alanWelcome to the John M. and Mary
Jo Boler School of Business at John Carroll University!

The challenges facing business
today are complex and we find ourselves in new surroundings and conditions; in essence, the “ground rules” are changing. Competing priorities such
as resource depletion, governmental regulations, community obligations, employee relations, and global competition all affect the bottom line. More than ever, a company’s success depends on management professionals that understand the many stakeholders of the organization.

As a management professional in the next generation of leadership, you will need to integrate a traditional business education within a broader environmental, societal, and ethical context in which today’s businesses find themselves. While this added complexity presents some significant challenges, there has never been a more exciting time to be entering your undergraduate business studies or advancing your business acumen at the graduate level.

Historically, American business has demonstrated an unrivalled capacity to innovate and compete, while raising the bar on environment, health and safety practices in business. It is time for business to regain the ethical and intellectual high ground by taking a more responsible approach to business conduct that includes going beyond the legal and regulatory obligations of the firm. The growing body of evidence that socially and environmentally responsible business practices create long-term value is compelling. The market will increasingly demand this behavior and reward it. The Boler School of Business is governed by this thinking and these are the principles that frame our academic, research, and community outreach programs.

Your admission to John Carroll University means that you will attend a University that is recognized as one of the top 10 schools in the Midwest for over 25 years by U.S. News and World Report and a business school with a track record of success, as evidenced by our successful alumni who have gone on to lead over 500 businesses in Ohio alone. We partner with many world-class companies and institutions in the U.S. and abroad to offer internships that will help you learn and grow into the next generation of business leaders. You will be taught by the same professors that have established our undergraduate Accountancy program among the top ten in the nation, and #1 in Ohio. Your classmates will share your enthusiasm and academic preparation and will be partners in your learning and development. And you will do this in the City of Cleveland, one of America’s great cities, and home to a vibrant business community that provides you with unmatched access to emerging careers, in addition to abundant cultural, sporting and social attractions.

We are proud of our school and our alumni. The Boler School’s reputation was built by the efforts of many for the past 80 years. We invite you to join our tradition of excellence.


Alan R. Miciak, Ph.D.
Dean, Boler School of Business
John Carroll University