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Network

Business schools run on trust and collaboration— alumni, corporate partners, students, recruiters, visiting professionals, and faculty sharing their passions, expertise and perspectives.

We invite you to join a close-knit and diverse network at the Boler School of Business. You will find vocal and active students and alumni who lean on each other for everything from salary negotiation and CPA exam prep advice, to timely professional introductions.

You’ll also find something less expected, regardless of your personal religious or non-religious tradition — the grounding and unifying power of a 475-year-old, thoroughly modern and relevant Jesuit Tradition.

When you join a Jesuit business school, you get more than a degree and a professional network. You join in a global community of business professionals who:

  • Align with a larger calling and purpose.
  • Seek to be men and women for others, able to discern the underlying human needs within every business dynamic.
  • Carry a mindset that believes sustainable business value comes only when leaders advance ideas and solutions consistent with human purpose and dignity.
  • Embrace the idea that a Jesuit education is incomplete unless it produces men and women who will do something with their gifts.

Thanks to its smaller size, the Boler School of Business provides a culture that invites students to pay attention and respond to one another, and to form bonds that extend far beyond graduation.

When you do graduate from Boler, the ties that bind will deepen over time and serve to invigorate a vibrant, global network of more than 10,000 Boler alumni living, working and thriving in more than 25 countries.
               

Centers of Excellence

Boler School of Business students benefit from career resources, networking events, guest speakers and contacts provided through several centers of excellence:

Jesuit MBA Network

Formed in 1996, the Jesuit MBA Network of institutions —27 AACSB-accredited Jesuit and three additional Catholic institutions worldwide — allows anyone enrolled in a Jesuit MBA program to easily transfer credits and continue their studies should they be relocated to another part of the United States or abroad.

Boler School of Business Champions

John Carroll University’s Board of Directors offers many examples of successful, principled business women and men giving back and investing themselves in the next generation of leaders of purpose.

  • Michael J. Merriman ’78 (Chair)

    Business Consultant
    Product Launch Ventures, LLC


    Mr. Merriman served as Chief Executive Officer of The Lamson & Sessions Co., Chief Financial Officer of American Greetings Corporation and President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Appliance Mfg. Co./Dirt Devil Inc.

  • Barbara Brown ’82

    Principal and Co-owner
    BrownFlynn (Corporate Responsibility/Sustainability Consulting)


    Ms. Brown serves clients such as the Cleveland Clinic, Eaton, General Motors, Forest City, and KeyCorp, and has been an advocate of corporate responsibility and sustainability for more than 25 years.

  • William J. O’Rourke Jr. ’70

    Retired Vice President of Sustainability and Environment, Health and Safety
    Alcoa Inc.

    Mr. O'Rourke retired from Alcoa after a 36-year career, serving as vice president, sustainability and environment, health & safety (EHS), vice president of global business services and the chief information officer (CIO). O'Rourke served as president of Alcoa Russia, and spearheaded efforts to bring the facilities up to Alcoa's world class standards and integrate the Alcoa culture.