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 Walker College of Business at Mercyhurst University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a listing of accredited programs, click here.

To view student achievement statistics, please click here.

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
Randall Rinke, MBA
Associate Dean, Walker College of Business, Assistant Professor