2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog 
    May 16, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Studies and Economics

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Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management

Classes are offered online and at our Newport campus.

Program Director: Arlene Nicholas, Ph.D.
(401) 341-3280


About the Programs

The Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Innovation and Strategic Management, and Certificate of Graduate Studies in Management programs are designed to prepare graduates to successfully lead and manage organizations in a constantly changing environment. In both the for-profit and not-for-profit environments, today’s executive is faced with a myriad of concerns ranging from ethical and human rights issues to globalization and environmental protection. The Salve Regina University business administration and management curriculum provides the technical knowledge and skills to appreciate and address these and other critical contemporary issues. The programs are directed toward developing leaders with a focus on ethics, organizational behavior, finance, economics, accounting and strategic management. Social purpose and workplace humanization are underlying program values aligned with the University’s mission to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful.

On Campus, Online or On-site

The Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Innovation and Strategic Management degrees may be earned by taking courses online and/or on campus.  Many students accelerate completion of their degrees by taking a combination of on-campus and online courses simultaneously. If a business, agency or organization is interested in sponsoring an onsite program, a representative should contact the graduate program director for additional information.

Joint Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program

Salve Regina University offers an accelerated program of study that leads to both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree within five years. This program is designed for the University’s highly motivated, academically talented and qualified undergraduate students with a recommended grade point average of 3.3 or higher. Current undergraduates must complete the application process before their senior year.  

Undergraduate students considered for the five-year program are conditionally accepted into the M.B.A. or M.S. program and may take up to four graduate courses (12 credits) their senior year. Of these 12 credits, six credits (2 courses) are applied to the undergraduate degree. Final program acceptance is contingent upon successful completion of the undergraduate degree and four graduate courses in the senior year. The total number of credits required to complete the five-year program is 150, 24 of which are graduate credits taken in the fifth year.

Certificate of Graduate Studies Programs

The certificate programs in management are designed to respond to the growing need for professional growth and development in an atmosphere of rapid change. Global competition and the evolutionary dynamics of a market economy require that we all continue to sharpen existing skills and expand our knowledge into new areas. Certificate programs offer opportunities for those who desire continued professional development without formal pursuit of a master’s degree. Curriculum certificate programs are available in management, human resources management, non-profit management, social entrepreneurship, and individualized concentrations. Prerequisites as indicated in the course descriptions are required unless specifically waived by the program director. Students select four courses (12 credits) from the options listed for each area.


Students must successfully complete twelve courses totaling 36 credits to earn the master’s degree. The following represent the 10 core courses in the curriculum. Depending upon their experience, students may substitute additional elective courses for a core course with the graduate program director’s approval.

Program and Course Listings


    Master of Business AdministrationMaster of ScienceCertificate of Graduate Studies


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