More than a career in business—a life of purpose
Our goal at the Boler College of Business at John Carroll University is to help you develop the intellect, character, and tenacity to launch your career and live a truly inspired life. We’ll prepare you, the next generation of responsible leaders, for the future of work.
We know that a Jesuit business education will prepare you not just for a great career or a better salary, but for a life of purpose. More than 80% of college graduates will face an ethical dilemma during their first year in a job. A Jesuit business education will teach you what to do and how to do it—not just for career success, but for the greater human good. We teach our students how to approach business as a career...and a calling. The call to “live inspired” takes on a central role at Boler.
There has never been a more exciting time to be in business
Our dedication to inclusivity and business ethics will prepare you to find your career and your calling, introducing you to a new way to think about business. Faculty, students, and corporate partners at the Boler College embrace the need to create more sustainable value. We merge data- and technology-driven innovation with a nearly 500-year-old Jesuit tradition of education excellence.
The Boler College of Business continues to grow and expand, investing in new schools, powerful data tools, and robust experiential learning opportunities. You gain:
• Greater social and emotional intelligence
• Aptitude handling data and technology
• A 360-degree grasp of business in its environmental, societal, and ethical contexts
We welcome disruptive thinkers and social innovators who want to reimagine business and its many assumptions—young people seeking a distinctly Jesuit business education.
Internships, experiential learning, and study abroad
Our Ignatian tradition of Magis—working toward the greater good—requires learning to see business as a transformative tool. We place Magis at the heart of every student’s Boler experience. Finding and completing an internship is an important first step toward pursuing an inspired business life.
Internships are an essential part of the Boler experience. Your coursework will combine classroom learning with significant project work and exposure to business leaders and challenges. An internship is an invaluable way for you to put theory into practice and to compare how different businesses approach and solve problems, innovate, and create value.
Boler students can spend a semester in Beijing, China; Madrid, Spain; Milan, Italy; Rouen, France; and more. Choose from economic epicenters to hotbeds of development to less traveled cities on the rise. Travel internationally for a shorter stint through specific courses.
Opportunities including the semester-long Boler London program will inform your perspective of global finance in a changing international business ecosystem. You will learn about the culture and role of financial markets in England as it renegotiates its ties with the European Union.
Your professional development
Created exclusively for Boler students, we offer a seven-semester Professional Development Program to help you build and polish your portfolio of “soft skills.” This program is a way for you to land a better internship and perform exceptionally once you’re on the job. Boler students benefit from skill-building workshops, career events, networking, and mentorship opportunities with alumni and recruiters.
Boler Bragging Points
The Boler College holds accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as the independent Accountancy accreditation—a distinction held by only 1% of Business programs worldwide.
Boler College of Business is #1 in the nation for career readiness, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Best Undergraduate Business Schools.”
#1 in Ohio Boler Accountancy graduates were ranked #1 in Ohio and #23 nationally for overall 2018 CPA exam pass rates. The JCU pass percentage was 73.2%, which is more than 15 percentage points higher than the national average.
500+ In Northeast Ohio alone, more than 500 companies are either owned or run by JCU graduates.
746 746 Boler alumni hold the position of president or CEO.