Kenneth Rourke

Associate Professor,  College of Arts & Sciences

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Kenneth Rourke
I was a stockbroker for 8 years. I love giving students a real-world perspective on the subjects I teach, primarily economics.


Kenneth Rourke has been employed at Johnson & Wales University since 1982. He has an extensive background in business including various positions in accounting, owning his own business in the retail music industry, and being a senior stock broker. Rourke has taught numerous courses in economics, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, investments, finance and accounting during his career at JWU.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Investments
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology

Professional Memberships

Western Economic Association International, 2016–present


  • Series 7 — October 2001

Courses Taught:

  • ACCT1220: Managerial Accounting
  • ECON1001: Macroeconomics
  • ECON1002: Microeconomics
  • ECON3030: Managerial Economics
  • ECON3070: Contemporary Economics Issues
  • ENTR3060: Financing New Ventures
  • FISV2000: Finance
  • FISV3001: Investments
  • FISV4070: Series 7 Securities
  • FISV5600: Financial Management
  • ILS2325: Economics of Sin
  • MGMT1001: Contemporary Business Management
  • MGMT2001: Human Resource Management
  • MGMT2040: Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT4001: Process Planning and Control (Operations Research/Management Science)
  • MGMT4020: Strategic Management
  • MGMT4030: Senior Business Capstone (Management Seminar)
  • MRKT1001: Principles of Marketing
  • MATH1001: Basic Mathematics
  • MATH1002: A Survey of College Mathematics