Department of Business and Security Studies

The Department of Business and Security Studies serves as a leader of business education through the delivery of academic programs and initiatives that instill a holistic view of business in the hearts and minds of students.

Our business faculty deliver a high-quality, hands-on education that prepares graduates for leadership roles. Credentialed in their professions and known throughout the region, they guide students as they develop broad business knowledge, hone their critical thinking and decision-making skills, and learn ethical business practices.

Developing Future Leaders

We educate and develop future leaders, inspiring them to serve the world. Our alumni network is diverse, with graduates working throughout the region, the country, and around the world, in public and private sectors as well as non-profit organizations. You’ll find our alumni in leadership positions at the following corporations and organizations, to name just a few:

  • Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
  • BAE Systems
  • Bank of America
  • Catholic Medical Center
  • Citizens Bank
  • Comcast
  • Fidelity Investments
  • General Electric
  • Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Oracle Corporation
  • National Grid
  • UniFirst Corporation
  • United Way

Hands-On Experiences

Our students build resumes through practical training and internships at area businesses in the public and private sectors. Students have interned in functional business areas in accounting, marketing, management, sport management, technology, and more. Faculty strongly encourage students to pursue an internship because of the distinct advantage that applied learning provides.

Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. Our students benefit from team projects, role-playing, case study evaluations, and through a variety of hands-on learning opportunities.

The Business Student Association is a student organization that partners with the local community to give students the knowledge they need to become tomorrow’s business leaders. The group brings business leaders to speak on campus, supports initiative such as the Junior Achievement Volunteer Program, and hosts a variety of learning trips to venues throughout the region including Fenway Park, Stonyfield Farm, Foxwoods Casino, and United Parcel Service.

Guided by Industry Leaders and Networks

The Department of Business and Security Studies fosters relationships with the business community to support internships and offer a variety of experiential learning opportunities. The Business Advisory Council consists of business leaders from large and small corporations as well as non-profit organizations. The Security Studies Advisory Council consists of security and cybersecurity leaders from large and small corporations, nonprofit organizations, other institutions of higher education, and local, state, and federal government agencies. These Councils support the development of new academic programs and initiatives to ensure that Rivier’s programs will prepare graduates for success in the 21st century workforce.”

The Department of Business and Security Studies is affiliated with professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels. Our faculty foster relationships with our local Rotary and Chamber of Commerce and are active in their professional organizations including the National Business Education Association, NH Business Education Association, National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, American Marketing Association, Business and Industry Association, and more.

Graduate Programs

Prepare to advance your career and take on new leadership roles with an MBA in Management, Information Technology Management, Marketing, or Healthcare Administration.

Department of Business and Security Studies