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Business Administration (MBA 4+1)


As a recognized regional leader in business education, Roger Williams University is pleased to offer a 4+1 M.B.A. for students with undergraduate degrees in business and related disciplines as well as those with business minors. Drawing from the depth of the academic and professional experience of the GSB faculty, the 36-credit M.B.A. program provides a strong foundation across core business disciplines with practical applications through required internship and international experiences. The program is designed to enable students to become strategic and critical thinkers, problem solvers and leaders. 

The Master of Business Administration program is offered to students with undergraduate degrees or minors in business or related disciplines. Upon acceptance to the program, RWU undergraduates with a major or minor in the Gabelli School of Business are eligible to take the first MBA course during the senior year and receive both undergraduate and graduate credit for the course. Non-RWU students begin their studies in the fall semester along with the August Roger's Review Workshop.  

Key Features

  • Complete your M.B.A. in just one year on a full-time basis
  • Accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a designation achieved by less than five percent of business schools worldwide.
  • Gain valuable experience in a required internship.
  • Courses designed to prepare students for an increasingly competitive business environment.
  • Learn about other cultures and global business practice through a required international experience.
  • Study at our state-of-the-art Metro Campus in the heart of business in Providence, RI.


Spring Semester (Senior Year for RWU undergraduates): 3 Credits

Ethical Leadership of Organizations
(Offered at the Bristol Campus)

Summer Term (Starting course for all non-RWU students)

Roger’s Review workshop – 3-4 days in August

Fall Semester (Graduate): 12-15 Credits

Financial and Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
Decision Analysis (3 credits)
Managerial Economics (3 credits)
Decisions in Marketing Management (3 credits)
Ethical Leadership of Organizations (3 credits - if necessary)

Spring Semester (Graduate): 15 Credits

Corporate Finance (3 credits)
Global Business (3 credits)
Strategic Management (3 credits)
Electives (6 credits)

Summer Semester (Graduate): 6 Credits

Internship (3 credits)*
International Experience (3 credits)*

*May be completed in alternative semesters, i.e. summer between senior year and MBA year; in January of MBA year; or summer after completion of MBA coursework.