Business Administration

Students must meet the Graduate School requirements, as well as the following requirements to complete graduate programs in the School of Business.

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.

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

The M.B.A. program prepares students for general management positions. Prospective students may choose between: the full-time M.B.A. program, which is designed for students with prior work experience seeking to change careers; the part-time M.B.A. program, which is designed with flexibility for currently employed students to follow a self-paced schedule of evening and weekend courses; and the Executive M.B.A. program, which is designed for mid- to senior-level managers to complete degree requirements on weekends as part of a lockstep cohort.

Executive M.B.A.

Students must have prior managerial experience, and complete 48 credits as part of a lockstep cohort over 21 months. Students may elect to complete an additional 12 credits to earn a graduate certificate.

Executive M.B.A. Required Courses: EMBA 5001(repeatable for up to three credits), 5111, 5161, 5191, 5212, 5231, 5281, 5301, 5321, 5332, 5413, 5462, 5471, 5514, 5541, 5582; EMBA 5603 for three credits; EMBA 5651, 5683, 5722, 5772, 5792, 5842, 5852, 5863; EMBA 5901 for three credits; EMBA 5933, and 5993.

Full-time M.B.A.

Full-time M.B.A. students must complete 57 credits and a required Experiential Learning milestone over two academic years. The curriculum includes 36 required credits and 21 elective credits. STEM-designated concentrations are available in financial analysis and investments, business analytics, and digital marketing strategy. A fourth concentration in general business is also available.

Experiential Learning Requirement. All full-time M.B.A. students must complete an experiential learning milestone. This requirement can be met by completing a course for credit with one of UConn’s Accelerators, a paid or unpaid internship or co-op, or an individual or group student project course, which can include student start-ups. It is up to the student, with guidance from faculty and staff, to propose to the M.B.A. Program Director how this milestone will be met, to obtain approval, and to complete it prior to graduation.

Required Courses: ACCT 5121 (or both ACCT 5181 and 5182); ACCT 5123 (or both ACCT 5183 and 5184); BADM 5170; BADM 5180 or OPIM 5603; BADM 5181, 5182, 5183, 5190; BLAW 5175 (or both BLAW 5181 and 5182); FNCE 5101 (or both FNCE 5181 and 5182); MGMT 5138 (or both MGMT 5182 and MGMT 5183); MGMT 5800 (or both MGMT 5181 and 5184); MKTG 5115 (or both MKTG 5181 and 5182); OPIM 5110 (or both OPIM 5183 and 5184); OPIM 5181 or 5603; OPIM 5182 or 5165.

Elective Requirements. All full-time M.B.A. students must take at least 21 credits of graduate level elective courses. One of the elective courses must be a graduate (5000 level or above) MGMT course, and cannot be MGMT 5138 or 5800. If students have not reached the 21 credit threshold after completing the required graduate MGMT elective and the required courses for their concentration of interest (described below), they can take any other graduate business course to complete their degree.

Concentrations. Full-time M.B.A. students must complete one of the following concentrations: Business Analytics, Digital Marketing Strategy, Financial Analysis and Investments, or General Business.

Business Analytics: Required courses totaling 12 credits: OPIM 5272, 5603, and 5604; one additional three-credit OPIM elective from the following list: OPIM 5501, 5502, 5504, 5505, 5641, 5671, or an approved OPIM 5894 course.

Digital Marketing Strategy: Required courses totaling 12 credits: MKTG 5251, and 5665; two additional three-credit MKTG electives from the following list: MKTG 5220, 5230, 5250, 5640, 5650, or 5655.

Financial Analysis and Investments: Required courses totaling 12 credits: FNCE 5202, 5504 and 5512; one additional three-credit FNCE elective from the following list: FNCE 5205, 5209, 5408, 5532, 5533, 5534, 5409, or an approved FNCE 5894 course.

In addition to the courses listed above for the Financial Analysis and Investments area of concentration, full-time M.B.A. students with this concentration may take the following additional courses to complete one of the following specialties.

Real Estate Specialty. Approved courses to total nine credits: FNCE 5532, 5533, 5534 or 5894; or a three credit Special Topic or other approved course focused on real estate approved by the Finance Department Head.

Healthcare Finance and Insurance Specialty. Approved courses to total nine credits: HCMI 5240, 5243, 5894 or 5686; or other HCMI course focused on healthcare finance and insurance approved by the Finance Department Head.

Portfolio Management Specialty. Approved courses to total 12 credits: BADM 5350, 5351; FNCE 5408; and one additional three-credit FNCE elective from the following list: FNCE 5205, 5209, 5409 or 5894.

General Business: Students complete 21 credits of any graduate Business course beyond the required core courses in which they are eligible to enroll. Students must meet the experiential learning milestone requirement and take at least one graduate (5000 level and above) MGMT elective (excluding MGMT 5138 and 5800).

Part-time M.B.A.

Students complete 57 credits at their own pace, which averages three years to completion. The curriculum includes 36 credits in required courses and 21 elective credits. Concentrations are available in business analytics, finance, health care, international business, management, digital marketing strategy, and real estate. This program is approved for the extended time limit granted to approved part-time programs by The Graduate School.

Required Courses: ACCT 5121, 5123; BADM 5103; BLAW 5175; FNCE 5101, 5151; MGMT 5138, 5650, 5800; MKTG 5115; OPIM 5110 and 5165.

Elective Requirements: Students complete 21 credits of graduate level elective courses. One of the elective courses must be an international business course. International business courses are any elective business courses with a 5000 level designation or higher with “international” or “global” in the title.

Concentrations: Part-time M.B.A. students may take electives in any of the following areas to develop a concentration. Students must take the requisite credits and/or courses listed below to fulfill each concentration. These are in addition to the required core courses listed above.

Business Analytics: 12 graduate level credits. Required courses: OPIM 5272, 5603, 5604. Plus one of the following: OPIM 5501, 5502, 5504, 5505, 5641, 5671; approved OPIM 5894 (three credit course). (Note that, if a student has a concentration in Business Analytics and successfully completes OPIM 5272 and 5603, then BADM 5103 is waived and substituted with an elective course).

Business Ethics and Compliance: Nine elective credits of graduate (5000 level and above) BLAW courses, one of which must be BLAW 5750.

Digital Marketing Strategy: 12 graduate level credits. Required courses: MKTG 5665 and 5251. Plus six additional graduate MKTG courses.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Nine graduate level credits from the following list: BADM 5310; FNCE 5894 when offered as “Entrepreneurial Finance” for three credits; MGMT 5223, 5335, 5634, 5230.

Finance: 12 credits of graduate FNCE courses.

Health Care: Nine credits of graduate HCMI courses.

International Business: Nine credits of graduate business courses with “international” or “global business” in the titles.

Management: 12 credits of graduate MGMT courses.

Real Estate: Nine credits of graduate FNCE courses with “real estate” in the titles.

The programs are offered by the School of Business.