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Marian University of Indianapolis Byrum School of Business


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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Tuition & Fees In-State: $198,696*

Tuition & Fees Out-of-State: $198,696*

Average Salary: $58,144

Graduates With Jobs 90 Days After Graduation: 98%

International: 13%

Minority: 38%

First generation college students: 35%

Acceptance Rate: 93%

Average SAT: 1,057

Average ACT: 21

Average GPA: 3.49

HS Class Top Ten: 42%**

*The total cost of the degree over four years for the most recent graduating class inclusive of school fees, room, board, or living expenses.

** HS Class Top Ten is the percent of the student population that graduated high school in the top ten percent of their class.

*** Please note that these statistics are provided for the business school major only whenever possible. If a school does not track these statistics separately, then the university-wide statistics are provided.

Based in Indianapolis, Marian University’s Byrum School of Business, landed at No. 60 in our 2023 rankings, after coming in at No. 58 in 2022. The School’s strength is grounded in its Career Outcomes, its strongest methodological category where they placed No. 36. As for their SAT scores, this year’s incoming class reported an average score of 1057, as well as an acceptance rate of 92.90%.

The Byrum School of Business was recently named to Poets&Quants Top 10 Undergraduate B-Schools to Watch in 2023. For four consecutive years, Byrum has reported that an impressive 100% of their graduates had at least one business-specific internship before graduation. This year, a strong 98.10% of Class of 2023 graduates found full-time employment within three months of graduation.


In a crowded Midwestern business education market, Marian’s Byrum School provides an intriguing opportunity for potential students. It’s smaller than other Indiana-based schools in our rankings like Indiana University, Notre Dame, and Purdue. Despite the smaller size and non-traditional brand name, Marian is a solid choice for students looking to make sure they get a job in the Midwest immediately after graduation.

Experiential learning is the cornerstone of Marian’s undergraduate business curriculum. About 94.74% of alumni that responded to our survey said they had at least one impactful “signature experience” during their time at the Byrum School. And many referenced experiential learning as those signature experiences.

The Byrum School of Business offers majors in accounting, business analytics, finance, logistics and supply chain management, management, and marketing as well as minors in accounting, business, and finance. 

“Marian’s experiential learning programs were what prepared me the most for life post-graduation,” another alumni said. “I came into the workforce with confidence knowing that I had already worked with experienced professionals, helping them solve problems their companies were facing.”


Byrum alumni rated their professors very well, with a 9.63 on a 10 point scale when it came to their availability and willingness to meet outside of the classroom. They also rated the school very highly for its ability to nurture and grow their soft skills in business. On the other hand, recent alumni gave the lowest mark to its connection with the alumni network and that network’s ability to help them secure jobs throughout their career.

Sticking with the Roman Catholic roots, the school launched a new course in Moral Capitalism as well as the recently launched Walker Center for Applied Ethics.

Alumni Say:

“I had two experiences that made it unique. First, the Business 309 Financial analysis, merger and acquisition class pushed students to work together and think outside the box for growing a company. Also the capstone course of running your company with classmates vs other teams helped you understand all facets of a business.”

“I was a part of a trip to England in a maymester designed to help students understand their economy and business. It was important to me because it gave me the skills and connections to be able to communicate effectively in the business world with those from other cultures.”

“Byrum School of Business did an excellent job of giving us real-world experiences. An example of this was our freshman business class to create a business plan. The winning business plan team was provided with money to begin their business on campus. This taught me so much about entrepreneurship, marketing, and finances. In another class, we had to come up with a recommendation for a company that Eli Lily should acquire. This taught me about research and M&A activity. Another example is the A team which allowed us to work with the Indiana State Fair to assist them in reducing costs. All of these experiences brought the real-world into our classroom and were extremely beneficial in my learning development.”

“I was involved in multiple. One in particular was a class in which a team of myself and 4 other colleagues connected with a company and listened to their problems. We then made a proposed solution. Once agreed, we developed a complex excel to fit their needs. We presented the result and it is still being used in the company to this day. The company even hired one of our team members to help implement the completed product and develop others. It was priceless to be able to pair with a company and provide a solution for them to use.”

“I was involved in multiple experiences that shaped my educational journey at Marian, working for actual companies like Cummins, Indianapolis Community Healthplex & a competed in a logistics case competition for Conexus & Rolls Royce, but the most impactful experience was studying abroad & learning about the service economy in England.”