One-Year MBA Program

Whether you are a recent college graduate or someone with years of experience looking to change careers, Bryant’s international focus will prepare you to do business globally and locally. 

Bryant University Professor Lori Coakley teaches during an MBA class.

Program Overview

Jumpstart your career with our AACSB-accredited One-Year MBA program

Our program is designed for students seeking to transition into new careers. Students choose to specialize or earn a general management degree, so they can tailor their learning toward the career they want.

Global specializations

You'll have an opportunity to specialize in one of four areas: Business Analytics, Global Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, or International Business. If you prefer, you may combine electives for a General Management option.

In January, you'll participate in the Global Immersion Experience, during which you and your classmates will travel abroad, and meet with senior executives at international firms and/or governmental policymakers. In previous years' students have traveled to Chile, Panama, China, Germany, and most recently to Iceland.

The cohort/study team difference

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 will become the foundation of your professional network.

For more information, please contact:

Graduate Admission

Linda Barringer
Associate Director, Graduate Admission
Phone: (401) 232-6529

Why earn your MBA at Bryant?

  • Complete your degree in one year of full-time study: Program runs from August to August

  • Build your resume with consulting and other experiential learning experiences embedded in the curriculum

  • Build your professional network through cohort-based learning and alumni connections

  • We also offer a part-time, two-year MBA program - Learn more

You need to have successfully completed coursework in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and statistics at the undergraduate or graduate level. If you have not yet taken the prerequisite courses, please consult with the Graduate School staff about alternatives.

In addition to the application form, you will need to submit a statement of objectives, current resume, one faculty recommendation, official transcripts from all colleges / universities you have attended, your official and your application fee (waived for Bryant alumni). 

An international applicant is defined as any person that requires a student visa to study in the United States. International applicants are eligible to apply to any graduate program, provided they have successfully completed the equivalent of a United States bachelor’s degree and have the appropriate diplomas and/or satisfactory results on transcripts or leaving examinations from the country in which the degree was earned. International applicants must complete all program-specific application requirements as well as all additional international application requirements outlined below.

English Proficiency

All applicants whose primary language is not English (or for whom English is not one of their primary languages) are required to submit proof of satisfactory English proficiency. Exceptions will be made if the applicant completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at a regionally accredited institution within the U.S., or if the language of instruction for an earned undergraduate or graduate degree was entirely in English. At this time, the only acceptable forms of proof for English proficiency are the TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo English Test, with minimum score requirements listed below.

  • TOEFL iBT: 85
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Duolingo English Test: 115

An official score report must be sent directly from the examination organization to the Graduate Programs Office at Bryant University (TOEFL School Code: 3095).

The College of Business at Bryant University is accredited by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Bryant is one of only 5 percent of colleges and universities in the world to earn this prestigious accreditation.



On average, our facilities were rated "Excellent" or "Very Good" - 2018 survey of graduates

Accessible Faculty

97% of respondents agreed "Faculty members were willing to work with me." - 2018 survey of graduates


93% agreed the MBA structure promotes teamwork - 2018 survey of graduates


2023-2024 Academic Year*

$3,522 per 3-credit course ($1,174 per credit)

Global Immersion Experience fee

$1,500 (travel fee in addition to tuition)

* Tuition rates are subject to annual change based on approval by the Board of Trustees, typically in the spring of the preceding academic year.