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Graduate Programs

What our students say

Students from our First Year’s Class have great experiences to share. 

MSMgt students land great jobs …

Sarah Holcomb interviewed for her new job during finals week this fall. Her MSMgt experience “managing people, working with other people, and [the] collaborative nature of projects,” gave her an advantage and she was the successful candidate hired for a position at the prestigious Boston Consulting Group. She moved from her full-time position as a Corporate Accountant at a dental insurance firm to being an Accounting Analyst at BCG.

“Wonderful professors, a well-thought out curriculum, faculty support, and full use of the college resources, all of this at a price that is way more affordable than similar programs.”Sarah Holcomb (Boston Consulting Group)

Ashley Varano followed her interest in law and, during this year in the MSMgt program, moved from a position in a social media company to being the Social Media Marketing Manager for a litigation and court reporting firm. She will be “starting social media” for this firm. Her knowledge about Google and Samsung, from a marketing grad class, gave her an edge in the interview. Upper management has already noted her confidence and level of information in her presentations …

My CEO literally came up to me in Chicago after our first meeting and said, ‘You did a tremendous job, a natural presenter,’ and I told him Merrimack really prepared me.” — Ashley Varano (Esquire Solutions)


MSMgt students gain valuable knowledge and skills in engaging environment …

*   “I have always had an interest in business and, when I found out Merrimack was creating a program, I jumped at the chance to apply. I love everything about this school and have found my niche here, so it only made sense to stay for the extra year.” – Carla Grieco 

*   “What I have learned so far has made me invaluable to the department. Communicating properly and effectively with customers has also become easier with what I have learned from the program.” – Matthew Raitt

*   “What made me feel good about this MSMgt program is every teacher is caring.” – Yi Liu

*   “… the MSMgt program incorporates more practical application… It’s a lot more engaging, which tends to be more fun, and I would argue, an effective way to learn… It [The MSMgt program] involves fewer exams and a lot more case studies. It’s actually kind of fun. It is more engaging than undergraduate work.” – John Massey

 MSMgt students have unique experiences …

  • Jordan Jean, Ashley Varano, Ethan Weaver, and Alyssa Wertz win the 1st Girard School of Business Graduate Case Competition and the team is awarded a $1,500 prize.

  • Intensive Executive Development events - for example, in February 2013 graduate students engaged in mock interviews with business alumni, received individual one-on-one coaching with business alumni, and polished their networking skills.