The masters degree in business is intended to provide broad exposure to the knowledge, skills, and values needed by successful managers. Candidates for the masters degree typically include those pursuing a management career, as well as those at mid-career and those contemplating a change from a technical or specialized field into a general management role. The concepts and skills acquired by Barney students apply to all types of organizations, including large corporations, family-owned businesses, and not-for-profit organizations. The majority of Barney School students pursue their masters of business administration (MBA) through part-time study in conveniently scheduled evening or online classes. The school also enrolls a number of full-time students.
The MBA curriculum is divided into four components: core, breadth, electives, and capstone. The curriculum consists of 17 courses (51 credits). All courses can be completed online or in class. Students with an undergraduate business degree, completed within the last five years, can normally waive some or all of the core classes. Generally, the average working professional completes the MBA program in 36 months.
Prior to beginning the masters degree in business, students are expected to have a working knowledge of computers and be able to use word processing software and spreadsheets.
The core of the MBA program is designed for students without prior business education and covers principles and concepts in the basic functional areas of business. The six courses in the breadth represent integrative, cross-functional topics that give the Barney MBA its uniqueness. Breadth courses cannot be waived. The capstone integrates functional approaches and environment issues by having students make strategic business decisions.
The master of business administration curriculum is always under review for continuous improvement.
To receive the MBA degree, students must complete all program requirements and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.
International Student Requirements:
• Official TOEFL or IELTS score forwarded to the University of Hartford using school code
3436 (International Students Only). The MBA requires a score of at least an 80 iBT –
minimum scores of 18 in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Visit: www.ets.org.
For IELTS scores a 6.5 total is required and 6.0 in each section. Visit: www.IELTS.org.
• Guarantor’s Statement (International Students Only). The cost to study for one year
(2 semesters) within the University of Hartford’s MBA Program is $27,035. This figure
includes an estimate for living expenses. As part of the application, an international
student MUST prove that he/she has this amount of money through a bank stat ement.
This statement is also used to issue the student an I-20 form. You may download the
Guarantor’s Statement at: www.hartford.edu/graduate/int.aspx.
* Application fee is waived for students applying with international transcripts that must be
evaluated by WES www.wes.org