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Alema Karim
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International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

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W​elcome to the School of Business at Rhode Island College.  The College is located in historic Providence, a scenic city rich in cultural and recreational amenities, located on Narragansett Bay with easy access to beaches and the metropolitan areas of Boston and New York. The 180-acre suburban campus and state-of-the-art high-tech business school affords students superb educational opportunities.   Currently over 1,300 students major in our undergraduate business programs. ​ See this page for a complete listing of majors. Our graduate programs may be viewed at this page.

Business programs are grounded in a liberal arts education, and students build the knowledge and skills associated with their major upon a broad business core foundation. The programs are practical in nature and emphasize the application of theory. The understanding and use of technology is integrated throughout the curriculum, with special attention given to the development of communication and team skills as well as the cultivation of ethical and global perspectives.  The highly skilled and credentialed faculty is devoted to innovative, interactive, contemporary teaching where student learning comes first.  Classes are small, capping at 30 and averaging about 20 students; no classes are taught by teaching assistants. Each student has a faculty advisor, and no student is just a number. 

The School of Business has a well-established internship program and has placed interns in over 50 leading companies ranging from Fidelity Investments to the New England Patriots.  Student organizations also provide valuable experience along with the chance to have fun and develop strong friendships.  For example, the student chapter of the American Marketing Association annually participates and competes at the national meeting, usually held in New Orleans.  Because of our strong academic programs and practical emphasis, graduates are highly competitive in the marketplace and in graduate schools.

We invite you to explore the School’s web site and to contact us personally using the links in the menu bar or by calling or visiting us in Alger Hall.  We hope you will consider joining us so that we may help you to attain your goals, and thank you for your interest in the School of Business​ at Rhode Island College. 

Mission Statement

The School of Business delivers programs that impart knowledge, develop skills, and facilitate lifelong learning, professional development, and community engagement.

We are committed to

  • Experiential, applied, and active learning
  • Individual student success, development, and achievement
  • Holistic, outcomes-based education
  • Continuous improvement in curricula and innovative pedagogies
  • Integrity and leading by principled example in everything we do
  • Exploration of and appreciation for diverse ideas and individual differences

(revised May 2, 2017)

Page last updated: August 13, 2020