Sep 23, 2020
All Business Administration majors must satisfy the following requirements:
- Merrimack College Liberal Studies Core curriculum
- Girard School of Business Business Administration core curriculum
- Girard School of Business Business Administration Concentration requirements
- Remaining credits as “open” electives
Girard School of Business Requirements
Girard School of Business requirements taken in other divisions of Merrimack College:
Business Administration Core Requirements
8 courses (32 credits) consisting of the following:
Business Administration Concentration Requirements
5 to 6 courses (20 to 24 credits) beyond the Business Administration core, as listed under each concentration.
Electives are selected to individualize a student’s program and meet graduation requirements consistent with each student’s career and educational plans.
Pass / Fail Policy for the Girard School of Business
As stated in the Pass/Fail policy for the College: “In order to encourage students to explore new areas of knowledge without undue risk to their cumulative grade point averages, the College permits the taking of open elective courses on a pass/fail basis (see the definition of open electives above in the section on Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree). Students wishing to take a course pass/fail may do so as long as that course is not required to satisfy general education requirements, major or major cognate requirements, Business core or concentration requirements, or minor requirements; only open electives may be taken on a pass/fail basis. No more than eight credits taken on a pass/fail basis may be taken from any one department, no more than four credits may be taken in a single semester, and no more than twelve credits may be counted towards the Bachelor’s degree.” Students should see the Academic Requirements and Policies section of the academic course catalog for the full Pass/Fail policy.
Business Administration students may only take open electives (courses taken outside of their Liberal Studies core, Business Administration Core, and concentration requirements) as pass/fail.
Double Concentration Policy for the Girard School of Business
Business Administration majors may declare up to two concentrations within the Girard School of Business.
If a student chooses to declare two concentrations, he/she cannot pair the following combinations together:
- Corporate Finance and Investments AND Financial Planning
- Human Resource Management AND Management
Double Minor Policy for the Girard School of Business
Non-Business Administration majors can double minor in two Girard School of Business minors. Students must complete all requirements for each minor and a minimum of 20 credits for each minor. Some core requirements will overlap between GSB minors, however electives cannot satisfy both minors.
Minor Policy for the Girard School of Business
Non-Business Administration majors can declare a minor in one of the 9 areas offered through the Girard School of Business.
Business Administration majors who want to declare a minor must choose one outside of the Girard School of Business.