The Two-Year Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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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.

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Outcomes

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.
You need to have successfully completed coursework in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and statistics at the undergraduate or graduate level. If you have not yet taken them, Bryant offers self-paced online courses in these subjects.
Yes. You can specialize in one of three areas – Global Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, or International Business.
In January, you will travel abroad with your colleagues where you will meet with senior executives at international firms and/or governmental agencies. For example, in 2014, students traveled to Haiti; in January 2013, students traveled to Chile.  
In addition to the application form, you will need to submit a statement of objectives, current resume, one professional recommendation, official transcripts from all colleges / universities you have attended, your official score on the GMAT, and your application fee.
You will need to submit your TOEFL score if your native language is not English or if you have not completed a degree from a program taught in English. In addition, your transcripts from colleges / universities outside the U.S. must be translated into English and converted to a 4.0 scale. Finally, if you will be seeking an I-20, you will need to submit a completed International Student Certification of Finances.
Our distinctive cohort approach is highly praised by our graduates. MBA students are hand-picked for specific study teams, known as a cohort. This team moves through the program as a cohesive group, completing all core courses as part of a single team before becoming separated in electives. Students said this bonding approach promotes interaction and helps students develop deeper relationships and networks – not only during the program but after graduation.
The College of Business at Bryant University is accredited by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Bryant is one of only 5 percent of colleges and universities in the world to earn this prestigious accreditation. Also, the Bryant MBA was included in the 2013 edition of “The Best 296 Business Schools,” the annual guidebook released by the Princeton Review.

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

NameType
Management Concepts and Skills
Three-day bootcamp held at the start of the semester
Core
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
Elective

Electives: three specialization courses; one free elective

Elective
Mastering Strategic Analysis and Decision Making Core

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