This is Where Business Happens.

At the Byrum School of Business, every student is engaged in real business from day one, gaining hands-on experience that comes from working directly with business and community leaders.

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 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.

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 and 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 nationally 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 new spaces including Caito-Wagner residence hall, Marian Hall, and Byrum’s state-of-the-art, 33,000 square feet.
  • Outstanding Career Outcomes: Byrum graduates earn an average starting salary of $56,492, are ranked #1 for internships (2022 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.

Your Success Starts Here


  • Ranked #11 Catholic Business School (#60 overall) by Poets&Quants for Undergrads 
  • First Place: IU National Team Selling Competition (besting University of Kansas, Villanova University, and Baylor University)
  • Second Place: American Marketing Association’s Case Competition sponsored by The Sheth Foundation (New Orleans, LA)
  • First Place: Matthew Riehle, American Marketing Association’s Sales Competition sponsored by Sherwin-Williams
  • Top 5 Small Chapter, American Marketing Association
  • Emma Hendrix named EBSCO Marketing Scholar
  • Semi-Finalists: HubSpot Global Bilingual Sales Competition (Miami, FL)
  • Jenny Rodriguez ’24, Poets&Quants for Undergrads Best & Brightest Business Majors
  • Brylee Koontz ’24, Jenny Rodriguez ’24, and Linsey Rodas-Hernadez '24 named Orr Fellows
  • 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)
  • Semi-Finalists: HubSpot Bilingual Sales Competition (Miami, FL)
  • State Runner-Up: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Competition (Indianapolis, IN)



Return on Investment: #2 among ranked Catholic Business schools by 2022 Poets & Quants for Undergrads

P&Q 2022 Rank School ROI $ ROI %
2 Georgetown University $123,796 41%
56 Marian University $72,725 37%
39 Seton Hall University $64,084 27%
38 St. John’s University $58,279 23%
8 University of Notre Dame $66,074 22%
9 Villanova University $49,031 16%


  • Rachel Kassing ’21 and Anton Berry ’21, Poets&Quants Best & Brightest Business majors
  • Jordan Spangler, recipient of the Human Resources IndySHRM Scholarship
  • National Runner-up: National Sales Competition
  • 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
  • First Place: 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.

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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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*Placement rates are gathered from data collected from graduates within six months of graduation.

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