Professional MBA Online (PMBA)

Bryant’s Professional MBA online, ranked in the top 20 percent of online MBAs by U.S. News & World Report in 2023, delivers a high-impact, flexible education for working professionals.

Program Overview


Just four years in, our online MBA program is already among the most prestigious in the world. U.S. News & World Report has us in the top 20 percent of online MBA programs nationally in 2023, Poets and Quants rankings have us in the top 50, and CEO Magazine has our Professional MBA ranked as a top 100 online program globally.

Why earn your Professional MBA Online at Bryant?

  • Efficiency: Learn asynchronously online, earning your degree in as little as one year while working full-time

  • Flexibility: With five start terms, you can begin the program at your convenience

  • Collaborative Approach: We offer small class sizes and a low student-faculty ratio

  • Networking: Become a part of Bryant’s extensive alumni network of 50,000+ proud graduates

  • Affordability: This competitively priced program is ideal for junior and senior professionals with 5+ years of qualified work experience

  • Spring 2023: March 18 – May 27, Application Deadline is February 10, 2023.
  • Summer I 2023: May 27 – August 5, Application Deadline is April 21, 2023.
  • Summer II 2023: August 5 - October 14, Application Deadline is June 30, 2023.
  • Fall 2023: October 14 - December 23, Application Deadline is TBD.

In addition to the online application form, you will need to submit a statement of objectives, current resumetwo letters of recommendation (one must be a professional letter of recommendation from a current or former manager, not colleague), official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended, and your application fee (waived for Bryant alumni). Electronic transcripts may be sent to

Students can apply for government-sponsored and private education loans. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For information, please visit In addition, Bryant University accepts payments directly from a number of employers who have tuition assistance programs. In other cases, students may be eligible for reimbursement of educational expenses. For more information, contact the Graduate Programs Office, or (401) 232-6230.

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.


Applicants that have completed a degree outside of the United States or Canada must have a course-by-course evaluation of their transcript(s) completed by an evaluation company approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A list of approved organizations can be found at The evaluation must be certified and in English, with individual grades and cumulative GPA converted to a 4.0 scale. If the evaluation includes a certified copy of the undergraduate transcript, an official transcript is not required to be separately sent by the institution. Submission of falsified documents is grounds for denial of admission or dismissal from the University.

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: 105

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

In accordance with the RI Council on Postsecondary Education and the NC-SARA manual, Bryant provides information regarding SARA (which can be found here:

In addition, Bryant University utilizes a variety of methods to ensure that PMBA students are the same individuals receiving academic credit, including SSO for all Bryant systems including the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), library services, email, and file storage. Many student assignments involve the use of VoiceThread, a video-based discussion system requiring audio and video capture of the student as well as Zoom for synchronous sessions requiring real-time video participation from the students. Finally, all written assignments are submitted via the Turnitin plagiarism-monitoring software to ensure original submissions from all students.

Forms: NC-SARA ComplaintProcedure.pdf and RI-CPE_ComplaintProcedure.pdf



Complete the program for less than $22,000


Choose from five different starting dates throughout the year


Ranked No. 9 by


2022-2023 Academic Year*

$2,196 per 3-credit course ($732 per credit)

Strategies for Success (Orientation) course fee


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