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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 degree promises a solid monetary return on your investment.

Boler offers the following graduate degrees:

The Professional MBA program serves those who have a business or technical background and two or more years of professional work experience. Live projects, team-taught core courses, a leadership sequence and exposure to leading Cleveland executives give you accelerated growth toward senior management responsibilities. Non-business applicants complete up to 12 credit hours of foundational business pre-requisites to be adequately prepared for the program. The Learning Goals of the Professional MBA program may be found here

The Emerging Leader MBA program serves recent college graduates from any institution or those with little business background. There is no requirement of professional work experience. The program is uniquely structured to allow students to finish the degree in 12 months, dependent on the number of business foundational classes taken at the undergraduate level; however students may take 1-3 years to complete the degree. Regardless of your undergraduate major, you may be eligible for the Emerging Leader MBA program. The Learning Goals of the Emerging Leader MBA program may be found here

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 time or location restrictions. It 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 Master of Science in Accountancy program serves students with a variety of backgrounds who desire a concentrated plan of study to prepare for a career in accountancy. In addition to preparing students for the CPA exam, the Master of Science in Accountancy program develops the leadership capabilities for a future in the accountancy field. This program requires 30-69 credit hours, depending on the number of accountancy and business courses completed as an undergraduate. The Learning Goals of the MS in Accountancy program may be found here

The Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program is an immersive and project-based professional degree program serving a wide range of aspiring business and social entrepreneurs and innovators. It helps develop the skills needed to identify opportunities and create prosperity and possibility with purpose. Starting from Boot Camp on day one, students identify an entrepreneurial project to complete through the curriculum. The program requires 30-39 credit hours, dependent on the number of foundational courses that may have been completed as an undergraduate. Learn more about the MS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program 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.