School

Grenon School of Business

Intern for Deloitte or Fidelity or the Worcester Red Sox. Develop a marketing plan for a small business or a start-up. Help an entrepreneur bring a product to market. Combine practice with theory and put your studies to work.

Contact Information

Joseph T. Foley

Dean, Grenon School of Business

508-767-7456


Location

Tsotsis Family Academic Center

Welcome to the Grenon School of Business and a wonderful future. Choose one of our nine majors and explore our nine minors. Consider our new major in finance and access our Lagarce Trading Room equipped with Bloomberg terminals.

In the Grenon School, you will work with faculty who bring practical business experience to your classroom and you will discover a supportive learning community. We encourage you to seek internships and experiential learning opportunities to advance and focus your education. You will learn the writing and presentation competencies necessary for a successful transition from the academic to the professional world. Assumption’s emphasis on Catholic liberal education embodied in the liberal arts and sciences Core will contribute to your growth in critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service.

Dave Grenon is an entrepreneur who founded several successful businesses in the Worcester area. He is a mentor to countless business professionals. He contributed his name to the newly-created business school in recognition of the importance he places on ethics and the integration of business and the liberal arts and sciences.

Joseph Foley

Joseph T. Foley
Dean, Grenon School of Business

Shining Their Light

John McDonagh

Accounting 2020
Accounting Intern, DCK Worldwide

My internship has helped me better prepare myself for my future career as an accountant.

I have learned it is important to never be afraid to ask questions or ask for help because it is better to complete a project correctly than having to redo it. I have also learned how important excel is and I hope to continue to learn more about it.
Sara Jenkins

Marketing 2020
Tri-Branded Intern, Enterprise Rent-a-Car at Bradley International Airport

At my internship, I’ve learned a great deal about sales and have used the skills Assumption gave me.

I have also learned how to adequately contribute to a team while maintaining an individual journey with the company. I was ranked #1 on the Intern Matrix for the month of June at my branch.
Tim Power

Marketing 2020
Marketing Intern, Houston Sabercats Rugby Team

I’ve gotten a backstage look into the sports management and marketing world at my internship.

It is also extremely cool to be able to work in a place that isn’t the Northeast and see what the lifestyle is like in Texas. It’s very interesting to live somewhere different!
Austin Pinilla

Graphic Design 2018
Intern, Mars Media Productions

My classes allowed me to thrive at my internship and also greatly prepared me for life after school.

I eventually plan to move outside the country and work in South America with my family in Argentina as a videographer, photographer, UX, and designer. My internship helped me gain experience in these areas.
Nicole Marshall

Management 2017
Client Relationship Representative, IBM

Assumption provided me with motivating professors who cultivated my knowledge and skills.

The classes I took at Assumption truly helped me and gave me the extensive knowledge I needed to become well-rounded and knowledgeable of the business world.
Rahsaan Akbar

International Business 2019
Account Analyst, Lockton Companies

The Assumption community is very supportive and wants you to be just as successful as you want to be

Assumption prepared me for the roller coaster that’s life and helped me find my courage. I’ve learned things don’t always go as planned, but these experiences only helped me reflect on what I could improve on and how I could grow and become the best version of myself.
Keridan Harrington

International Business 2019
Program Assistant, United Nations Association (UNA-NCA)

Assumption has a lot to offer if you are willing to try new things!

Assumption’s interdisciplinary course requirements have made me well versed in a variety of subjects that I will continue to apply and develop over the course of my career. Take advantage of all opportunities as they are presented.
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An Ideal Place to Learn

Faculty Feature

Michael Lewis, Ph.D.


MBA Program Director, Assistant Professor of Management

Experiential learning is part of the core mission at the Grenon School of Business.

In my Business Strategy course, students partnered with a local entrepreneur to develop a start-up. Students identified target markets, conducted product concept testing and created a marketing plan for HoverHandle, LLC, whose product is a steerable handle for hoverboards.
Libby O’Hara, Ed.D.


Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing

Our partnerships with renowned sports organizations provide endless opportunities for students.

I am very proud to have students who have graduated and earned jobs with the Boston Red Sox, Brooklyn Nets, Worcester Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks, and NESN – just to name a few!
Jennifer Niece, CPA, MBA


Chair, Department of Accounting; Associate Professor of Accounting

Students apply course concepts and address community needs through Community Service Learning (CSL).

Over the last 15 years, students in my CSL course, which works with the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, have electronically prepared more than 5,000 tax returns, resulting in refunds of approximately $9.5 million for low-income, Worcester-area residents.
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Programs within the Grenon School of Business