ABOUT THE COLLEGE
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.
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Master of Science in Accounting
- Master of Science in Finance
- Master of Science in Labor Relations and Human Resources
- Master of Business Administration
- Ph.D. in Business Administration
- Bachelor of Science (Textile Marketing; Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design)
- Master of Science (Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design)
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
88% complete an internship
45% complete two or more internships
22% secure a job through an internship experience
14 academic clubs provide our students with a range of networking and professional growth opportunities.
More than 60 countries host our Study Abroad Program.
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.
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.
The College of Business’s emphasis on excellence is accomplished by its commitment to student-centered learning and research.
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.
Our commitment to developing strong leadership is delivered by learning opportunities that emphasize ethical and sustainable management of change in a global world.