John M. and Mary Jo Boler College of Business

A Department of Business Administration was created in 1934 in the College of Arts and Sciences to provide professional training for students aspiring to positions of responsibility in the business world. In 1945, this department grew into the School of Business. In 1996, the school was named in honor of John M. and Mary Jo Boler. In 2018, in recognition of the Boler family’s outstanding continuing support, the school was rededicated as the John M. and May Jo Boler College of Business.

Programs of concentration are offered in seven professional fields, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) or Bachelor of Science in Economics (B.S.E.). The Boler College of Business also offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S.A.). These programs are fully described in The Graduate Studies Bulletin: http://sites.jcu.edu/graduatestudies/pages/current-students-2/bulletin-archive/.

Degrees and Majors

Degree programs of the Boler College of Business consist of the business core and the major, which together total approximately 50% of the hours required for graduation. The business core courses provide a study of the environment of business, its major functional areas, and the commonly used techniques of analysis. The major consists of a minimum of seven courses.

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) select accountancy, finance, international business with language and culture, management and human resources, marketing, or supply chain management, while candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Economics (B.S.E.) choose economics.

Optional minors are available through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Boler College of Business (see Majors and Minors in College of Arts and Sciences and Minors in the Boler School of Business).