Bryant University’s College of Business marks 25 years of AACSB Accreditation

Bryant University’s College of Business has earned re-accreditation by AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, a distinction held since 1994. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and it is a designation held by only five percent of the world’s business programs.

The transformative power of Bryant’s IDEA program

Last week, about 800 freshmen and 200 faculty, staff, student and alumni mentors, and 130 judges (nearly 1,200 participants in all) came together for the seventh annual IDEA, Bryant’s three-day, high-energy, design thinking boot camp for all first-year students. The entire campus was transformed into a Silicon Valley start-up environment, where students learned to shift […]

Empathy and journey maps help IDEA students walk in customers’ shoes

Proponents of design thinking, a method of human-based creative problem solving used by the world’s most innovative companies, say that empathy lies at the heart of the process. It’s such an important concept that workshops on empathy mapping and its companion piece, user journey mapping, were added to the curriculum of this year’s IDEA program.

Alumni mentors enrich student learning at IDEA

The entire Bryant community mobilizes for IDEA, including about 100 alumni who come from all over the country to share their experience and perspective with first-year students. Alumni mentors offer feedback and guidance on students’ concepts, and in the process, many report they learn a lot too.

Student mentors are a critical factor in IDEA’s success

Student mentors are a vital component in the success of the Bryant IDEA program, helping to guide first-year students through the design thinking process. The opportunity to teach what they learned from their IDEA experience reinforces and reinvigorates their own creative thinking.

Digital disruption, the focus of Inaugural Sales Symposium

Bryant University’s Inaugural Sales Symposium on Digital Disruption drew nearly 150 guests, including students and faculty from Bryant and other universities, as well as alumni and corporate sponsors. In his remarks, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn Sulmasy noted that “it’s so important to hold events like this where we learn from our experts and ensure that […]

Professor’s “Kafka Komix” is a work of transformation

“Kafka Komix,” an art installation by Bryant’s English and Culture Studies chair Professor Martha Kuhlman, Ph.D., currently on display in Bryant’s Krupp Library, represents a synthesis of teaching, scholarship, and artistic expression. The work draws on the power of innovative transformation to tell a well-known tale in a fascinating new way.