Published 03/21/13

College of Business rises in Businessweek rankings

Bryant University’s undergraduate College of Business is among the nation’s best, rising 7 points in the 2013 Bloomberg Businessweek rankings released March 20.

“The University’s strong showing in a variety of rankings – not just Businessweek’s – represents a growing awareness of what faculty, students and employers already know: The Bryant experience, which blends the study of business with the study of the liberal arts, uniquely prepares students to succeed in a global setting,” said José-Marie Griffiths, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs.

"I always dreamed of being a student-athlete at a prestigious business school."

Last May, a separate Businessweek evaluation of 14 specialty business programs ranked Bryant’s undergraduate International Business Program 27th in the nation, and the entrepreneurship program shot up 26 points to a rank of 71st.

Bryant undergraduates studying in the College of Business know that the experience they have at Bryant is different. For senior Matt Roncaioli, a finance major from Southington, CT, the opportunity to build relationships with faculty and academic advisers set Bryant apart from other colleges. The technology he has access to in the classroom “is some of the best around and gives me an extra competitive advantage,” he notes.

Roncaioli is a member of Bryant’s football team, which competes at the NCAA Division 1 level. “I always dreamed of being a student-athlete at a prestigious business school – and that’s what I am today.  … That’s something I’m really proud of, and it makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something and that I’m on the right path to do what I want to do for the rest of my life,” he says.