Poets and Quants 2023
For the second consecutive year, Bryant University's Professional MBA Online program makes the Poets&Quants Top 50 rankings.
Bryant University’s Professional MBA Online program ranked by Poets & Quants for the second consecutive year
Nov 15, 2022, by Staff Writer
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SMITHFIELD, RI ­­– Bryant University’s Professional MBA (PMBA) Online program made the 2023 Poets & Quants rankings of Top 50 Online MBA Programs. It’s the second consecutive year the fledgling graduate program landed on the prestigious list. Poets & Quants uses admissions standards plus student surveys on academic experience and career outcomes as the basis for the rankings.


According to Bryant’s former graduate students surveyed, the PMBA was ranked among the best for real-world applications, with the students able to immediately apply their classroom learning to their current jobs. The program also ranked fifth in flexibility, important to students who juggle full-time careers with their B-school education. Students appreciated their connections with Bryant’s distinguished faculty.

 Making Poets & Quants’ list a second year in a row is a testament to the grit and determination of the students and faculty who make a Bryant education world-class.

Teamwork also factored highly in the students’ experience as did student opportunities to present in real-world modeling. Students would recommend Bryant’s online PMBA to their friends and colleagues; the university was one of the top ten recommended schools among graduates.

Bryant landed at No. 3 among student satisfaction for applying classroom learning to their jobs and for their connections with faculty. With a 4th place ranking, former students appreciated their ability to participate in and learn from presentations. The program hit the No. 5 spot for flexibility. With a rank of No. 7, Bryant graduates would recommend the online PMBA to their peers.

Founded in 2018, Bryant’s PMBA program is still in its infancy. Making Poets&Quants’ list a second year in a row is a testament to the grit and determination of the students and faculty who make a Bryant education world-class. Bryant’s innovative teaching, faculty mentoring, and real-world modeling helped land the university in the top 1% of ROI by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce.

Poets & Quants, founded by former Business Week journalist John Byrne, is considered the definitive resource for graduate business education. CEO Magazine and U.S. News and World Report also recognized Bryant’s innovative approach to online B-school education with stellar rankings.

A leader in MBA education for over 50 years, Bryant’s Professional MBA Online was Rhode Island’s first fully online MBA from an AACSB-accredited institution. Bryant began offering a Master of Business Administration in 1969 and became accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International in 1994.

The Professional MBA Online program launched in 2018 and incorporates all the hallmarks of the Bryant education—world-class faculty, innovation, technology, analytics, leadership, collaboration, global perspective, and invaluable and practical capstone experiences. Students benefit from the same personal attention, resources, and award-winning facilities that distinguish all Bryant academic programs. In addition to small class sizes and student-faculty ratio, every student in the program has a dedicated academic success coach to help navigate the process, set priorities, stay on track, and get the most out of the program. The schedule is flexible and self-paced, featuring five start times each year and no prescribed course sequence. Students may complete the 10-course program in as little as one year while working full-time and balancing personal commitments. To learn more about the Professional MBA Online, visit mba.bryant.edu


About Bryant University

For nearly 160 years, Bryant University has been at the forefront of delivering an exceptional education that anticipates the future and prepares students to be innovative leaders of character in a changing world. The University delivers a uniquely integrated academic and student life experience with nationally recognized academic programs at the intersection of business, STEM and the liberal arts. Located on a 428-acre contemporary campus in Smithfield, R.I., Bryant enrolls approximately 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students from 38 states and 49 countries. Bryant is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Money, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wall Street Journal, College Factual, and Barron’s. Visit https://www.bryant.edu/

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