Core Curriculum for Worldly Aspirations – Each undergraduate at John Carroll completes the University Core Curriculum, which provides a solid base for all further studies at the University. Through the completion of the first-year seminar, a year of foreign language, philosophy, religious studies, science and mathematics, social sciences, and humanities, students build a foundation in the liberal arts. The core curriculum prepares students not only in their undergraduate studies, but for future endeavors and professions, as well.
The John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business
- The Boler School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as its accountancy program. This dual accreditation is held by less than 5 percent of business schools in the world.
- The Boler School has received high marks in the world of business school rankings. In 2013 U.S. News & World Report business school rankings, the Boler Part-Time MBA was ranked second among Northeast Ohio programs and among the top six part-time MBA programs in Ohio.
- At the same time, Bloomberg Businessweek 2013 “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” issue ranks the Boler School’s undergraduate business program 4th overall in Ohio, 22nd in the nation in academic quality, and 79th overall in the nation.
- The Boler undergraduate program also received an “A” from Bloomberg Businessweek for teaching quality.
- Our M.B.A. program offers short-term international experiences in China, Russia, and India. Other study-abroad programs include the Boler London Program and the Ghana Summer Institute.
- The Pre-MBA Scholars program grants dual admission to John Carroll University’s undergraduate and 5th Year Masters of Business Administration programs for exceptional high school students at the beginning of their undergraduate career. The program is open to all students, regardless of their chosen major.
- Within Ohio, John Carroll traditionally is among the highest passing percentage on the CPA examination for first-time test takers. Compared with students from other Ohio schools, Boler students rank among the highest in CPA exam passing percentage. In 2013, John Carroll University ranked 10th in overall pass rates for first-time sitters among 260 medium-sized institutions.
- A team of accountancy students in John Carroll University’s Boler School of Business recently competed in the 2013 Deloitte FanTAXtic Regional Competition where it earned second place and was honored with a regional honorable mention award. This is the fourth consecutive year that a JCU team has received at least an honorable mention award in a Deloitte tax competition. The 2011 team placed third in the nation.
- Each year, approximately 50 percent of junior accountancy majors are employed in full-time internships during their spring semester. Most of the internships result in full-time job offers after graduation. Overall, accountancy generally places 100 percent of its graduates in jobs.
- The Boler School of Business has partnered with the Zagreb School of Economics and Management in Croatia in an effort to expand international educational initiatives. The partnership also seeks to develop an exchange of economic and social research.
- Boler accountancy graduate Stephen J. Hruby ’12 was awarded the 2012 Elijah Watt Sells Award presented by the American Institute of CPAs. He is the first John Carroll graduate to receive this prestigious honor and one of only three graduates from an Ohio university to receive this year’s award. The last recipient from Ohio was in 2005.
- Boler management major, Franco Carapellotti ’10, won CNN’s iReport Film Festival: Campaign 2008 contest with a short political satire film co-produced with a longtime, hometown friend. Their film won them an all-expenses paid trip to help cover the 2008 presidential inauguration with CNN.
- BSOB annually collaborates with the JCU Center for Service and Social Action and the Cuyahoga Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition to provide volunteer income tax preparation assistance to low-income taxpayers in February and March. Students, staff, and faculty participated in the program. Every hour of volunteer time on average was worth up to $4,500 to a low-income family.
The College of Arts and Sciences
- In a city that offers world-class healthcare, John Carroll University is a vital partner in preparing the health professionals of tomorrow. National, regional, and local data predict robust growth in health-related careers for years to come. Indeed, 25 percent of new John Carroll students who express an interest in the health professions, and more than 1,000 Carroll alumni who have pursued careers in medical professions, reflect these trends. To help students achieve their goals, we have forged early acceptance partnerships with the Ohio University-Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. These agreements allow qualified students to gain admission to John Carroll—and secure a reserved seat in medical school—while still in high school.
- A commitment to K-12 education in Northeast Ohio – John Carroll is home to several programs that enhance K-12 education, including the Center for Mathematics and Science Education, Teaching and Technology (CMSETT); Project QUE; the School Psychology Specialist-Level Program; and the Cleveland Heights – University Heights School District R.E.A.L. Early College and Teacher-Leader Endorsement programs.
- Through a special collaboration, 73 Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers enrolled in the University’s Advanced Reading Endorsement program beginning in summer 2013; the endorsement is a credential required by Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
- John Carroll University’s teacher education program has earned reaccreditation through October 2019 from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE accreditation involves a comprehensive evaluation of a program based on a set of national standards developed by all sectors of the teaching profession. NCATE reviewers highlighted several strengths and outcomes of JCU’s teacher education program.
- John Carroll University students Tyler Flynn ’14 and Nicole Shellenbarger ’15 have received scholarships to study in Ireland. The Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland sponsors JCU students each year at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway. The scholarships are open to students of all majors, and are awarded on a competitive basis. Flynn and Shellenbarger will study at NUI Galway during the spring 2014 semester.
- Two students from John Carroll University’s College of Arts and Sciences previously selected for prestigious international experiences are Jacqueline Wyman ’12, who participated in the 2012-13 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals, a prestigious yearlong fellowship to study and work in Germany, and Laura Kisthardt ’13, one of 10 students in the nation selected by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (NCUSAR), who participated in an all-expenses-paid, 10-day, cultural immersion trip to Lebanon.
- Jen Ziemke, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, is co-founder of the International Network of Crisis Mappers. Crisis mapping exchanges up-to-the-minute information during various situations, including natural disasters, humanitarian emergencies, and violent conflicts. It emerged from relative obscurity during the response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. JCU hosted the first ICCM conference in 2009. Subsequent conferences were in Boston; Geneva; Washington, D.C.; and Nairobi, Kenya.
- Poets in the University’s Department of English continue to garner national recognition. In July 2013, “The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor” featured the poetry of George Bilgere, Ph.D., associate professor of English, for the 40th time. Philip Metres, Ph.D., professor of English, was honored with the 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing (Poetry) and the 2013 Beatrice Hawley Award for his book “Sand Opera.”
- Three John Carroll University neuroscience students—Jeffrey Dunn ’13, Kayla Meckley ’13, and Sarah Slagle ’13—earned awards of excellence for their research at the 67th annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, held in April 2013. JCU students have won excellence or first-place awards at the conference for 26 consecutive years.
- The Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) honored The Carroll News with a first-place award nationally in 2013 for overall excellence among student newspapers published weekly or less frequently. Five Carroll News staff members also received individual national awards from SCJ.