Street following their four years at BC. As a result it felt like a great fit for me.

What is your current career and how did the BC MBA help you achieve this?

I currently work in capital markets, focusing on G10 interest rate products. I work with large institutional clients, including hedge funds, asset managers, banks, pensions, endowments and insurance companies. I knew almost nothing about finance before attending BC for my MBA. Now I deal with interest rate derivatives and some very smart customers on a daily basis. My BC MBA helped me build the foundations for my career in financial services.

Ortise Uku
BC MBA ‘08
US Army, Captain
Citigroup, Fixed Income Sales Associate

What was your military background and why did you decide to pursue an MBA instead of directly entering the private sector workforce?

After graduating with an economics degree from Holy Cross in 2004, I was commissioned as a naval officer and began serving my time in the submarine force. Following a 15-month training period which required me to attend navy schools in South Carolina, upstate New York, and Connecticut, I reported on board USS Philadelphia in Groton, CT. I spent three years attached to USS Philadelphia serving in a variety of roles, which included a deployment in 2007 to the Arabian Gulf in support of the global war on terrorism. Following my tour on USS Philadelphia, I spent two years teaching at the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, RI. From there, I moved to Boston to attend BC. While in business school, I joined a navy reserve unit in Newport, RI. The benefits of the post 9/11 GI Bill and my desire to develop my knowledge of finance drove my decision to pursue my MBA at BC.

Why did you choose to enroll in the BC MBA Program?

I decided to attend Boston College after I spent a day visiting the MBA program where I met some incredible people. I was looking for an MBA program with a strong finance program which would help me make the transition from the military to the financial services industry in Boston. After speaking with numerous alumni and professors, I felt that BC was the best fit for me. The program is top-notch and the alumni network is extensive and welcoming.

What is your current career and how did the BC MBA help you achieve this?

Following my graduation from BC in May 2012, I joined Fidelity Investments as part of their two-year leadership development program called the General Management Apprenticeship Program. I was afforded the opportunity to gain broad exposure to various business groups within Fidelity and truly learn how a large financial services organization operates. Upon graduating from the program in June of 2014, I took a full-time role with Fidelity Investments’ SelectCo division based in Denver, Colorado. SelectCo is Fidelity’s asset management business unit concentrated on sector investing. My job focuses on supporting the distribution efforts for Fidelity’s sector products across the firm’s various client channels. The BC MBA program often required me to work in a team setting with subject matter that was not always familiar to me. My current role is similar to that experience at BC and I am now very comfortable working across teams with different types of information to meet their various respective needs.

Matt Horne
USNR, Lieutenant Commander
Fidelity Investments, Director Investment Specialist


The Boston College Veterans Club is an organization that helps military veterans on the BC campus transition to civilian life. The club is open to students who have served or currently serve in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard of any country in the world. The club works to assist veteran students professionally through networking events, resume workshops, and guest speakers. The club also intends on maintaining a strong connection between it and local veteran charitable organizations. Events include Toys for Tots drives, visits to local veteran's shelters, and monthly social events throughout the year.

BC Veterans Alumni Network

The Boston College Veterans Alumni Network (BCVAN) was established in 2011 to honor the University’s servicemen and women and to strengthen the bonds among alumni, veterans, and the greater BC community.

BC Veterans Alumni Network (BCVAN)

BC Veterans Resources

The Office for Institutional Diversity would like to extend a warm welcome and an immense thank you to veterans who have joined or are seeking to join the Boston College family through employment or as a student. We have compiled the following list of resources to assist you in the areas of employment and/or accessibility.

BC Veterans Resources

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