Meet Your Major

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 of Business’ four learning goals — communication, collaboration, analysis, and problem-solving — you will receive a business education designed to drive your success.

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What You’ll Learn

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 College’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.

What You’ll Take

Business Requirements

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

* ECO 1203 and MTH 1003 or MTH 1115 are prerequisite courses that must be completed by all business administration majors.

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 eight concentrations:

Department of Accounting and Finance

Corporate Finance and Investments
Financial Planning

Department of Marketing and Sport Management

Sport Management

Department of Strategy and Operations

Global Management

Department of Organization Studies and Analytics

Human Resource Management

* As of fall 2017, the finance concentration is no longer accepting new students. Students who are expected to graduate in spring 2019 or later may choose between two new finance concentrations: corporate finance and investments or financial planning. Those graduating in spring 2018 or fall 2018 will graduate from the former finance concentration, unless they can meet the requirements of one of the two new concentrations and opt into that program.

** As of fall 2017, the international business concentration was 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.