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Ancell School of Business

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The Ancell School of Business offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Health Administration (MHA), and Master of Science of Justice Administration (MSJA).

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The maximum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending part time is 8 years.

There are 28 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 89% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 8; average business class size is 17.


A bachelor’s degree is required. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and grades in upper-level courses. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 80; 30 were accepted; 20 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.1; average GMAT score was 480. Transfers are accepted.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, spring, and summer. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $60, and 2 letters of recommendation. The application deadlines are August 5 for fall entry; January 5, spring; May 5, summer. Students are notified of the admissions decision shortly after receipt of GMAT scores.

Financial Aid

Stipends and programs available for minority students include a limited number of assistantships. The GAPSFAS and a notarized bank statement are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for all students is $330 per credit. Graduate student housing is limited.


Eight percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 75% have had an average of 3 to 10 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from Connecticut (80%). Forty-nine percent are women, 10% are minorities, and 5% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 31; ages range from 22 to 65. Twenty percent enter directly from undergraduate school; 15% already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 50%, business; 15%, engineering; and 15%, liberal arts. About 10% of entering students leave by the end of the first year due to academic or personal reasons; 80% remain to receive their degree.

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