University of Hartford

Master of Business Administration

In the MBA program students will develop a conceptual understanding of economic and management theory and be able to apply that theory successfully. Courses are based in a student-focused learning environment that emphasizes effective, high-quality teaching and learning. By maintaining strong relationships with regional business, government, and non-profit entities, our students and faculty can witness firsthand the current application of management tools and techniques. The MBA program may be completed on a full- or part-time basis.


Core: 18 Credits

  • 3 credits - MBA 610 Managerial Statistics
  • 3 credits - MBA 612 Accounting Concepts
  • 3 credits - MBA 614 Economic Analysis for Managers
  • 3 credits - MBA 616 Corporation Finance
  • 3 credits - MBA 618 Marketing Management
  • 3 credits - MBA 620 Operations Management

Breadth: 18 Credits

  • 3 credits - MBA 710 Leadership and Management
  • 3 credits - MBA 720 Innovation and Project Management
  • 3 credits - MBA 730 Managing Customer Relationships and Experiences
  • 3 credits - MBA 740 Business Law and Society: The Global Environment
  • 3 credits - MBA 750 Performance Analysis
  • 3 credits - MBA 760 The Global Business Environment

Electives: 12 Credits

Elective plans of study should be developed in consultation with faculty advisors. Students may elect a broad general orientation or focus on specific courses in one area of specialization.

Capstone: 3 Credits

  • 3 credits - MBA 810 Strategic Management

Special Accreditation

The Barney School of Business is internationally accredited by AACSB International- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation is awarded based on achieving high quality standards in faculty, curricula, library and computer resources, and intellectual climate. At this time, only 579 colleges worldwide have the distinction of AACSB accreditation.

Application Requirements

The admissions review committee will consider only complete applications. All application materials should be sent to the Graduate Office at the following address: Center for Adult and Graduate Academic Services, CC231; University of Hartford; 200 Bloomfield Avenue; West Hartford, CT 06117 USA.

The following items are required:

*Application fee is waived for students applying with international transcripts that must be evaluated by WES

GMAT Information

GMAT Testing

The GMAT examination has a new, flexible schedule of test dates. Students may call test centers and arrange for individual computerized testing. Scores are available within a few weeks. GMAT scores are valid for five years. The University of Hartford test code is XBBNR25. Visit:

GMAT Waiver

Applicants who hold a master's degree or higher from an appropriately accredited institution are exempt from taking the GMAT. Applicants with three or more years of continuous, significant work experience may apply for a waiver from the GMAT. Each request for a GMAT waiver is individually evaluated. Applicants requesting a waiver must submit a written statement requesting the GMAT waiver and reasons why it should be granted. An interview is then required.

Deadlines and Dates

Admission into the MBA Program can occur for the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Applications are accepted year-round, but should be received no later than 60 days before the start of the term for which the student is seeking admission. The admissions committee will review applications in the order in which they are received.

Financial Aid

Domestic Financial Aid

Financial assistance for graduate and professional students through the Office of Admission and Student Financial Assistance at the University of Hartford is limited to the Federal Family Education Loan and supplemental loan programs. Students must meet all eligibility requirements as established by the U.S. Department of Education. The academic year includes summer, fall, and spring.


There are three items which students must satisfy in order to be eligible for financial aid:

For more information, call: 800.947.4303 or email:

International Financial Aid

Financial Aid for international graduate students is currently limited to Graduate Assistantships. These assistantships are administered by the individual departments throughout the University and vary in size and availability. These are only available after a student has been accepted, is here on campus, and has registered for classes.

Assistants and Fellowships

Students are encouraged to contact the Academic Services office of the Barney School once they arrive on campus. Please note that assistantships, fellowships or other support a student receives as a result of their enrollment may impact Federal Stafford Loan eligibility.

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