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.
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 […]
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.
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 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.
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 […]
Maura Coughlin, Ph.D., Professor of Visual Studies in the Department of English and Cultural Studies, was among the leading scholars invited to speak at “Picture Ecology: Art and Ecocriticism in Planetary Perspective,” a Princeton University symposium exploring ecocritical approaches to visual culture.
Bryant University’s Physician Assistant program is helping to meet the critical need for providers who can care for individuals and create efficiencies in the health care system that will benefit all. Since it launched in 2014, Bryant’s PA program, the only accredited program in Rhode Island, is fast becoming one of the most sought-after in the country.
“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.
When Jillian Donlon ’19 of Westwood, MA, saw that Bryant was adding a Data Sciences program, she jumped at the opportunity. “I can combine my computer and analytical skills with creative thinking in applying any kind of data into usable insights,” says the Data Science major with complimentary minors in Political Science and Media and […]