University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration

As one of the world top MBA programs that offer one year degree of Master of Business Administration, University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration delivers its courses through classroom in a full-time base. This page provides major areas of study, financial information and physical location of University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration – Kingston, Rhode Island. Also, you will find school official website, email address, and contact phone number of University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration.

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MBA, Providence 1-Year (1 year)

Program Detail

Program Name MBA, Providence 1-Year
Program Overview Our One-Year MBA Program in Strategic Innovation delivers a curriculum and environment to develop the critical thinking and analytical skills companies need. Integral to the program is a business incubator environment that fosters knowledge
Areas of Study
  • General Management
Joint Degree Offered Yes
Delivery Format Classroom
GMAT Score GMAT Accepted
Tuition & Fees Residents, Total Program: USD 18,105
Non-Residents, Total Program: USD 35,630
Financial Aid Availability Financial aid available, contact school for more information
Start Dates &
Application Deadlines
Start Date Application Date
9/2/2014 2/15/2013

This program accepts rolling admissions.

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Wolfgang Schäfer initially studied business administration at the Ludwig Maximilians University. He then joined Bosch as a trainee and became a personal assistant to a managing director. Then he graduated with an MBA from INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau. Later, his career as a consultant and team leader led him to Bain & Co. Since 2010, Wolfgang Schäfer has been CFO at Continental.

Firemen, locomotive drivers or doctors are the dream jobs of many children: What did you want to be when you were young?
The majority of my close family worked in the economy, so the economy was always my goal.

Which decision did you make the most for your career?
There was no one decision for me. There are many ways and means of successfully pursuing a career. However, one should not lose sight of one’s own goal. The decision to do an MBA certainly made a contribution.

Why did you choose an MBA?
Ultimately, it was the prospect of being able to work together for a year under high performance pressure in an international environment with a wide variety of mentalities and behaviors. In addition – at least in the 1980s – the MBA was much more practice-oriented than a comparable German education.

Have there been moments when you have had doubts about this decision?
No never.

How do you deal with setbacks?
The past cannot be influenced afterwards. That’s why the following applies to me: processing, learning and quickly looking ahead again.

The MBA is one of the most expensive training courses. Did this investment pay off?
The investment in knowledge, training and experience cannot and should not be measured in euros and cents. But if you consider that such an investment supports a whole professional life, it certainly paid off. I also received a scholarship so that the financial expenditure was manageable for me.

What have you learned from your MBA for life and not for your job?
I took with me the ability to live and work with people of different origins, training and mentalities and to understand and accept their behavior – and that doesn’t just apply to the job. A great experience – regardless of all career expectations.

Which role models are you based on?
I admire entrepreneurs who successfully implement new, high-risk ideas against all setbacks – I don’t have a direct role model.

When do you advise academics to get an MBA?
Certainly not if you just want to get the title. But if you want to work with enthusiasm and interest in the economy and are willing to question and develop your own personality in addition to the purely technical knowledge, I can only recommend that.

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