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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Business

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Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.1821
URL: www.providence.edu/business
E-Mail: kfollett@providence.edu
Location: Koffler Hall 214        

Sylvia Maxfield, Ph.D., Dean


The Providence College School of Business (PCSB) includes undergraduate programs in accountancy, finance, management, and marketing, and the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Program.  Completion of the curriculum leads to a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree for undergraduate students and the M.B.A. degree for graduate students.  Minors are offered in accountancy and finance.  A certificate program with a concentration in business is offered for non-business majors.

Mission and Vision

The PCSB’s mission includes five components –

Overarching Mission: To provide a values-based business education, integrated with the liberal arts and grounded in the Catholic and Dominican tradition.

Teaching, Learning, Curriculum Mission: To deliver learning-centered programs, taught by committed teacher-scholars, that prepare graduates to: 

  • Think critically and make business decisions that appreciate the need to balance the often conflicting demands of the marketplace, the global environment, and society;
  • Communicate effectively, using technology when appropriate;
  • Demonstrate ongoing development of and strengthened skills in interpersonal relationships and teamwork; and
  • Understand the importance of behaving ethically in their professional lives.

Cultural Mission: To support and nurture an organizational culture and structures that promote innovation, collaboration among key stakeholders both internal and external to the School, accountability, and continual improvement.

Scholarship Mission: To cultivate an environment that supports excellence in scholarship, actively encouraging scholarship that vitalizes teaching and learning.

Undergraduate Student Mission: To enroll undergraduate students with the intellectual promise, character and vitality of spirit to contribute to, and benefit from, the Catholic and Dominican mission of a liberal arts education at Providence College, including students from a broad range of socioeconomic, cultural and geographic backgrounds who have successfully completed a rigorous program of studies in high school and who balance their academic success with contributions through leadership, special talents, and a commitment to service. 

According to the PCSB Vision Statement, “The Business School builds on Providence College’s liberal arts and values-based core to develop well-rounded graduates who have consistently confronted real-world/real-time organizational challenges and who, through a cohesive and integrated curriculum, develop the resiliency and ability to learn and transform themselves, their organizations, and their communities over time…The PCSB offers students an array of real-world connected learning experiences, providing distinctive opportunities for Providence College faculty and students to engage in stimulating partnerships with each other and with local and regional businesses and alumni, grounded in cutting-edge theory and business practices.”

Courses Included in the School of Business Core Curriculum

All business undergraduate majors share a common set of core courses. This allows students more flexibility to switch between business majors during their first two years and ensures that business graduates have a broad understanding of all major business disciplines.

Business Core  

* Two one-credit self-paced courses covering the Microsoft Office Suite 
**MTH 217- Introduction to Statistics or higher-level MTH Statistics is required for Finance Majors
***Courses may fulfill College Core Curriculum requirements.

Honor Society

American Marketing Association Honor Society
Tau Pi Phi


Accounting Association
American Marketing Association
Entrepreneurial Community        
Future Friar Executives
Investment Club

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