Life at PC

mba-lifeThe PC MBA Program offers professional and social events to help MBA students connect and network with classmates, faculty, alumni, and corporate partners outside of the traditional classroom. In addition, MBA students can capitalize on all of the PC Friar sports, and both Providence and Boston nightlife and activities. PC is a vibrant campus located less than 10 minutes from downtown Providence and about an hour south of Boston. PC is also a three-hour train ride from New York City.

MBA Association (MBAA)

Student organization involvement helps MBA students connect their academic life with their personal life. Providing opportunities to network with students, faculty, recruiters, and business leaders; while providing students with an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills.

The MBAA is a business networking student organization aimed at bringing graduate students together outside the classroom in an effort to strengthen relationships with peers, professionals, and School of Business faculty and administrators. The MBAA works to organize professional and social events to promote MBA students’ career prospects while also providing students a voice within the MBA Program.

The MBAA hosted nearly a dozen events last year, most notably, MBA Welcome Back Meet & Greet, Sports Management Workshop & Alumni Hockey Game, Alumni & Student Wine Tasting, and MBA Night out at Whiskey Republic.

Orientation & Advising

The PC MBA Program will email acceptance packets to students. These packets will include information on courses required for MBA degree completion.

Once accepted students send back their acceptance packets, including the signed letter of intent, academic analysis, and $210 enrollment fee, they are on their way to becoming MBA students. This process takes approximately two weeks.

Students can expect a letter from PC that will include campus login information (e.g. username and passwords for registration and more). Please ensure your address is updated with the MBA Office.

All MBA students are required to attend both academic advising and new student orientation sessions. These sessions provide students with opportunities to engage with faculty, staff, and classmates in the MBA program. The session highlights:

  • Academic Advising & Registration
  • Campus Resources & Information
  • Team-building Activities and Etiquette Dinner
  • Faculty & Staff Introductions
  • Career & Branding Workshop

Orientation details are provided when students are accepted into the MBA Program.

Campus Life

PC MBA students enjoy attending classes on a vibrant, mostly green, campus. MBA students are able to use many of the resources on campus, and become engaged in Friar activities.

Some PC MBA students commute to campus from surrounding regions, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. However, many students live in the Providence area. PC maintains an off-campus listing of available housing. Please refer to the Off-Campus Living page.

City Life

Providence College is less than ten minutes from downtown Providence. The city of Providence is a historic, college-friendly city that serves as capital of the state of Rhode Island. Established in 1636 as one of America’s first cities, Providence today is a popular destination of travelers for its historic College Hill, fun events such as WaterFire, and Rhode Island’s famous shoreline. Providence is also the home to many companies: G-Tech, Hasbro, CVS, and many more.

Providence is an affordable city situated about an hour south of Boston, and three hours north of Manhattan. PC students enjoy traveling to these cities and find many additional job opportunities as a result of living in the Northeast.

For more information regarding living in Providence and Boston, please check out these websites: