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2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Studies Program

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Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2661
Fax: 401.865.2978
Location: Harkins Hall, Room 213

The Faculty

Assistant Professor

Joseph A. Gemma, M.B.A., Interim Director

The Business Studies Certificate will be phased out starting with the Class of 2020 and replaced by the Business and Innovation  minor. The BI minor is only available to students in the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies. Business School majors are NOT eligible for the minor.

Students not already formally enrolled in BSP from classes of 2019 and 2020 must be granted an exception by the Program Director. Please begin by submitting the exceptions form  to the Interim Director.

The Requirements

Human Relations Elective

An introduction to the study of human relations that prevail in the business world. Elements such as group and organizational process, motivation, leadership, social control, and conflict will be studied.

Requirement fulfilled by one of the following:


Students are not eligible for this program until they are second semester Freshmen. (Students should enroll as early in their academic careers as possible. This will enable students to receive advising and also will assist in scheduling the appropriate number of courses so sections will be available.)  Seniors are also not eligible.

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