Why the Part-time Boler MBA?

Integrated Courses
The heart of our MBA program is the integrated courses—that is what makes it unique and distinct from other programs.  They are an empowering experience that bring value to you and your organization.

These cohort-based classes are specially designed to present students with real business issues from real companies. The Boler MBA not only allows students to connect with faculty, student colleagues, and business professionals, it also connects you to the most relevant business concepts and ideas for making sound business decisions. Our team-taught courses combine several business disciplines (such as marketing, finance, and accounting) into each class to enable students to see the big picture and make the connections needed for more efficient and effective decision-making.

The Boler MBA – a faster ROI, a better long-term value
Other MBA programs wait until the final capstone course to bring the business disciplines together. The Boler MBA curriculum allows you to integrate and make connections across business disciplines sooner, giving you the knowledge and teamwork experiences that you will need to be more productive at work and advance in your career.

AACSB Accreditation – another reason to have the Boler MBA on your resume
Not all business schools are the same. Just like the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval,” the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) works to advance the quality of business schools worldwide through accreditation.

The Boler School of Business at John Carroll holds dual AACSB accreditation for both the school and its accounting program, placing Boler among only 4 percent of business schools worldwide.

If you are serious about earning a high-quality MBA, you should make sure the program is AACSB accredited.

The Jesuit Difference
You may not be familiar with the Jesuits, but you are probably familiar with their colleges and universities in the United States. In addition to John Carroll, the Jesuits founded Georgetown University, Boston College, Fordham University, Xavier University, and 23 other institutions across the nation. The Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, started more than 450 years ago by Saint Ignatius of Loyola, it is just as relevant today as ever. Students are taught to seek the truth, to reflect on what they learn, to discern, and to take action based upon the knowledge they have gained. Ethics, integrity, and leadership have always been at the center of Jesuit education—long before it was trendy to be taught in business schools.

John Carroll University is a member of JEBNET, the network of Jesuit MBA programs linking 25 AACSB-accredited Jesuit colleges and universities by means of an articulation agreement. This agreement provides students with unparalleled flexibility to transfer graduate credits and complete their MBA degree at another Jesuit or Catholic university in the event they relocate to another region of the country. More information can be found at the JEBNET website: http://jesuitmba.org/

Foundation Courses (if needed), Flexibility, and Convenience
Qualified students with undergraduate business degrees will begin the MBA program with the courses that make us unique and distinct–the integrated courses.

For those without an undergraduate degree in business, you will likely need to take foundation courses before taking the core MBA courses. The foundation courses will give you an excellent platform for building your business knowledge before engaging in the core of the MBA program.

All foundation courses in the Boler Professional MBA program are designed to be convenient for busy, working professionals by allowing students to move at their own pace.