Bryant University. The Character of Success


  • The Bryant MBA takes a distinctive approach to part-time business education, differentiated from other programs in New England by delivering the benefits of a full-time program on a part-time basis.
  • The program features 13 courses focused on strategy, leadership, management, accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and technology
  • Students move through the program in a cohesive group called a "cohort."
  • Within each cohort, students work with the benefit of a study team for more in-depth collaboration on class projects and assignments, enhanced by the use of technology.
  • Taking two courses each semester, students complete the program in two years.
  • The Graduate School of Business is part of the College of Business at Bryant, which is one of only 5% of all business programs in the world accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • Bryant University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Bryant has been a leader in business education since 1863 and first introduced the MBA program in 1969.

Bryant MBA Students At-A-Glance

  • Students join the MBA program from diverse educational and industry backgrounds, including accounting, engineering, manufacturing, technology, finance, health care, and marketing. You don't need a business background to be successful in the MBA program.
  • Currently there are 200 MBA students.
  • The size of a cohort ranges from 30 to 45 students.
  • They primarily come from Rhode Island (69%), Massachusetts (25%) and Connecticut (5%)
  • The average age of the one-year program is 23 and 27 for the two-year program.
  • The average amount of work experience for the two-year program ranges from 5 to 10 years.
  • Students come from a wide range of companies, including: 
    • Amgen
    • Fidelity Investments
    • Citizens Bank
    • Gilbane Building Company
    • Tyco Healthcare
    • Zebra Technologies
    • Stanley Bostich
    • Rogers Corporation
    • Amica Mutual Insurance
    • Davol
    • Perot Systems