Rhode Island College

2018-2019 Catalog


General Information

The School of Business houses three departments: (1) the Department of Accounting and Computer Information Systems, (2) the Department of Economics and Finance, and (3) the Department of Management and Marketing. The school also houses and coordinates the health care administration major.

Writing Requirement

A graded writing assignment is required in every course.

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Majors in the School of Business are designed primarily for upper-division students. Entering students should plan to complete their General Education Core and Distribution Requirements during their first two years. These courses provide excellent and necessary preparation for the major and its requirements.

In the first year, students may not take courses in the departments (except ECON 200, ECON 214, and ECON 215) but are strongly encouraged to complete MATH 177 and, for majors that require it, MATH 238.

Students entering their second year may enroll in a variety of required courses at the 200-level, including introductory courses in their major.

In the third year, students with junior standing and with 60 credit hours or more may enroll in 300-level courses in the School of Business. Students with 45 credit hours or more may enroll in 300-level CIS electives, FIN 301, MGT 201, and MKT 201. At this time, students begin to take courses to fulfill the requirements of their major.

Retention Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion (passing grade) of the college writing requirement.
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00.
  3. Students majoring in accounting, computer information systems, management, and marketing must achieve satisfactory completion of ACCT 201, ACCT 202; CIS 252; ECON 214, ECON 215; and MATH 177 and MATH 248.
  4. Students majoring in health care administration must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses in the major.

The appropriate department within the School of Business, in cooperation with the Records Office, will monitor the standards for all declared majors and notify those students who fail to meet the requirements. The appropriate department within the School of Business will also establish and maintain an Appeals Committee to receive, review, and determine the outcome of petitions by students for retention under extenuating circumstances. Preregistration course reservations will be canceled for any student who has been notified that he or she no longer meets the retention standards.