college of business administration

Ballentine Hall, 7 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881 – 401.874.2337

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At URI’s College of Business, you learn to approach problems—and to solve them—the way businesses do.  Today’s business leaders demand a new generation of skills. Technology is a big part of our culture—so are global thinking and an innovative approach to project management, critical thinking, and communications.

We'll offer you real-world, performance-based internships with companies from Price WaterhouseCoopers to Christian Dior. Here you'll find a private school atmosphere at a public school price and the kind of faculty, programs, and opportunities you need to develop into an innovative leader ready to manage change in a diverse, global business economy.

  • Small size, big thinking.

  • Performance-based internships.

  • McHenry Tierney

    Innovation, innovation, innovation.

  • Claudia Krah

    Global thinking.

  • Unique – and often colorful – programs.

  • NABAgroup

    Community, collaboration, careers.

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Our undergraduate majors open the world to you—whether your interest is in accounting, entrepreneurial management, finance, general business, global business, marketing, supply chain management, textile marketing, or textiles, fashion merchandising and design. Add an emphasis on innovation, collaborative learning, and great internships, and you’re on your way.





As a professional, you want programs designed for today’s innovation economy—and you want options. We offer two MBA programs located in downtown Providence—our One-Year MBA in Strategic Innovation and our Evening MBA program.  We also offer an MS in Accounting, MS in Finance, MS in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, and a PhD in Business Administration.




Interdisciplinary Programs

It’s all about collaboration. Our “Green Business” program offers you a BS in Business and a BS in Environmental Economics, and in our International Business Program (IBP), you’ll receive a BS in any of our majors and a BA in a foreign language. Dual graduate program options include the MBA/Master of Oceanography and the MBA/Doctor of Pharmacy.




CBA welcomes TMD faculty and students

As the 2016-17 academic year begins, the College of Business Administration is delighted to welcome the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design (TMD). TMD faculty will now call CBA home, offering B.S. degree programs in Textile Marketing and in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, a minor in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design, and a M.S. in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design. TMD offices will continue to be housed in Quinn Hall. 

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