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Denise Fletcher

Xerox Healthcare Innovation Leader to speak on April 7

Denise L. Fletcher, vice president and chief innovation officer for Healthcare Payer, Pharma and Life Sciences at Xerox, is featured speaker at the College’s 8th Annual Vangermeersch Lecture at 5:30 p.m., April 7, URI’s Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences. Fletcher’s address, “Is there an App for that?,” will describe how technology is and can be used to improve people’s health.


Win Big in Business. Again.

For the second year in a row, URI business students took first place at the annual Minority Business Conference Case Competition sponsored by the Boston Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants. Not only that, another CBA team placed third. Last year was the first time a URI team participated in the competition, which until then had been dominated by Boston-area business schools.


Award-winning Professor Named Interim Dean

Kathryn Jervis, an award-winning University of Rhode Island business professor, has been named interim dean of the College of Business Administration.


URI Community Donates to Honor Former Dean with Lasting Gifts

In honor of Mark Higgins, who recently moved on from his post as the dean of the URI College of Business, nearly $60,000 has been raised in just a few months to support the College.

NYC event

An Evening in NYC: Unconventional Thinking, Unstoppable Innovation

College of Business alumni and current MBA students gathered in New York City on November 6 for a great evening of networking and lively discussion. Hosted by alumna Jodi Fournier ’82, administrative officer of Korn Ferry, the world’s largest executive search firm, the event featured Professor Tony Wheeler, director of URI’s One-Year MBA in Strategic Innovation, and Edward Hanlon MBA ’14, asset management associate at JP Morgan Chase.


CBA students provide market research for local companies

This fall, students in Assistant Professor Stephen Atlas’s marketing research class have been conducting market research in the field to answer business questions for local companies. Their clients include
WaterFire Providence, the BIG NAZO,, and Performance Research, among others.

Chinese Case Comp 3rd place winners

CBA team places 3rd in case competition—in Chinese

A student team from the URI College of Business Administration took third place at the national Business Language Case Competition held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, on Nov. 7. The winning team included Rachael Adams, Zachary Arnold, and Jessica Andruzzi, who had to showcase both their business skills and their mastery of Chinese. Their entire […]


CBA team takes first place at annual minority business conference

For the second year in a row, a team from the URI College of Business Administration won the student case competition at the annual Minority Business Conference sponsored by the Boston Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants. The event was held Oct. 4.

Dr. Jonathan Martin

Providence Journal reports on URI healthcare-focused MBA courses

The news that the URI College of Business Administration will offer courses focused on the business of health care in the College’s Evening MBA program was reported today in Providence Journal. The first class is “Organizational Behavior for Healthcare Professionals,”to be offered in Spring 2015.

URI offers MBA with healthcare management focus

URI offers MBA with healthcare management focus

The sweeping changes in the nation’s healthcare industry have placed new demands on professionals working within the business and health care arenas. Responding to requests from leaders in these areas, the URI College of Business Administration has designed new healthcare-focused courses within its MBA evening program.

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