Business associate degree programs in the Business and Professional Studies Department are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) which attests to our high standards and excellence in teaching. Professional Studies associate degree programs and all certificate programs in the Business and Professional Studies Department have been approved through the curriculum review process at the Community College of Rhode Island and have been affirmed by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the Rhode Island Department of Education.
The goal of all business programs is to provide students with the opportunity to develop their communication, interpersonal, leadership and teamwork skills. The core program provides students with a basic understanding of the business environment in support of the learning objectives of each specific major concentration.
Students who are interested in transferring to another college to earn a bachelor’s degree should select courses that will meet requirements at the college of their choice. Students planning to develop career skills to use directly after graduation may elect courses to prepare for jobs in accounting, management, marketing, financial services and general business administration.