Location: Koffler Hall 215
Ann Galligan Kelley, C.P.A., M.B.A., C.A.G.S., Director
NOTE: Students are not eligible for this program until they are second-semester freshmen. Students should enroll as early in their academic careers as possible. Seniors are not eligible to enroll.
There are alternate routes for students to follow in developing careers in business. The traditional business major is a route that many students follow. However, there are other students who are interested in careers in business but do not wish to major in business. Providence College offers a Business Studies Program to satisfy the needs of such students. The program consists of a series of seven business and business-related courses that students can take to supplement a non-business major to provide a foundation for future careers in business. Students who successfully complete the requirements of the program are awarded a certificate in business studies.
Students can combine the Business Studies Program with any non-business major offered by the College. At graduation, the students who pursue the program will receive a degree in their major area along with the certificate in business studies.
The main advantage of the Business Studies Program is that it gives students the opportunity to elect a non-business major and yet still concentrate in business. It is essentially a generalized business minor. There is no official major that relates directly to the program. It is not necessary for a student to select a specific business specialty such as accountancy, finance, marketing, or management. The Business Studies Program crosses all of the business and business-related majors. An internship is not required but is strongly encouraged.