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. Technology is a big part of our culture—so are global thinking and a creative approach to project management, critical thinking, and communications. Here we offer you real-world, performance-based internships with companies from Price WaterhouseCoopers to Christian Dior, and you'll find the academic and professional opportunities essential for a career in a diverse, global business economy.

  • Small size, big thinking

  • Performance-based internships

  • McHenry Tierney

    Innovation, innovation, innovation

  • Claudia Krah

    Global thinking

  • Unique programs

  • NABAgroup

    Community, collaboration, careers

What's Your Business Plan?



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.




Experience Global Business

Study/Travel opportunity in Taiwan Jan. 1-14, 2017, with Professors Chen and Hales. Students will be introduced to business in Asia, visit a number of companies, and observe the differences in process improvement and supply chain practices in Asia compared with those in the U. S. Application deadline: Oct. 3. More »

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