2016-2017

Application Requirements

Domestic Applicants

Bryant University is committed to enrolling classes of students with strong credentials that show a high
promise of professional success. To be admitted to any Bryant graduate program, applicants must be (or about to become) a graduate of an accredited, four-year college or university.

Applicants must submit:

  • Bryant University College of Business Graduate application.
    Applicants shall complete the online application for admission.
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended.
  • One professional letter of recommendation. Recommenders may use the form available online or submit a written recommendation on letterhead.
  • Official score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).*
  • Statement of objectives (500 words maximum).
    The purpose of the statement is to explain why the applicant is applying to Bryant, the specific program, and how both will help the applicant achieve a future goal.
  • A current resume.
  • $80 application fee.
  • Interview
    Admission interviews (optional) can be scheduled by the Graduate Programs office or by the applicant. An admission interview is part of the application process and aids the Admission Committee in making appropriate admission decisions.
*

 The only waivers granted for the GMAT are:

  • MST applicants who are Certified Public Accountants or who are enrolled agents.
  • Applicants who hold a doctorate or terminal degree (PhD, MD, JD).
  • MPAc applicants from an AACSB accredited program whose cumulative GPA is 3.5 or higher
  • Certificate of Graduate Study in Business Analytics applicants
  • Bryant undergraduate students with a major in accounting who earn a final cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or better may waive the GMAT requirement.

Students who are enrolled full-time are required to forward completed health forms to Health Services and to show proof of health insurance.

International Applicants

Students from across the globe who enroll in the Bryant University Graduate School bring valuable perspectives to the classroom. International students must secure the proper visa and enroll in the appropriate number of credits.

International Student Admission Requirements:

  • Applicant must provide documentation from an academic evaluation agency which indicates that the applicant has earned a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
  • Bryant University College of Business Graduate application. Applications are available online or a copy of the application can be requested in writing, by phone, or by e-mail.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, translated into English and converted to a 4.1    scale.
  • One professional letter of recommendation. Recommenders may use the available form online or submit a recommendation on letterhead.
  • Official score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). GMAT waivers are available to MBA applicants who hold an earned doctorate, MPAc applicants who have earned a 3.5 cumulative undergraduate GPA from an AACSB accredited institution, or for MST applicants who are certified public accountants or enrolled agents.
  • A current resume.
  • Interview – An interview (either in person or by phone) is recommended for graduate program applicants.
  • Statement of objective (500 words maximum).
  • $80 application fee.
  • Official TOEFL score for applicants whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate instruction was not conducted in English.
  • International Graduate Student Certification of Finances from international applicants seeking an I-20.

Deferred Admission

If an accepted student cannot begin classes in the semester for which he/she applied, the student may defer his/her admission until the next entry term. Requests for a deferral must be made in writing to the Graduate Programs office and may be approved for up to one year. If an applicant matriculates into a program within a one-year period, the commitment fee is applicable toward tuition fees. The MPAC commitment fee is not applicable toward tuition fees and is non-refundable.

Re-admit Policy

If a student withdraws from Bryant and later wishes to resume graduate work, he or she will be required to re-apply to the Graduate College of Business and will be responsible for the degree requirements that are in place at the time of re-admission. If the student’s file is available, the student will be required to submit a new application, statement of objectives, resume and an $80 application fee. If the file is not available, a complete application package must be submitted by the applicant. Permission to re-enroll will be granted only after a review of the student’s academic record by the Admission Committee.

  • If the student’s course(s) were completed within the last three years, all courses, credits and grades previously taken will be applied to the student’s degree requirements.
  • If the courses are between three and five years old, the courses will be reviewed by the appropriate department chairpersons. Those courses that are deemed to still be current by the department will be applied to the student’s transcript. Those that are not approved will be listed on the student’s transcript but not computed in the grade point average calculation.
  • Courses that are older than five years old are not generally accepted toward the degree program but will appear on the student’s transcript. Neither the credits nor the grades previously earned will be calculated in the student’s grade point average.

Non-matriculating Students

A non-matriculating student is defined as a student who is enrolled in a degree program at an institution other than Bryant University and who wishes to take one or more courses at Bryant to transfer to his/her home institution. A non-matriculating student must complete a Special Student Application form and submit a fee of $80 along with a letter from his/her dean or advisor indicating that he/she has been pre-approved to take a course(s) at Bryant. Non-matriculating students are eligible to select only from Bryant’s elective course offerings.