The College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management are dedicated to creating research with relevance and impact, providing innovative applied learning experiences, and serving as a valued resource for business and society. Through our Jesuit tradition of scholarship, service, and care for the individual, we develop ethical and socially responsible global leaders who are prepared to compete in a complex and dynamic business environment. With our focus on applied learning, we create a strong community of researchers and teachers, learners, alumni, business partners and supporters who advance the practice of business through innovation.
The College of Business Administration, founded in 1910, was among the first 40 schools to earn accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International (AACSB) in 1928. Other notable members of that first accreditation group are Harvard University, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania and University of Wisconsin. The MBA program was established in 1953 and the Executive MBA program was launched in 1996. The Graduate School of Management was established in July 2006 and is part of the College of Business Administration, reporting to the Dean of the College. The College of Business Administration has more than 20,000 alumni worldwide. The College of Business Administration serves more than 1,500 undergraduate students and over 700 master’s students. The College has 58 tenure track faculty in five academic departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) has ten options for majors: accounting, business economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, information technology, international business, marketing, real estate, and operations and supply chain management. Minors in business administration, human resource management, information technology, marketing, and operations and supply chain management are available for non-business students. The Department of Economics also offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences.
In 1953, the College of Business Administration began offering graduate degrees. Its graduate programs are currently administered by The Graduate School of Management which is part of the College of Business Administration. The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree is offered on campus and to cohort groups in Waukesha and Kohler, Wisconsin. Areas of specialization in the M.B.A. degree include: Economics, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing and Operations and Supply Chain Management.
The College also offers the Executive M.B.A. and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in Accounting, Applied Economics, and Human Resource Management. It offers a graduate certificate in Entrepreneurship. In conjunction with other colleges at Marquette, the College offers the M.S. in Healthcare Technologies Management, the M.B.A./J.D., the M.B.A./M.S. in Nursing, and the M.B.A./Master of Arts in Political Science degrees.
Programs and Centers
Research, academic programs and outreach are supported by our special programs and centers. These include the Applied Investment Management (AIM) program, the Center for Global and Economic Affairs, the Center for Real Estate, the Center for Supply Chain Management, and the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship. Our Business Career Center offers support for jobs and internships and opportunities for on-campus student recruitment. The LEAD program for undergraduates help students to determine their areas of specialization, prepare for jobs and internships, and develop and strengthen their communication and leadership skills.
Strong connections and long-standing relationships with alumni and leaders in the business community create many special opportunities for our students. Our alumni are engaged in active roles in the college such as advisory board members, participants in our mentor program, career events and business plan competition, and guest speakers in classes. Our faculty regularly engage members of the business community in joint projects designed to solve challenging business problems that add value to the business and prepare students for their chosen professions.