This is Where Business Happens.

At the Byrum School of Business, we achieve excellence in educating and forming transformational business leaders who are trustworthy, healthy, inquisitive, and skilled. Guided by our Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship, our students develop to their fullest potential, ready to make an impact on the world.

The Byrum School’s mission is to connect values, leadership and action so that students can:

  • Experience the global, competitive and integrated nature of business;
  • Engage with business leaders;
  • Formulate career plans and establish professional networks;
  • Develop the skills and attributes that employers require;
  • Become innovative, ethical leaders who can make a difference.

 Your Future is Bright in the Byrum School of Business

  • Connect: Our faculty change lives. They are excellent teachers and deeply care about your success.
  • Experiential: Be engaged with the business world. 100% of our graduates have completed at least five high-impact learning experiences. Our students work with Fortune 500 businesses, leaders, and enjoy Indianapolis – one of America’s greatest cities.
  • Applied Ethics: Supported by our Franciscan values, your business education will be grounded in ethics with opportunities provided by the Ethics Center.
  • Diverse: You belong at Marian University. Learn about our national recognized Diversity in Leadership program with the University of Notre Dame. Byrum is #6 for first generation students (35.7%) and #2 most diverse ranked business school in the Midwest (29.2%).
  • Home: Enjoy living and learning in brand new spaces including Caito-Wagner residence hall, Marian Hall, and Byrum’s state-of-the-art, 33,000 square ft. Paul J. Norman Center.
  • Outstanding Career Outcomes: Byrum graduates earn an average starting salary of $58,144, are ranked #1 for internships (2024 Poets&Quants for Undergrads), and have opportunities to earn 40+ professional certifications with Google Analytics, Hubspot, Society for Human Resource Management, Event Planning, Salesforce Trailhead, Professional Sales, and the Forage Virtual Work Experience.

Recent placements include: Amazon, Banker's Life, BKD, Disney, Eli Lilly, Ernst & Young, KPMG, IU Health, Northwestern Mutual, Orr Fellowship, PNC, PwC, Republic Airways, Rolls-Royce, Somerset, and Spot Freight.

Competition Winners

Your Success Starts Here 


  • Ranked #11 Catholic Business School (#60 overall) by Poets&Quants for Undergrads
  • Winner of the Triple Crown at the American Marketing Association (New Orleans, LA)
    • Matt Reihle National Sales Champion
    • Chapter of the Year
    • Emma Hendrix $3,000 scholarship
    •  2nd Place: National Case Competition
  • National Team Selling Champion (besting University of Kansas, Villanova University, and Baylor University)
  • National Finalist: HubSpot Bilingual Sales Competition (Miami, FL)
  • Jenny Rodriguez ’24, Poets&Quants for Undergrads Best & Brightest Business majors 
  • Brylee Koontz ’24, Jenny Rodriguez ’24, Linsey Rodas-Hernandez '24, and Trey Gibson '24 named Orr Fellows
  • Professor Madeline Kurcz, named Emerging Leader Finalist, Indiana CPA Society and Indy’d Best and Brightest Finalist by Junior Achievement
  • Luci Woodrum ’25 selected as an Indy 500 Festival Princess 


  • Named a Top Business School to Watch in 2023
  • Drew Thornton '23 and Ben Kompar '23, named Orr Fellows
  • Dr. Lori Rumreich named Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors
  • Third Place: American Marketing Association’s Case Competition sponsored by The Wall Street Journal (New Orleans, LA)
  • National Finalist: HubSpot Bilingual Sales Competition (Miami, FL)
  • State Runner-Up: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Competition (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Michael Barton ’14 "40 Under 40" Accounting Professionals CPA Practice Advisor
  • First Place: CFA Competition (Indianapolis, IN)
  • National Runner-Up ($2,000): American Marketing Association’s Case Competition sponsored by Amazon Prime Student (Chicago, IL)
  • #1 in Career Placement and Internships percentage (100%)

Return on Investment: #2 among ranked Catholic Business schools by 2024 Poets & Quants for Undergrads

P&Q 2024 Rank School ROI %
2 Georgetown University 55.7%
60 Marian University 46.3%
7        University of Notre Dame        40.6%
12        Villanova University        33.5%
8 St. Louis University        32.7%



  • Sandy Sledge ‘22 and Greg Fulling ’22, Rachel Kassing ’21 and Anton Berry ’21 Poets&Quants Best & Brightest Business majors
  • Olivia Thomas, Sandy Sledge, and Lauren Kenny '22 named Orr Fellows
  • Michael Barton ’14 "40 Under 40" Accounting Professionals CPA Practice Advisor
  • First Place: CFA Competition (Indianapolis, IN)
  • National Runner-Up ($2,000): American Marketing Association’s Case Competition sponsored by Amazon Prime Student (Chicago, IL)
  • #1 in Career Placement and Internships percentage (100%)
  • Jordan Spangler, recipient of the Human Resources IndySHRM Scholarship
  • National Semifinalist: American Marketing Association’s Case Competition sponsored by PODS
  • National Champions: National Sales Competition besting Baylor University, Penn State University, and the University of Richmond
  • Fifth Place: National Advertising Competition sponsored by Adobe, Inc. – besting the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, BYU, Florida State University, and the University of Oregon
  • First Place: Social Media Case Competition and Conexus Indiana Logistics Case Competition


Poet's & Quants

Want to see what it feels like to be a Byrum student? Make plans now to meet your admissions counselor and schedule a campus visit.

Byrum Diverse


The Byrum School of Business has received specialized accreditation for its business program(s) through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please view our IACBE member status page.

The School of Business submits a public disclosure of student learning to the IACBE which includes its assessment of undergraduate program success.

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