Aug 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Girard School of Business


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Dean of the Girard School of Business
  Julie Fitzmaurice, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
   

Mission

The Girard School of Business develops professionals who think critically, communicate effectively, and excel in productive roles in the community and the globally competitive marketplace. Our faculty are committed to providing students with a strong foundation of business knowledge and skills in an environment having a high degree of student-faculty interaction.

Vision

The Girard School of Business will be recognized as a school of choice for those who seek excellence in business education. We will achieve distinction through scholarship and experiential learning opportunities.

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   
Finance 
Financial Planning  
Global Management  
Human Resource Management  
International Business 
Management  
Marketing   
Sport Management  

 

*Finance and International Business Concentrations are no longer admitting new students. Please see concentration specific pages. 

Minors

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

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

Programs

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    Minor

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