Four elective concentrations build on functional research expertise in the School of Business: Financial Analysis and Investments, Business Analytics and Digital Marketing Strategy, and General Business. Within each concentration, specialties are designed to develop focused knowledge and skills in areas where there is demand for UConn MBA graduates. You can choose to develop your own track in General Business from a broad variety of electives.
All Full-Time MBA students must complete at least 21 credits worth of electives. Regardless of a student's selected concentration, all students must take at least one 5000-level Management (MGMT) elective as part of these 21 elective credits. Please note: MGMT 5138, MGMT 5800, or any MGMT course taken as part of a student's core requirements are not eligible to satisfy this requirement.
Elective courses are offered as a combination of day, evening and accelerated weekend courses. This provides an opportunity to network not only with other full-time students but also with professionals already working at many local companies and industries, who are completing their MBA part-time. It also allows you to combine elective courses with experiential learning and part-time work opportunities.
STEM Designation for 3 MBA Concentrations
The State of Connecticut’s Office of Higher Education granted STEM designation for UConn’s three quantitative concentrations in the Full-time MBA Program: Business Analytics, Digital Marketing Strategy, and Financial Analysis and Investments. STEM which stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, qualifies students here studying on a visa to be eligible for 36 months of OPT (Optional Practical Training), rather than the usual 12 months, provided all other eligibility criteria are met. STEM graduates are essential to U.S. economic competitiveness and growth and in short supply. This OPT extension makes it attractive to businesses to hire international students. More Information