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What sets the Providence College School of Business apart? Our program is values-driven, uniquely integrated with the liberal arts and grounded in the Catholic and Dominican traditions. For students, that means you’ll not only learn subject matter, but you’ll develop different ways of thinking and discover new questions and ideas. For employers, that means PC graduates are ideally suited to today’s rapidly changing business environment. To learn more about the benefits of hiring PC alumni, visit Career Education Center.


Our graduates are CEOs, CFOs, accountants, social entrepreneurs. They hold high-powered positions in the private sector, nonprofit organizations, and government. They make headlines. They make a difference. And yes, they make great salaries. But they also realize that there’s more to success than a title and a paycheck. Much more. At PC, you’ll learn how to do well — and to do good.


Image Success preparing graduates for national case competitions, the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, and jobs with the “Big 4” accounting firms, as well as many regional and local firms, brings national recognition to the Accountancy program, which is a rigorous major that prepares students for a demanding profession. Read more...


Image Yes, PC classes cover the traditional areas of finance — corporate financial management, investment analysis, and financial institutions and markets. But the program — built on a firm liberal arts foundation and reinforced by a values-based philosophy — is anything but traditional. Read more...


Image 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. Read more...


Image Marketing is an art and a science, and students in PC’s Department of Marketing are empowered to excel in both. Of course, they learn theoretical concepts and acquire the tools and analytical skills they need to succeed. But they also learn to think critically about the impact of marketing on global society. Read more...


Image Providence College’s MBA program stands out for two reasons: great value and great values. Here, MBA students can immerse themselves in a program that provides small class sizes and extensive experiential learning opportunities, while emphasizing an ethics-driven philosophy. Read more...

Dean Maxfield on Ted Nesi's "Executive Suite" on WPRI

Interview with Dean Maxfield on RINPR's "The Bottom Line"


Message from the Dean

Sylvia-Maxfield1.jpgWelcome to the Providence College School of Business (PCSB). I am pleased you are considering our School. Whether you are already familiar with our programs and location, or exploring for the first time, I encourage you to be thoughtful about your educational path. Education represents an important investment of time and financial resources. If I can help in any way, please let me know!

By unifying an experiential, 21st century business education with the liberal arts, the PCSB graduates students with a firm grounding in traditional business disciplines and the ability to harness self-reflection, integrative thinking, and ethics in the service of business and society.

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, PCSB provides a values-based education—grounded in the Catholic and Dominican tradition—that is also focused on real-world experience. Led by teacher-scholars who foster innovative practices in business education, the school emphasizes small class sizes and engaged learning,

PCSB enrolls students with intellectual promise and high character from a range of socioeconomic, cultural, and geographic backgrounds who balance their academic success with contributions through leadership and service. Supported by a vibrant and dedicated alumni community, our graduates approach the job market and their career development as well-rounded, ethical professionals whose knowledge, experience, and self-awareness set them apart from their peers.

All my best,
Sylvia Maxfield
Dean, School of Business



Providence College School of Business
Koffler Hall
Phone: (401) 865-2332
Fax: (401) 865-2978

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