Bryant University announces Fourth-Year MBA Program for undergraduates


SMITHFIELD, R.I., March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Bryant University President Ross Gittell, Ph.D., and Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn Sulmasy, JD, LL.M, have announced that the University will offer an accelerated Fourth-Year MBA (3+1) Program this fall, allowing incoming freshmen to earn a Master of Business Administration degree in just four years. 

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Value, savings, and significant competitive advantage 

Talented first-year students admitted to Bryant’s Class of 2025 will have the opportunity to complete their undergraduate degree in three years and move directly into Bryant’s acclaimed one-year MBA program for completion of both degrees in four years. The selective Fourth-Year (3+1) MBA Program offers value and significant advantages over more traditional five-year BS/MBA options, building on the innovative curriculum and degree programs that make Bryant one of the nation’s top ranked schools for learning outcomes and return on investment.

“Bryant is a national leader in providing an exceptional return on education investment,” notes President Gittell. “Since the University’s integrated business and liberal arts curriculum was introduced in 2004, Bryant has been at the forefront in preparing students with the combination of critical skills most in demand by employers.”

“That real-world connection is exactly why Bryant graduates are in high demand now, even in a weak labor market. It’s why they succeed and why they earn starting salaries that are among the highest in the country,” adds President Gittell, an economist, management educator and frequent business and government policy advisor.

“Our focus on the success of each individual student allows us to tailor their undergraduate experience to their personal interests. Currently, 30% of Bryant students graduate with double BS and BA degrees, double majors, and/or triple concentrations,” says Provost Sulmasy.

“We are proud to offer this accelerated dual-degree opportunity to help future leaders build the experience and credentials that will prepare them at a faster pace to be real-world ready on day one,” adds Sulmasy. “This is one more way that Bryant adds value and provides students with opportunities to gain a distinct competitive advantage in today’s unpredictable marketplace.”

Choose the accelerated path this fall

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