Frank J. Guarini Business School

Frank J. Guarini School of Business


Founded in 2018, John Cabot University’s Frank J. Guarini School of Business, located in the heart of Rome, is ideally placed to educate a new generation of business leaders.

The School’s culturally diverse students are taught by an international faculty that is both highly qualified and dedicated to an education that enriches business courses with the strengths and rigor of an American liberal arts education. In this distinctive educational environment, students develop an intellectual breadth that provides them with a wider outlook to envision and build a future business world that is ethical, compassionate and open to innovation.

The School of Business also serves as a focal point to encourage sustainable business growth in the Roman and Italian community in the profit and not-for-profit sectors by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas based on an openness of vision. This wide educational space is the underlying foundation that aims to contribute to the development of a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem within the business community.


The mission of the Frank J. Guarini School of Business is to provide excellence in business education that capitalizes on the University’s liberal arts tradition and international environment to build an ecosystem of ethical, compassionate, and innovative business leaders who are prepared to engage in an interconnected, complex world. 

The School of Business achieves its mission by supporting and developing synergies among the dedicated missions of the Department of Business Administration, the Institute for Entrepreneurship, and the Center for Continuing and Professional Education.

Frank J. Guarini

The School of Business  was created thanks to a generous donation by the Hon. Frank J. Guarini, Chairman Emeritus of the JCU Board of Trustees. After a distinguished career as an attorney, Mr. Guarini served in the New Jersey State Senate for two terms and in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven terms. Throughout his career in public and private life, he has always maintained a strong interest in education. He founded centers and institutes at Dartmouth College, New York University School of Law, St. Peter’s University, New Jersey City University, and John Cabot University. Since joining the JCU Board of Trustees in 1995, Mr. Guarini has shown unwavering support of the University.

Progress on AACSB Accreditation

John Cabot University’s Frank J. Guarini School of Business is seeking accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The fundamental purpose of AACSB accreditation is to challenge business educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement in their business programs. Only the best business schools in the world earn AACSB Accreditation.

JCU is proud to announce that the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) accepted the University’s Initial Self Evaluation Report (iSER) in November 2019 with the recommendation to begin the process of preparing for a peer review team visit. Due to Covid-19, this visit has been rescheduled for May 2021. This stage of initial accreditation does not imply that JCU will achieve AACSB accreditation within a designated time period. 

 Hon. Frank J. Guarini

"Trade is a currency of peace.” 
The Honorable Frank J. Guarini