Undeclared? We know that not every student arrives with a specific area of focus in mind. That's why we make it easy for you to explore the many majors within GSB before you choose what sparks your passion.
Explore the Gabelli School of Business
We consider students who have decided on business careers, but are not quite certain exactly where the path might take them, to be “exploratory.” With decades of experience launching students on business careers that range from analytics to risk management to the art and science of leading successful organizations, GSB is well positioned to work with you on choosing a major to make it informative, fun and closely linked to your professional and personal goals.
As a Management major, learn how to lead organizations through complex decisions such as budgeting, negotiating, planning and directing. A degree in Marketing will teach you how to sell as well as grow and nurture loyal customer bases. Our Finance degree provides you with the analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills needed for careers across the financial services industry. Learn about these and other majors, and while you’re exploring options, you’re completing the Business Core requirement, which can apply toward fulfilling any business major.
We offer a host of resources to assist in this important journey, including:
- Bloomberg Businessweek self-assessment exercises, which have been developed by the most talented business faculty in the world, in partnership with global business practitioners.
- A robust program of advising led by our expert business faculty.
- Career explorations through the RWU Center for Career & Professional Development.
- A first-year course, Enterprise, that is required of all business majors, declared or not, that covers multiple business challenges. It even allows you to develop a plan to launch your own business.
Success By The Numbers
Average Placement Last 3 Years
Our GSB graduates consistently achieve high employment and graduate school acceptance rates.
GSB is among the 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International, the world’s largest and most elite business education alliance.
Real World Opportunities
GSB students participate in internships giving them the skills and diverse experiences that are most desirable for employers and graduate school admission.
Emphasis on Experiential Learning
At the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business, expert faculty engage students with a hands-on curriculum that is backed by the AACSB International, the world’s most elite business school accrediting organization. Only 5 percent of business schools worldwide have earned this accreditation.
We emphasize experiential learning in our mission and in practice, and it has become a distinguishing characteristic of the Gabelli School of Business. From regional to national competitions, internship experiences, and on-campus resources including the E. L. Wiegand Center for Advanced Financial Education (CAFE), Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Financial Services Center, and Bloomberg Lab; students have rewarding hands-on experiences while integrating high-tech research and analysis into their work.
Manage Real Portfolios
RWU students manage four real-dollar portfolios in the E. L. Wiegand Center for Advanced Financial Education (CAFE), a state-of-the-art trading room equipped with the latest software, large-screen TVs tuned to breaking financial news, Bloomberg technology, and an 8-foot, real-time stock ticker connected to global financial markets.
Work in a Trading Room
The Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Financial Services Center offers students the experience of working in a trading room with real-time data from financial markets around the world. Less than half of the nation’s AACSB accredited business schools have this kind of facility, and the RWU center contains the most current technology available.
Succeed at National Competitions
Our students put their business strategies to the test and build real-world skills at prestigious regional and national advertising and analytics competitions. Our teams consistently place among the top teams in the region and the nation.
Advancing Women in Business
GSB annually presents the “Ignite: Accelerating Women’s Success at Work” conference, with discussions about women in the workplace, alumni panels, and sessions to strengthen professional skills. And the Women in Business student organization at RWU – an inclusive, supportive, and productive group of women and women-identified business students – hosts guest speakers, and networking and experiential opportunities designed to support your personal and professional development as a future woman business leader.
Internships are Integral to a GSB Education
100 percent of GSB students engage in at least one internship in a wide variety of industries, from the financial sector to sports management to digital media, with many of them paid. Gabelli is one of few business schools where students can earn credit for multiple internships, which gives our students exposure to the careers and industries they’re considering.
Join the Business Honors Fraternity
Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. Juniors and seniors in the top 10 percent of their respective classes are invited to join.
Learn from Faculty Experts
Geraldo Matos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marketing
Professor Matos teaches courses in Marketing, Sports Marketing, and Advertising. His research interests involve a wide range of brand-related issues, including self-brand connection, brand attachment, cool brands, and the politicization of brands.
He is the faculty advisor for the RWU American Advertising Federation (AAF) chapter, and his students have successfully participated in the AAF sponsored National Student Advertising Competition, having placed in the top three every year in which they participated, including a first-ever first place finish for RWU in 2020.
Prior to joining academia, Professor Matos had extensive experience in the private sector, including the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing for New Era Cap, best known as the official on-field cap for Major League Baseball and the sideline cap for the National Football League.
GSB Graduates Share Their Experiences
“Professor Matos was a guiding light during my time at Roger. I did independent research with him on Eurocentric beauty standards and how they are marketed to women of color. He helped me thrive in business school.”
Lindsey Lopez '18
Senior Human Resources Assistant at Amazon in San Diego, Calif.
“When I moved to Boston from Haiti I had no idea I’d attend a four-year university and work at a public accounting firm. I worked hard, took every opportunity in school, and got offered a full-time position while I was a senior. It was a dream come true.”
Rosalvens Saint Jean '18
Tax Associate at KLR in Boston, Mass.
Majors: Accounting and Management
“My finance classes, accounting, and all of the Excel analytics classes at RWU prepared me for my job because I have to make sure things balance in accounting and finance, and I work with all of the formulas in Excel.”
Abigail Clermont '19 '20M
Program Financial Analyst at NASA HQ in Washington, D.C.
Majors: Business Administration (MBA 4+1) and Management
“Being involved on campus gave me the opportunity to meet different types of people and use different types of skills. From interacting with people while tutoring, to public speaking with HAWE, to learning analytical skills within the CAFE, all of my experiences were very useful.”
Asia Carter-Lamb '20
Associate Financial Analyst at Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, Mass.
Tailor Your Experience with our Accelerated Programs
Earn an MBA with Only One Extra Year
The accredited 4+1 Master of Business Administration program allows students to earn both the B.S. and MBA degrees in just 5 years. 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.
3+3 Juris Doctor (J.D.) with Undergraduate Major + Legal Studies Major
Undergraduate students who are interested in obtaining a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree can combine their primary major with a second major in Legal Studies for this accelerated opportunity. Accepted students will take first-year courses in the School of Law along with legal electives to fulfill undergraduate fourth-year requirements.