As you progress through the remaining semesters of your undergraduate degree at UConn, consider taking the fast track to obtain a specialized masters business degree. The Accelerated Business Programs allow you to enroll in graduate-level courses as an undergraduate without incurring extra fees. You can complete your master’s degree in as little as one year after graduation.

UConn's Accelerated Business Programs will prepare you for success in a dynamic, global economy. You will receive tools, resources, and support from a top-ranked, AACSB-accredited school, positioning you as a competitive candidate within your field, faster.

Accelerate your career, boost your earning potential, and save time by choosing from five in-demand graduate business programs:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics & Project Management
  • Financial and Enterprise Risk Management
  • FinTech
  • Social Responsibility & Impact in Business

Am I Eligible?

Select your status below to see available undergraduate-to-graduate options.

I am a prospective UConn undergraduate student or parent

It's never too early to start planning ahead! Once you apply and are admitted to a UConn undergraduate major, you can speak with your UConn undergraduate advisor and let them know if you are interested in one of the following options. Admitted UConn students interested an accelerated master's degree program in business typically apply as a rising junior.


Option 1: Save Time & Money - Start Graduate Classes While Completing Your Undergraduate Program

UConn's School of Business welcomes ambitious undergraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds to apply for admission to one of our graduate degree programs' accelerated learning options:

Current UConn undergraduates are able to complete these MS programs at a faster pace than our traditional graduate students, by starting courses as an undergraduate.*

The ideal candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a current UConn undergraduate student.
  • Interested in a business graduate degree.
  • Seeking to become a top business industry leader.

*Accelerated options are only available to current undergraduate students at the University of Connecticut. Contact your undergraduate advisor and program of interest for details.


Option 2: Achieve Your Ultimate Career Goals Faster - Start Directly After Completing Your Undergraduate Program

Don't want the added workload of taking graduate courses as an undergrad? You can still apply via the traditional route to start any of these five MS programs directly after earning a bachelor's degree, no work experience required.

Choose from: Accounting, Business Analytics and Project Management, Financial and Enterprise Risk Management, Financial Technology (FinTech), and Social Responsibility & Impact in Business.

I am a current UConn undergraduate student

Option 1: Save Time & Money - Start Graduate Classes While Completing Your Undergraduate Program

UConn's School of Business welcomes ambitious undergraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds to apply for admission to one of our graduate degree programs' accelerated learning options:

Current UConn undergraduates are able to complete these MS programs at a faster pace than our traditional graduate students, by starting courses as an undergraduate.*

The ideal candidate must meet the following criteria:

  • Is a current UConn undergraduate student.
  • Interested in a business graduate degree.
  • Seeking to become a top business industry leader.

*Accelerated options are only available to current undergraduate students at the University of Connecticut. Contact your undergraduate advisor and program of interest for details.


Option 2: Achieve Your Ultimate Career Goals Faster - Start Directly After Completing Your Undergraduate Program

Don't want the added workload of taking graduate courses as an undergrad? You can still apply via the traditional route to start any of these five MS programs directly after earning a bachelor's degree, no work experience required.

Choose from: Accounting, Business Analytics and Project Management, Financial and Enterprise Risk Management, Financial Technology (FinTech), and Social Responsibility & Impact in Business.

I am an undergraduate student at another college/university

Achieve Your Ultimate Career Goals Faster - Start Directly After Completing Your Undergraduate Program

You can apply to start any of our five MS programs directly after completing your bachelor's degree.

Choose from:

I completed my bachelor’s degree and want to pursue my master’s degree

Already graduated? You can still apply to start any of our five MS programs through the traditional application route, no work experience required.

Choose from:

Save Time and Money With Accelerated Business Programs

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Accelerated MS in Accounting (MSA)
Storrs/Online

AACSB accredited for Accounting
#9 in the nation for best online (non-MBA) programs by U.S. News and World Report (2024)

Quick Facts

 Start Term: Fall or Spring Semester (as an undergraduate)
 Earn your master's degree in less than a year
 The accelerated option results in a 40% cost savings for students who take 12 credits as an undergraduate
 Option to concurrently earn the Advanced Business Certificate in Accounting Analytics
 Graduate-level courses in Storrs and Online (as an undergrad)
 Graduate-level courses Fully Online (as a graduate)
 Opportunity to waive the GMAT requirement

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About

The Accelerated MS in Accounting (AMSA) offered online is for students who complete an Accounting major at UConn. It was developed as an accelerated option for highly motivated undergraduate accounting students to complete their bachelor's and master's degree in accounting in 4.5 years or less, reducing the length of time and overall cost to complete both degrees. Students in AMSA take four MSA courses (12 credits) while an undergraduate student (as part of their undergraduate tuition), which, upon acceptance, can be used towards the MSA degree. When beginning the MSA, students who participated in AMSA will have a remaining six courses to complete the degree.

The AMSA provides a value-added pathway over taking extra credits to fulfill the overall CPA requirement of 150 credits and allows students to enter the workforce earlier. For example, an AMSA student who completes four MSA courses and their undergrad degree in December can complete the MSA degree the following summer.

Students will work with their undergraduate advisor when choosing MSA coursework. Some courses will be offered face-to-face, while others will be online.

Location

Courses offered by the undergraduate program, and selected graduate courses, will be in Storrs or online. Completing the remainder of the MSA will be fully online as a matriculated graduate student.

Eligibility Requirements

Prerequisites required to apply for the Accelerated MSA (AMSA):

  • UConn Undergraduate Accounting Majors only
  • 54 completed credits (typically means you can apply at the end of sophomore year)
  • Completion of Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Completion of Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Overall and accounting major GPA of 3.5 is required at the time of application and students must maintain at least a 3.3 GPA.

There will be regular review and advisement to assist with course selections and ensure maintenance of a minimum of 3.3 GPA and a B- in MSA courses is being met.

Tuition/Fees/Credits

UConn students enrolled in the Accelerated MSA will face no additional costs during your junior or senior year. The 12 credits that will count toward the master’s degree are included in your undergraduate tuition.

As a graduate MS in Accounting student, fees will follow current per credit program rates.

Career Opportunities

The MS in Accounting Program provides students with the skill set critical to a successful professional career in public and private accounting. Completion of the program provides qualified students with the additional credits needed towards the accounting educational requirements for a CPA license in most states.

Accounting undergraduates and graduate students have a dedicated career professional available year-round to help with all aspects of career services. Students are highly encouraged to participate in an in-house recruitment cycle each fall and spring semester involving over 15 public accounting firms, including the highly sought after "Big Four" firms.

In addition to individual resume reviews and practice interviews, there are over 100 networking events and career readiness workshops available to students each year in both one-on-one and group settings.

Apply – What You Need to Know

Who Should Apply

Current UConn accounting students interested in the Accelerated MSA must self-identify by completing the online pre-graduate application, once all prerequisites have been met. The pre-graduate application is in addition to The Graduate School's formal application process and does not guarantee admission.

When to Apply

Once you have completed 54 undergraduate credits, you may apply to the Accelerated MSA. This typically means you can apply at the end of your sophomore year.

How to Apply

Start your application here


Note: be sure to select "UConn Accelerated UG to Grad" for program type.
UConn Accelerated UG to Grad application type

Choose "Accounting" as your intended program.

How to apply pre-grad accounting program

Contact Us

Erika Durning
Manager, Online Programs in Accounting
School of Business, 412F
Storrs, CT
Phone: 860-486-0334
erika.durning@uconn.edu

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Erika Durning UConn School of Business Online Master's of Accounting

Erin Leigh
Accounting Recruiting, Career, and External Relations Manager
School of Business, 425
Storrs, CT
Phone: 860-486-3860
erin.leigh@uconn.edu

Erin Leigh UConn Online Master of Science in Accounting Program

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Accelerated MS in Business Analytics & Project Management (MSBAPM)
Hartford/Stamford

STEM designated, AACSB accredited
#8 Top MS Data Science Schools by Predictive Analytics Today (2022)
#5 Data Analytics in USA by Eduniversal Best Masters (2022)

Quick Facts

 Start Term: Fall or Spring Semester (as an undergraduate)
 Earn your master's degree in as little as one year
 Access to a minimum of two graduate courses as an undergrad, included in your full-time tuition!
 Cost: $1,200 per credit (as a graduate student)
 Graduate-level courses in Hartford or Stamford (in-person)
 Opportunity to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement

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About

The Accelerated Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management (MSBAPM), formerly known as the 4+1 Analytics track, is offered in Hartford and Stamford for students who complete an undergraduate program at any UConn campus. Some of our affiliated majors/minors include: Business Data Analytics, Management and Engineering for Manufacturing, Analytics and Information Management, or a minor in Analytics, but all majors are welcome to apply

Launched in 2011, the MSBAPM program has between 350 and 400 students. Students accepted to the accelerated analytics program will have access to a maximum of four graduate-level courses and one additional course waiver before finishing their undergraduate studies. Eligible classes include: OPIM 5603: Statistics in Business Analytics, OPIM 5604: Predictive Modeling, OPIM 5270: Introduction to Project Management, OPIM 5272: Data Management and Business Process Modeling. Courses completed with a grade of 'B' or better are eligible to transfer into the MSBAPM program. During the student’s last semester as an undergraduate, they will need to submit a graduate application to the MSBAPM program for Graduate School Admission to start in any fall, spring or summer semester. Once in the MSBAPM program, continuing accelerated students will complete a reduced credit-plan of study.

Location

In-person courses offered will be in Hartford or Stamford.

Eligibility Requirements

Required prerequisites:

  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 54 completed credits
  • Demonstrated quantitative rigor in undergraduate coursework

All majors are encouraged to apply, especially affiliated undergraduate majors and minors including: Management Information Systems major, Business Data Analytics major, MEM major, Analytics minor, others subject to approval through admissions process.

Courses completed with a grade of ‘B’ or better are eligible to transfer into the MSBAPM program. During the student’s last semester as an undergraduate, they will need to submit a graduate application to the MSBAPM program for Graduate School Admission to start in any fall, spring or summer semester. Once in the MSBAPM program, continuing accelerated students will complete a reduced credit-plan of study.

Tuition/Fees/Credits

UConn students enrolled in the Accelerated MSBAPM will face no additional costs during their junior or senior year.

As a graduate MS in Business Analytics & Project Management student, fees are $1,200 per credit hour ($3,600 per course) for the 2024-25 academic year.

Career Opportunities

MSBAPM students are able to schedule appointments with career staff year-round, in both Hartford and Stamford, to discuss every aspect of the job search. Career staff also regularly plan information sessions, networking events, on-campus employer interviews, and other engaging events for students to develop strong connections with industry professionals.

UConn MS in Business Analytics and Project Management graduates hold data science, business intelligence, project manager, and many other positions at some of the world’s largest, well-known companies like Aetna, Amazon, Cigna, Expedia, Google, JPMorgan Chase, McKinsey, Priceline, and The Hartford.

Typical job titles include data analyst, consultant, data scientist, business performance analyst, business development analyst, senior consultant, and more.

For more information regarding career support, please visit: Graduate Career & Professional Development Office

Apply – What You Need to Know

Who Should Apply

Students interested in the Accelerated MS in Business Analytics & Project Management (formerly "4+1 Analytics Track") must self-identify by completing the online pre-graduate application, once all prerequisites have been met. The pre-graduate application is in addition to The Graduate School's formal application process and does not guarantee admission.

When to Apply

Once you have completed 54 undergraduate credits, you may apply to the Accelerated MSBAPM.
Fall: Apply by May 1st (Preferred), Final Deadline July 10th
Spring: Apply by November 1st (Preferred), Final Deadline December 10th

How to Apply

Start your application here


Note: be sure to select "UConn Accelerated UG to Grad" for program type.
UConn Accelerated UG to Grad application type

Choose "Business Analytics and Project Management" as your intended program.
Screenshot of intended program application section Accelerated MS in Business Analytics and Project Management

Contact Us

Kaitlyn K Speaker
Associate Director of National Recruitment
Graduate STEM Programs
University of Connecticut, School of Business
kaitlyn.speaker@uconn.edu

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Accelerated MS in Financial and Enterprise Risk Management (MSFERM)
Stamford

STEM designated, AACSB accredited
#1 Public Master of Finance in New England (for MS in Financial Risk Management) by TFE Times (2023)

Quick Facts

 Start term: Fall or Spring Semester (as an undergraduate)
30 credit program - Earn your master's degree in one year
Cost: $1500 per credit (as a graduate student). Scholarships available.
Graduate-level courses in Stamford (in person)
 Opportunity to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement

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About

Students accepted to the accelerated Financial and Enterprise Risk Management (FERM) program will have access to a maximum of two graduate level courses and one additional course waiver before finishing their undergraduate studies. Eligible classes include Applications and Enterprise Risk Management I and Applications and Enterprise Risk Management II. Courses completed with a grade of ‘B’ or better are eligible to transfer into the MSFERM program. During the student’s last semester as an undergraduate, they will need to submit a graduate application to the MSFERM program for Graduate School Admission to start in the fall semester. Once in the MSFERM program, continuing accelerated students will complete a reduced credit-plan of study.

Location

In-person courses offered will be in Stamford.

Eligibility Requirements

Required prerequisites:

  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 54 completed credits
  • Demonstrated rigor in undergraduate coursework

All majors are encouraged to apply, especially affiliated undergraduate majors and minors including: Finance, Business, Engineering, and other STEM-related fields.

Tuition/Fees/Credits

UConn students enrolled in the Accelerated MSFERM program will face no additional costs during their junior or senior years. As a graduate MS in Financial and Enterprise Risk Management student, fees are $1,500 per credit hour ($4,500 per course) for the 2024-25 academic year.

Scholarships are available.

Career Opportunities

MSFERM students are able to schedule appointments with career staff year-round in Stamford, to discuss every aspect of the job search process. Career staff also regularly plan information sessions, networking events, on-campus employer interviews, and other engaging events for students to develop strong connections with industry professionals.

Our graduates typically land job titles such as Financial Analyst, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Risk Management Director, Risk Management Manager, Risk Management Analyst, Risk Analyst, Financial Analyst, Portfolio Manager, Asset Manager, Fund Manager, Data Analyst, Quantitative Analyst, Risk Associate, Credit Risk Analyst, Underwriter, Software Developer, Database Administrator, and Software Engineer.

For more information regarding career support, please visit: Graduate Career & Professional Development Office

Apply – What You Need to Know

Who Should Apply

Students interested in the Accelerated MS in Financial & Enterprise Risk Management must self-identify by completing the online pre-graduate application, once all prerequisites have been met. The pre-graduate application is in addition to The Graduate School's formal application process and does not guarantee admission.

When to Apply

Once you have completed 54 undergraduate credits, you may apply to the Accelerated MSFERM.

Fall: Apply by May 1st (Preferred), Final Deadline July 10th

Spring: Apply by November 1st (Preferred), Final Deadline December 10th

How to Apply

Start your application here


Note: be sure to select "UConn Accelerated UG to Grad" for program type.
UConn Accelerated UG to Grad application type

Choose "Financial and Enterprise Risk Management" as your intended program.

Screenshot of Financial and Enterprise Risk Management Accelerated Program selection how to apply

Contact Us

Kaitlyn K Speaker
Associate Director of National Recruitment
Graduate STEM Programs
University of Connecticut, School of Business
kaitlyn.speaker@uconn.edu

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Accelerated MS in Financial Technology (MS in FinTech)
Hartford/Stamford/Online

STEM designated, AACSB accredited
"Designed to be the best FinTech master's program in the country." -John Wilson, Academic Director

Quick Facts

Start Term: Fall or Spring Semester (as an undergraduate)
 Earn your master's degree in as little as 18 months
 Cost: $1500 per credit (as a graduate student)
 Graduate-level courses in Hartford or Stamford or Online as a graduate student
 Dynamic Curriculum - 36 credits
 GMAT/GRE Optional

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About

Students accepted to the Accelerated Financial Technology program will have access to a maximum of four graduate level courses before finishing their undergraduate studies. Eligible classes include Foundations of FinTech, Statistics in Business Analytics, Introduction to Financial Models, and Predictive Modeling. Courses completed with a grade of ‘B’ or better are eligible to transfer into the MS FinTech program. During the student’s last semester as an undergraduate, they will need to submit a graduate application to the MS FinTech program for Graduate School Admission to start in the fall, spring or summer semester, depending on program modality. Once in the MS FinTech program, continuing accelerated students will complete a reduced credit-plan of study.

Location

Courses offered in Hartford, Stamford, or Online

Eligibility Requirements

Required prerequisites:

  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 54 completed credits
  • Demonstrated quantitative rigor in undergraduate coursework

All majors are encouraged to apply, especially affiliated undergraduate majors and minors including: Finance, Business, Engineering, Social Science, and other STEM-related fields.

Tuition/Fees/Credits

UConn students enrolled in the Accelerated MS FinTech will face no additional costs during their junior or senior year.

As a graduate MS in Financial Technology (FinTech) student, fees are $1,500 per credit hour ($4,500 per course) for the 2024-25 academic year.

Career Opportunities

MS FinTech students are able to schedule appointments with career staff year-round in Hartford, Stamford or online, to discuss every aspect of the job search process. Career staff also regularly plan information sessions, networking events, on-campus employer interviews, and other engaging events for students to develop strong connections with industry professionals.

Our graduates typically land job titles such as: Entrepreneur, Blockchain Developer, Application Developer, Financial Analyst, Product Manager, Compliance Expert, Cybersecurity Analyst, Quantitative Analyst, Culture Champion, Business Development Manager, Data Specialist.

For more information regarding career support, please visit: Graduate Career & Professional Development Office

Apply – What You Need to Know

Who Should Apply

Students interested in the Accelerated MS in FinTech program must self-identify by completing the online pre-graduate application, once all prerequisites have been met. The pre-graduate application is in addition to The Graduate School's formal application process and does not guarantee admission.

When to Apply

Once you have completed 54 undergraduate credits, you may apply to the Accelerated MS in FinTech.

Fall: Apply by May 1st (Preferred), Final Deadline July 10th

Spring: Apply by November 1st (Preferred), Final Deadline December 10th

How to Apply

Start your application here


Note: be sure to select "UConn Accelerated UG to Grad" for program type.
UConn Accelerated UG to Grad application type

Choose "Financial Technology" as your intended program.

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Contact Us

Kaitlyn K Speaker
Associate Director of National Recruitment
Graduate STEM Programs
University of Connecticut, School of Business
kaitlyn.speaker@uconn.edu

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Accelerated MS in Social Responsibility & Impact in Business (MSSRIB)
Storrs

AACSB accredited School of Business

Quick Facts

 Start Term: Fall or Spring Semester
 30 credit program - Earn your master's degree in as little as one year after completing your bachelor's degree
 The accelerated option results in a 40% cost savings for students who take 12 credits toward their MSSRIB as an undergraduate
 Cost:$1,150 per credit hour ($3,450 per course as a graduate student)
 During your undergraduate degree status, MSSRIB courses are available in Storrs

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Students of all majors may be interested in and are encouraged to apply. UConn undergraduates have the option to take up to 12 credits that can count toward both their bachelor's and MSSRIB degrees. Undergraduate tuition covers these course credits.

Upon conferral of your UConn bachelor's degree, students must enroll in the MSSRIB program to complete courses for the 30-credit MSSRIB degree.

Location

For students admitted to the Accelerated MSSRIB program:

  • During your undergraduate degree status, MSSRIB courses are available in Storrs.
  • Upon conferral of your UConn bachelor's degree, MSSRIB classes are available online or in-person in Hartford.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Required: 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Required: 54 completed credits
  • Students who earn a B- or better in MKTG 3101/BADM 3750 should email kelly.herd@uconn.edu to request a substitution for MKTG 5115, as all advanced MKTG courses require MKTG 5115.

Tuition/Fees/Credits

UConn undergraduates have the option to take up to 12 credits that can count towards both their bachelor's and MSSRIB degrees, and undergraduate tuition covers the costs of these credits.

Upon conferral of your UConn bachelor's degree, students can complete the 30-credit MSSRIB program at the per-credit hour fee of $1,150 ($3,450 per course).

Career Opportunities

With an MS in Social Responsibility & Impact in Business, you can pursue careers that drive positive social, environmental, and economic change, including but not limited to marketing strategist, sustainability consultant, ESG analyst, CSR manager, and CSR communications specialist.

For more information regarding career support, please visit: Graduate Career & Professional Development Office .

Apply – What You Need to Know

Who Should Apply

UConn undergraduate students who meet the eligibility requirements (above) can apply for the Accelerated MSSRIB by completing the online pre-graduate application.

Upon conferral of your UConn bachelor's degree, students will need to formally apply to The Graduate School for admission to complete the MSSRIB. Admission to the Accelerated MSSRIB does not guarantee admission by The Graduate School.

When to Apply

You're eligible to apply for the Accelerated MSSRIB if you have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have completed 54 undergraduate credits.

How to Apply

Start your application here


Note: be sure to select "UConn Accelerated UG to Grad" for program type.
UConn Accelerated UG to Grad application type

Choose "Social Responsibility & Impact in Business" as your intended program.
Screenshot how to apply Accelerated MS Social Responsibility Impact Business

Contact Us

Arminda Kamphausen
MSSRIB Program Manager
University of Connecticut, School of Business
mssrib@uconn.edu

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