The Providence College School of Business is on the rise, with visionary leadership, robust student interest indicated by applications and enrollment, an influx of dynamic new faculty members, and great anticipation for a new facility, which is now within sight. And we’re not the only ones who have noticed.
AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, affirmed the PCSB’s rising level of distinction and quality when it awarded accreditation in 2012. Only 30 percent of U.S. business schools, and 5 percent worldwide, achieve this prestigious designation. It places the PC undergraduate and graduate programs among the best, and helps position students and graduates for even greater success in the future.
A$5 million gift from prominent alumnus Arthur F. Ryan and his wife, Patricia, will support a state-of-the-art home for the PCSB. With their gift, Dore Hall, a former residence hall, will be renovated as the center of a new structure to be named the Arthur and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies. After a groundbreaking in October 2015, the building is on track to open for classes in spring 2017. Many current and future students will have the opportunity to learn and grow in a facility where every square foot is designed intentionally to foster engaged, values-based learning that will lead students to a lifetime of success in business and in life.
Bloomberg Businessweek Rankings
PCSB shot up 14 spots to No. 61 on Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2016 list of the top undergraduate business programs. PCSB had the sharpest rise of any school on the ranking this year, thanks to an improved employer survey score, according to the magazine.
PCSB Fast Facts
Undergraduate Student Employment
- 97% of graduates were either employed or in graduate school (or both) within 6 months of graduating [88% employed, 21% attending graduate school]
- 89% had participated in at least one internship as an undergraduate
- 50% increase in total business majors from 2010
- 29% increase in MBA students from 2010
- 55,000+ PC Alumni worldwide love to network with students and recent graduates
- 68 PCSB faculty members
- 41 tenured or tenure track faculty
- Almost 25% of faculty hired new in the last 4 years
A Strategic Priority
Much of PCSB’s success can be attributed to the College’s 2011 Strategic Plan, which positions the School to be a national and international model for practice-based curriculum that builds on the College’s expertise in the liberal arts and virtue ethics.