Bryant University. The Character of Success


The Bryant One Year MBA offers the in-depth and practical education necessary for students who have little or no professional experience. This program provides the foundation in leadership and management that is important in all professional areas and leads to career-long success.

As you plan your career path, whether it is in the arts, public service, government, not-for-profit, publishing or retail, the Bryant One Year MBA is a smart and effective way to realize your personal and professional ambitions.

Myth:  I can only get into an MBA program if I have a degree in business.

Fact:  All majors can be successful in the Bryant One Year MBA program and are
         encouraged to apply.

Short-Term Investment for Lifelong Success

The one year, full-time program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of:

  • the functional and strategic areas of business including leadership, management, accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and technology
  • team-building
  • communication and leadership

The Network

All Bryant One Year MBA students are members of a cohort, moving through the entire program with the same group of students.  This community of peers will offer support and encouragement -- and become the foundation of a professional network. As a graduate, students will join a strong alumni community that includes industry leaders across the country and around the world.

The Curriculum: What sets us apart

In addition to course work that will focus on the functional and strategic areas of business, two distinct experiences are included in the program that will prepare you for the responsibilities of leadership.

The Management Skills for Career Success course offers practical experience in career planning, interviewing, negotiations, and project management. This intense two week experience includes hands-on exercises that stimulate real business problems, insights from business executives, and skills development.

The MBA Business Practicum is a team-based experience where students solve real business problems in a corporate environment. Industry executives serve as mentors throughout the course and beyond. The skills you build and the relationships you develop during the practicum will set you apart from your peers.

Global Reach

Successful business leaders understand that all business is global. Bryant MBA students in the One-Year program will gain an appreciation for what it takes to achieve success in the global marketplace in several ways. First, the curriculum allows you to specialize your MBA in three areas:

  • Global Finance
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • International Business

In addition, the One-Year MBA incorporates a Global Immersion Experience for all students. In January, you will travel abroad with your colleagues where you will meet with senior executives at international firms and/or governmental agencies. The globally focused specialization and the Global Immersion Experience will help you differentiate yourself and gain an advantage in a competitive marketplace.

Apply Now

The Bryant One Year MBA admits students in the fall semester.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Complete application requirements, downloadable forms, and submission guidelines are available online.

For More Information

To learn more about the Bryant One Year MBA, please contact:

The Graduate School of Business

Course Descriptions

MBA 501 Economics for Business (Micro and Macro)  3 credits 
MBA 505 Applied Business Statistics  3 credits

Total Required:

6 credits
*Foundation courses may be waived based on previous academic experience  
MBA515 Management Concepts and Skills    1 credit
MBA520 Managing Corporate Enterprise   3 credits
MBA521 Leading Effective Organizations   3 credits
MBA522 Reporting and Controlling Resources   3 credits
MBA523 Managing Information Resources   3 credits
MBA524 Managing Financial Resources   3 credits
MBA525 Marketing for Competitive Advantage   3 credits
MBA526 Value Formation Through Operations   3 credits
MBA528 Global Immersion Experience (GIE)*   3 credits
MBA645 MBA Business Internship   3 credits
Specialization Elective 1   3 credits
Specialization Elective 2   3 credits
Specialization Elective 3   3 credits
MBA651 Mastering Strategic Analysis for Decision Making   3 credits
Total Required:
40 credits
*For One Year MBA students the Global Immersion Experience is required. A travel fee will be assessed for all students enrolling in the GIE, in addition to the tuition.


Foundation Courses  

MBA501 — Economics for Business (3 credits)

This course introduces the basic principles, problems, and policies fundamental to advanced courses in the graduate business program. Major emphasis will be on the institutions of the economy, supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, price theory, income theory, monetary and fiscal policies, market structures, and industrial organization. With the increasing interdependence among national economies playing an important role in today’s business world, the concepts and problems uniquely associated with the international environment will also be examined. 

MBA505 — Applied Business Statistics (3 credits)

This course in statistical techniques covers inferential statistics including confidence interval estimates of means proportions, and variances; hypothesis testing for means, proportions, and variances; the chi-square test of independence, decision analysis, analysis of variance, regression and correlation; and model building. 

* These courses may be waived with successfully completed coursework in one or both areas at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students who have not had one or both of the foundation courses may choose to fulfill the requirements at the undergraduate or graduate level and may be done at Bryant University or at any other accredited institution. Students may be accepted without completing this requirement


MBA Introductory Course 

MBA515 — Introduction to Management - Concepts and Skills  (1 credit)

This course provides all entering MBA students with a foundation of key management perspectives and skills that will heighten their opportunity for successful program completion. During an intensive, multi-day course, MBA students will be exposed to and participate in instructional sessions addressing technology, research resources, teambuilding, leadership, communication skills, and case analysis exercises.

MBA Core Courses

MBA520   Managing Corporate Enterprise  (3 credits)

Emphasizes cross-disciplinary, social-legal-environmental aspects of commercial enterprise, the basic elements of strategy and competitive behavior, global dimensions of 21st century commerce, interdisciplinary nature of managerial decision making, elements of corporate leadership and management, and the role of the economy and other key external realities affecting commerce.

MBA521   Leading Effective Organizations  (3 credits)

Emphasizes personal and organizational elements of management, including organizational behavior, career development, corporate mission and managing processes, managing in a matrix, project oriented, team-based environment, and the ethical and legal aspects of commerce

MBA522   Reporting   and Controlling Resources  (3 credits)

Emphasizes the role of accounting in controlling the operations of an organization and the relationship between cost, profits and volume, decision making techniques using accounting data, and the use of programmed budgets as a control mechanism

MBA523   Managing Information Resources  (3 credits)

Emphasizes knowledgeable and effective use of information systems, IS decision making, knowledge management, and information systems as an element of corporate strategy development.

MBA524   Managing Financial Resources  (3 credits)

Emphasizes the tools and techniques necessary for sound financial decision making including the time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting, working capital management, and acquisition of long-term capital.

MBA525   Marketing for Competitive Advantage  (3 credits)

Emphasizes markets, innovation and opportunities, consumer characteristics affecting demand, marketing institutions, ethics and government business relations, product planning and pricing problems, distribution channels, promotion, and competitive strategy

MBA526   Value Formation Through Operations  (3 credits)

Emphasizes the theories and techniques used to manage world class operations for competitive advantage including: operations strategy, process design, quality, inventory control, and project management.

MBA528 Global Immersion Experience  (3 credits)

The Global Immersion Experience has been designed to embed the knowledge and skills needed for today’s managers to operate effectively in a globalized world. The course typically encourages students to explore a given country or region in depth and in the process become aware of the economic opportunities and pitfalls in doing business in that country/region. Students will be able to take this experience and apply it to a different country.An important aspect of GIE is a student project with an overseas firm in the destination country that builds on the first semester of academic study covering areas of strategy/leadership, supply chain management and accounting/finance.

MBA645 MBA Business Internship (3 credits)

Students will work with a corporation or non-profit organization to develop and implement solutions to business problems or plans to exploit business opportunities. Teams will work closely with company executives to develop a project that adds value to the firm and provides students with hands on experience working with a company.

MBA651   Mastering Strategic Analysis and Decision Making  (3 credits)

This MBA Capstone course emphasizes managerial decision making that involves all aspects of a firm and crosses all functional lines, this course focuses on the integration and application of acquired knowledge for strategy development.


MBA Specialization Electives

One Year MBA students may specialize their degree in one of three areas, Global Supply Chain Management, Global Finance, or International Business.  Students may also choose a general business MBA by selecting electives from multiple disciplines.

A total of three, three-credit electives are required for the MBA program.  Elective offerings for any given semester are based on faculty availability and on the requirements of the MBA students.  A sample of proposed elective offerings is below:

Global Finance Electives (offerings based on faculty availability) :

  • Global Financial Management
  • Global Investments
  • Global Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Global Financial Strategy and Planning
  • Global Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Entrepreneurial Finance in a Global Setting
  • Global Bank Management
  • Financing the Global Supply Chain

Global Supply Chain Electives (offerings based on faculty availability) :

  • Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Supply Chain Management
  • Global Supply Chain Reporting:  Standards and Tools
  • Strategic Planning for Global Supply Chain
  • Information Technology in Supply Chain Management
  • Advanced Supply Chain Integration
  • Financing the Global Supply Chain

International Business Electives (offerings based on faculty availability) :

  • Global Business Management
  • Financial Accounting and External Reporting
  • Global Economics
  • Global Marketing
  • Global Strategy
  • International Comparative Management
  • International Industrial Development Strategies
  • Management for the Global Executive (IHRM)