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Poets&Quants Top Business Schools

University of Connecticut’s School of Business

#63

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: March 3, 2016.

School Data

Annual Tuition: $13,026

Average GPA: 3.43

International: 57%

Average Age: 29

Median GMAT: 625

Female: 38%

Male: 62%

UConn’s flagship full-time MBA is a relatively small program with an attractive return-on-investment. The school’s part-time students outnumber the full-timers by eight to one, with total full-time enrollment at 106 versus part-time enrollment of 827.

It takes full-timers two years to complete. The school’s interdisciplinary MBA curriculum leverages traditional academic instruction with unique learning accelerators successfully closing the gap between theory and practice. Essential to UConn’s MBA Program curriculum is what it calls innovative experiential learning accelerators, which includes the GE/UConn Edge Lab, SS&C Technologies Financial Accelerator, Innovation Accelerator, and a $2 million student-managed fund.

Year one of the program follows a lock-step format in which all students go through the core curriculum together – no exceptions. The first year curriculum guarantees a core set of knowledge for every UConn MBA student. The first year core curriculum covers fundamentals across all business disciplines

In the spring of year one, MBA students develop an Individualized Plan of Study that consists of 8 courses (24 credits). After fulfilling the summer Internship milestone, MBA students continue with year 2, pursuing the customized plan of study. UConn MBA students take a total of 57 credits (19 three-credit courses) in the program.

Rankings Analysis: UConn’s School of Business began getting serious media attention when it scored extremely well in Forbes’ rankings measuring return-on-investment. In the latest Forbes’ survey, the school ranked 37th in delivering superior returns to its full-time MBA graduates, much better than many other top business schools, including Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Forbes estimates it takes just 3.5 years to achieve payback on a UConn MBA. That’s a month or two less than Wharton, Columbia, or Dartmouth.

On U.S. News’ ranking, which more broadly measures a school’s quality on a variety of statistics including average GMAT scores and job placement rates, UConn placed 61 on the latest list, up from 79 a year earlier. So its Poets&Quants composite ranking is expected to improve when P&Q totes up the latest numbers at the end of the end of 2012.

UConn has not published in its employment report its top employers, preferring to list all of the firms that hired the school’s graduates.

Contact Information

Location:
2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041,
Storrs, CT 06269-1041
Admissions Office:
860-486-2872
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From the University of Connecticut School of Business:

University of Connecticut School of Business: Real World, Real Learning, Real Impact

As part of New England’s leading public university, the University of Connecticut School of Business is ranked among the best business schools worldwide, educating future business leaders with a practical education they can use in today’s economy.  Offering comprehensive degree programs at all levels, the UConn School of Business has been recognized for its high quality teaching, cutting-edge research, and extraordinary outreach opportunities.

UConn business students gain a competitive advantage in the job market by receiving a real-world business education complemented with innovative experiential learning programs.  An international perspective is incorporated across programs and disciplines, preparing students for the complexities of working in a global business environment.  In addition, the School of Business Career Center offers MBA and undergraduate students resources for job search preparation and career development

The UConn MBA Program, ranked in such publications as Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and BusinessWeek, is attainable at multiple campuses throughout the state of Connecticut.  Prospective students may consider among the following programs:  Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, and Executive MBA.  All programs include experiential initiatives that challenge intellect, enhance skills, and prepare students for success in life as well as in the competitive world of business.

»Find out more about UConn School of Business.

Full-Time MBA Program

Offering students an excellent return on investment, UConn’s flagship full-time, 57-credit MBA curriculum takes two years to complete.  UConn’s rigorous, interdisciplinary MBA curriculum leverages traditional academic instruction with unique learning accelerators, successfully closing the gap between theory and practice for success in an ever-changing business world.  Innovation, vitality, and drive are just a few of the qualities shared by students, faculty, and staff—in an environment that is dynamic, team-oriented, and intellectually challenging.

Curriculum

The first year of UConn’s full-time MBA program is a lock-step structure in which all students go through a core curriculum together on the Storrs campus. After participating in a summer internship, students return for their individualized plan of study in the second year, in which they begin to focus on their area of specialization and participate in experiential learning accelerators.

Second-year specialization areas are customized based on the candidate’s specific career goals.  Students can choose to follow a traditional concentration in Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations & Information Management (OPIM), or to take a more personalized route aligned with their interests and incorporating guidance from experts in the field, career services counselors, and UConn faculty. Most, if not all, courses in the second year are also taken at the Hartford, Stamford, and/or Waterbury campuses to best coordinate with the experiential learning centers where students will be managing real-world projects.

In addition to providing practical experience through internships and experiential learning accelerators, the Full-Time MBA program gives students the option to participate in several 1-2 week intensive international study/travel courses, exposing them to numerous global issues and opportunities.

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