Success After Graduation

In the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business (GSB), expert faculty engage students in a rigorous, hands-on curriculum that is backed by the world's highest accreditation standard for business schools. GSB prepares you with the academic knowledge and real-world experiences that will make you job-ready on day one, and also equipped to grow and thrive in a fulfilling career path.

 

Focused on Success 

graphic representing job placement: 95 percent of 2018 GSB graduates that are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.
JOB PLACEMENT
Percentage of 2018 GSB graduates that are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.
graphic representing GSB is among the 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International, the world’s largest and elite business education alliance.
HIGHEST ACCREDITATION 
GSB is among the 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International, the world’s largest and elite business education alliance.
graphic representing accelerated success: Designed for GSB undergraduates, this program provides a time- and cost-efficient way to earn your MBA in only one additional year rather than the traditional two-year MBA degree programs.
ACCELERATED SUCCESS 
Designed for GSB undergraduates, this program provides a time- and cost-efficient way to earn your MBA in only one additional year rather than the traditional two-year MBA degree programs.

RWU Equips You for a Great Career 

Across all our programs, alumni find success in graduate programs and their fields.

Launching A Rising Career in Accounting

Rosalvens Saint Jean
Rosalvens Saint Jean '18, Accounting Staff at Ernst & Young

Rosalvens Saint Jean ’18 has a rising career on the accounting staff with Ernst & Young, one of the world’s top public accounting firms. From experience preparing tax returns for real clients to navigating accounting software programs and completing multiple internships, he had the hands-on experiences he needed to receive a full-time job offer before he had even graduated.

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From Marketing Major to Creative Strategist

Brianna Smith
Brianna Smith '16, Creative Strategist at Digital Surgeons

Brianna Smith coupled the dynamic marketing, research and strategy skills she built from her courses with experiential learning opportunities to create a pathway to a successful career. In building marketing strategies for her clients at Digital Surgeons, she draws on experiences she had at RWU, such as developing an integrated marketing plan for the National Student Advertising Competition and conducting data analysis for a local community organization through the RWU Community Partnerships Center.

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A Successful Career in Management

Jim Kelley
Jim Kelley '16, Account Executive at Cambridge Computers

Not only did Jim Kelley ’16 gain the knowledge and skills from his management degree to make him successful in his career as Account Executive at Cambridge Computers, but he also has applied valuable experiences from serving as RWU Class President to his position. From managing projects to working on a team and conducting market research, he credits all these experiences with shaping him as a successful business executive.

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Experience Lands Her Dream Job on Wall Street

Carla Puchini
Carla Puchini '17, Financial Analyst at Morgan Stanley

Carla Puchini ’17 was offered a full-time job as Financial Analyst at Morgan Stanley in Manhattan before she had even completed her degree. That was thanks to the finance major's hands-on experience leading a team of student financial analysts in managing two real-dollar portfolios, totaling over a quarter million dollars. In the E. L. Wiegand Center for Financial Education at the Gabelli School, student fund managers execute their own trades without having to first run their plans by an advisory board.

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Turning Passion into Careers with Experiential Learning 

Marketing students work with client.
A marketing course worked with a client on building a brand strategy for his macarons business.

At GSB, experiential learning is at the heart of what we do. Our students gain hands-on educational experiences that prepare them for working in a dynamic, global marketplace. Every student gets the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge – because that’s what makes you ready for a great career. 

Hear more about some exciting experiential-learning opportunities below:

  • Students in a marketing course worked with real clients on branding strategy through the Community Partnerships Center.

An Experiential Marketing Course

  • At GSB, students have numerous opportunities to compete in national collegiate challenges like the National Student Advertising Competition, Fed Challenge, and an analytics competition.

The National Student Advertising Competition

  • In the Center for Advanced Financial Education, finance students manage real-dollar financial portfolios, totaling over a quarter-million dollars.

The Center for Advanced Financial Education


Cutting-Edge Labs and Resources

Students work on real-time financial data in the Center for Advanced Financial Education.
Working with real-time financial data, CAFE students manage and execute their own trades.

In addition to small class sizes and making connections with expert faculty, students get access to top-notch facilities and cutting-edge technology used in industry today. 

  • Students work with real-time data and the latest in financial and analytical software in the Robert F. Stoico/FirstFed Financial Services Center.
     
  • The E. L. Wiegand Center for Advanced Financial Education (CAFE) not only looks like an analyst pod or trading floor you’d find in industry today – students in our CAFE program also manage two real-dollar portfolios in real time using an actual trading account.
     
  • Our Bloomberg Technology Lab provides expanded access to terminals for analysis and Bloomberg certification training, which is the gold standard for jobs on Wall Street. Many of our classrooms are also equipped with Bloomberg technology, connecting classroom discussions to instant financial information.