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College of Business

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The Graduate School offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Science in Health Care Administration (MS), Master of Science in Labor Relations (MS), and Master of Science in Management of Sports Industries (MS) as well as a joint degree in Industrial Engineering (MBA/MS) and Public Administration (MBA/MPA). Other programs include interdisciplinary programs in MBA/MPA and MBA/MSIE, internships, and work-study programs. The strongest areas of study are finance, management, marketing, international business, and accounting. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus. They include lecture series, workshops, and honorary sponsored lectures.

Forty-eight to 54 total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 12 to 18 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Core Courses:
  • Financial Accounting for Managers
  • Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
  • Financial Management
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Management Process
  • Marketing
  • Advanced Courses:
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Managing Global Marketplace
  • Financial Stategy and Valuation
  • Managing People at Work
  • Strategic Management Business and Society

Students may eliminate or substitute requirements.

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments.

There are 41 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 81% hold a doctorate; there are 35 part-time faculty. Faculty salaries are rated well above average for Category II A institutions, based on the AAUP rating system.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 2.7. The GMAT is required if GPA is lower than a 2.7. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and letters of recommendation. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 560; 447 were accepted; 225 enrolled. Transfers are not accepted.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, winter, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $50, and 2 letters of recommendation. Students are notified upon acceptance of the admissions decision. Once accepted, students may defer admission up to one year.

Financial Aid

Stipends and programs are available for minority students. The FAFSA, the school’s own financial statement, and the previous year’s tax return are required. The application deadlines are March 1 for fall entry; October 15, winter; January 15, spring; April 1, summer.

Tuition for all students is $595 per credit, or $16,065 per year. Graduate student housing is not available. There is a referral service to help procure off-campus housing.


Fifty-nine percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time. The greatest percentage of students are from Connecticut (95%). Forty-eight percent are women, 19% are minorities, and 15% are foreign nationals. In 2006, 187 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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