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Laboratory Administration (M.S.)

Laboratory Administration (M.S.)

John Carroll University’s Boler School of Business is pleased to announce a new Master of Science in Laboratory Administration (MSLA) program, developed jointly with the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic.  This exciting and exclusive program provides its graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively run a laboratory where quality with profitability is the primary performance metric.

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Why Boler MS in Laboratory Administration?

Careers in the medical field are booming.  People are living longer and medical technology is improving at an unprecedented pace-creating the need for highly skilled professionals.

While experienced laboratory technologists  are the preferred candidates for laboratory management positions, many organizations now require (or strongly encourage) a graduate degree as the gateway for these leadership positions. Unlike other general graduate business programs, the MSLA degree provides the skills necessary to tackle the challenges and opportunities specific to a laboratory setting.

The Master of Science in Laboratory  Administration is designed to prepare laboratory personnel to manage and grow a laboratory as a business. The program focuses on practical skills and includes a series of in-depth  case studies designed to address real-world issues and challenges found in a laboratory setting.

Boler MS in Laboratory Administration At-A-Glance

DELIVERY: Evenings (M/W and T/TH courses)

CREDITS: 30-credit hour program

TIME FRAME: May be completed in two years (summer included)

TESTING: GMAT or GRE are not required  for admission; required  for scholarship consideration

Fall: August 1
Spring: December  1
Summer: April1

TUITION (RESIDENT AND NON-RESIDENT): $ 28,710 (base, subject to change)

SCHOLARSHIPS: GMAT-based merit awards


DEGREE CONFERRED: Master of Science in Laboratory Administration

ACCREDITATION: Boler School of Business holds dual AACSB accreditation (school and accounting program), placing it among only 4 percent of business schools worldwide.

Boler MS in Laboratory Administration Curriculum

Our 30 credit hour program is designed to be completed  in two years. The course schedule for the MS in Laboratory Administration program is as follows:

Year Semester Course Name Credits
First Fall Organizational Behavior 2
  Fall Communications for Lab Managers I 2
  Spring HR Management in Lab Settings  2
  Spring Accounting for Lab Managers 3
  Summer Lab Operations & Project Management 3
  Summer  Informatics in Laboratories I 2
  Summer Lab Case Challenge I 1
Two Fall Organizational Behavior II 2
  Fall Informatics in Laboratories II 2
  Fall Lab Case Challenge II 1
  Spring HR Management in Lab Settings II 2
  Spring Lab Operations & Project Management II 3
  Spring  Lab Case Challenge III 1
  Summer Communications for Lab Managers II 1
  Summer Lab Case Challenge IV 1
  Summer Market Dynamics & Strategic Planning 2

To view the Boler Master of Science in Laboratory Administration Curriculum by semester please click here.

A complete list of the Boler Master of Science in Laboratory Administration Course Descriptions may be found here.


We would like to speak with you directly about your interest in the Boler MS in Lab Administration. Kristopher Tibbs (MBA) Assistant Dean for Graduate Business Programs is available to discuss the program and whether it’s a right fit for your goals and current career/life situation.

P: 216.397.1970
F: 216.397.1833