Hi, I’m Marisa, I’m from Colorado.

This is the courtyard of the Mendoza College of Business. We are standing here in front of the three-mast copper clipper ship, which has been a symbol of global commerce on campus since 1932, when it was atop the entrance to Hurley Hall, the original business building. It was moved to the Mendoza College of Business in 1995 when this building was opened to house the undergraduate and graduate business programs.

The Mendoza College of Business is one of the top ranked business schools in the Nation. A hallmark of the program is its focus on business ethics.

This is a vintage trading post from the New York Stock Exchange, which was donated to the University in 1956. Even today, it is still a place of trade; sometimes, you can see student groups selling mugs or t-shirts from behind the counter.

On the lower level is the Giovanini Commons. It’s a one-of-a-kind study space designed to transform into any type of learning environment that a professor or study group might need.