The Department of Business offers undergraduate programs for students interested in careers in business, commerce, industry, finance, as well as not-for-profit enterprises such as health care, social services, educational institutions and government agencies.

As a student in the business department, you may select from five areas of concentration-accounting, financial planning, general business, management and marketing. Whatever your choice of degree or program, you will take courses that are professionally oriented and academically rooted in the liberal arts. And your course work will be theoretical, practical, comprehensive, and specialized.

Areas of Concentration

  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Major (B.A.) (with concentrations in accounting financial planning, general business, management and marketingBachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
  • Business minor
  • Associate of Arts, Accounting orGeneral Business (A.A.)
  • Post-degree Certificate


Benefits Specialist Certified Public Accountant Entrepreneur Human Resource Manager Internal Revenue Agent Management Accountant Health Science Management Market Researcher Organizational Trainer Project Manager Sales Representative

The current demand for business graduates is unlimited, particularly for women in careers such as marketing, management and finance. Marygrove graduates serving as certified public accountants, internal revenue agents, controllers, human resource managers, accountants and sales representatives tell us that strong analytical, communication and mathematics skills are the best foundation for business majors who want to progress rapidly in their careers. Marygrove can prepare you for the global emphasis in business. A major in Business with fluency in a foreign language can give you a competitive edge in your job search.


Program Scheduling
The courses in the Business Department are offered to both day and night students. Occasionally, especially in upper-level courses, a student might have to enroll in a night or Saturday course. Part-time night students (6-8 hours) may expect to graduate in 2-8 years, depending on transfer credits, general education requirements, and summer school attendance. Some of the business courses are offerend in online format; others may be offered as blended classes (denoted as Hybrid courses).

Transfer Students
The business department generally accepts transfer credits from accredited institutions of higher education. Business majors however must earn a minimum of 15 credit hours in business at Marygrove. The head of the department will determine other required courses.

Advance Placement and College Level Examination Program (AP/CLEP)
Students completing AdvancePlacement Examinations (AP) with grades three or higher will be granted credit.

Academic Performance
Only courses with a grade of C- or better can be applied to fulfill the business core, the area of concentration and the related discipline requirements of a major in business and/ or the B.B.A. degree. Only courses with a grade of C- or better may fulfill requirements of a minor in business.

The Business Department presents an award to the outstanding graduating senior with a business major.

Post-degree Certificate, Second Major, and second degree Programs. If you have completed a bachelors degree, you may enroll as a post-degree student and take course work in business toward a certificate, and/or complete requirements for a major in business.

If you have earned other than a Bachelor of Arts degree at Marygrove or another accredited institution, you may qualify for a second bachelors degree with a major in business. You will need to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours beyond the first degree and fulfill all current general education, related discipline, and business core and concentration requirements. Specific requirements will be determined in consultation with the head of the business department.

Opportunities for additional courses not offered at Marygrove can be arranged through the Catholic Colleges Consortium, including the University of Detroit Mercy or Madonna University, or the OCICU Consortium, which specializes in online courses.

Financial Aid Available

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