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Graduate Academics

Graduate Academics

At Boler, we recognize that the decision to pursue a graduate degree often involves both intrinsic and extrinsic goals and motivations. Data continues to show that a graduate business degree promises a solid monetary return on your investment. A graduate business degree from Boler also promises a solid return on learning to live an inspired life and learning to inspire others.

Whether you are a recent college graduate or working professional, our graduate degree programs will develop your skills in leadership, strategy, innovation, problem-solving and decision-making across business disciplines. You will learn to approach all aspects of business in an inclusive environment with a 360-degree worldview that will inspire you to create just and sustainable value for all.

Choose the program that's right for you and set yourself on a journey to become an inspired business leader. Get started today!

The Boler Online MBA program is designed with the same rigor, curriculum and benefits of other Boler MBA programs and with the additional flexibility of being completely online to eliminate location restrictions. Grounded in socially responsible leadership and providing rigorous analysis to solve complex business issues, the degree can be completed in 1-3 years and requires a total of 33-45 credit hours, dependent upon the number of foundational business courses completed at the undergraduate level. Learn more about the Boler Online MBA program here

The Emerging Leader MBA program prepares recent college graduates, early career professionals and those with little business background to lead in a rapidly changing workplace. Students will learn the skills to adapt and to inspire others for success economically, environmentally and socially. There is no requirement of professional work experience. The program is uniquely structured to allow students to finish the degree in 12 months (accelerated), dependent on the number of business foundational classes taken at the undergraduate level; however, students may take up to 3 years to complete the degree if attending part-time. Regardless of your undergraduate major, you may be eligible for the Emerging Leader MBA program. More information on the Emerging Leader MBA program may be found here

The Professional MBA is designed to accelerate the career progression of those currently in the workforce, helping them to move into positions of increasing leadership and responsibility. The cohort-based approach allows students to learn with like-minded peers, developing strong relationships as they move through live projects, team-taught courses, a leadership sequence and gain exposure to leading industry executives. Non-business undergraduate degrees may require completion of up to 12 credit hours of foundational business prerequisites to be adequately prepared for the program. More information on the Professional MBA program may be found here

The Master of Science in Accountancy program is market-driven with input and recognition from top accounting firms. Employers have contributed to our MSA curriculum and it shows--with Boler MSA students achieving 100% employment at graduation and top first-time passage rates on the CPA exam! Designed for students who want to advance quickly and succeed at the highest levels of the accounting profession, the program requires 30-69 credit hours, depending on the number of accountancy and business courses completed at the undergraduate level. More information on the MS in Accountancy program may be found here

The Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship was designed by entrepreneurs and innovators to train future entrepreneurs and innovators for work within an organization or in their own endeavors. Students traverse an immersive, experiential learning path that includes creativity, failure, leadership, ethics, business modeling and forecasting. The program requires 30-39 credit hours, dependent on the number of foundational courses that may have been completed as an undergraduate. More information on the MS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program may be found here

Graduate Scholarships

The Boler College of Business offers scholarship opportunities to students pursuing graduate degrees. Learn more about specific scholarship opportunities.


  • MBA Student


    Recent GMAC’s alumni perspectives surveys show that MBA graduates recoup one-third of their financial investment in the first year after graduation, a full return on their investment after four years from graduation, and nearly double their return on investment after ten years.

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    CPA Pass Rates

    John Carroll University accountancy graduates ranked #1 in Ohio for overall pass rate for First Time takers for both the Auditing & Attestation (AUD) and the Financial Accounting & Reporting sections (for institutions with at least 10 takers).

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  • Cleveland

    Millennials Rising

    Cleveland ranks among top 10 U.S. cities for population growth of college-educated millennial residents. Between 2000 and 2013, Cleveland gained over 87,000 people with four-year degrees. This raised its educational attainment rate to 29.8 percent, slightly higher than the nation as a whole.

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Graduate Business Program Brochure

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Interested in becoming an inspired business leader? Download our Graduate Brochure to learn more about how we prepare our students for the future of business.