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Evening Program

Program Description

The University of Rhode Island's Providence Evening MBA Program prepares you for careers as effective leaders and managers. The program is designed to emphasize conceptual, analytical, technical, and interpersonal skills. Material for this non-thesis program is presented through lectures, discussions, case studies, and both individual and group projects. The MBA program does not require previous instruction in business administration.

The program consists of 15 courses - each 3 credits for a total of 45 credits. Depending upon your undergraduate coursework, date taken and grade received, you may waive courses for a minimum of 36 credits.

Elective Areas of Study

  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • General concentration

You may also take your electives outside the College of Business Administration and count them towards your MBA program. For instance, you may take electives from other URI graduate programs including communications, engineering, human development and family services, labor relations, etc.

Time and Location

The Providence Evening MBA Program at URI is structured to meet your needs by scheduling classes one night per week, Monday through Thursday evenings (times of 6:00 - 8:45 p.m., 6:30 - 9:15p.m., or 7:00 -9:45 p.m.) at URI's Feinstein Providence Campus at the Shepard Building located on 80 Washington Street in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Free parking is available at the Convention Center Parking Garage. Evening courses are periodically available in Kingston as well. Some intensive weekend electives, Saturday and distance learning courses are also available. Classes are offered in the Fall (Sept-Dec) and Spring (Jan-May) semesters. We also offer two Summer sessions (May-June and June-July) in which classes meet twice a week for five weeks from 6:00-9:45pm.

Non-Matriculating Option (starting before you apply)

If you have not yet applied to the program, but wish to begin studies right away, you may take up to 12 credits before becoming a matriculated student. The courses are limited to the 500-level courses: MBA 500, MBA 502 and ECN 590. In special cases, MBA 503, MBA 505 and MBA 530 are opened up to those who will waive out of these 500-level courses. To register, you must complete a Non-Degree Student Application Form and submit it to Enrollment Services. Then you are eligible to register online once you are entered into the system. Students register through the E-Campus system online. Taking these courses does not guarantee acceptance into the MBA program. Call the Graduate Programs office at (401) 874-4241 if you have any questions about registering for these classes.

Requirements Before you Begin

See Requirements Before You Begin for a detailed look.


The program is designed to meet the needs of incoming students with various academic and professional backgrounds. Some MBA courses may be waived for students with applicable coursework (two undergraduate courses that are less than five years old from an AACSB accredited college, and received a minimum of a B). The courses include ECN 590, MBA 500, and MBA 503. MBA 502 and MBA 505 may be waived if you were a management or marketing major respectively. There are also waiver exams for MBA 500, MBA 504 and MBA 505, if you do not meet the above requirements but feel you know the materials.

Admission Requirements

A complete overview of admission requirements is available in General Information.

Program Fees / Registration

Students registered for less than 9 credits per semester are charged the following Part-Time Fees in 2013/2014:

  • In-state residents (living in RI for one year) = $641/credit
  • Out-state residents = $1,311/credit
  • Providence Metro residents: $801/credit hour (to see if you qualify, visit Providence Metro Rate for Eligible MA Residents). Please note that Providence Metro status is only allowed for matriculated students taking courses at night in Providence only and does not include Kingston evening classes. Kingston classes will be charged out of state tuition charges. Non-matriculated students cannot qualify for regional rates.
  • Additional Fees: Vary per location - see Enrollment Services site for details.
  • Registration - to register for classes, login to e-Campus

Unemployment, Senior Citizen, Disabled Veteran and RI National Guard Tuition Waivers are available for eligible Rhode Island residents. See for details on eligibility or call 401-874-9500 for details.

All Veterans: RI Board of Governor's Announces In-state tuition program for Veterans. See for details.

Financial Aid

Financial Assistance is available to the MBA student through several sources:

  • Payment plans are available - visit for the descriptions of options.
  • Low interest, government guaranteed loans through the William D. Ford Direct Student Loan Program. Inquiries concerning the financial aid process should be addressed to:
    Student Financial Aid Office
    Green Hall
    Kingston, RI 02881
    +1 (401) 874-2314
  • For international students and US citizens who do not qualify for the William D. Ford loan, private loans are available through MBALOANS run by the Graduate Management Admission Council. Call them at 1-888-440-4622 and talk with a customer representative to initiate a loan application for either the Tuition Loan Program (TLP) or the Executive MBA Loan Program (EMBA).
  • There are also good resources to aid in your search for money.

    • Free Money for Graduate School by Laurie Blum.
    • Financing Graduate School : How to Get the Money You Need for Your Graduate School Education, by Patricia McWade.
    • Visit a financial aid website that lists other opportunities for international students as well -

  • There is more information available for graduation
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