In the Gabelli School of Business we provide a distinctive mix of faculty excellence and individualized attention to create a superb learning environment in which students can excel. In this unique setting students will learn to critically analyze business issues, work in a team environment, apply current technologies to resolving business challenges, and effectively communicate ideas. We are also located in one of the most beautiful areas of the U.S., with a campus that sits on a bluff overlooking Mt. Hope Bay. Our serene and picturesque location is conducive to academic achievement, but within a short distance of the world business centers of New York and Boston. We are proud of our dedicated faculty in the Gabelli School of Business and of our low student-faculty ratio. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor who provides individual attention on issues ranging from class scheduling to career preparation. We encourage all students in the Gabelli School of Business to participate in our internship program, either here in the U.S. or abroad, earning academic credit or gaining valuable professional experience during their college years. Students also have the opportunity to work as consultants to businesses and nonprofit organizations through activities such as our Small Business Support and Community Partnerships Centers. Many business majors also take advantage of the university's study abroad options, spending a summer or a semester in another country. Our hands-on Center for Advanced Financial Education is an award-winning program in which student fund managers invest a real dollar stock portfolio and compete throughout the world on their performance. This program, and others, are supported by current technologies in our Financial Services Center, which includes Bloomberg terminals. Many business majors are also available as minors, or in unique combinations, such as marketing and web development.