Marian University-In­di­anapo­lis Clark H. Byrum School of Business

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Marian University-Indianapolis’s mission is to “be a great Catholic university dedicated to providing students with excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition.” Community service is a large part of character development for students who attend Marian. There are many options like Alternative Breaks, the Indy Urban Plunge, Catholic Relief Services, and Rising Retreat.


The business programs offered through the Byrum School of Business include at least five high-impact learning experiences before graduation, as well as internship experiences. These programs also have a track record of 100% for graduates who are employed within six months of graduation. Majors are offered in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Management, or Marketing. Hands-on learning is a significant piece of the curriculum. Students must complete 27 credits of common core experiential business education. First-year students gain credits through the Business Plan Competition. Sophomores take Quantitative Analysis of Business, where they work directly with local business leaders and executives to complete a data analysis project. Lastly, students will complete a comprehensive plan for merger and acquisition opportunities for a global corporation.

Student Life

Even though Marian is located in the busy city of Indianapolis, their friendly campus includes a peaceful 45-acre nature preserve. Students keep busy by participating in many on-campus activities such as checking out art exhibits, listening to guest speakers, helping out the local community, and more. There are 35 unique clubs that get together for crafting, salsa dancing, or playing video games. Career and academically focused clubs are also available and include Business Club, Honors Academy, and International Club. At Marian, they understand that transitioning to a University can be difficult and sometimes overwhelming. Their First-Year Experience program helps freshmen and transfer students easily acclimate to their new home. Through this program, students have more options to connect with professors in a small group setting, attend a first-year field trip, complete service learning projects, and participate in end-of-semester celebrations.

Business students take classes in a new and spacious 33,000 square-foot facility built with today’s learners in mind. This innovative building has many flexible seating areas, work zones for team meetings or study sessions, and a large space with tiered seating for presentations. Many students complete two or more internships before graduating because the School’s location to bustling downtown Indianapolis makes access to top companies convenient. Internship study areas include advanced manufacturing, technology, sales management, and more.

Online Programs

Distance learners can complete both their associates and bachelor’s of Business Administration 100% online through the Byrum School of Business. There are 12 start dates per year, and classes are completed in five or eight-week sessions. They offer collaboration with peers through an interactive learning platform and internships. Students who participate in Marian’s Adult Programs (MAP) are supported every step of the way. Leadership, communication, and analytical thinking skills are all integrated, along with academics. Concentrations are available in three areas, including Human Resource Management, General Management, or Project Management.

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