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Supply Chain Management Education at Boler School of Business, Cleveland, OH

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John Carroll University (JCU) is a Catholic, Jesuit University dedicated to developing women and men with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve. Founded in 1886, JCU is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report magazine's top-ten rankings of Midwest regional universities for 20 consecutive years. Degree programs are offered in more than 30 major fields of the arts, social sciences, natural sciences and business at the undergraduate level, and in select areas at the master's level.

John Carroll ranks #7 among universities in the Midwest. This marks the 22nd consecutive year that the University has been named one of the top 10 institutions in this category. Additionally, the University earned the #4 ranking in the "Schools with a Strong Commitment to Teaching" category, and #15 in "Great Schools, Great Prices."

Degree programs of the Boler School of Business consist of the professional core, the major, and electives - together totaling approximately 50% of the hours required for graduation. The core courses provide a study of the environment of business, its major functional areas, and its commonly used techniques of analysis. The major consists of a minimum of seven courses. Electives are chosen to give either depth or extension to the major.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • BS in Supply Chain Management: New generation of supply chain management graduates are in high demand across industries ranging from pharmaceutical and healthcare, hospitality, retail and all manufacturing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, supply chain management is projected to continue as one of the fastest growing industries for jobs over the next ten years (over 1.5 million openings in the next several years). Many schools report supply chain undergraduate placement rates between 85% to 100%. The average starting salary for undergraduates can be over K a year. As a Supply Chain Management graduate, you will be prepared for positions such as - procurement/sourcing manager, logistics planner, supply management analyst, acquisition project analyst, marketing analyst, and sales/distribution managers.


John Carroll University, one of 28 colleges and universities operated in the United States by the Society of Jesus, was founded as St. Ignatius College in 1886. It has been in continuous operation as a degree-granting institution since that time. In 1923 the College was renamed John Carroll University, after the first archbishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. In 1935 it was moved from its original location on the West Side of Cleveland to its present site in University Heights, a suburb 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland.

  • Campus: The 60-acre JCU campus with More than twenty major buildings, predominantly Gothic in architecture, is situated in University Heights, Ohio, an attractive residential suburb ten miles east of downtown Cleveland. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland is the heart of a thriving metropolitan area. Thorne Acres, a thirty-eight-acre property in nearby Chardon, provides additional recreational and educational facilities.
  • Accreditation: John Carroll University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The graduate and undergraduate business programs offered by the Boler School of Business are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Affiliations: The University enjoys long-standing student exchange agreements with Sophia University in Tokyo, Nanzan University in Nagoya, and Kansai Gaidai University in Kyoto, Japan. In addition, the University is a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), which offers study abroad opportunities worldwide. In recent years the University has also added exchange programs with the University of Hull, England; the University of Dortmund, Germany; Rhodes University, South Africa; RAI Institute, India; and Fatih University, Turkey.
  • Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship: The Edward M. Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship is the headquarters for entrepreneurship at John Carroll University. If you are like 75% of all high school seniors, you may be thinking about either working for or running a smaller enterprise someday. John Carroll is well known for developing leaders in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. In Northeast Ohio alone, more than 500 companies are either owned or run by Caroll graduates.
  • London Study Abroad: The Boler School of Business offers an exciting program in London every spring semester. This academic program is designed for second semester sophomores wishing to enter the Boler School of Business. The Boler School of Business London Program will be housed at Regent's College. Regent’s College is a centre of academic excellence in the heart of London, one of Europe’s most exciting cities. Offering world-class university facilities for students, the Regent’s College campus is home to five internationally respected learning institutions.
  • Immersion Experiences: More than 150 students participated in immersion experiences traveling to Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Ecuador, Appalachia, Chicago, Biloxi, New Orleans, Louisville, and Cleveland. They have served meals, helped build homes and spent time with families discussing faith, values and mission. Fourteen immersion trips helped students learn about the challenges faced by people living in other parts of the country, the world, and in their own backyard.
  • Campus Living: John Carroll University is committed to developing a sense of community within its residence halls. This unique experience will provide opportunities that include assistance in academics, stimulation for intellectual growth, development of meaningful interpersonal relationships, and strengthening of a personal value system. There are variety of activities and programs organized each year. These opportunities are provided in eight student residence halls located on a small, friendly campus. The halls can accommodate 1,962 undergraduate students.