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University of Connecticut, School of Business Executive MBA

The University of Connecticut School of Business has evolved into one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, offering academic programs at the bachelors, masters, doctorate and advanced certificate levels, in five Connecticut locations – Storrs, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington and Waterbury. Our mission is to be a globally recognized provider of exceptional managerial and business leadership through innovative experiential learning in a dynamic global business context: integrating real world education, outstanding research and strategic outreach.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Executive
Tuition (Total) $58,000

Program Information

University of Connecticut School of Business Says

The University of Connecticut School of Business has evolved into one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, offering academic programs at the bachelors, masters, doctorate and advanced certificate levels, in five Connecticut locations – Storrs, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington and Waterbury. Our mission is to be a globally recognized provider of exceptional managerial and business leadership through innovative experiential learning in a dynamic global business context: integrating real world education, outstanding research and strategic outreach.

Specializations Offered: General Management
Degrees Awarded: Executive MBA.

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Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 49% accepted out of 164 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 29
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.48
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 512
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Application Fee: $75

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Information

To be considered for UConn's MBA program, students must have at least two years of professional work experience, strong GMAT scores (usually between 580 and 660), and a solid undergraduate academic record. In recent years, the UConn incoming class had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.4 and an average GMAT score of 621. Full-time students had an av...To be considered for UConn's MBA program, students must have at least two years of professional work experience, strong GMAT scores (usually between 580 and 660), and a solid undergraduate academic record. In recent years, the UConn incoming class had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.4 and an average GMAT score of 621. Full-time students had an average of five and a half years in the work force, while part-time students had eight years of professional experience.

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Important Dates

Round 1
August

26

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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 1,185
Percent International Students 49%
Total Full-Time Faculty 146
Full-Time Faculty 69%

Student Life

On University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus, “The School of Business is new and mod­ern with all the requisite amenities,” including an MBA lounge, comfortable classrooms, and lockers. While “dining hall food is unimpressive,” “the Student Union is newer,” boasting a larger food court with better options. Attracting a “diverse group from all over the world,” almost 40 percent of University of Connecticut’s full-time MBA candidates are international. A collaborative cohort environment, “team activities are an integrated part of our school culture,” and students are generally “smart, cheerful, [and] enthusiastic.” For first-year students, “School days are treated similar to a nine to five job,” with class in the morning and homework to complete in the evening. Within this small program, everyone knows everyone, and students “typically socialize with the entire MBA class in-between classes.” On campus, “mixers with students are fairly regular” and “some people are very motivated and active in clubs and networking events.” However, “the full-time MBA is comprised of mostly commuter students, so we do not generally stay on campus when we are not in class.” Plus, the school’s campus in Storrs is “out in the middle of nowhere”—affording a great view of the New England woods, but limiting the scope of extracurricular and recreational activities in the immediate vicinity. On that note, prospective students “should keep in mind that a car is all but required to partici­pate in local internships over the summer.”

Career

While UConn enjoys great “local brand recognition” and “very good connections in the state of Connecticut,” many students are disappointed with their school’s career center. Drawing the majority of its business contacts from the immediate region, many feel that the “career center perhaps needs to widen its focus,” and try “digging deeper into Wall Street or Boston” to make contact with more recruiters. On the flipside, a current student counters, “I have had interviews with Covidien, Pitney Bowes, General Electric, and Travelers Insurance, and I know UConn has a strong presence when I see that I am com­peting in the second round interviews with students from Yale and Cornell.” In a recent year, 58 percent of UConn graduates were working, negotiating a job offer, or pursuing further study within three months of graduation. By six months, that number had jumped to 71 percent of students. The mean salary for recent UConn grads was $95,120 in the previous year, with a high of $120,000. Companies hiring UConn gradu¬ates include AC Nielsen, Aetna, Atlantic Records, Barclays, CIGNA, Citigroup, CVS Caremark, Deloitte Consulting, ESPN, General Electric, Hasbro Hewitt, Hubbell, Inc, IBM, ING, Liberty Mutual, Nestle, Nasdaq, PepsiCo, Pitney Bowes, Prudential Financial, Siemens, Sun Products Corporation, Travelers, Webster Bank, and XL Global Insurance.

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About

Educating business leaders for 130 years, the University of Connecticut (UConn) is ranked among the top 3% of business schools worldwide according to Business Week, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report. UConn's MBA Program offers a comprehensive state-of-the-art business education that empowers business leaders to anticipate and effectively manage the challenges within today's dynamic and complex world of business. UConn's competitive advantages include a completely individualized plan of study based on the candidate's ultimate career goals, as well as the integration of award-winning innovative experiential learning opportunities that radically challenge a student's intellect, enhance skill sets add prepare individuals for success in life as well as in the competitive world of business.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

A great place to develop real-world credentials, the University of Connecticut’s MBA program teaches business fundamentals while maximizing students’ access to practical learning experiences. UConn’s full-time MBA curriculum was recently redesigned to give students a highly personalized MBA experience, while drawing on the program’s traditional strengths. UConn is “highly-regarded in the areas of finance and risk analyt­ics,” but the first-year core covers all functional areas of business in an integrated fash­ion. In the second year, students develop an individualized plan of study, taking a range of classes within business concentrations like finance, marketing, or real estate, among others. In addition to an active internship program, “UConn’s MBA program [is] unique in that it offers numerous experiential learning accelerators,” which are practice-based programs, often operated in conjunction with a corporate partner. While first-year full-time MBA classes are held in Storrs, second-year courses are offered in Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury, so they can easily coordinate with the experiential learning centers. Examples of accelerator programs include: innovation, a student managed investment fund, and a Sustainable Community Outreach and Public Engagement pro­gram. A current student elaborates, “I’ve been able to complete three semester-long con­sulting projects for real companies and non-profits, and have participated in two study abroad programs.” In addition to the full-time program, working professionals can com­plete the MBA part-time program in Waterbury, Hartford, or Stamford. A relatively small program, the full-time MBA “intimate class size” makes it easier for UConn students to build relationships with both their teachers and classmates. With roughly 60–70 students in each full-time class, “Being part of this small cohort allows for personal attention and focused learning.” In general, professors are “receptive to any type of question” in class, and many are “extremely motivated and genuinely interested in the academic success of their students.” However, students admit that when it comes to teaching style, “professors run a wide gamut,” including some highly-skilled instruc­tors, and some professors who seem more focused on their own projects. For Connecticut residents, “the price of attending a state school was more reasonable” than attending a similar, private institution. On the downside, “The effects of state budg­et cuts can be seen throughout UConn as a whole, as well as the business school.” Currently, “UConn is undergoing a great deal of change under the leadership of a new Dean,” and there have been some bumps in the road as the program changes course. However, optimistic students observe, “The dean and the MBA director are very respon­sive to students’ concerns, and changes have been made and continue to be made to improve the value of the school.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Innovation Accelerator, SS&C Technologies Financial Acclerator, International Business Accelerator, Stamford Learning Accelerator, Sustainable Community Outreach & Public Engagement (SCOPE), CIBER (Center for International Business, Education and Research), GE Global Learning Center, Real Estate Center, Health Systems Center.

  • Research Facilities:

    Innovation Accelerator, SS&C Technologies Financial Acclerator, International Business Accelerator, Stamford Learning Accelerator, Sustainable Community Outreach & Public Engagement (SCOPE), CIBER (Center for International Business, Education and Research), GE Global Learning Center, Real Estate Center, Health Systems Center.

  • Study Abroad:

    EM Lyon, France

  • Women Support Groups:

    UConn Chapter of MBA Women International

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Connecticut School of Business include:

Daniel D. Toscano '87 - Head of Global Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, Morgan Stanley & Co.

William S. Simon Jr. '88 MBA - President & CEO, Walmart US

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

Lauralee E. Martin '79 MBA - CEO, Americas, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

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

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $20,040

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: The Hartford, Henkel, Booz Allen Hamilton, GE Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Financial Services 40% $90,615
Other 36% $75,800
Technical 36% $78,429
Finance / Accounting 32% $83,700
Business 28% $85,444
Consulting 24% $86,667
Manufacturing 21% $79,750
Operations / Logistics 16% $73,500
Marketing / Sales 16% $70,000
Consulting 15% $93,000
Non Profit 9% $65,000
Human Resources 6% $70,500
General Management 3% $100,000
Other 3% $68,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 63%
Three Month Employment 90%
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