Management at Providence College

Why Study Management at Providence College?
There are leaders — and then there are leaders who graduated from PC. The difference is clear: our students don’t just learn key management skills. They learn how to integrate these skills with the critical-thinking and diverse perspectives they encounter in the College’s distinctive core curriculum. Our students have great leadership potential because they develop self-awareness, understanding of others, the ability to learn from experience, and a bias for action. That’s why our graduates are sought after for their ability to positively impact today’s rapidly changing business world.

A Nationally Ranked, Accredited School of Business
The Providence College School of Business, home to the Department of Management, joined the ranks of just 30% of U.S. business schools when it earned accreditation from AACSB International in 2012. It’s also listed by Poets and Quants as being among the top undergraduate business schools in the nation. Courses are taught in the state-of-the-art, award-winning Arthur F. and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies, which opened in spring 2017. The Ryan Center includes specialized business computer labs, as well as collaboration, conference, and breakout rooms, and an interview suite. This unique education and learning environment — based on the power of “we” rather than the power of “me” — makes our graduates indispensable to employers and personally fulfilled.

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What you'll study

Bachelor of Science in Management
Business leaders are increasingly looking for college graduates not only with a background in core management courses but also with a background in the liberal arts. These courses allow our students to fit into a business environment that is more global and diverse than ever before. Leading and motivating people, solving business problems, and working within an environment of innovation and change are challenges for which our management majors are preparing. With that in mind, the management curriculum develops competence in these five key areas:

  • Management knowledge
  • Oral and written communication
  • Information technology
  • Teamwork
  • Qualitative and quantitative reasoning

Selected Courses

  • Principles of Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Legal Environment for Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Theory
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Finance
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions
  • Operations Management

Faculty

Our faculty includes experts in social enterprise and values-based leadership, and some are national authorities on management-related issues. They have published books on selected topics in the field, and their work has appeared in such publications as the Journal of Management, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Business Ethics, Strategic Management Journal, Gender in Management, New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, Central Business Review, and Journal of Organizational Change Management.

They’ve also presented at esteemed conferences such as the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium, the Developing Leadership Capacity Conference, and the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism.

ENGAGED LEARNING

Beta Spring Sylvia Maxfield student engaged learning

The Department of Management offers a number of valuable experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom, including internships in specific fields of interest that may be incorporated into a practicum in which student interns share their experience with one another as well as meet with business professionals from various companies.

Students also may complement an interest in international business with foreign language study and a semester or year abroad; design and complete an independent study project in the senior year; and enjoy membership and leadership in the department’s Future Friar Executives Club.

95%

of 2017-2021 management graduates are employed and/or attending graduate school


  • 77% are employed only
  • 10% are attending school only
  • 8% are employed and attending school

Selected Places of Employment/Service

  • Aerotek
  • Amica Mutual Insurance
  • Aon
  • Bain Capital
  • Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Dell EMC
  • Eze Software Group
  • Fidelity Investments
  • FootBridge Consulting
  • HubSpot
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co
  • New York Jets
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Oracle
  • PwC
  • San Diego Gulls
  • United States Air Force

Selected Graduate Schools

  • Babson College
  • Fordham Gabelli School of Business
  • Northeastern University
  • Providence College
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Miami
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte