College of Business

Ballentine Hall, 7 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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The URI College of Business, the first accredited business school in Rhode Island, is recognized for its leadership in business education, research, and outreach. Located on the URI Quad in Ballentine Hall, the College of Business is the only institution in Rhode Island with accredited programs at the undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD levels, and undergraduate and Master’s accounting programs with a separate accreditation. 

Business Degrees 

TMD Degrees

By the Numbers

B.S. in Bus. Adm. Grads
26% enter graduate school
24% accept job offers prior to graduation
80% employed six months after graduation
Student Internships
88% complete an internship
45% complete two or more internships
22% secure a job through an internship experience
Academic Clubs
14 academic clubs provide our students with a range of networking and professional growth opportunities.
Study Abroad
More than 60 countries host our Study Abroad Program.
Career Placement 
Post-Graduation Career Survey (2017)


The College of Business has been accredited since 1972 by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition, the Accounting Program has been separately accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels since 1994. AACSB accreditation is highly sought after by universities due to its high level of academic merit and accreditation has been achieved by fewer than 15% of the institutions teaching management education.

College Strategic Vision

The vision of the College of Business is to be recognized as one of the leading business programs in New England that is highly responsive to the needs of the Rhode Island and regional business community. We will pursue excellence by offering multi-disciplinary business programs that align with the financial, health, environmental, science, and technological sectors of the economy.

College Mission

Our responsibility is to provide strong academic programs that instill excellence. We aim to (1) promote critical and independent thinking, (2) encourage and provide opportunities for students to develop an understanding of business from a global perspective, (3) cultivate a sense of community through student-teacher collaborations, student affinity groups and alumni programs (4) develop students whose performance and commitment mark them as leaders contributing to the business community and society and (5) foster personal responsibility. The College of Business must serve as a center for business scholarship, creative research and outreach activities to the citizens and institutions of the State of Rhode Island as well as the regional, national and international communities. The three tenets of the College of Business are: Excellence, Collaboration and Leadership.

  • Excellence
    The College of Business’s emphasis on excellence is accomplished by its commitment to student-centered learning and research.
  • Collaboration
    Collaborative projects inside and outside the classroom, in research and internship opportunities prepare the College of Business students for a world that values team work and high performance.
  • Leadership
    Our commitment to developing strong leadership is delivered by learning opportunities that emphasize ethical and sustainable management of change in a global world.


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