College of Business

Are you passionate about storytelling? Do you want to find new ways to engage with your digital audience? As a leader in experiential learning, our courses are industry-aligned and designed to equip you with the skills you need to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving business environment. 

Go Beyond the Classroom

At JWU Providence’s College of Business, Fashion Merchandising & Retailing students travel to New York City to meet with industry experts from major retailers, such as Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and TJX Companies. Marketing & Advertising students on JWU’s ADTEAM develop and execute a complete advertising campaign for a real-world client. Through our Wildcat Investment Fund, our Finance students have the opportunity to make live buy-sell decisions on stocks. No matter your major, you’ll see what it’s like to work in your field before your first day on the job.

Business Programs

Undergraduate Majors

Get started with one of 10 business programs spanning Accounting, Marketing & Advertising, Digital Marketing, Finance, Entrepreneurship and more.

Graduate Programs

Take it to the next level by becoming a strategic thinker and ethical leader with a customizable MBA or M.S. in Finance.


Deepen your knowledge in a related field. Choose from Accounting, Advertising, Finance, Human Resource Management or Marketing.

Real-World Education

At JWU Providence, we’re dedicated to helping you enhance your skills and discover new ones. You have the option to join our semester-long Directed Experiential Educational (DEE) course, which encourages collaboration among students from different majors to work on a practical project. By participating in simulations and competitions, you can also gain exposure to professional environments and have the chance to refine your skills. Additionally, every student completes at least one industry-specific internship before graduating. 

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Accounting Major & Softball Champ

Meet Hailey Erickson ’23, a recent graduate of the Accounting program who’s currently pursuing her master’s at JWU. Hailey was also a member of the GNAC championship-winning Softball team. "At JWU, there’s a lot of ways to get experience where you’re still in school, such as through VITA, which is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, and that allows students to do taxes for individuals who maybe can't afford to have their taxes done," she shared. Hear how being a student-athlete helped her learn time management, teamwork and organizational skills.

Forward-Thinking Professors

JWU professors have extensive experience in the business world, having worked as consultants, directors, and managers in various corporations, nonprofits, and start-up businesses. Their diverse backgrounds enable them to effectively prepare you for your future career. With their years of industry experience, our College of Business professors are committed to assisting you in developing the skills that employers seek.

Meet Our Faculty


Wildcats in Action

Learn about the latest competitions, internships and study abroad experiences from the College of Business students and discover what’s happening with our alumni and faculty.

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College of Business ACBSP Accreditation Candidate Logo (Vertical Orientation)


Johnson & Wales University is honored to be a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

College of Business Program Effectiveness Report (PDF)

About the ACBSP

Founded in 1988, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a global business education accrediting body and the first organization to offer accreditation to all levels of collegiate business educational degree programs from associate to doctoral. The ACBSP ignites a standard of excellence with an accreditation process based on the Baldrige Education Criteria for Performance Excellence. ACBSP has 1,200 member campuses in 60 countries. Membership does not imply accreditation.