There are leaders — and then there are leaders who graduated from PC. The difference is clear: Our students don’t just learn key management skills. They learn how to integrate these skills with the critical thinking and diverse perspectives they encounter in the College’s distinctive core curriculum. Our students have great leadership potential because they develop self-awareness, understanding of others, the ability to learn from experience, and a bias for action. Our faculty includes experts in social enterprise and values-based leadership. And our graduates are sought-after for their ability to positively impact today’s rapidly changing business world.
Bachelor of Science
The management curriculum develops management competence in liberal arts students to prepare them for local, national, and global leadership positions in 21st-century organizations. Management competence means having the critical knowledge and skills necessary to lead modern organizations in changing times. Students who major in management develop competencies in five areas:
- Management knowledge
- Oral and written communication
- Information technology
- Qualitative and quantitative reasoning
The management knowledge base is solidified through the management curriculum. The management skills base is developed by using a variety of creative instructional methods in the classroom and by working with for profit and not-for-profit organizations and alumni in experimental learning situations. Both are integral to the development of management competencies.
The management curriculum is closely aligned with the liberal arts objectives of Providence College. Business leaders are increasingly looking for college graduates not only with a background in core management courses but also with a background in the liberal arts. These courses allow our students to fit into a business environment that is more global and diverse than ever before. Leading and motivating people, solving business problems, and working within an environment of innovation and change are challenges for which our management majors are preparing.
The Department of Management offers core management courses to help management majors build a variety of skills they will need to meet these challenges. The management curriculum also provides the flexibility of electives, which allow students to specialize in an area of interest.
The Department of Management offers its majors a number of valuable options both inside and outside of the classroom. These options allow management majors to do the following:
- Participate in a management internship in a specific field of interest. Such an internship may be incorporated into a practicum in which student interns share their experience with each other as well as meet with business professionals from various companies.
- Complement an interest in international business with foreign language study and a semester or year abroad.
- Examine current management issues such as globalization and workplace diversity.
- Design and complete an independent study project in the senior year.
- Benefit personally from the department’s active relationship with the College’s career placement center, via the business communications course on the process of job interviewing and career exploration.
- Be part of a growing valuable alumni network as well as connect with upper-class management majors as a complement to the department’s advising process.
- Become a member or a leader in the Department of Management’s Future Friar Executives Club.