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: 

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Undergraduate Open House

Saturday, October 21, 2023 

Learn more about our schools and programs, tour campus and residence halls, check out our student clubs/organizations and meet members of our community!

Girard Students in Bloomberg Trading Competition Place:

top 10 Globally!

Five Merrimack College 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 — 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.



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 undergraduate majors, minorsmaster’s degrees and graduate certificates for you to pursue. With online, hybrid and on-campus options, you’ll find a program that works best for you.
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Business Administration, B.S.B.A.

Business Communication


Customized major

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Business Administration, B.S.B.A.

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Customized major

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Business Administration, B.S.B.A.

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Business Administration, B.S.B.A.

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Business Administration, B.S.B.A.

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Business Administration, B.S.B.A.

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Business Administration, B.S.B.A.

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Online and hybrid

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Business Administration, B.S.B.A.



Business Administration, B.S.B.A.



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. 


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.


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.


During her junior year at Merrimack, Brianna was contacted by Tim Coyne ’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

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
“I 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.”
Grant Jackson '23, M'24
M.S., Management,
Marketing Management Concentration
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.”
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’t ask questions."
Emma Gannon '25
B.S., Business Administration,
Marketing Concentration
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Graduate Student
“I 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.”
Kaia Taylor '22, M'24
M.S., Management
Faculty Member
"Merrimack’s 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.”
Roberto Santos, Ph.D.
Program Director and Assistant Professor of Practice, Graduate Management Program
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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

  • 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


Thanks in part to a START program grant from Merrimack College, Aaron Mansfield, Ph.D., an assistant professor of sports management, will expand his ongoing research into how supporting your favorite sports teams impacts your physical health.


Associate Professor Joseph Stasio was recently interviewed by MoneyGeek for his expert views on Business Credit Cards and Startup Funding Studies. Stasio teaches in the marketing department at Merrimack’s Girard School of Business.
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