Hands-on experiences, from the classroom to the boardroom and beyond.

Within the Walker College of Business programs, you’ll discover a rigorous and collaborative approach to learning that inspires informed judgment, decisive action, and cultural literacy. As the business world grows increasingly more global and interconnected, we know that our students are prepared to work with diverse teams to bring innovation to life. Walker College graduates are ready to use technology to its fullest potential, collaborate and explore new styles of leadership, and to push the boundaries to progress. 

Each major in the Walker College of Business values hands-on learning and close faculty mentorship. Be prepared to write an engaging marketing plan for a small business, design your own store-front fashion display, or craft your own culinary experience for your peers and community. Across all of 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

  • All senior business majors are required to take the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Major Field Test. Our students consistently rank in the top 5% of other business majors in this annual nation-wide test.   
  • The Hospitality Management program has one of the strongest internship programs in the country, offering opportunities with industry-leading hotels, restaurants, and convention centers such as Omni and Marriott.
  • 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.
  • Our fashion merchandising 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 4+1 graduate 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 undergraduate.


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