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Part-Time MBA (Evening Program for Working Professionals

Part-Time MBA

Find Purpose in a Community of Difference Makers

Cleveland’s Two-Year, Part-Time, Life-Changing MBA

The Boler Part-Time MBA emphasizes socially responsible leadership and develops leaders who will make a difference in their organization and community. The Part-Time MBA is designed around the way in which managers make today’s complex business decisions. Our focus is two-fold:

  1. equip you to use the quantitative and behavioral tools that will inform choices

  2. give you real-world contact with business leaders and situations

Program Core

The core of the Boler Part-Time MBA is a series of courses (19 credit hours) built around critical business decisions. The quantitative and behavioral tools from each business function are interwoven into the core classes in a cross-functional manner enabling students to apply the tools to specific decision problems with which all managers are concerned.

Program Design

As a working professional, you know that nothing makes new knowledge stick like the chance to put it into practice. Your workplace is a living, learning laboratory. That’s why the Boler College of Business designed a two-year, Part-Time MBA as a cohort program and with deep involvement by working business executives who become co-teachers with established Boler faculty. We went the extra mile and built the power of the Boler business network right into the curriculum — with team-taught courses led by faculty and seasoned business executives.

Three Clear Benefits:

  1. Bond with and learn from a group of 20-30 like-minded professionals.
  2. Connect with Cleveland’s emerging business innovators and entrepreneurs.
  3. Work on live projects and be mentored by seasoned business executives.

The Part-Time MBA is designed primarily for those with two or more years of meaningful work experience.

Program Learning Goals

1. Our students will have a common body of knowledge.

  • a. Our students will know the functional areas of the business disciplines.

2. Our students will have communication skills.

  • a. Our students will effectively communicate ideas and plans.

3. Our students will have analytical problem solving skills.

  • a. Our students will be able to define a problem based on ambiguous information and identify a set of tasks necessary to develop an effective solution.

4. Our students will have ethical reasoning skills.

  • a. Our students will identify the ethical and social responsibility dimensions of business problems.

5. Our students will evaluate planning and implementation decisions.

  • a. Our students will identify and develop resources (e.g., financial, human, distribution, technology, brand) to create an effective strategy for the future of an organization



The Boler College of Business alumni network includes more than 740 corporate presidents and Chief Executive Officers.

Recent C-Level Visits

Delos (Toby) Cosgrove, MD former CEO
Cleveland Clinic
based in Cleveland Ohio

Cathy Bellante, CFO
global events technology provider, Eighth Day Sound Systems Inc.
based in Highland Heights, Ohio.

Mark T. Smucker, fifth-generation president and CEO
120-year-old food maker, J.M. Smucker Co.
based in Orrville, Ohio.

Robert M. Patterson chairman, president and CEO
PolyOne Corporation, the world’s premier provider of specialty polymer materials
based in Avon Lake, Ohio



Tricia Griffith, President and CEO
Progressive Insurance
based in Cleveland, Ohio

Richard J. Kramer, Chairman, President and CEO
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
based in Akron, Ohio

Michael N. Parks, Regional CEO
the American Red Cross of Northeast Ohio
based in Cleveland.

David Lingafelter, CEO
Moen Incorporated
based in Cleveland Ohio

Beth Mooney, Chairman and CEO
based in Cleveland, Ohio

Boler Part-Time MBA At A Glance

DELIVERY: Evenings (M/W and T/TH courses)

CREDITS: 33-credit hour program (51 if all Foundation Courses required)

Model: Cohort

TIME FRAME: Two-to-three years (summers included)

Testing: GMAT or GRE (waivers upon approval)

Application deadlines: 
Fall: August 1
Spring: December 1
Summer: April 1

TUITION (RESIDENT AND NON-RESIDENT): $30,690 (base, subject to change)

Scholarships: Graduate Boler Magis, Presidential, and Ignatian Scholarships

Assistantships: Limited number (tuition waiver and stipend)
February 15 Application Deadline                                     

Employer Reimbursement: Accepted

DEGREE CONFERRED: Master of Business Administration

Accreditation: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Boler College of Business holds dual AACSB accreditation (school and accounting program), placing it among only 4 percent of business schools worldwide.

Jesuit MBA network: JEBNET, the network of Jesuit MBA programs, linking 25 AACSB-accredited Jesuit colleges and universities by means of an articulation agreement

Boler Part-Time MBA Curriculum

Our 33-credit hour program (51 if all Foundation Courses are required) is designed to be completed in two to three years. The course schedule for the MBA program (excluding the MBA Foundation Courses and Elective Courses) is as follows:



Course Name


First Fall Leadership Lab 3
  Fall Opportunity Identification & Innovation 2
  Spring Managerial Accounting 3
  Spring Organizing and Team Leadership 1
  Spring Innovation, Planning and Forecasting 3
  Summer Elective Course 3
Second Fall Resource Allocation Decisions 3
  Fall Executive Communication and Trust 1
  Fall Implementation & Key Performance Assessment 3
  Spring Strategy 3
  Spring Elective — International 3
  Summer Executive Leadership 1
  Summer Corporate Social Responsibility 3
  Summer CEO Insights 1

Students must complete two Elective courses of which one is an international business course.

To view the Part-Time Boler MBA Curriculum by semester please click here.

To view the Boler MBA Foundation Courses Pathway for Part-time Boler MBA students please click here.

A list of the Part-time Boler MBA Course Descriptions can be found here.

Boler Part-Time MBA Admissions

Information about admissions into the Boler Part-Time MBA program may be found on the Boler website Part-Time MBA Admissions.

Part-Time MBA Advisory Committee & Boler Ambassadors


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Admissions Concierge

We would like to speak with you directly about your interest in the Boler Part-Time MBA. Kristopher Tibbs (MBA) Assistant Dean for Graduate Business Programs is available to discuss the program and whether it’s a right fit for your goals and current career/life situation.

P: 216.397.1970
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