The Two-Year Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Information Sessions: Learn more about the MBA, MPAc, MST and business analytics certificate programs. Faculty, staff and advisors from the Graduate College of Business will be available.
Achieve more than you thought possible in this intensive, part-time program created for the working professional. You’ll develop analytical, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills that can be put to use immediately.
The program sets itself apart with globally-focused specializations and support that is second to none, with caring professors committed to your immediate and long-term success, and a set of peers called your cohort , who move with you throughout the program and become the foundation of a professional network.
The Bryant MBA integrates the most current business management theory with best business practices to enable you to lead people and effectively manage resources in a complex global marketplace.
The curriculum and global specializations
The MBA curriculum is designed to develop an in-depth understanding of all business functions. Courses include strategy, leadership, management, accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and technology.
The curriculum balances the technical, data-driven, quantitative skills to make objective decisions with the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to work effectively with people at all levels and from all cultures. Most importantly, these topic areas are integrated throughout the curriculum.
You can focus your curriculum on general management but you also have an opportunity to specialize in one of the following: Global Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, International Business, or Business Analytics .
In your second year of study, you also participate in the Global Immersion Experience, during which you and your classmates will travel abroad, and meet with senior executives at international firms and/or governmental policy makers.
The cohort / study team difference
As a member of a cohort, you have a heightened learning experience through the relationships you form with your peers, faculty, and the Bryant community. You will have a class identity and instant colleagues from companies in many industries. Should you find a course or topic particularly challenging, or if you are absent from a class due to professional travel, you can rely on your cohort and your study team to get you back up to speed quickly. This group of colleagues will become the foundation of your professional network.
When you complete this program, you will be able to:
- Evaluate cross-functional business processes through an understanding of relevant metrics and data.
- Develop successful business strategies because you have expertise in each business discipline and a multidisciplinary understanding of business management.
- Make critical decisions that positively impact the organization as a whole because you have a comprehensive view of business.
- Effectively and efficiently manage financial, technical, and human resources.
- Lead, manage, and participate in successful teams.
tuition information for 2014-2015 academic year
MBA part-time (37 credits)
- $1,118 per credit
Global Immersion Experience (optional)
- $1,500 (in addition to tuition)
Examples from the curriculum
| Management Concepts and Skills
Three-day bootcamp held at the start of the semester
|Leading Effective Organizations||Core|
|Managing Corporate Enterprise||Core|
|Reporting and Controlling Resources||Core|
|Managing Information Resources||Core|
|Managing Financial Resources||Core|
|Marketing for Competitive Advantage||Core|
|Value Formation Through Operations||Core|
| Global Immersion Experience (optional)
Travel abroad to meet with senior executives at international firms and/or governmental policy makers. Generally held during Winter Session
Electives: three specialization courses; one free elective
|Mastering Strategic Analysis and Decision Making||Core|