Innovation and leadership from the classroom to the boardroom.

Whether you’re planning the design for a functional new business space, coordinating a major convention or presenting to a Fortune 500 company’s top brass, innovation and leadership are valuable commodities. Within the Walker College programs, you’ll discover a rigorous and collaborative approach to learning that inspires informed judgment, decisive action and cultural literacy. Across our diverse programs, experienced faculty will prepare you for leadership roles as you develop the creative design and strategic business skills needed in today’s global marketplace. 

Fast Facts

  • The Hospitality Management program has one of the strongest internship programs in the country, offering opportunities with industry-leading hotels, restaurants and convention centers

  • Business programs focus on developing “T-Shaped Professionals,” students who are well versed in a broad range of abilities and who possess mastery of a skill or process in a specific discipline

  • The 4+1 program in Organizational Leadership allows students to earn a bachelor’s and a master’s in only five years by taking graduate-level courses as an undergrad

  • Our majors can spend their first three years in Erie and their final year in New York City to graduate with two degrees—a bachelor’s degree from Mercyhurst and an associate degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology

  • A 10,000-square foot studio gives Interior Architecture and Design students 24/7 access to cutting-edge design software, a materials lab, drafting studio and resource library


The mission of the Walker College of Business is to prepare students for leadership roles on the national and international level, to become the entrepreneurs of the future, and to continue their education in graduate and professional schools. With its collegial and supportive culture, the Walker College of Business embraces a rigorous and collaborative approach to learning that inspires informed judgment, decisive action and a global, enterprise perspective. The Walker College of Business graduates will embrace the Mercy mission’s core values of respect and tolerance for people and their ideas, and dignity in the treatment of all workers.  


The Walker College of Business/Business Department at Mercyhurst University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs 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, view our IACBE member status page.

To view student achievement statistics, please review our Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.

Contact Us

Annjerrica Hollis
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Office: Preston 308
Phone: 814-824-2337
Email: ahollis@mercyhurst.edu

Meet the Deans

Heidi Hosey, Ph.D.
Dean, Walker College of Business
Kristofer Gossett, DBA
Associate Dean, Walker College of Business, Associate Professor