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History

History

The Boler College of Business at John Carroll University is founded on the Jesuit tradition of educational excellence. We strive to instill a passion in each of our students so they leave John Carroll ready to make a difference in business and in the world.

1886:  The College opens under the name Saint Ignatius College.

1923:  College’s name changes to John Carroll University to commemorate the Jesuit who became the first bishop of the United States.

1934: The Business Administration faculty established in College of Arts and Sciences.

1935: John Carroll University relocates to its current Cleveland suburb location in University Heights which includes an official Department of Business Administration.

1945: Department expands into the College of Business, Economics and Government.

1957: The department’s name officially changes to School of Business.

1974: The College adds Graduate Programs in Business and initiates the Masters of Business Administration Program.

1984:  Established the Edward J. and Louise E. Mellen Chair in Finance

1984:  Established The Standards Products – Dr James S. Reid Endowed Chair in Management

1988: The College is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

1989: An endowment-funded renovation of the College of Business takes place, adding the Bruening Hall wing.

1990: Established the KPMG Professorship in Accountancy.

1994: The Department of Accountancy receives AACSB Accreditation.

1995: The College of Business celebrates its 50th anniversary.

1996: The College honors the generosity of John M. and Mary Jo Boler by renaming itself the John M. and Mary Jo Boler College of Business.

1998:  Established the Kahl Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship.

1999:  Established the Edward M. Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship.

2001: The first Commencement of the Masters of Science in Accountancy graduate business program takes place.

2004: The M.B.A. program celebrates its 30th anniversary.

2008:  Established the Mulwick Scholars and the Wasmer Fellows program.

2011:  Established the Koch Chair in International Business.

2014:  Boler College of Business launches a Masters in Laboratory Management in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic.

2012:  Established the Raymond & Eleanor Smiley Endowed Chair in Business Ethics.

2015:  Established the Robert T. Sullens Endowed Professorship

2016:  Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Naming of the Boler College of Business with a symposium on sustainable business.