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Bryant & Stratton College was founded in 1854 in order to provide a practical education so that students could achieve career goals. When the college was founded, many industries required apprenticeships that were difficult to find. Dr. John Collins Bryant and his brother, Henry Beadman Bryant partnered with their brother-in-law, Henry Dwight Stratton to found Bryant & Stratton National Business College in Buffalo, New York.

From the beginning, the college was an advocate for women's rights, creating a women's department so that women could also achieve higher education goals. In 1858, the college began offering what it called the only "completely practical bookkeeping course in the world," teaching business skills in classrooms as well as mock stores, banks and insurance companies for hands-on training.

After the Civil War, many soldiers used their mustering out money to enter new careers and Bryant & Stratton encouraged them to enroll, using advertising that stated "business is the battle of peace." In 1889, the college became the first to offer a correspondence education, allowing students to learn at home. In 1940, the college established free job placement services to help graduates find employment. In 1997, Bryant & Stratton launched their online program through the Southtowns Campus. They began offering bachelor's degrees in 2000.

Bryant & Stratton Accreditation Details

Bryant & Stratton is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Not only does regional accreditation allow the college to receive and administer financial aid to students, it also indicates that the college meets or exceeds criteria set forth by the organization that indicate excellence in education. Various programs offered through the college are also accredited by industry-specific organizations and associations.

Bryant & Stratton Application Requirements

Students must complete an application either in person on campus or online. There is no fee to apply to the college. Students must make an appointment with a personal admission representative who will discuss online courses and how the program operates. Students must then submit to an interview which will cover academic history and educational goals. Students must provide official high school transcripts or GED certificate. Vaccination records may also be required.

Transfer students must submit an official transcript from all colleges or universities attended and may not have earned more than 75 percent of credits required for a degree program. Students in Virginia must not have earned more than 70 percent of degree credits. Evaluation of transfer credits is free and students may also earn college credit by scoring 70 percent or better on a proficiency examination.

Bryant & Stratton Tuition and Financial Aid

Each degree program has a tuition and fee schedule that varies. The average cost to complete a four-year degree program is $69,960 while the average two-year degree costs $34,380. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, scholarships, federal and state assistance and loans. The college also accepts tuition reimbursement and military benefits for tuition. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to qualify for any aid at Bryant & Stratton. Students should contact the financial aid office for more information.

Bryant & Stratton Degree Program(s) Available

General Management Business Bachelor's Degree

Bryant & Stratton offers a General Management Business Bachelor's Degree that is available completely online in all states except Iowa. The program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for leadership positions in business management. The program focuses on problem-solving, strategy and planning as well as communication, marketing and interpersonal relations. Students may specialize in for areas:

  • eCommerce - focuses on strategy and management, business models media, web design and other factors that influence business in the electronic age
  • Human Resources - focuses on compensation, benefits, labor relations and employment law
  • Marketing - designed for those who are seeking entry-level marketing positions
  • Project Management - focuses on procurement, risk, scheduling and cost effectiveness

The online program follows the same rigorous curriculum as students receive in the traditional classroom setting. Courses required include:

  • Accounting Principles I and II
  • Business Law & Ethics
  • Business Principles
  • Computing Skills
  • Financial Analysis
  • Global Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Management Principles
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Principles
  • Microeconomics
  • Office Technology Software II
  • Operations Management
  • Performance Management
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management

Students must also complete an Internship Capstone Course.

BBA Digital Marketing

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Digital Marketing at Bryant & Stratton is available in a completely online format in all states except Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, New York, Virginia and Delaware. The program combines traditional marketing concepts with modern technology. Students develop an understanding of search engine optimization, social media marketing, web data analysis and many different online strategies. The program includes business management courses to provide a strong foundation in management as well. Students learn to evaluate the effectiveness of digital marketing campaigns as well as how to use traditional along with digital marketing to create brand recognition. Students learn to engage with customers through different digital pathways in order to build loyalty and to analyze consumer behavior. Courses required include:

  • Accounting Principles I and II
  • Business Principles
  • Computing Skills
  • Content & Social Marketing
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
  • Digital Marketing Practicum
  • Global Marketing
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Management Principles
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Principles
  • Mobile & Email Marketing
  • Office Technology Software I
  • Operations Management
  • Pay Per Click & Display Advertising
  • Performance Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Research & Writing I
  • Search Engine Marketing & Optimization
  • Strategic Digital Marketing Management
  • Survey of Mathematics
  • Web Analytics & Reporting

Students must complete a Certification Review and an Internship Capstone Course.

Since it was founded in 1854, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing outstanding education to non-traditional students. From Civil War soldiers returning from battle to today's busy working adult, the college offers flexible programs that allow those with work, family or social obligations to achieve their career goals. The online programs offered by Bryant & Stratton are designed to meet the needs of those who are unable to attend traditional classrooms but whose goals include moving into a new career or advancing in a current career.

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