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Part-Time MBA Admissions

Admissions information for the Part-Time MBA at Boler College of Business

Academic Qualifications
  • Two or more years of full-time professional work experience.
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.8.
Application Materials

The following documents are required to complete your application for review:

  • Application – APPLY TODAY.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  • Personal Goals Statement – an essay titled, “Graduate business education: Enabling me to achieve my personal goals and become a leader.”
  • Current resume.
  • At least one letter of recommendation commenting on your academic achievements, managerial capabilities, and potential in a graduate business program. The recommendation letter should be sent to the Boler College of Business Dean’s office accompanied by the Official Recommendation Form.
  • Official scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). There is no code required for the GMAT. The GRE requires code 1342.
  • Additional requirements for international students may be found here.
GMAT/GRE

Students who apply to the Part-time Boler MBA program may request a GMAT/GRE waiver based on a variety of criteria, including:

  • Masters or other terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • High academic achievement – a baccalaureate degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Professional business certifications such as a CPA, CFA, etc.
  • Progressive work or military experience of 4 or more years with demonstrated career growth.

Applicants must submit all other required application documents before a waiver will be officially granted. In addition, an admissions interview may also be required before a waiver is granted. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) from any applicant.

Application Deadlines

A completed application package must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the start of the academic term. Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis, however, the following dates are recommended as program admission decisions are made on a competitive basis:

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Graduate Assistantship Consideration: February 15
  • Summer: April 1 

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Tuition

The base tuition rate for graduate programs offered by the Boler College of Business is $900 per credit hour.

The base tuition cost of the 33 credit hour Part-time Boler MBA program is $29,700.

Additional fees are listed in the John Carroll University Graduate Program Bulletin.

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Employer Reimbursement Program

The Employer Reimbursement Program (ERP) allows the student to pay 33% of the semester’s total tuition and lab fees initially and pay the remaining 66% within four weeks of the last day of final exams for the semester of enrollment. The Employer Reimbursement Program is open to part-time students only and the student must be eligible to participate in their employer’s tuition reimbursement program. For additional details, please visit the JCU Bursar’s website here.

Merit-Based Awards

Official scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required for consideration for graduate assistantships and for GMAT-based scholarships. There is no code required for the GMAT. The GRE requires code 1342.

Graduate Assistantships
A limited number of graduate and athletic assistantships in both academic and non-academic departments provide a tuition waiver and stipend upon selection. For more information and application instructions, click here.

Scholarships
All students who apply to the Part-time Boler MBA program are automatically considered for the scholarships listed below. No separate application is needed.

Boler Graduate Scholars Award: Students are eligible for this scholarship based on their GMAT (or equivalent GRE) score.

  • GMAT Score 550-650             

20% of program tuition. (With this scholarship, the tuition cost of the Part-time Boler MBA program is $23,760.)

  • GMAT Score over 650

30% of program tuition. (With this scholarship, the tuition cost of the Part-time Boler MBA program is $20,790.)

These scholarships are valid for nine semesters following admission and enrollment into the Part-time Boler MBA program.

Financial Aid

Application for need-based financial aid is distinct from application for program admission. To apply for financial aid, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the appropriate academic year must be submitted to the Federal Processing Center. Applicants may also qualify for Stafford Loans. You must be accepted to the program before any loan will be awarded for the spring or fall semester, and you must be registered for at least three credit hours per semester to be eligible for the Stafford Loan.

Contact Financial Aid at 216.397.4248 for more information.