Maling Ebrahimpour, Dean
Shaw K. Chen, Associate Dean
Deborah Rosen, Associate Dean
Peg Ferguson Boyd, Assistant Dean
Faculty: Professors Beauvais, Beckman, S. Chen, Comerford, Cooper, Creed, Dash, Della Bitta, R. Dholakia, Hales, Hazera, Hickox, Jarrett, Jervis, Lin, Mazze, D. Rosen, Scholl, Schwarzbach, Sheinin, Westin, Wheeler and Yu; Associate Professors Blanthorne, Boyle, Y. Chen, Dorado, Dugal, Dunn, Jelinek, Y. Lee, Leonard, Lloyd, Oppenheimer and Shin; and Assistant Professors Ashley, Atlas, Cowan, Dill, Djurdjevic, Ni, Ozpolat and Schniederjans.
The seven majors in the College of Business Administration allow students to develop competence in special fields of interest and prepare them to meet the changing complexities of life and leadership in the business community. Majors are offered in accounting, entrepreneurial management, finance, general business administration, global business management, marketing, and supply chain management.
Basic courses required of all undergraduates at the University introduce the student to the humanities, social sciences, physical and biological sciences, letters, foreign language, and the arts. The business curriculum develops the student’s professional capabilities through a broad group of business courses with specialization in one area of study. Business programs provide a strong foundation in accounting, finance, marketing, organization and management theory, supply chain management, and statistics. The college emphasizes behavioral studies and computer technology to meet the needs of the business community and society as a whole. Emphasis is placed on the total business environment, as a part of the national and world economic structure. Theory, analysis, and decision-making are stressed in all areas of learning.
The College of Business Administration is a professional school with courses in lower and upper divisions. The lower-division courses constitute those taught in the freshman and sophomore years; the upper-division courses constitute those taught in the junior and senior years. Courses taken by transfer students at the lower-division level may be applied to satisfying upper-division requirements only after successful completion of a validating examination. All 500- and 600-level courses in the college are open to matriculated graduate students only.
A student enrolled in this college must complete the curriculum in one of the majors and must obtain an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 and a 2.00 or better average for all required courses in the major. Students wishing permission to substitute required courses or waive other requirements may petition the college’s Scholastic Standing Committee. Petition forms are available in the Office of the Dean.
The undergraduate program offered by the College of Business Administration, was the first accredited business school in Rhode Island and has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International (AACSB) since 1969. The Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting have been continuously accredited since 1972.
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