Program Overview

Salve Regina University currently offers a Business Administration Bachelor of Science, which is designed to help students learn about the various aspects of the free enterprise system and pursue careers in managing business.  Students will gain a basic knowledge of business processes, functions, and understanding of business organizations in the current global economy.  Classes include various business concepts such as economics, management, accounting, business law, and marketing.   Also, if students wish to further their education, Salve Regina has a joint Bachelor’s/Master’s program which can lead to a Master’s degree in Business Administration or Management.

Students will build skills in the areas by studying computer applications, communication, team building, and decision making.  These skills will prepare any student for a lifetime of sound business development and education.  Upon graduation, students can gain employment opportunities in any number of sectors, including government agencies, financial institutions, and large-to-small business or industry.  This degree is ideal for someone who is exploring starting up their own company or overall managing another business in that it covers all the basic aspects that are important in running a business.

Students must take a set of business core requirements to complete this degree.  These include classes in financial and managerial accounting, macroeconomics, business communication, marketing, business ethics, business law, and statistical methods.  Advanced classes in business administration include subjects such as project management, human resources, investment planning, and business research.  Students must also take classes in SRU’s core curriculum in order to get a rounded and thorough education.  These include classes in the humanities, the arts, math, and natural sciences.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    School Overview

    Salve Regina University was founded in 1934 and continues today as a private, Catholic institution of higher learning located in the city of Newport, Rhode Island. This co-educational, non-profit school that was chartered by the State of Rhode Island in 1934. The name Salve Regina means “Hail Holy Queen” in Latin. The school officially opened its doors in 1947 after the Sisters of Mercy acquired the land and the original building, Ochre Court. In the 1970s, the college became co-educational and added graduate programs. In 1991, the school was granted university status and finally added the doctoral programs in 1995.

    Salve Regina University awards associate’s, bachelor's, and master's degrees, as well as graduate certificates and doctoral degrees. In addition to the traditional on-campus courses, Salve Regina offers a variety of online and distance education learning programs for both traditional and nontraditional students.


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