Academic Qualifications

Application Materials
The following documents are required to complete your application for review:

  • Application – apply online.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  • Personal Goals Statement – an essay titled, “Graduate business education: Enabling me to achieve my personal goals and become a leader.”
  • Current resume.
  • At least one letter of recommendation commenting on your academic achievements, managerial capabilities, and potential in a graduate business program. The recommendation letter should be sent to the Boler School of Business Dean’s office accompanied by the Official Recommendation Form.
  • Official scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT – no code required) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE – code 1342). These may be waived for students in the MSLA program for admission, however they are required for consideration for fellowships, graduate assistantships, and for GMAT-based scholarships.

Application Deadline
A complete application package must be submitted by July 1 for admission into program beginning in fall term.


  • Total tuition cost for the 30 credit hour Boler MSLA program is $25,650 ($855 per credit hour).
  • Additional fees are listed in the John Carroll University Graduate Program Bulletin.
  • Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  • This program qualifies for employer tuition reimbursement and spans three calendar years to maximize reimbursement.