College Profile: Facts & Figures


  • 1,497 undergraduate students
    •  from 38 states, Puerto Rico and countries such as Canada, China, Spain, France, and Italy
  • 354 graduate students


  • 72 full-time faculty
  • 85% with terminal degrees (PhD, DBA or JD)
  • 300+ journal articles in print or in press in 46 different journals since January 2010
  • All course instructors are full-time or adjunct faculty, no business courses taught by graduate assistants


  • Over 22,000 worldwide

Graduate Programs

  • MBA - on campus, fully online, and in Kohler (among nation’s largest 35 part-time programs, ranked in US News & World Report as top 50 Part-time program); joint programs with Law, Political Science, and Communication
  • Executive MBA – a hybrid online / in person program; students typically meet every other Saturday over the 17-month program (recently ranked in US News & World Report as 13th best EMBA program)
  • Master's programs in Accounting, Applied Economics, Corporate Communication, Management, and Supply Chain Management.  Graduate certificate in Business and Managerial Analytics

Undergraduate Programs

  • Majors
    Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Real Estate
  • Joint Degree Programs
    BS/MS in Applied Economics, Accounting and Human Resources (5 year programs); BS/JD (6 year program); STEM MBA (5 year)
  • Student Organizations

College Organization

  • 5 Academic Departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing plus an in-house International Business Studies program
  • 3 Centers (Applied Economics, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management)
  • Business Career Center
  • 6 Endowed Chairs (Bell Chair in Real Estate, Coleman Chair in Entrepreneurship, Brennan and Kellstadt Chairs in Marketing, Flynn and Horngren Chairs in Accounting)
  • The Applied Investment Management and Commercial Banking programs in Finance.  The AIM program was the first undergraduate business program selected as a Program Partner by the CFA Institute.


  • The College of Business Administration is in O'Brien Hall, a brand new building in 2023!

College History

Although there’s no formal business school yet, the first evening business course at Marquette University is taught.

The College of Economics and Journalism, which housed the School of Business Administration, is founded with a $3,000 donation from Regent Harry S. Johnston.

William C. Webster, recruited from the University of Chicago, is named the inaugural dean of the college.

A business library is created with a donation of $2,000 from Elizabeth Marshall (daughter of Samuel Marshall, founder of M&I Bank).

Separating from Journalism, the Robert A. Johnston College of Economics is established.

The College of Economics’ name is changed to the name it bears today, the College of Business Administration.

The college is admitted as the 40th and only Catholic member of the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business, ranking it with the best in the nation.

The College of Business Administration moves from Johnston Hall to Science Hall where administrative offices, three faculty offices and six classrooms were at its disposal.

University expansion plans are announced, which include a new business administration building.

In January, ground is broken for the new College of Business Administration building. The $600,000 building is dedicated in October.

The assistant dean starts a cooperative business internship program with 26 business firms.

The first classes are held in the new business administration building in May.

The college dedicates its building to finance alumnus David A. Straz, Jr. The building bears his name today.

The executive master of business administration program in is formed.

Through a special endowment from the Kathleen and Frank Thometz Foundation, the college establishes its marquee speakers’ series, the Business Leaders Forum.

The Graduate School of Management is established.

The College of Business Administration celebrates its centennial.

Graduate programs in Leadership Studies join the Graduate School of Management

College breaks ground on new building located at 16th and Wisconsin Ave.