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Girard School of Business

Accounting | Business Analytics | Economics | Economics Finance | Entrepreneurship | Finance | Global Management | Hospitality Management | Human Resource Management | Management | Marketing | Math-Economics | Sport Management

Shaping Innovative Business Leaders

We prepare and inspire students through our unique approach to business education anchored by a strong foundation in the liberal arts and our Augustinian values, experiential learning, exceptional teaching, nationally recognized guest speakers and networking opportunities. 

Through personalized advising, we create customized paths to success that integrate experiences inside and outside of the classroom:听

Girard Students in Bloomberg Trading Competition Place:

top 10 Globally!

Five 探花社区 freshmen traded their way to the top of the 2022 Bloomberg Global Trading Challenge.

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Career Outcomes Rate

97% of Girard’s undergraduate class of 2022 were either employed, participating in voluntary service, or continuing their education within nine months of graduation.

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Student-Faculty Ratio

With a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, you’ll get to know your professors 鈥 experts who have literally been there and done that and want to help you do the same.

Graduate Programs

Merrimack, Pace University, Michigan State University, Yale and Northeastern University are just some of the graduate programs Girard graduates are attending.

TOP HIRING & INTERNSHIP COMPANIES

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Girard School of Business Ranked Top Business Program

Best Business Colleges has ranked Merrimack's business program in the top 30% of business schools in the United States..

Undergraduate Majors and Graduate Programs

The Girard School of Business offers a number of听undergraduate majors,听minors,听master鈥檚 degrees听and听graduate certificates for you to pursue. With online, hybrid and on-campus options, you鈥檒l find a program that works best for you.

Accounting (Concentration)
Business Administration, B.S.B.A.
On Campus
On Campus, Online, Hybrid
Bachelor's Degree Completion Program
Online
Online, Hybrid
Business Communication (B.A.)
Combined major
On Campus
Economics (B.A.)
On Campus
Entrepreneurship (Concentration)
Business Administration, B.S.B.A.
On Campus
Finance (B.S.)
On Campus
Finance (Concentration)
Business Administration, B.S.B.A.
On Campus
Online, Hybrid
Global Management (Concentration)
Business Administration, B.S.B.A.
On Campus
Hospitality Management (Concentration)
Business Administration, B.S.B.A.
On Campus
Human Resource Management (Concentration)
Business Administration, B.S.B.A.
On Campus
Online
Management (Concentration)
Business Administration, B.S.B.A.
On Campus
Management (M.S.)
Online, Hybrid
Marketing (Concentration)
Business Administration, B.S.B.A.
On Campus
Sport Management (Concentration)
Business Administration, B.S.B.A.
On Campus
Sports Analytics (B.S.)
Combined major
On Campus
Strategic Marketing Analytics (B.S.)
Combined major
On Campus
Undecided – The Discover Program
Undeclared major? Undecided students can explore different fields of study while staying on track for graduation.
On Campus
CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE

EXPLORE GIRARD

Explore our undergraduate and graduate programs, leading facilities and all that Girard has to offer inside and outside of the classroom to tailor your experience to your unique needs, goals and dreams.

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Get involved - join a Girard club or organization to meet students with similar interests and explore new areas .

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Work with experienced business leaders and faculty to reinforce the connection between theory and practice.

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Personalized academic and career advising to get the classes, internships and jobs you want.

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Hone your research and analytic skills and attain Bloomberg certification.

E-Lab at Merrimack

Turn your ideas into real products and services that make a positive impact on campus and in our community.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

During her junior year at Merrimack, Brianna was contacted by Tim Coyne 鈥89, who invited her to interview for a position as a strategy and research intern with State Street Global Advisors, the investment management arm of State Street Corporation. She credits this conversation as a turning point in her career path.

After completing the summer internship, she was offered a full-time role with the company. She now holds a position as research strategist with expertise in environmental, social and governance areas.

Brianna Roberts ’17
Business Administration Major, concentration in Finance and Economics
Research Strategist, State Street Global Advisors

Student & Faculty Highlights

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Undergraduate Student
"I decided to attend Merrimack because of the academics and it best-suited my extracurricular desires. The beautiful campus and overall location set Merrimack apart from other institutions."
Arianna Ohanian '24
B.S., Business Administration,
Marketing Concentration &
Management Concentration
Grant Jackson
Graduate Student
鈥淚 feel like marketing is an essential part of business and what every business needs. The Girard School of Business gives us a good foundation in all aspects of business and not just the one sector that you choose to concentrate on.鈥
Grant Jackson '23, M'24
M.S., Management,
Marketing Management Concentration
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Faculty Member
"In one of the studies under review that I'm working on, we primed fans to experience specific emotions related to their fandom. Then we were able to tease out how they made less healthy eating decisions.鈥
Aaron Mansfield, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Sport Management
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Undergraduate Student
"Merrimack has a beautiful campus and there are numerous different involvements to get into.You never know what could happen unless you make an attempt. You also never know if you don鈥檛 ask questions."
Emma Gannon '25
B.S., Business Administration,
Marketing Concentration
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Undergraduate Student
"Merrimack鈥檃 Mucci Capital Markets Lab had everything I could鈥檝e wanted from getting experience using Bloomberg and other data bases, to the student managed investment funds that gave me the experience of managing a portfolio of real money."
Ryan Zollo '24
B.S., Business Administration,
Corporate Finance and Investments Concentration
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Graduate Student
鈥淚 found a new family at Merrimack with friends and faculty that I have built lifelong relationships with. I was able to grow at Merrimack and wished to continue being the best version of me in this environment.鈥
Kaia Taylor '22, M'24
M.S., Management
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Faculty Member
"Merrimack鈥檚 emphasis is on the student and wanting them to be successful. Students come into a class like statistics with a bit of trepidation, my goal is not to turn them into statisticians but for them to become comfortable with the practical application of data analysis.鈥
Roberto Santos, Ph.D.
Program Director and Assistant Professor of Practice, Graduate Management Program
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Undergraduate Student
"In my sports management and corporate finance classes, our professors always bring in guest speakers with real world experience. Getting to ask them questions and network with them has been a huge highlight of the program."
Alan Hyatt '24
B.S., Sports Management & Corporate Finance and Investments
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Undergraduate Student
"I chose 探花社区 its academic offerings aligned perfectly with my career aspirations. Having a diverse degree was a crucial factor in my decision-making process for choosing my future school."
Colby Paolo '24
B.S., Business Administration, Marketing Concentration
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Faculty Member
"I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experiences of my journey in the Finance sector and creating courses and programs where I can infuse industry practices so that our students come out with relevant skills and certifications needed for present careers while preparing them for future jobs that do not exist today.鈥
Mary Papazian, M.B.A.
Managing Director, Mucci Capital Markets Lab
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Get Involved: Clubs & Organizations

There are endless opportunities to get involved at Merrimack and right within the Girard School of Business.

Gain different perspectives, put learning into action and learn from peers and faculty advisors through one of our Girard clubs and organizations:听

  • Accounting Club
  • American Marketing Association
  • Blockchain and Crypto Organization
  • Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA)
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Hospitality & Tourism Club
  • Investment Club
  • Merrimack Financial Group
  • Merrimack Investment Fund
  • Sport Management Club
  • Women in Business

GIRARD NEWS

More than 200 students representing all five schools proudly presented at locations across campus research work and projects across various disciplines.

NOTABLE & QUOTABLE

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