Bryant online MBA program
College of Business announces session dates, deadlines for online, in-seat MBA programs
Feb 24, 2020, by Staff Writer

Bryant University has announced the 2020-21 schedules for its fully-online Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program and in-seat MBA degree programs, the two-year evening program and one-year intensive MBA. April 17 is the application deadline for the first of two summer 2020 MBA online sessions. The ten-course program begins May 23 and can be completed in as few as 12 months.

Answering the national call for business leadership and continuing Bryant’s 157-year tradition of innovation and excellence in business programs, the online program has garnered national recognition since its 2018 launch. Bryant’s nationally renowned College of Business has earned prestigious AACSB accreditation for more than 25 years.

The Professional MBA online is Rhode Island’s first fully online MBA from an AACSB-accredited institution.

The Professional MBA online offers a GMAT waiver with qualified work experience; total tuition is less than $22,000. Dates for upcoming sessions of the program are:

  • Summer I 2020: application deadline April 17, 2020, session dates May 23-August 1, 2020
  • Summer II 2020: application deadline June 26, 2020, session dates August 1-October 10, 2020
  • Fall 2020: application deadline September 4, 2020, session dates October 10-December 19, 2020
  • 2020 Winter 2021: application deadline November 20, 2020, session dates January 2-March 13, 2021
  • 2021 Spring 2021: application deadline February 5, 2021, session dates March 13-May 22, 2021
  • Summer I 2021: application deadline April 16, 2021, session dates May 22-July 31, 2021
  • Summer II 2021: application deadline June 25, 2021, session dates July 31-October 9, 2021

Two-year and one-year MBA program

Bryant’s two-year MBA program is designed with working professionals in mind. Classes are held two nights a week on Bryant’s Smithfield campus, and students complete the degree in two years. Students must apply by April 30 to be eligible for preferred scholarship consideration; classes begin August 23. Bryant also offers an intensive one-year MBA, with full-time study August to August. In addition, the University offers a Master of Arts in Communication degree with specializations in Organizational Communication, Health Communication, or an individually tailored area of study. Terms start in fall, spring, and summer.

Bryant has been a leader in the MBA arena for 51 years, and the Professional MBA online is Rhode Island’s first fully online MBA from an AACSB-accredited institution. Bryant’s Graduate School of Business has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International since 1994, and the school has offered the Master of Business Administration degree since 1969. Nearly 6,500 Bryant alumni, who are distinguished leaders in organizations across the country and around the world, hold a Master’s degree from Bryant’s prestigious graduate programs. Bryant University’s business programs are consistently recognized and ranked among the very best in the country.

"The flexibility afforded by our MBA online is particularly attractive to working professionals.”

“The Bryant Professional MBA online is an extension of Bryant’s world-class graduate business education,” says Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn Sulmasy, J.D., LL. M. “Our innovative MBA program is available to aspiring leaders from all over New England, and indeed, from around the world. The flexibility afforded by our MBA online is particularly attractive to working professionals aspiring to advance within their chosen field or industry.”

Online MBA is self-paced

The Bryant Professional MBA online incorporates all of 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, 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.

Designed for working professionals looking to advance in their careers, the Bryant Professional MBA online prepares graduates to enhance the performance of their organizations by building strategic leadership skills and knowledge. 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. Bryant faculty will equip students with the analytical, technological, and interpersonal skills required to meet the challenges of working in a diverse and global marketplace. Through the MBA Online, students will develop an understanding of foundational business knowledge; learn how to apply this knowledge to evaluating, analyzing, and solving business problems; and develop expertise in combining values-based leadership decision-making with business problem-solving.

Program overview

  • Students from around the U.S. and the world can enroll
  • Flexible 10-course self-paced program with five start times each year, no prescribed sequence. Can be completed in one year while working full-time.
  • GMAT waiver with qualified work experience (work experience is expected)
  • Tuition less than $22,000 ($2,150 per course plus $495 for Strategies for Success intro course)

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