Business, Undeclared

Are you interested in majoring in business but aren’t sure which specific area sparks your interest? At RWU, we work with you and make it easy for you to explore the many majors within GSB to help find your passion.

Explore the Gabelli School of Business

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. 

Resources to Help You Choose Your Major 

Each year nearly half of GSB’s admitted students arrive as undeclared students. 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. We offer a host of resources to assist in this important journey, including: 

• A first-year Enterprise course that covers multiple business topics and disciplines enables you to discover what might interest you. It even allows you to develop a plan to launch your own business.

• Small classes that offer a personalized approach to business education. This helps students to get to know other students and their faculty, fostering conversation and insights into various academic and professional opportunities.

• Bloomberg Businessweek self-assessment exercises, which have been developed by some of the the most respected business faculty in the world, in partnership with global business practitioners. These exercises help match your passion and interest with potential career paths and are very useful for exploratory students.

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• A personal program of advising throughout all four of your years, led by our expert business faculty. All exploratory first-year students are assigned an advisor from the GSB faculty.

• Career explorations through the Center for Career & Professional Development, including career fairs, company and internship research, and advice on career opportunities.

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 can work with you on choosing a major that is informative, fun, and closely linked to your professional and personal goals.

While you’re exploring options, you’re completing the Business Core requirement, which can apply toward fulfilling any business major.

Explore all business programs 

Success By The Numbers


Placement of 2022 Graduates

Our GSB graduates consistently find success in employment or in graduate schools within 6 months of graduation.

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Highest Accreditation

GSB is among the 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International, the world’s largest and most elite business education alliance.

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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.

Customize Your Studies   

Accelerated Degree Options

Our accelerated options allow students to complete both undergraduate Business and graduate MBA degrees in four or five years. 

3 + 1 MBA 

Students, by accelerating their undergraduate work, earn their Bachelor’s degree in three years and their MBA degree at the conclusion of their fourth year at the University.

4 + 1 MBA

Students in the 4 + 1 option complete their Bachelor’s degree within four years and their MBA degree at the conclusion of their fifth year at the University.

A business professor writing on a whiteboard. The accredited 3+1 or 4+1 Master of Business Administration programs allow students to earn both the B.S. and MBA degrees in just 4 or 5 years. Designed for GSB undergraduates, this program provides a time- and cost-efficient way to earn your MBA in 0-1 additional year rather than the traditional two-year MBA degree programs. 

3+3 Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Bachelor's Program

This accelerated 3+3 program allows eligible students to complete their bachelor's and Juris Doctor J.D. degrees in six years instead of seven. Accepted students will take first-year courses in the School of Law along with legal electives to fulfill undergraduate fourth-year requirements.  

Take Part in Experiential Learning 

No matter your major, GSB students have plenty of opportunities to take part in experiential learning. From regional and national competitions to 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

Students working inside the CAFE Selected Finance 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.

Alumni Share Their Experiences   

A headshot of Lindsey Lopez“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.  
Major: Marketing  

A headshot of Rosalvens Saint Jean“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

A headshot of Abigail Clermont “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  

A headshot of Asia Carter-Lamb“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. 
Major: Finance