College of Business

Do you dream of launching a business one day? Do you enjoy uncovering insights with data? Are you a storyteller at heart and love finding ways to influence digital audiences? As a pioneer in experiential education, our programs are industry-integrated and designed to prepare you for the ever-changing business landscape. Whatever your passion, we’ll help you get to where you want to go.

Go Beyond the Classroom

At the College of Business, the world becomes your classroom. 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 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


Get started with one of 16 major programs spanning Accounting, Marketing & Advertising, Digital Marketing, Finance, Entrepreneurship and more.


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.

Programs by Campus

Browse business majors and degrees by campus or explore online programs at JWU’s College of Professional Studies.

Learning by Doing is the JWU Way

We’ll help you transform your knowledge by giving you opportunities to test and build your skills. Take a Directed Experiential Educational course, a unique semester-long class where students from different majors collaborate on a real-world project. Simulations and competitions will give you access to professional environments where you can refine your talent. Plus, all students complete at least one industry-relevant internship before graduation.

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Student Spotlight

Accounting major Garett Koch '23 shares his experience interning at Goldman Sachs where he networked with advisors and attended educational workshops to gain knowledge on a variety of topics. You’ll also learn about Garett’s first time meeting JWU professors and what it’s like being the Portfolio Manager of the Wildcat Investment Value Fund at the Providence Campus.

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Our Professors Are Experts

Before coming to JWU, our professors worked as consultants, directors and managers at corporations, nonprofits and start-up businesses. They know how to prepare you for the careers of today (and tomorrow) because they know what it takes to be successful in the business world. With years of industry experience, our professors are dedicated to helping you develop the skills employers are looking for. 

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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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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.