Jan 28, 2023  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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The Department of Business offers bachelor degree programs designed to provide students with the skills and competencies to successfully meet the challenges and opportunities of the business world.

Our undergraduate programs provide a broad overview of the fundamental areas of business as well as in-depth specialization within the chosen field.  Students build skills in critical thinking and decision-making on substantive issues in their field. Highly qualified business faculty experienced in real-world issues guide students through an educational experience that provides lasting benefits.

Students majoring in these business programs have the potential to be employed by large corporations, small businesses, professional practices, financial institutions, governmental agencies, or to become entrepreneurs. Internships are required for students to get better prepared for future careers.

Academic Advantages

  • Programs designed, developed, and monitored with the cooperation and assistance of business leaders;
  • Access to McLean Center for Finance and Economics;
  • Excellent study abroad opportunities tailored to fit the Rivier academic program;
  • Courses designed around experiential education, providing state of the art preparation for the real world;
  • Global focus that prepares students to engage cultures and excel in international business;
  • Global faculty with business experience in over 70 countries;
  • Rivier bachelor degree graduates have the opportunity to enter a 4+1 MBA degree program.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Business programs prepare students to:

  • dive into an exciting and fulfilling career as a for-profit or non-profit leader;
  • think critically and make decisions independently;
  • apply various business concepts, theories, and real-world scenarios to local and global business challenges;
  • express excellent research and communication skills through a range of technologies;
  • develop and sort strategic goals and act on appropriate solutions.


Assessment techniques will vary among the different courses within the discipline:

  • term papers
  • team projects
  • individual and team presentations
  • business research
  • case studies
  • objective testing
  • role-playing
  • business simulations

All students will be assessed in their senior year in a capstone course. An exit survey questionnaire is administered for informational purposes.

Transfer Policy

Transfer students in all programs in business must complete at least half of the courses in the major/minor at Rivier University. For the major, a minimum of five upper-level business courses must be taken at Rivier University.


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