Dean's Welcome


Welcome to the Byrum School of Business. We are not your typical business school. Our new learning model requires all of our students to DO business from day one. Unlike other business programs, we make business happen, which connects values, leadership, and action so our students can: 

Action in Business

We believe that actions speak louder than words and use a hands-on learning approach that requires students to interact with the business environment to solve integrative business problems. By participating in internships, projects and experiences, students will face difficult decisions that challenge their own as well as the Franciscan Values taught at Marian University.

Dealing with these challenging and sometimes messy business issues will require students to develop the key combination of skills (e.g. communication, collaboration, problem solving, ethics) and experience necessary for effective leadership.By connecting valuesleadership, and action, we firmly believe that our students will be better prepared to launch and advance their careers while making a difference in the world.

If you are looking for a business school that will teach you about business by having you read books, listen to lectures, and take multiple choice exams then we might not be the best fit. However, if you are interested in learning about business by experiencing it and engaging with the problems and opportunities people in business face, then the Byrum School of Business may be the right place for you. 

  • Experience the global, competitive, and dynamic nature of business

  • Engage with business people, projects, and opportunities

  • Encounter the ethical dilemmas they will face in the business world

  • Enhance their understanding of how decisions affect all stakeholders

  • Formulate career plans and establish professional networks

  • Develop the skills and attributes that employers require

  • Become innovative, ethical leaders who can make a difference

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Russ Kershaw

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