Regardless of the industry you enter, you must understand core business principles to succeed.
Bryant's Business Administration minor will equip you to meet the complex demands of an interdependent society and culture. Rigorous academic programs integrate business, liberal arts, and technology to develop the critical-thinking skills that are essential to every career.
Bryant has a long-standing national reputation for educating business professionals and leaders. The key skills of working in and leading groups, communicating effectively, solving problems innovatively, and being proficient with technology are required of professionals in all fields.
Future careers, post-grad opportunities
The Business Administration minor at Bryant includes courses designed to help you develop basic business knowledge and skills that will provide the foundation for you to begin a career or continue on to graduate school. An understanding of Business Administration is beneficial to all professional fields including the creative arts, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, nonprofit administration, and human resources, to name a few.
Business Administration faculty
Business Administration is a multidisciplinary course of study comprising financial accounting, information technology and analytics, and foundation courses in global business, management, marketing, and finance. Each discipline is taught by experts in the field who, in addition to teaching, are consultants and practitioners. Through the case study method of teaching, you will learn how to immediately apply theory to real-world situations.
For a minor:
Principles of Financial Accounting (ACG203)
Introduction to Information Technology and Analytics (CIS201)
Financial Management (FIN201)
Management Principles and Practice (MGT200)
Foundations of Marketing Management (MKT201)
Eva Mahan ‘13
Path: MPAc candidate, Bryant University
“Bryant taught me the importance of hard work and dedication. It has provided the foundation I need to set goals for myself and determine what is most important to me. Bryant has provided me with the keys to success,” says Eva Mahan ’13 who graduated in May and jumped right into Bryant’s full-time Master of Professional Accountancy program. Mahan has a position waiting for her when she graduates from the master’s program in December. She will start her career as a tax associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers in January 2014 – a position she earned as a two-time intern with their tax department in Boston.
LESSONS FOR LEADERS
Michael A. Roberto, DBA
Trustee Professor of Management
A preeminent authority on strategic decision-making, Roberto is the author of Know What You Don’t Know: How Great Leaders Prevent Problems Before They Happen and Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes For An Answer . He joined Bryant in 2006 after six years as a faculty member at Harvard and believes that one of the most gratifying aspects of being a professor is hearing from former students who reconnect with exciting updates about their careers.
Roberto, who was recently selected as director for Bryant’s new Center for Program Innovation, received the Distinguished Faculty Award in 2011.