Graduate Area of Study

Business and Management Programs

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Take your career to the next level with a master's degree from Rhode Island College. Our graduate programs in accounting and health care administration prepare working professionals to advance in their fields, becoming professional accountants, financial planners and managers and administrators within the health care industry. Don't just work, lead with an advanced degree from our nationally accredited School of Business.

Outcomes and Career Tracks

Job Placements

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI
  • Lifespan
  • AFLAC
  • Hotel Viking
  • RI Department of State
  • Year Up

Sample Careers

  • ACCOUNTING:
  • Accountant
  • Financial Planning
  • Income and Estate Planning
  • Retirement and Investment Planning
  • HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION:
  • Practice Managers
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Executive Directors Assisted Living Communities
  • Human Resources Manager

Graduate Programs

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Accounting

About this Program

The Master of Professional Accountancy with Concentration in Financial Accounting provides relevant education for accounting students who are planning leadership roles in the accounting field and/or taking the C.P.A. examination for licensing in Rhode Island, or any state requiring five years of education for the C.P.A. license.

The Master of Professional Accountancy with a Concentration in Financial Planning prepares graduates to be well grounded in all aspects of personal financial planning, including income tax and estate planning, retirement planning, investment allocation and risk management.

Why Rhode Island College?

A premium quality master’s degree can be obtained with little to no debt. Classes are taught by full-time faculty, as well as qualified working professionals who possess many years of experience in the accounting and financial planning fields. Convenient class times are available during evening hours.

Contact Information

Mr. Sean Cote

Assistant Professor

Program Information

Degree
Master of Professional Accountancy

Financial Planning

About this Program

The C.G.S. in financial planning is a program of 18 credit hours (six courses) that prepares candidates to sit for the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ without having to complete a master's program. Completion of the required course work meets CFP Board’s requirements for​ eligibility.

Why Rhode Island College?

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Contact Information

Mr. Sean Cote

Assistant Professor

Program Information

Degree
Certificate of Graduate Study

Health Care Administration

About this Program

The M.S. in Health Care Administration focuses on the organization, financing and management of health care organizations and the delivery of health care services in the United States. The program will prepare students for management careers in health care in the private and public sectors, including careers in public health, hospitals, long-term care, home/community-based care and health insurance. The program is also appropriate for those seeking positions in health policy.

Why Rhode Island College?

The curriculum focuses on leadership, performance improvement, organizational theory/behavior, health care finance and law. The program will offer an internship opportunity, which will allow students to apply their classroom knowledge in a health care setting.

Program Information

Degree
Master of Science