Oct 23, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

The Girard School of Business


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Dean of the Girard School of Business
  Patricia Sendall, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Girard School of Business

Jane Parent, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, and Director of Graduate Accounting Programs

  Annarita Meeker, C.P.A, M.S.T.
   

Mission

The Girard School of Business empowers and inspires students to do well and do good by building their intellect, capabilities, and social awareness through experiential learning, creative pedagogy, and relevant faculty research.

Vision

The Girard School of Business will be the business school of choice for prospective students, faculty, staff, and employers.

Program Learning Goals

  • Communicate business concepts in a variety of channels
  • Collaborate with others to achieve a common goal
  • Analyze relevant data to make informed judgments
  • Apply business knowledge to solve problems

Program Requirements

The Girard School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. This bachelor’s degree program requires a minimum of 124 credits. As part of the overall 124 credit minimum, Girard School students will take courses that are distributed among the following categories:

  • Merrimack College general education curriculum
  • Girard School of Business core curriculum
  • Concentration requirements
  • Remaining courses are “open” electives

Students are required to select their concentration at the end of their sophomore year. Although students may change concentrations after their sophomore year, such changes could result in a program of study that extends beyond four years. Girard School students must select one concentration and meet those requirements to graduate. Dual concentrations are permitted. However, having two concentrations may result in a program of study that extends beyond four years and may involve taking additional credits beyond what is required to graduate with a single concentration. All Girard School students are required to have a laptop that meets the minimum laptop requirements.

Concentrations

The Girard School of Business offers six program options composed of eight concentrations:

Accounting 
Corporate Finance and Investments   
Financial Planning  
Global Management  
Human Resource Management  
Management  
Marketing   
Sport Management  

See GBS policies for double concentration policy

Minors

The Girard School of Business offers nine minor options for non-business majors:

Accounting  
Business Administration    
Global Management  
Human Resource Management  
Management  
Marketing  
Operations Management  
Sport Management   

See GBS policies for double minor policy

Programs

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    Minor

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