Overview

Applicants
106
Acceptance Rate
92%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.33
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
-

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
April 15

Regular Application Deadline
June 30

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No


Students Say

The College of Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island has been providing MBAs to in-state and national students since 1961. With its emphasis on innovation and small class sizes, including the "flexibility of the program and the availability of the required classes," the school offers students a satisfying, affordable option for career advancement.

Students may complete a part-time MBA at the Providence campus—designed for individuals who want to pursue a degree while maintaining their personal and professional commitments—or the "unusual" One-Year MBA Program in Strategic Innovation at the Providence campus as well. The One-Year MBA was recently redesigned to promote critical thinking, analytical skills, hands-on projects, and organization among students requiring them to gather and analyze data before making critical decisions; it has many fans among the students, who sing its praises. The program's administration also receives high marks. It is "absolutely top shelf, [is] always helpful, [and] always encouraging." When students have questions, the staff, "responds via email/phone within minutes."

"I have been pleasantly surprised with how well the professors are able to adapt the 'book knowledge' to the real world," says a student. URI has many part-time students, and "all of the faculty, staff, and students are very aware and understanding of the strains put on the work-school-life balance." Professors "try to accommodate the students' needs without taking away from their curriculum." To this point, "the classes to this point have not wasted anyone's valuable time and provide pertinent course work and projects." Most professors are "good, with interesting and applicable professional backgrounds."


Concentrations

Accounting
Human Resources
Finance
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Supply Chain Management

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview


Finding Jobs & Internships


Source Of Internship Acceptances
100%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

22%
Other
11%
Marketing
11%
Operations/Logistics
11%
Consulting
11%
General Management
11%
Finance/Accounting
6%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

78%
Northeast
11%
International
11%
Mid-Atlantic

Students Say

Most here choose to go the part-time evening route, and so are not looking for any sort of help in the placement department. Though recruitment is not a huge concern here, some wish that URI would make efforts to "grow stronger partnerships with local companies in an effort to allow students a true-to-life work environment for projects and course work." Administration and faculty are very helpful "in assisting students in positioning the right pats to succeed in the MBA program and future careers." The timescale of the One-Year MBA, in particular, is "really convenient for students who are eager to get back in the workforce and do not wish to spend more than a year returning to or continuing school."

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 22% $96,000 $95,000 $70,000 $118,000
Consulting 11% $86,000 $86,000 $72,000 $100,000
Finance / Accounting 11% $59,500 $59,500 $47,000 $72,000
Marketing / Sales 11% $109,000 $109,000 $78,000 $140,000
Operations / Logistics 11% $77,000 $77,000 $54,000 $100,000
General Management 11% $70,000 $70,000 $60,000 $80,000
Strategic Planning 11% $715,000 $715,000 $50,000 $93,000
Human Resources 6% $45,000 $45,000 $45,000 $45,000
Non-Profit 6% $0 $0 $0 $0

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 33% $89,500 $89,500 $54,000 $140,000
Government 17% $60,000 $75,000 $47,000 $118,000
Consulting 11% $86,000 $86,000 $72,000 $100,000
Non-profit 11% $0 $0 $0 $0
Other 11% $41,800 $41,800 $36,600 $45,000
Consumer Products 6% $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000
Financial Services 6% $72,000 $72,000 $72,000 $72,000
Technology 6% $78,000 $78,000 $78,000 $78,000

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$0

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$18,453
Tuition (Out-State)
$36,434
Fees (In-State)
$1,700
Fees (Out-State)
$1,700

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$655
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,345
Fees (In-State)
$56
Fees (Out-State)
$56

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$4,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
237
Part Time
92%

In State
55.0%
Out of State
45.0%

Demographics

10.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
30.00%
International

45% female
55% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students here are "bright, motivated individuals with a common goal towards career advancement." Most are just at the school to advance their careers, and appreciate the commonality of that goal. "I am a part-time student. I work full-time during the day and attend class at night. I am surrounded by individuals in the same situation," says one. There are plenty of "different ethnic backgrounds," and students are "very engaging in class, focused, cooperative, and willing to collaborate with others." Many who go here are from the sciences or engineering [fields], as the school offers a joint MBA/Master 's of Oceanography program.

Aside from the program redesign, the school also features updated facilities and tech- nology, including wireless classrooms, a trading room, and a computer lab. Though the Providence campus is located centrally downtown, the Kingston campus has "no real town and therefore no public transportation" and luckily, the "commute to school is easy." Almost all the MBA students live off campus and rely on their vehicles to get to and from campus. However, the area is "beautiful," and "great for people who like outdoors activities (hiking, biking, running, surfing, sailing, etc.)."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Lisa Lancellotta
Coordinator, MBA Programs

Address
7 Lippitt Rd.
Ballentine Hall
Kingston, RI 02881
United States

Phone
401-874-4241

Fax
401-874-4312

Email
02881


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