College of Business

Bryant is recognized nationally for integrating business with the arts and sciences to provide students with academic excellence and highly marketable skills.

A message from Dean Annavarjula

Distinguished by a 157-year tradition of excellence in business education, today the Bryant University campus is empowered with a dynamic culture of curiosity, continuous improvement, and curricular innovation.

Our strategic five-point educational philosophy combines innovation with immersive learning experiences, a uniquely integrated curriculum, individual attention, and a global mindset throughout all disciplines.

We work with our corporate partners to design real-world projects that enhance learning as our students test concepts and build key skills by putting theory into action. Breaking the boundaries between the classroom and the workplace helps Bryant deliver educational outcomes that are recognized among the best in United States. Our mix of business and the liberal arts gives Bryant students the best of both worlds, and the competencies they develop are highly valued in the marketplace.

From our practica in Global Supply Chain Management and Analytics, to our $2.1-million student-run Archway Investment Fund, our International Business consulting projects and customized study abroad programs that include international internships with language and cultural immersion experiences, or abundant opportunities for service learning, we have created transformative experiences that help shape global thinkers and leaders.

Our dedicated faculty use their own research and sabbaticals to explore new programs and learning experiences that enrich learning outcomes for our students. Together with accomplished executives in residence and the industry leaders on our Dean’s Council, we review and fine tune our curriculum not just from the inside out, but from the outside in.

At Bryant, we are singularly focused on student success as our true north. Whether it’s continuously improving our research agendas, our pedagogical knowledge, or our extracurricular activities, there’s a dedication to our students that’s shared by the constituents of this institution and that’s palpable from the minute you step onto our campus. I invite you to learn more about the exceptional experience a Bryant education delivers.

Madan Annavarjula, Ph. D.
Dean, College of Business
Professor of International Business

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Among the nation's best

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Our College of Business is one of only 5% of all business programs in the world accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The University also is a member of CUIBE, a consortium of nationally recognized international business programs.

  • #4 business program, College Factual 2020
  • #3 International Business, #4 Marketing, #4 Accounting, #8 Entrepreneurship, #11 Human Resources, #12 Finance/Financial Management, #13 Management College Factual 2020
  • #25 International Business, U.S. News & World Report 2019
  • Top 50 business programs, Bloomberg Businessweek

Learn more about our rankings and accreditations.

A powerful combination

College of Business majors complete courses of study that combine their major with a liberal arts minor. That way, you’ll gain not only a cross-disciplinary advantage but also the opportunity to pursue your interests. More than 40% of students complete double, triple, or even quadruple concentrations.

Your course of study is infused with partnerships between Bryant and organizations, helping you earn career credentials while you integrate diverse knowledge and skills along your path to becoming an agile thinker and leader.

  • BSBA (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration)
  • BSDS (Bachelor of Science in Data Science)
  • BSIB (Bachelor of Science in International Business)
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • MPAc (Master of Professional Accountancy)
  • Certificate of Graduate Study in Business Analytics
     

To view the programs offered through the College of Business, select the Business button on this page. 

We prepare socially responsible thinkers, leaders, and innovators for successful professional careers within the global business community.

Our strategic priorities are informed by the following statements that serve to amplify our mission and values:

  • We prepare thinkers by offering a broad and multidisciplinary knowledge base, with in-depth content in one or more specific business disciplines. The business degree experience is focused on the application of foundational theory in business settings. In addition, we develop students’ critical-thinking skills and ability to grapple with problems at a systemic level.
  • We prepare leaders by cultivating the development of interpersonal skills and character. The curriculum provides students with numerous opportunities to learn about and practice leadership and collaboration skills, in small and large group settings, and with for-profit and non-profit organizations. In addition, students are encouraged to avail themselves of the many opportunities for exposure to global, socio-economic, and cultural perspectives; to develop mentoring relationships with faculty; and to mentor fellow students as opportunities arise.
  • We prepare innovators by presenting students with challenging business issues that allow them to apply their skills to real problems. The curriculum offers opportunities for students to develop creative business solutions, providing them with the necessary tools to successfully adapt to changes in the global business environment.

The College of Business Dean's Council is a forum for accomplished industry leaders to provide external perspectives, expert review and counsel, advocacy, and philanthropic support for College of Business students, programs and initiatives, and strategic direction.

Members of the College of Business Dean’s Council

  • P. James Brady ’81, Council Chair, Vice Chairman of Advisory Services at alliantgroup
  • Charles Caranci, Jr. ’88, CPA, Executive Vice President and CFO at LeChase Construction Services, LLC
  • Laura (Vessichio) Carrubba ’89, Tax Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Erin (Doherty) Champlin ’85, Vice President, Global Services and Transformation at Johnson & Johnson
  • Jaime Eichen ’98, Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Jeffrey M. Fryer ’91, P’19, P’22, CPA, Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer at Rallybio, LLC
  • John R. Galvin ’91 MBA, President and CEO, AAA Northeast
  • Sharon Garavel ’85, Managing Director, Operations Executive, JPMorgan Chase
  • Eric Handa ’97, President and CEO at AP Telecom LLC
  • Ann-Marie Harrington '86, Innovation Executive and Founder of Embolden
  • Mario F. Hernandez ’97 MBA, Founder and CEO of Impesa
  • Samantha Merwin ’12, Head of Markets Advocacy for ETF and Index Investing Markets & Investments, BlackRock
  • Kevin O’Neill P '20, managing partner and co-founder, Acertitude
  • Cynthia Schmidt Sprinkle ’81, former finance executive at Pitney Bowes, Revlon, Guinness, and Sara Lee
  • James Verraster ’77, CEO at Auromet Trading, LLC
  • Scott Voss ’92, Managing Director at HarborVest Partners LLC

To learn more about how you can become involved with advancing the College of Business and the College of Business Dean’s Council, contact Executive Director of Development Edward Magro, J.D., at emagro@bryant.edu or (401) 232-6528.

A partial list of distinguished alumni/ae of Bryant’s College of Business includes:

  • P. James Brady '81, Vice Chairman of Advisory Services, alliantgroup
  • Nanette Buziak '93, Managing Director, Head of Equity Trading, Voya Investment Management
  • Laura Carrubba '89, Tax Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Michael Casey '82, Chairman and CEO, Carter’s, Inc.
  • Erin Champlin '85, Senior Vice President, Global Services and Enterprise Transformation, Johnson & Johnson
  • Beth Costello ’89, Executive Vice President and CFO, The Hartford
  • Jaime Eichen '98, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Jeffrey M. Fryer ’91, P’19, P’22, Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer at Rallybio, LLC
  • Brenda Galgano '91, CFO, Perdue Farms, Inc.
  • John R. Galvin ’91 MBA, President and CEO, AAA Northeast
  • Sharon Garavel '85, Managing Director, Operations Executive, JPMorgan Chase
  • Marc Grondahl '88, Co-Founder, Planet Fitness
  • Laurence Gumina ’89, President and CEO, Ohio Living
  • Todd Gustafson '86, President at HP Federal LLC
  • Eric Handa '97, President and CEO, AP Telecom LLC
  • Ann-Marie Harrington '86, Innovation Executive and Founder, Embolden
  • Mario F. Hernandez ’97 MBA, Founder and CEO, Impesa
  • Frank Hauck '81, Senior Vice President, Global Financial Services Sales, NCR
  • Christine Katziff ’86, Chief Audit Executive, Bank of America
  • Diane Kazarian ’83, Partner Assurance/National Financial Services Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Samantha Merwin '12, Head of Markets Advocacy for ETF and Index Investing Markets & Investments, BlackRock
  • Lisa McCarthy ’01, Senior Vice President and CFO, Yankee Candle
  • Marc Pictet ’97, Managing Partner, Pictet Group
  • Joseph Puishys ’80, CEO and President, Apogee Enterprises, Inc.
  • Daniel Rioux ’90, Co-Founder/Managing Partner, Old Ironsides Energy, LLC
  • Paul Ryan ’90, Chief Information Officer, Kohler
  • Donna Speciale ’84, President, Turner Entertainment and Ad Sales
  • Cynthia Schmidt Sprinkle ’81, former finance executive at Pitney Bowes, Revlon, Guinness, and Sara Lee
  • James Verraster ‘77, CEO, Auromet Trading, LLC
  • Scott Voss ’92, Managing Director at HarborVest Partners LLC
  • Noel Watson ’97, Chief Financial Officer, TruCar, Inc.
  • D. Ellen Wilson ’79, Executive Vice President, Human Capital, United Health Care

At Bryant, you’ll have access to top companies and their leadership in your classes and through extracurricular learning opportunities. Bryant has developed strategic alliances and partnerships with regional businesses, community organizations, multinational corporations and global institutions. It’s an innovative, proven teaching method that extends your learning. 

  • Each year, our student teams participate in a wide variety of national competitions and develop presentations for executives at firms such as Target Corporation and The TJX Companies, Inc. 
  • As a senior in the International Business program, you might help a local company expand internationally.
  • As a Marketing student, you might implement a social media strategy for an entire organization.
  • Executives and accomplished alumni are regular visitors to campus, sharing their insights and lessons learned.

And these are just a few examples. These experiences yield networking opportunities with corporate participants and the campus community, potential internships and jobs, an enhanced resume, and cash awards.

ARCHWAY INVESTMENT FUND

Students from Bryant's Archway Investment Fund give a presentation

ARCHWAY INVESTMENT FUND

Our million-dollar Archway Investment Fund provides real-world experience. Students must interview for a spot in this distinctive two-course program that provides a mini-career experience serving as securities analysts and portfolio managers. The C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center is the AIF base of operations.

COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' ORGANIZATION

Members of the Bryant Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization

COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS' ORGANIZATION

Bryant's chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) is consistently recognized among the top chapters in the country, reflecting the University's entrepreneurial spirit and the drive students have to excel.
Bryant Professor Sharmin Attaran teaches at the Academic Innovation Center

Academic Departments

Our academic departments offer you a range of courses of study to choose from and world-class scholars dedicated to teaching.

Department Listing
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Courses of Study

Our integrated curriculum includes 26 majors and 35 minors, so you can create a path that’s guided by your interests.

Majors and Minors
Bryant Professor Lori Coakley sits down with two students

Graduate Programs

We offer graduate programs within the College of Business, where you can earn your MBA, MPAc, MST, or Certificate in Business Analytics.

Graduate Studies