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John Carroll University, Boler School of Business Part Time MBA

The John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business at John Carroll University is AACSB International accredited. The school boasts dedicated, award-winning faculty who are passionate about developing outstanding, socially responsible leaders who make a difference in their communities and their professions. A collegial atmosphere and personal attention foster a sense of belonging and encourage participation in the classroom and beyond. An emphasis on educational excellence sets the Boler School of Business apart. Differentiated by its rich legacy that is rooted in Jesuit tradition, The Boler School experience is about opportunity. Students are challenged to use what they have learned in the classroom to solve real-world problems to help them grow. Leaders from top companies are brought in to classrooms or as distinguished lecturers each semester to meet with students and share experiences. Supporting the vision of developing socially responsible leaders, each year, the school has its students, faculty, and staff come together for Boler Community Day, a day of community service and giving back to the Greater Cleveland community. The Boler School of Business has undergraduate majors in accountancy, business logistics, economics, finance, human resources management, international business with language and culture, management, and marketing, as well as an entrepreneurship minor. Current graduate programs include a part-time integrated M.B.A., a fifth-year M.B.A., and a M.S. in accountancy. The school also houses The Edward M. Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship, which is an educational, networking, and consulting resource for entrepreneurs, students, and faculty members.

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Program Type Part Time

Program Information

John Carroll University Boler School of Business Says

The John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business at John Carroll University is AACSB International accredited. The school boasts dedicated, award-winning faculty who are passionate about developing outstanding, socially responsible leaders who make a difference in their communities and their professions. A collegial atmosphere and personal attention foster a sense of belonging and encourage participation in the classroom and beyond. An emphasis on educational excellence sets the Boler School of Business apart. Differentiated by its rich legacy that is rooted in Jesuit tradition, The Boler School experience is about opportunity. Students are challenged to use what they have learned in the classroom to solve real-world problems to help them grow. Leaders from top companies are brought in to classrooms or as distinguished lecturers each semester to meet with students and share experiences. Supporting the vision of developing socially responsible leaders, each year, the school has its students, faculty, and staff come together for Boler Community Day, a day of community service and giving back to the Greater Cleveland community. The Boler School of Business has undergraduate majors in accountancy, business logistics, economics, finance, human resources management, international business with language and culture, management, and marketing, as well as an entrepreneurship minor. Current graduate programs include a part-time integrated M.B.A., a fifth-year M.B.A., and a M.S. in accountancy. The school also houses The Edward M. Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship, which is an educational, networking, and consulting resource for entrepreneurs, students, and faculty members.

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

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School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Midwest)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 74% accepted out of 78 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 25
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.3
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 531
  • Average Years Work Experience: 3

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Boler does not require applicants to have previous professional experience, but the average student has worked for three years before joining the program. Students applying to Boler must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended, GMAT scores, one letter of recommendation, a resume, and a personal statement entitled "Graduate Business E...Boler does not require applicants to have previous professional experience, but the average student has worked for three years before joining the program. Students applying to Boler must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended, GMAT scores, one letter of recommendation, a resume, and a personal statement entitled "Graduate Business Education: Enabling Me to Achieve My Personal Goals and Become a Leader." The IBD MBA requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a GMAT score of 500; the average GPA of the entering class is 3.04 and an average GMAT score of 529. International applicants, whose primary language is not English must take the TOEFL and score a minimum of 550 on the paper portion, 217 on the computer portion and 79 on the Internet portion. They must also have their "non-US credentials" evaluated by an independent organization.

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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 107
Percent International Students 2%
Total Full-Time Faculty 42
Full-Time Faculty 69%

Student Life

Like many universities with a large commuter and online student population, student life at Boler is a little lacking. But while some wish there were more activities or options for socializing, others say “there is no reason any John Carroll student should ever be bored.” “John Carroll’s sports teams are always competing on campus and provide high-level sports entertainment.” Additionally, “there is plenty to do in the area socially,” and “downtown is within 15 minutes of campus.” Perhaps some of the 5th year MBA stu­dents find themselves with time to socialize, but plenty of part-time students say that between their jobs, classes, schoolwork, and families, they don’t have time for anything else anyway. Students say that despite this, they’ve “formed several relationships with­in their cohort” and are in “constant e-mail communication” with other students. There is a lot of “camaraderie” among students, who describe their peers as “friendly,” “sup­portive,” “professional,” and “intelligent.” Students are competitive but are still “very open and willing to help each other.”

Career

The Boler School of Business does not have its own career office, so students must rely on the Center for Career Services that is used by all graduate and undergraduate stu­dents. The Center hosts career fairs and on-campus interviews that are well attended thanks to Boler’s strong reputation for producing excellent students. “Career Services does a great job bringing companies to campus for interviews and helping students find jobs,” one student says. The Center also provides career coaching and help with funda­mentals like resumes. Boler does offer a lot of networking events, and local business lead­ers are always speaking on campus. One student says that “John Carroll business stu­dents are viewed as extremely competent, hard-working, and ethical. With many Fortune-500 firms located in Cleveland, John Carroll students are strong contenders for any position within them.” A dedicated internship coordinator provides assistance to 5th year MBA students to complete their professional development requirement.Still, students think there is “room for improvement” in the school’s career program­ming. One of Boler’s best resources is its professors, who “move in the spheres of influ­ence and can be a catalyst to professional growth.” Additionally, other students in the program are “invaluable resources and serve as internal referral sources to help students in search of new careers get a foot in the door.” Organizations that recently visited the campus include GE Capital, Avery Dennison, Ernst & Young LLP, Progressive, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, PolyOne Corporation, and Sherwin Williams, although these organizations were not specifically looking for MBA grads.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

The Boler School of Business at John Carroll University offers a part-time MBA program for working professionals with at least two years of work experience and a full-time one year accelerated program(5th-year) for recent graduates. Unlike traditional MBA pro­grams, the part-time “MBA is focused around solving real business problems” and learn­ing about the decisions business leaders have to make. Every class starts with a real prob­lem, posed by a regional company, and “over the semester, students learn tools to help solve the company’s problem.” These unique courses “are designed to challenge stu­dents to leverage all business disciplines” and learn about project management, leader­ship, innovation, and resource allocation, instead of separating knowledge fields by theme or topic. This helps students “absorb relevant knowledge” and learn “to solve problems from a multi-discipline perspective” and approach them “from a holistic point of view.” This is particularly helpful to “those who work full time” because they can “immediately put into practice theories they’ve learned in their current profession.”Students think the majority of professors are great and appreciate that they “are connect­ed to community business leaders.” Professors “tend to have real-world experience” and are “knowledgeable in their fields.” Additionally, they are “friendly” and “helpful,” and are willing to “go the extra mile to ensure a great education and comprehension of mate­rial.” Students appreciate the flexibility of the program and the “convenient scheduling” that allows them to vary the number of classes they take each semester. John Carroll is really about putting students first, and with its affordable tuition and “stellar” local rep­utation, it’s no surprise students are so “impressed” with the program.

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    The Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurs - the Entrepreneurs Association, Leadership Skills Development Center

  • International Student Support Groups:

    The Center for Global Education http://www.jcu.edu/global

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion http://jcu.edu/inclusion

  • Minority Support Groups:

    Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion http://jcu.edu/inclusion

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    The Accountancy and Econ/Finance departments offer tutoring sessions for both graduate and undergraduate students.

  • Research Facilities:

    The Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurs - the Entrepreneurs Association, Leadership Skills Development Center

  • Study Abroad:

    Summer course offering study abroad opportunity with changing locations.

  • Women Support Groups:

    Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion http://jcu.edu/inclusion

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of John Carroll University Boler School of Business include:

John Breen - Retired CEO of Sherwin Williams

Richard Kramer - President & CEO of Goodyear Tire

John Boler - Chairman & Founder of The Boler Company

Don Shula - Former NFL Coach

Tim Russert - Senior VP & Washington burea chief for NBC

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 62%
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