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For Immediate Release:  April 7, 2014

Providence College School of Business is Biggest Riser on List of Nation’s Top Undergraduate Business Programs  

Providence, R.I. – Providence College School of Business (PCSB) ranked 75th among the nation's best undergraduate business programs in the annual Bloomberg Businessweek rankings, announced last week. PCSB was the biggest gainer among all schools, jumping 34 spots, due to an improved employer survey score.

“This ranking shows the momentum we have around employer engagement; a holistic view of the student experience; and innovation in collegiate business education,” said Dr. Sylvia Maxfield, dean of PCSB.  “It's a collective achievement thanks to the leadership of faculty, staff, students, alumni and to the College's investment in excellence,” she said.

This year, the 132 programs included on Bloomberg Businessweek’s list were evaluated by a methodology which used five components: student assessment, academic quality, employer opinion, median salary (for graduating class), and feeder school.

PCSB was No. 71 in academic quality rank, No. 88 in feeder schools, and No. 111 in student survey rank.

In July 2012, PCSB joined the elite rank of business schools in the nation with its accreditation by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.  PCSB offers undergraduate programs in Accountancy, Finance, Management, Marketing, and a graduate MBA program.

The curriculum, values-driven, is uniquely integrated with the liberal arts and grounded in the Catholic and Dominican traditions. 

Students not only learn subject matter, but develop different ways of thinking and discover new questions and ideas.  For Employers, that means PCSB graduates are ideally suited to today’s rapidly changing business environment.

Providence College is the only college or university in the United States administered by the Dominican Friars.  The Catholic, liberal arts college has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 3,900 students and offers degrees in 49 academic majors.  Since 1997, Providence College has consistently been ranked among the five regional universities in the north according to U.S. News’ America’s Best Colleges. 


Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs, Community and Government Relations
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