Introducing the new home for Marquette Business and Innovation Leadership Programs.

A new state-of-the-art facility for Marquette Business will build on our strong foundation of nationally ranked Real Estate, Finance, Supply Chain, Accounting, and Part-time and Executive MBA programs. The facility’s design and technology will help Marquette Business reach new heights as a dynamic hub for students, faculty, alumni and the business community.

With our region experiencing an unprecedented business boom and with technology driving fast-paced, global decision-making, now is our moment to evolve and lead as Marquette Business. To champion entrepreneurial thinking, talent development and economic innovation.

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Marquette to build new home for Marquette Business and innovation leadership programs.

 

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A Transformational Space

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Location

Located on the site of the former McCormick Hall at 16th Street and Wisconsin, our new facility will anchor the west gateway to the heart of campus.

Where insights meet ethics

Marquette Business shapes great business leaders with an ethical compass and the ability to combine values, ambition and knowledge. Our new home will embrace Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit foundation while providing the technology infrastructure for students to be change agents for the greater good.

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A forum for the future

Business isn’t done in a silo. Our new facility will emphasize innovative, collaborative spaces where students will be immersed in experiential learning and creative solutions. Future accountants will team with aspiring marketers, and next-generation bankers will map balance sheets with up-and-coming developers.

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Innovation leadership programs

Marquette Business is rising to meet the demand for innovation leaders. Beyond technology and products, we have designed our strategy, curriculum and philosophy around people. Dedicated innovation space inside the new facility will position us to connect disciplines across colleges, to test prototype solutions, and to convene industry partners on site, helping us prepare innovative graduates ready to leave their manuals at the door.

It will house Marquette’s expanded Excellence in Leadership (E-Lead) program, and serve as an integral part of our innovation ecosystem across campus. Our spaces and technology also will empower companies to send emerging talent to Marquette for intensive development and skill-set training.

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Special event space

The new Marquette Business facility will include a special event space to:

Top Business Programs

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Applied Investment Management (AIM)

Our AIM program maintains a 100 percent career placement record, with alumni working in prestigious Wall Street firms and top global financial hubs. With enhanced technology and more space in the new facility, students will be able to connect instantly with finance professionals across the globe.

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Center for Supply Chain Management

Ranked 16th in the U.S. by Gartner research (the gold standard among supply chain professionals), our Center for Supply Chain has deep relationships with some of the world’s leading firms. Our new facility will enhance how we study, understand and invest in every part of the journey, from raw materials to end customer.

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Center for Real Estate

The first to form among the 27 Catholic, Jesuit U.S. universities, Marquette’s Center for Real Estate has a 100 percent career placement record, and faculty hope to launch a student-run real estate equity fund within the new facility.

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Commercial banking

One of only two undergraduate commercial banking programs in the U.S., this new program offers students hands-on underwriting experiences, working with a $500,000 loan from a local banking partner.

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Professional sales

Marquette’s distinctive program provides real-world consultative experiences in what many executives call the most important function in any business.

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Student-run business

Launched in 2018 and modeled after similar programs at Cornell and Harvard, our student-run businesses provide experiential learning opportunities across campus.

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Accounting

Marquette’s distinguished accounting curriculum is one of only three programs in Wisconsin accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Marquette accountants are known for ethical behavior and leadership, analytical reasoning, computer competency and technical knowledge that they bring to the region.

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Finance

Annually recognized by U.S. News and World Report among the nation’s top undergraduate business specialty programs, our Finance program develops graduates who are known for corporate social responsibility. Home to the Center for Real Estate and Applied Investment Management program, graduates are recruited by leading financial services, banking, investment and real estate firms.

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Economics

Award-winning scholars teach economics at Marquette, having worked for or consulted with organizations such as the United Nations, Wisconsin Realtors Association and the Council of Economic Advisers. Undergraduate students specialize in business, financial, international or marketing research economics.

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International Business

Our undergraduate international business major prepares future business leaders for the rapidly changing global economy, with a focus on developing skills to navigate language and cultural issues in the business environment.

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Management

Marquette management students focus on one of four disciplines — entrepreneurship, human resources, information systems, or operations and supply chain management. Home to the Center for Supply Chain Management and our nationally ranked part-time MBA program, graduates are highly sought-after by leading employers.

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Marketing

One of the most popular undergraduate majors at Marquette University and in the College of Business Administration, our marketing program combines an innovative curriculum rooted in marketing theory with real-world experiences. Students gain a competitive advantage by embracing applied learning, conducting research projects, gaining internships and studying abroad.

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At Marquette, the best ideas rise when our community of inspired champions take action. Help us bring to life a new home for Marquette Business and innovation leadership programs, and please know we are grateful to you for helping our students and faculty Be The Difference in the business world.

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