I am very proud to welcome you to the John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business at John Carroll University. Our outstanding history and impressive collection of alumni accomplishments support our AACSB ranking as one of only 11% of business programs in the U.S. to hold accreditation at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as independent accountancy accreditation.

Aligned with our mission and vision statements, the Boler School of Business primarily seeks to develop leaders who make a difference. As very successful leaders in organizations, our graduates leave John Carroll University with the knowledge, compassion and respect for others, and confident passion it takes to positively affect their organizations and their communities.

Given the serious business and ethical issues in our world today, strong leadership is demanded of our rising student generations. In developing unique leadership skills, Boler faculty take great pride in offering educational excellence in the classroom and personal development through natural mentoring relationships elsewhere. We believe this dual classroom-life professional relationship with our students imparts a recognition that leaders are the greatest of servants and helps to fulfill the notion of Saint Ignatius to “live in the world, not of the world.”

In response to our own call to leadership, the Boler School has strengthened and reinforced our program offerings. Notably, we have recently redesigned our MBA curriculum, adding the Boler Part-Time MBA, with specialized approaches, this MBA transcends its traditional predecessors by not teaching the managerial students what to decide, but rather how to make the decisions demanded by the needs of our times.

While challenges surround us in our present, it is my excitement to help lead our students into the opportunities of the future. I hope you will join me in the efforts of the Boler School of Business to continue to provide educational excellence in the Jesuit tradition that develops the world’s next, and best, leaders.

Karen Schuele
John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business