Marks of Distinction
The Providence College School of Business is on the rise, with visionary new leadership, robust student interest indicated by applications and enrollment, an influx of dynamic new faculty members, and great anticipation for a new facility, which is now within sight. And we’re not the only ones who have noticed.
AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, affirmed the PCSB’s rising level of distinction and quality when it awarded accreditation in 2012. Only 30 percent of U.S. business schools, and 5 percent worldwide, achieve this prestigious designation. It places the PC undergraduate and graduate programs among the best, and helps position students and graduates for even greater success in the future.
BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK RANKINGS
The School is a new addition, as of March 2013, to the Bloomberg Businessweek undergraduate business school Top 125 rankings, another widely recognized and independently judged measure of quality. In fact, Bloomberg ranks the PC finance program 40th and its business ethics program 45th, exceptionally high rankings signaling distinctiveness on a national scale. One of just a handful of newly ranked business schools, PCSB takes its place among the top institutions across the U.S. as measured by important criteria including student and employer satisfaction.
Plans for a new PCSB home, in a renovated Dore Hall, are at an advanced stage. Providence College has reviewed detailed proposals from several architectural and design firms, with the choice of a partner expected in summer 2013. With continued fundraising success, including a naming gift for the renovated building, construction could begin in 2014. Many current and future students will have the opportunity to learn and grow in a state-of-the-art facility where every square foot is designed intentionally to foster engaged, values-based learning that will lead students to a lifetime of success in business and in life.
A STRATEGIC PRIORITY
Much of PCSB’s success can be attributed to the College’s 2011 Strategic Plan (link), which positions the School to be a national and international model for practice-based curriculum that builds on the College’s expertise in the liberal arts and virtue ethics.