Business and Innovation at Providence College
Why the Business and Innovation Minor at Providence College?
The Business and Innovation minor at Providence College combines the best of a liberal arts education with contemporary courses in business. The minor gives non-business majors a fundamental toolkit of valuable business skills, including entrepreneurship and innovation. Interdisciplinary in nature, the Business and Innovation minor offers foundational courses in accountancy, computer science, and art.
Students then choose their own paths from four tracks that are led by accomplished faculty from disciplines that include biology, chemistry, economics, global studies, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. The minor includes four tracks that are intended to engage and challenge you: Organizations and Entrepreneurs, Global Engagement, Applied Science, and Design Thinking. More importantly, they’re intended for you to make connections between business and the liberal arts — an educational journey without limits.
- ELIGIBILITY: All students outside of the School of Business are eligible to enroll in the program.
- If you are interested in declaring a business and innovation minor, please fill out this major/minor declaration form and follow the instructions on the form. If you have declared a major, the form must be approved by your advisor and the department chair. If you have not yet declared a major, the form must be approved by Peter Palumbo, Director of Academic Advising: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a student athlete, the form must be approved by Kaitlyn O’Malley, Academic Coordinator for Student Athletes: email@example.com.
- The code for the Business and Innovation minor is “BUSI”. Indicate the minor on the form along with the chosen track (1, 2, 3 or 4). Obtain a signature from Professor Eric Sung, the Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org. Return the form, along with all of the necessary approvals, to email@example.com.
- Students may declare the Business and Innovation minor during the freshman or sophomore year. Students declaring in the fall must do so by October 1. Students declaring in the spring must do so by March 1. Students must declare the Business and Innovation minor no later than the spring of their sophomore year. Acceptance of students who do not meet this deadline is not guaranteed. Students who wish to declare the minor later in their academic program are expected to complete a four-year course plan to be reviewed and approved by the track sponsor. The Program Director conducts a final review prior to permitting the student to declare the minor.