MBA Programs

mba-programsThe MBA Program at Providence College offers four programs of study: 4 + 1 MBA, Accounting Cohort, full-time, and part-time. Students in all three programs take the same courses. Because students are all taking the same courses, the program provides the option to slow down or accelerate time to degree completion. Students can move from part-time to full-time, or the other direction, easily – allowing for maximum flexibility in meeting individual needs.

4 + 1 MBA

The 4 + 1 MBA program is specifically designed for Providence College undergraduate business majors and business studies minors to obtain their MBA in one year after graduation. This innovative program enables PC students to be accepted while still pursuing their bachelor’s degree. The 4 + 1 program is designed for students to take three to four classes per academic term for one to one-and-a-half years full-time.

Admission is granted to those students who meet the established MBA graduate criteria. The MBA Program encourages PC undergraduates interested in the MBA to apply during junior year. Please follow the MBA admission deadlines posted here.

4 + 1 Junior Candidate

Junior MBA applicants should apply to the program by the posted admission deadlines. Junior applicants are encouraged to complete the MBA prerequisites during their junior year. If admitted into the Program, applicants will begin taking one to two MBA courses during senior year. Students will work with the MBA Program director, their faculty adviser, and the dean of Graduate Studies to determine the appropriate MBA courses to take during senior year. 4 + 1 juniors may complete the remaining MBA courses within one academic year after graduation. Please refer to the 4 + 1 Recommended Plan of Study document.

4 + 1 Junior MBA Program Schedule

Junior Year:

  • Application to MBA Program
  • Completion of MBA prerequisite courses

Senior Fall and Spring Semesters:

  • 1-2 MBA courses (with permission from PCSB)

Graduate Summer:

  • MBA Internship (MBA 699)
  • 1-2 MBA courses

Graduate Fall Semester:

  • 4 MBA courses

Winter Intersession:

  • 1 MBA course

Graduate Spring Semester:

  • 4 MBA courses
  • Complete MBA Degree

*Student must complete all prerequisite courses and 12 MBA courses.

4 + 1 Senior Candidate

4 + 1 senior MBA applicants should apply by the posted admission deadlines. The Program encourages 4 + 1 senior applicants to complete all MBA prerequisite courses during their senior year at PC. Admittance into the 4 + 1 program as a senior does not guarantee MBA completion of the program in one academic year. Please refer to the 4 + 1 Recommended Plan of Study document.

4+1 Senior MBA Schedule

Senior Year:

  • Application to MBA Program
  • Completion of MBA prerequisite courses

Graduate Summer:

  • MBA Internship (MBA 699)

Graduate Fall Semester:

  • 4 MBA courses

Winter Intersession:

  • 1 MBA course

Graduate Spring Semester:

  • 4 MBA courses

Graduate Summer:

  • 2 MBA courses
  • Complete MBA degree

Accounting Cohort MBA

The one-year MBA Accounting Cohort Program is designed for students with a background in accounting to complete an MBA degree in 13-14 months full-time; summer to summer. The program is designed to prepare students for the CPA and is focused on providing skills for accounting majors to be successful in future positions in management. Students in this program will take courses, together, in a cohort model.

MBA courses will be designed to address the specific skills needed for accountants to be successful in the business community.
Students in this program will complete 12 graduate business courses; 8 core courses and 4 elective courses in 13-14 months as part of a cohorted group of students. The curriculum is designed to be taken as a group, where core classes are designed to encourage team-based learning. Students in this program take all of their core courses, and most of their electives together. The program begins with a summer internship, designed to help students use their work experience for class discussion with an internship experience, and then interweaves both core business courses and accounting electives throughout the program. Students will also engage in an interactive business project or case competition as part of the program. Please refer to the Accounting Cohort Recommended Plan of Study.

Accounting Cohort MBA Schedule

Summer II term:
•MBA Internship (MBA 699)

Fall Semester:
•MBA 651
MBA 626
MBA 676
Elective I: Accounting

Winter Intersession:
•Elective II: Accounting

Spring Semester:
•MBA 611
MBA 690
MBA 689
Elective III: Accounting

Summer I term:
•MBA 700
Elective IV: free elective

•Complete MBA degree

Full-Time MBA

The full-time MBA program can be completed in as little as one year. Full-time MBA students typically enroll in three to four courses per term. Students who have completed the nine prerequisite courses can complete the program in one calendar year. Students who still have prerequisites to fulfill can start the program before completing the MBA prerequisites. Depending on how many prerequisite courses the student needs to fulfill, the program can take up to two years full-time to complete.

Please read the Full-Time Sample Program of Study for more details.

 

Part-Time MBA

The part-time MBA program is designed for working professionals who need flexibility to continue their education. Typically, a part-time student takes one to two courses per semester. Students who have completed the MBA prerequisites can complete the MBA program in approximately two years.

Please read the Part-Time Sample Program of Study for more details.