About Us

College Profile: Facts & Figures


Fall 2013 Enrollment

  • 1727 undergraduate students
    •  from 34 states, Puerto Rico and countries such as Canada, China, Korea, Philippines
  • 518 graduate students
    •  306 MBA
    •  38 EMBA
    •  172 MS students in Accounting, Applied Economics, and Human Resources programs
    •  2 in other MS and certificate programs


  • 69 full-time faculty
  • 83% with terminal degrees (PhD, DBA or JD)
  • 150+ journal articles in print or in press in 46 different journals since January 2010
  • All course instructors are full-time or adjunct faculty, no courses taught by graduate assistants


  • Over 20,000 worldwide

Graduate Programs

  • MBA - on campus and in Waukesha (among nation’s largest 35 part-time programs, ranked in US News & World Report as top 50 Part-time program); joint programs with Law, Political Science and Nursing
  • Executive MBA – a hybrid online / in person program; students typically meet every other Saturday over the 17-month program (recently ranked in US News & World Report as 24th best EMBA program)
  • MS programs in Accounting, Applied Economics, and Human Resources
  • Masters in Leadership Studies

Undergraduate Programs

  • Majors
    Accounting, Business Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Business, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Real Estate
  • Joint Degree Programs
    BS/MS in Applied Economics, Accounting and Human Resources (5 year programs); BS/JD (6 year program)
  • Student Organizations
    Professional student organizations include Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting); Marquette Economic Association, Family Enterprise Network (Entrepreneurship), Financial Management Association, HR Management Association, Information Technology Student Organization, International Business Student Association, The Marquette-ing Club, Operations and Supply Chain Management Student Chapter, Real Estate Club of Marquette as well as Delta Sigma Pi and the Go-Getters (the latter two for business students of any major)

College Organization

  • 5 Academic Departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing plus an in-house International Business Studies program
  • 4 Centers (Global Economics Studies, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management, and the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship)
  • Business Career Center
  • 6 Endowed Chairs (Bell Chair in Real Estate, Coleman Chair in Entrepreneurship, Brennan and Kellstadt Chairs in Marketing, Flynn and Horngren Chairs in Accounting)
  • The Applied Investment Management (AIM) and International Applied Investment Management (IAIM) programs in Finance.  The AIM program was the first undergraduate business program selected as a Program Partner by the CFA Institute.


  • The College of Business Administration is in the David A. Straz, Jr. Hall. 
  • 21 classrooms and all faculty offices are in the building; all classrooms are equipped with high-tech facilities. 
  • There is one general computer lab with 32 work stations including one Bloomberg terminal and one research lab with 26 workstations including one Bloomberg terminal for the AIM/IAIM programs.

College History

  • 1910 –  School of Economics founded
  • 1917 –  Separating from Journalism, the Robert A. Johnston College of Economics is founded.
  • 1923 –  The college is renamed to the College of Business Administration, the name it bears today.
  • 1928 –  The college is admitted as the 40th and only Catholic member of the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business, ranking it with the best in the nation.
  • 1953 –  First year of graduate program in business
  • 2006 –  Graduate School of Management founded to oversee all graduate programs
  • 2008 –  Over 20,000 graduates
  • 2010-2011 –  College of Business Administration celebrates its centennial