Overview

Applicants
219
Acceptance Rate
36%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.45
Years Work Experience
6.4
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
610 - 680
GPA
3.2 - 3.73

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 1

Regular Application Deadline
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
1:1
Total Faculty
117

58
Full-time
42
Part-time
20
Underrepresented Minorities
20
Female


Students Say

As the state’s oldest and largest business school, the University of Connecticut’s School of Business offers Fulland Part-Time MBAs (as well as Executive MBAs and dual degrees) via four of its campuses. Customizable curriculums, a focus on team collaboration, and small cohorts lead to a “great value and return on investment,” and plenty of scholarships (on top of an already low tuition) make for “a lot of diversity and affordable quality education.” The administration is “very supportive, friendly, and support students’ interests and initiatives,” and the cohort sizes lead to “easy class scheduling.” UConn is becoming increasingly known for “its focus on sustainability and corporate social responsibility in the business world,” and course options and content reflect this. The newly established Grad Net Impact chapter also started UConn’s first MBA Sustainability Case Competition, which is being institutionalized on an annual basis.

The quality professors have extensive real world experience (“many professors have C-suite experience”), and the well-rounded, “big data-focused” curriculum is fleshed out with experiential learning and “market-ready specializations/courses.” The core class professors are “top-notch” however, adjunct professors that teach electives are said to be “hit or miss.” Classes are very much interactive, and study methods include “a wide range of activities such as quiz, simulation, write-up, class debate, team assignments, individual exercises, and so on.” All in all, “you get a great bang for your buck with UConn in terms of the low cost, solid professors, and reputation.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration
Data Analytics
Finance
Human Resources

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Data Analytics
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Human Resources
Marketing

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Healthcare Administration
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Real Estate

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL


Health Care Management & Insurance Studies


Operations & Information Management



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
http://mba.uconn.edu/academics/required-curriculum/business-leadership/ Sustainability in the Global Business Environment Increasingly business leaders worldwide are recognizing the importance of organizations and broader business systems that enable stewardship of long-term value creation for all their stakeholders. This course examines approaches to meeting complementary and competing needs of shareholders, customers, employees and communities through the design and maintenance of global value chains. Students will assess alternative business models and management practices designed to enhance sustainability for an increasingly global array of stakeholders. Specific topics may include social enterprise management, environmental strategy, corporate social responsibility, serving “Base of the Pyramid” markets, socially responsible investing alongside issues relating to social, environmental and economic ecosystems.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Adding an MBA course, BADM 5190, a required course titled: "Sustainability in the Global Business Environment"

School's environmental commitment 2:
Adding a Graduate Net Impact Chapter to our Business School

School's environmental commitment 3:
Hosting an international Net Impact Case Competition with 10 participating graduate business schools and multiple corporate sponsors

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$94,947
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
56%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
55%
School Facilitiated
45%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
66%
Graduate Facilitiated
34%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

32%
General Management
21%
Consulting
21%
Finance/Accounting
16%
Operations/Logistics
10%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

80%
Northeast
10%
South
10%
West

Students Say

UConn is located in “a strategic business location” in between Boston and New York City, which allows for “many great networking opportunities”—alumni “speak often on campus” and there are “great connections with local companies” as well. Students take advantage of the “many case competitions or events” to showcase themselves, as well as showing up for weekly professional development events and “almost weekly company recruiting events,” many of which take place in the evening to accommodate working students.

UConn has “a great brand and strong professors all for relatively low in-state tuition,” and the active alumni network is always willing to help. The average starting salary for UConn MBA graduates has been on the rise in recent years (jumping 10.6 percent since 2013), and “the salary bump after graduation more than pays for the cost.” Top employers of UConn grads include Aetna, Cigna, Walmart, GE, and Hartford Financial.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
General Management 32% $105,000 $102,500 $85,000 $120,000
Consulting 21% $105,500 $103,500 $95,000 $108,000
Finance / Accounting 21% $77,500 $80,000 $55,000 $110,000
Operations / Logistics 16% $80,000 $93,333 $77,000 $123,000
Other 10%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 21% $87,500 $89,250 $77,000 $110,000
Consulting 16% $108,000 $103,667 $95,000 $108,000
Financial Services 16% $85,000 $93,333 $77,000 $110,000
Technology 16% $75,000 $92,667 $75,000 $103,000
Manufacturing 5%
Petroleum / Energy 5%
Real Estate 5%
Other 5%

Prominent Alumni

John Y. Kim '86 MBA
CIO & Executive Management Committee Member, New York Life Insurance Company

Lisa Bissacia
Exec VP & CHRO, CVS Healthcare

Denis J. Nayden '78 MBA
Managing Partner, Oak Hill Capital Management

Daniel D. Toscano '7
Head of Global Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, Morgan Stanley & Co.

Melinda Brown
Sr. VP, Controller , Coach, Inc.

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$24,894

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$20,000

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
54%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
48%

New Students Receiving Loans
23%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$15,352
Tuition (Out-State)
$36,962
Fees (In-State)
$904
Fees (Out-State)
$904

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$900
Tuition (Out-State)
$900

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$2,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
107
Part Time
90%

In State
92.0%
Out of State
8.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

7.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
65.00%
International

35% female
65% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Students here are “collaborative, intellectually stimulating and conversationally engaging.” There are plenty of group opportunities, partially since “students are encouraged to create [organizations].” “I founded a new club and the administration was very supportive and gave me guidance on how to leverage this exposure,” says one student. This is a “very close-knit community,” and “if you have a question or need anything, there is always somebody willing to help you out.” There is “a lot of pressure” to meet deadlines and finish all work, but “there isn’t a lot [of] social pressure to be an overachiever.”

The class is “very diverse along geographic, gender, and racial lines” and the school itself is military- and family-friendly, with a “strong international base.” Most students live in Hartford (“not the most exciting city but…getting better”) and commute; students now get a free bus pass and can take the new commuter train to New Haven from Hartford. The campus atmosphere is “getting better” with remodeled floors and recent efforts to increase cross-program event planning, and “there are often evening events and some weekend outings.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Moira Rosek
Assistant Director

Address
100 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
United States

Phone
(860) 728-2419

Fax
860-728-2499

Email
mba@uconn.edu


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