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.
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. You may also choose to participate in an international opportunity during the summer, unique to the URI program, called the Global MBA Program. This allows you to obtain the needed six credits while spending two weeks each in France, China and Korea learning about global supply chain management.
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.
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) 874-5000 if you have any questions about registering for these classes.
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.
A complete overview of admission requirements is available in General Information.
Students registered for less than 9 credits per semester are charged the following Part-Time Fees in 2012/2013:
Unemployment, Senior Citizen, Disabled Veteran and RI National Guard Tuition Waivers are available for eligible Rhode Island residents. See http://www.uri.edu/es/students/bill/waivers.html 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 http://www.uri.edu/gsadmis/RIresidency.html for details.
Financial Assistance is available to the MBA student through several sources: