Business Administration

Effective for the 2022-23 catalog, the MGMT subject area was changed to MENT.

Students must meet the Graduate School requirements, as well as the following requirements to complete graduate programs in the School of Business. The M.B.A. programs offer dual degrees that allow students to work jointly toward two University of Connecticut graduate degrees. All students must be independently accepted into both graduate programs. To complete the M.B.A. portion of a dual degree program, students must complete 42 credits including all required courses. Dual degrees are available with the following programs: Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management, Master of Science in Financial Risk Management, Master of Science in Human Resource Management, Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (D.M.D.), Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Arts in Latina/o and Latin American Studies, Juris Doctor (J.D.), Medical Doctor (M.D.), Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.), Pharmacy Doctor (PharmD.), Master of Social Work (M.S.W.), and Ph.D. in Biomedical Science.

Ph.D. in Business Administration

Prepares students to conduct high quality, state-of-the-art research and to take faculty positions at leading universities. Areas of study include Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, or Operations and Information Management.  This is a full-time program with an average completion time of five years.  Doctoral students are required to successfully complete between 37 and 49 credits of coursework, depending on their concentration (Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, or Operations and Information Management). Coursework spans three broad categories: Research Methods, Major Area of Concentration, and Supporting Courses. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, and also complete a qualifying research paper, pass a general examination in their area of concentration, complete a minimum of 15 credits of GRAD 6950 (Dissertation Research), and successfully complete a dissertation.

Executive M.B.A.

Students must have prior managerial experience and complete 42 credits of graduate-level Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) courses as part of a lockstep cohort over 21 months. Students may elect to complete an additional 12 credits to earn a graduate certificate.

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

The M.B.A. program prepares students for management positions and career pathways towards business leadership. Courses cover the broad functional domains of business and their strategic integration. Courses are offered in a variety of delivery modes, from fully online to fully in-person, with flexibility in scheduling and time to completion.

M.B.A. students complete 42 credits at their own pace, which averages two years to completion. The curriculum includes 27 credits in required core courses and 15 elective credits. Students can complete their degree in-person and online out of Hartford, Stamford, or Waterbury, or completely online in Online Fast (cohort model) or Online Flex (student chooses classes each semester like in the on-ground model). Online students will be required to access all course material online and will need reliable internet access to complete the requirements of the program. Concentrations are available in Business Analytics, Business Ethics and Compliance, Finance, General Business, Management, and Digital Marketing Strategy.

Required Courses: ACCT 5121, BLAW 5175; FNCE 5101, 5151; MENT 5138, 5800; MKTG 5115; OPIM 5110 and 5185.

Elective Requirements: Students complete 15 credits of graduate level elective courses.

Concentrations: MBA students may complete their degree with a General Business concentration by taking any M.B.A. electives of their choice or take three electives (nine credits) in any of the following areas to develop a concentration: Business Analytics, Business Ethics and Compliance, Digital Marketing Strategy, Finance or Management. These are in addition to the required core courses listed above.

The programs are offered by the School of Business.