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College Profile: Facts & Figures

Students

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

Faculty

  • 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

Alumni

  • 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.

Facilities

  • 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

1905
Although there’s no formal business school yet, the first evening business course at Marquette University is taught.

1910
The College of Economics and Journalism, which housed the School of Business Administration, is founded with a $3,000 donation from Regent Harry S. Johnston.

William C. Webster, recruited from the University of Chicago, is named the inaugural dean of the college.

A business library is created with a donation of $2,000 from Elizabeth Marshall (daughter of Samuel Marshall, founder of M&I Bank).

1917
Separating from Journalism, the Robert A. Johnston College of Economics is established.

1923
The College of Economics’ name is changed to the name it bears today, the College of Business Administration.

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.

1939
The College of Business Administration moves from Johnston Hall to Science Hall where administrative offices, three faculty offices and six classrooms were at its disposal.

1949
University expansion plans are announced, which include a new business administration building.

1950
In January, ground is broken for the new College of Business Administration building. The $600,000 building is dedicated in October.

The assistant dean starts a cooperative business internship program with 26 business firms.

1951
The first classes are held in the new business administration building in May.

1984
The college dedicates its building to finance alumnus David A. Straz, Jr. The building bears his name today.

1995-96
The executive master of business administration program in is formed.

1999
Through a special endowment from the Kathleen and Frank Thometz Foundation, the college establishes its marquee speakers’ series, the Business Leaders Forum.

2006-07
The Graduate School of Management is established.

2010-11
The College of Business Administration celebrates its centennial.

2014
Graduate programs in Leadership Studies join the Graduate School of Management