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Business Administration Degree

As a business administration major, you’ll prepare for the rapidly changing global marketplace by building a strong foundation in accounting, finance, management and marketing.

Dive deeper into global perspectives or industry-specific tracks by choosing from a range of concentrations and minors. Guided by the Girard School’s four learning goals — communication, collaboration, analysis and problem-solving — you will receive a business education designed to drive your success.

Meet Your Major

As a business administration major, you will:

  • Gain the tools to become a flexible and creative thinker, an effective leader, a hands-on decision-maker and an ethical citizen.
  • Build a powerful personal and professional network with faculty, fellow students, alumni and industry executives.
  • Broaden your perspectives by examining diverse viewpoints.
  • Participate in team-building and collaborative project work, and prepare for real-world leadership roles by shouldering responsibility, managing change and motivating others.
  • Engage with world-class faculty members who are dedicated to your goals.

Hands-on Learning

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in coveted semester-long internships, meaningful co-ops and immersive study-abroad programs. Bonus? By taking advantage of Merrimack’s Business Plan or Stock Competitions and on-campus business clubs, you’ll forge a powerful network and deepen your understanding of what it takes to succeed in the future economy.

Business Concentrations

Whether you imagine taking on the banking and investments world, climbing the corporate ladder or starting your own venture, you’ll develop the relevant skills, knowledge and insights to get ahead. You’ll tailor your academic experience and hone your expertise by choosing from 10 concentrations:


Corporate Finance and Investments


Financial Planning

Global Management

Human Resource Management

International Business**



Sport Management

* As of fall 2017, the finance concentration is no longer accepting new students.

** As of fall 2017, the international business concentration is being renamed global management. Students entering Merrimack in fall 2017 or later who wish to pursue this course of study will declare global management, not international business, as their concentration. Students who started at Merrimack prior to fall 2017 may choose either the international business or global management concentration.

What You’ll Take

All business administration majors must satisfy the college’s general education requirements and the following business requirements:

BUS 1100

Introduction to Business

BUS 2203

Accounting for Business

BUS 2205

Principles of Marketing

BUS 2210

Management Information Systems

BUS 2213

Business Statistics

BUS 2215

Managerial Finance

BUS 2220

Operations Management

BUS 4402W

Strategic Analysis and Decision-Making

Outstanding Faculty

Read about the renowned professors who make the Girard School of Business one of the country’s great business schools.