Overview

Applicants
60
Acceptance Rate
95%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.32
Years Work Experience
0.16
Average Age
25

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
3.14 - 3.49

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
July 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
43

86
Full-time
28
Female
14
Part-time
9
Underrepresented Minorities


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 (fifth-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.


Concentrations

Accounting
Economics
Human Resources
Finance
International Business
Marketing

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Leadership/Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Capstone course includes sustainability project for area business, government agency, or NGO

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$52,250

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
50%
Graduate Facilitated
36%
School Facilitiated
14%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
78%
Graduate Facilitiated
22%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

64%
Finance/Accounting
29%
Human Resources
7%
Marketing

Graduates Employed by Region

93%
Midwest
7%
South

Students Say

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 fifth year MBA students to complete their professional development requirement.

Still, students think there is “room for improvement” in the school’s career program- ming. 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 vis- ited 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.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 64% $51,000 $53,222 $49,000 $70,000
Human Resources 29% $60,000 $64,125 $57,500 $79,000
Marketing / Sales 7%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 57% $50,500 $53,063 $42,500 $70,000
Manufacturing 36% $57,500 $59,700 $50,000 $79,000
Consumer Products 7%

Prominent Alumni

Tim Russert
Senior VP & Washington burea chief for NBC

Don Shula
Former NFL Coach

John Boler
Former Chairman & Founder of The Boler Company

Richard Kramer
President & CEO of Goodyear Tire

Dominique Maceanu
Olympic Gold Medalist, retired tymnast, and author

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$18,896

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$6,500

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
89%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
79%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
94%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
88%

New Students Receiving Loans
59%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$26,100
Tuition (Out-State)
$26,100
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$870
Tuition (Out-State)
$870
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$1,250

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
64
Part Time
45%

In State
70.0%
Out of State
30.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
2

Demographics

13.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
2.00%
International

31% female
69% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Like many universities with a large commuter 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 fifteen 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 any- way. 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.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Kristopher Tibbs
Assistant Dean Graduate Business Programs

Address
Boler College of Business
1 John Carroll Boulevard
University Heights, OH 44118-4581
United States

Phone
216-397-1970

Fax
216-397-1833

Email
gradbusiness@jcu.edu


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