Admission Requirements

The UConn Full-time MBA Program seeks highly-motivated students who have demonstrated accomplishments in their career to date with clear future career goals, outstanding academic performance, strong test scores, a positive attitude, and strong values.  Each year, we strive to select a class that is diverse professionally and culturally.  Each applicant is carefully evaluated on their individual merits.

Please see our class profile to see the statistics of our current students.  Meeting these statistics does not necessarily guarantee admission, as we also look for quality of work experience, strong communication skills, leadership traits, and potential for success with an MBA degree.  The following are our basic requirements for admission consideration:

Professional Work Experience

A minimum of two years of professional, full-time work experience is required for admission consideration.  Military experience is also considered as professional work experience.  Work experience raises the caliber of learning in the classroom through thoughtful and extensive team projects and discussions of real-world situations and solutions.  A business background is not required as we have students from diverse professional backgrounds ranging from business to the sciences, engineering, non-profits, etc.  Corporate recruiters prefer to see significant pre-MBA work experience when hiring for summer internships and post-MBA positions.

Test Scores

We accept both the GMAT and GRE exams.  We do not utilize cut-off scores.  However, strong test scores are expected.  Middle 50% GMAT scores typically are between 600 and 680, and the middle 50% of total GRE scores are between 307 and 315.

Prior Academic Performance

The University of Connecticut requires that all applicants to graduate programs hold a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university.  We do not consider 3 year bachelor’s degrees from India, Canada, or Australia to be equivalent to a US bachelor’s degree. However, additional graduate level course work after earning a 3 year bachelor’s degree may be considered for equivalency. If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail gradadmissions@uconn.edu.

A minimum cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 3.0 on an applicant’s four-year Bachelor’s degree or the final two-year GPA is expected.  A 3.0 or higher on any Master’s level completed coursework or degree is expected.  You may still apply if your GPA falls below the required minimum.

Application Reviews and Interviews

Once all required application materials have been received (please review the details of the Application Instructions page prior to final submission of your application), the completed application will be reviewed by the UConn MBA Admissions Committee.  Interview invitations will be extended to select candidates.  In-person interviews will be scheduled for local candidates, while Skype interviews will be scheduled with long-distance and international candidates.