Learn Business by Doing Business

Opening January 2018

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Where Business Happens Byrum School of Business

Business is a competitive, dynamic activity and to excel at it, practice is required.  At the Clark H. Byrum School of Business students get that practice from day one.  ALL of our students engage with real business people and projects regularly, starting in freshman year, to develop key skills and gain experience.  At our school, students practice business early and often.

Learn By Doing

It's not about textbooks, lectures, and exams at The Byrum School.  In our program, you DEVELOP business plans, WORK on a real consulting team, RUN a business, DO an internship.  In other words, you learn about business by DOING business instead of just reading about it.

M.U.G.S. - A Student-Run Business Giving Back

The Marian University Glass Shoppe, M.U.G.S., is the result of the Byrum School's Freshman Business Experience. Business student teams pitched their ideas to a group of Indianapolis-area investors in December and the winning team, M.U.G.S., received investment funds of $2,400 to turn their plan into reality. "We're now running our own business and I'm expanding my management skills," says team member Alan Contreras. With pre-orders exceeding their first shipment, M.U.G.S. didn't take long to pay off their investors. According to team member Dean Kennison, "Our early success allows us to give back to the Marian community. Five percent of the profits from their first order are being donated to Marian scholarship funds.

MUGS in the school of business


Flat12 Brewery
Eli Lilly
Angie's List
Interactive Intelligence
Northwestern Mutual
Ernst & Young
Finish Line
Pacers Sports and Entertainment
Blue and Co.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

What makes us different?

We are different, and better we think, because in our school, working on real business issues is not optional.  Unlike other business programs, students in the Byrum School are required to interact with a variety of businesses.  In our program, business opportunities are expected to occur every day. 

Russ Kershaw, Dean

On behalf of the Byrum School of Business and Marian University, I welcome you to our programs. 

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