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Elad Granot Dean Boler Entrance



Elad Granot, Ph.D., Dean, leads the Boler College of Business at John Carroll University with more than 25 years of military, business and higher education leadership experience.

"Boler is truly Cleveland's business school," says Dr. Granot. "We have an exceptionally talented and dedicated leadership team at the university and the college, and the world-class faculty and staff make Boler the best choice in business education in the region, state and beyond.

Our programs and curriculum are preparing students for the future of work like no other. Our students go out into the world prepared to conquer the challenges businesses are facing today and will face in the future. They are ready to solve the problems that will make the world a better place and to live inspired lives."

In addition to his background in higher education leadership, Dr. Granot served as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) prior to beginning his international business career in 1994 as a sales manager for a US based freight forwarding company. He later established his marketing and strategy consulting practice. In 1998, he was recruited to be vice president of marketing for Israel’s largest private education company, later acquired by the Washington Post group. In 2000, Dr. Granot was named CMO of KPMG in Tel Aviv, a position he held until taking over as CEO of a large media production company.

Dr. Granot is an advisor to a $450 Million Venture Capital fund, and is the founder and managing member of a boutique venture capital fund dedicated to early-stage technology. He serves on the board of OhioX and previously served on the boards of the Cleveland Jewish News, Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County, the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, Engage! Cleveland, Blockland Cleveland, and LaunchHouse. He also served as the chair of AACSB’s new deans affinity group.

Dr. Granot earned his Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; a Master of Science in Management and Marketing from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Tel Aviv University. 

When you choose to attend Boler, you choose leadership at the highest levels of competency, ethics, innovation and inspiration.

The Boler College of Business maintains dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting, a distinction earned by only 5 percent of institutions in the United States. Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” Employer Survey ranked the Boler College of Business first (#1) in the nation for preparing John Carroll University students for work.

The Boler College of Business offers seven undergraduate academic programs (Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Management and Human Resources, Marketing, and International Business with Language and Culture) and four graduate academic programs (Online MBA, Emerging Leader MBA, Professional MBA, and MS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship). We partner with world-class companies and institutions in the U.S. and abroad to offer internships that will help students learn and grow into the next generation of business leaders.

When you choose Boler, you will not only learn from our accomplished faculty, you will also gain access to industry leaders, including a network of alumni that have gone on to lead over 700 businesses.

Increase your opportunities, accelerate your career, and know that you will learn from the same professors that have established our undergraduate Accountancy program among the top ten in the nation, and #1 in Ohio.

The City of Cleveland is home to vibrant business and tech communities that facilitate emerging careers and enhance professional mobility. There's also no shortage of cultural, sports, entertainment and social activities.

Apply now and begin your journey towards an inspired future!