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Providence College MBA Program
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The Providence College MBA Program offers a variety of concentrations and a flexible course load to accommodate our students’ varied needs and schedules.  Those interested in an accelerated program should explore our one-year 4+1 MBA.

Graduates of the Providence College MBA program will:

  • Bridge their current business experience with high-level skills, current business theories and best practices.
  • Recognize and analyze critical situations and develop defendable, socially responsible decisions.
  • Be able to apply and integrate business disciplines in making decisions in new, complex and dynamic situations and environments.
  • Have interpersonal skills that enable effective teamwork and leadership within and beyond the organization.


5D_IMG_0002-(1).jpgThe MBA Program requires the completion of at least 12 courses (36 credits). All students must satisfy the six pre-requisite courses to the MBA program either by having taken them as an undergraduate or by completing them prior to starting the MBA core courses. 

Those students who have completed the six pre-requisite courses, are required to take 9 core courses and at least three elective courses depending on prior full-time work experience and undergraduate concentration. There is no language requirement for the MBA degree.


Concentrations require the completion of three elective courses in a designated area. The concentration options include:

  • Accounting
  • Management (Social Entrepreneurship/Leadership)
  • Marketing
  • Finance

Course Load

Full-time graduate students normally enroll in three courses in the Fall and Spring semesters, although it is possible to take as many as four courses if the student is in good academic standing.

Part-time students typically take two courses per semester, although one is permissible.

Students may also take courses during intercession in January or during Summer Session I and II.  Students normally take only one course per Summer session. Please note that although the summer sessions are condensed into fewer weeks, they require the same level of work inside and outside the classroom as typical semester-long courses. For that reason, students are cautioned not to take two courses in a single summer session.

For More Information

For a summary document listing prerequisite, core, and elective MBA courses, see MBA Curriculum Summary.

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