The UConn School of Business MBA: What You Need To Know
While UConn’s undergraduate school is known for its large campus community, the UConn School of Business full-time MBA is a small program with an impressive return on investment. The school’s class consists of about 40-50 students. Of these, around 60-70% are domestic and 30-40% are international.
Students complete courses primarily within eight months alongside the others in their cohort. The 57-credit curriculum consists of 36 core credits and 21 elective credits. Core courses focus on three main areas: business foundations, core functional knowledge, and business leadership. The program is comprised of 18 credits of graduate business electives, such as Business Analytics, Financial Analysis & Investments, Digital Marketing Strategy, and General Business. Three credits belong to a 5000-level Management course.
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 include the GE/UConn Edge Lab, SS&C Technologies Financial Accelerator, Innovation Accelerator, and a $2 million student-managed fund.
UConn recently announced new President Thomas Katsouleas, who has started rolling out some strategic planning initiatives, including a focus on civic sustainability and financial innovation.
UConn aims to create a non-competitive and collaborative learning experience. Students can build deep relationships with faculty and administration they can rely on. The school’s intimate and personalized environment allows for mentorship and the formation of strong networks to take the front seat.