Make a solid investment in your future. Graduate programs at the UConn School of Business prepare tomorrow’s business leaders for success in a rapidly changing, global economy and offer groundbreaking tools to accelerate your career and boost your earning potential.

With five specialized Master of Science degrees to choose from, undergraduate students have the opportunity to build on their undergraduate education by continuing directly into a graduate degree program.

Accelerated Master's Programs

Start any of the School of Business' MS programs - Accounting, Business Analytics & Project Management, Financial Risk Management, Financial Technology (FinTech), or Human Resource Management directly after completing your bachelor's degree.

Achieve your ultimate career goals faster by continuing your collegiate experience with an advanced business degree. Enter the workforce as an industry expert and increase your earning potential.

Accelerated Learning Options

Current UConn Undergrads: Save Time and Money

Accelerated options in Accounting, Business Analytics & Project Management, and Financial Risk Management allow current undergraduates to complete these MS programs at a faster pace than our traditional graduate students through credit sharing and course waivers.

Which Accelerated Program is Right for Me?

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.


Save Time & Money - Accelerated Learning Options for Current UConn Undergraduates

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* or through course waiver eligibility.*

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 vary by program, and are only available to current undergraduates. Contact your undergraduate advisor and program of interest for details.


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

Not eligible for an accelerated learning option? You can still apply via the traditional route to start any of our five MS programs directly after earning a bachelor's degree, no work experience required.

Choose from: Accounting, Business Analytics and Project Management, Financial Risk Management, Financial Technology (FinTech), and Human Resource Management.

I am a current UConn undergraduate student

Save Time & Money - Accelerated Learning Options for Current UConn Undergraduates

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* or through course waiver eligibility.*

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 vary by program, and are only available to current undergraduates. Contact your undergraduate advisor and program of interest for details.


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

Interested in FinTech or Human Resource Management, or don't want to take courses as an undergrad? You can still apply via the traditional route to start any of our five MS programs directly after earning a bachelor's degree, no work experience required.

Choose from: Accounting, Business Analytics and Project Management, Financial Risk Management, Financial Technology (FinTech), and Human Resource Management.

I am an undergraduate student at another college/university

Save Time & Money - Accelerated Learning Options for Current Undergraduate Students

Completing your bachelor's degree elsewhere? If you're currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, you may be eligible for the following accelerated graduate degree programs:

Accelerated MSFRM Students are able to complete this MS program at a faster pace than our traditional graduate students, through course waiver eligibility.*

The ideal candidate must meet the following criteria:

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

*Contact the MSFRM program to see if you are eligible for this option.


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:

*Candidates graduating from a U.S. AACSB-accredited institution may qualify for course waiver eligibility.

Save Time and Money With Accelerated Learning Options

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Accelerated MS in Accounting
Storrs/Online

AACSB accredited for Accounting
#7 in the nation for best online (non-MBA) programs by U.S. News and World Report (2022)

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/Prerequisites

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

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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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
Hartford/Stamford

STEM designated, AACSB accredited
#8 Top MS Data Science Schools by Predictive Analytics Today (2022)
#9 Data Analytics in USA by Eduniversal Best Masters (2021)

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: $1,100 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, Management Information Systems, 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 complete a minimum of two OPIM 5000-level courses before finishing their undergraduate studies. Classes undergrads are eligible to take include: OPIM 5603: Statistics in Business Analytics, OPIM 5604: Predictive Modeling, OPIM 5270: Introduction to Project Management. Students who successfully complete these courses with grades of "B" or better and a 3.0+ GPA will be guaranteed admission as a graduate student in 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 30 credit-plan of study.

Location

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

Eligibility/Prerequisites

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.

Students who successfully complete these accelerated courses with grades of "B" or better and a 3.0+ GPA will be guaranteed admission as a graduate student in the MSBAPM program.

Tuition/Fees/Credits

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

As a graduate MS in Business Analytics & Project Management student, fees are $1,100 per credit hour ($3,300 per course) for Fall 2022.

Cost for accelerated students depends on how many graduate credits were obtained as an undergraduate, when they entered the MSBAPM and how long it takes them to complete.

Career

MSBAPM students are able to schedule appointments with career staff year-round, in both Hartford and Stamford, to discuss every aspect of the hiring 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.

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.

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. Pre-graduate applications for spring semester must be received by September 28th. Fall applications must be received by June 28th.

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 "Analytics" as your intended program.
How to apply pre-grad analytics program

Contact Us

Kristen Barbaris
Program Assistant, MS in Business Analytics and Project Management
School of Business, 603-k
UConn Graduate Business Learning Center
Hartford, Connecticut
860-728-2450
kristen.barbaris@uconn.edu

Kristen Barbaris UConn Accelerated MS in Business Anlaytics and Project Management

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Accelerated MS in Financial Risk Management
Hartford/Stamford

STEM designated, AACSB accredited
#1 Public Master of Finance in New England (for MS in Financial Risk Management) by TFE Times (2021)

Quick Facts

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

Show me more about Financial Risk Management!

About

The Accelerated Master of Science in Financial Risk Management (FRM) is designed for current undergraduate students from UConn and other competitive U.S. universities, who want to fast-track their career by earning their master's degree in just one year. Students receive the same education and experience as those in the traditional MSFRM program, but are able to finish a semester earlier.

Location

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

Eligibility/Prerequisites

Required prerequisites:

  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 54 completed credits

All majors are encouraged to apply, especially affiliated undergraduate majors and minors including: STEM, Finance, Business, Computer Science

Tuition/Fees/Credits

No program fees required as an undergraduate.

As of Spring 2022, $1500 per credit ($4500 per course) as a graduate student.

Scholarships are available.

Career

The MS in FRM program provides a unique blend of theory and practice, designed for current or future financial professionals who will develop and direct investment strategies and/or manage the financial risk of firms, institutions, and private clients.

Placement
We have a 100% placement rate for the Accelerated Master of Science in FRM, with a $97K average starting salary.

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.

Career Resources for FRM Master's Students

UConn's MS in FRM program provides a dedicated career development team with complete support throughout your career journey. Learn more by following the links below:

Career Guidance and Support

Career Opportunities

Career Services Team

Placement & Success Stories

Apply – What You Need to Know

Who Should Apply

Students interested in the Accelerated MS in Financial Risk Management must self-identify within The Graduate School's formal online graduate application. This application opens in mid-September each year.

When to Apply

Accelerated MS in FRM students are encouraged to apply as early as possible during the first semester of their senior year. Applications are accepted until the MSFRM application deadline.

How to Apply

Start your application here


How to Select the Accelerated FRM Option in your Application

UConn Master's Application

Once you are in the application, be sure to choose "4+1 Program" as your Enrollment Cohort:

How to Apply for UConn Accelerated FRM Option

Contact Us

Cheryl Dondero
Admissions Officer, Risk Management Programs
School of Business, 246
Storrs, CT
Phone: 860-486-8407
cheryl.dondero@uconn.edu

Cheryl Dondero UConn Risk Management Programs

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Accelerated MS in Financial Technology (FinTech)
Hartford/Stamford

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, Spring, or Summer Semester (as a graduate student)
 Earn your master's degree in as little as 18 months
 No additional undergraduate coursework
 Cost: $1500 per credit (as a graduate student)
 Graduate-level courses in Hartford or Stamford as a graduate student (in-person)
 Dynamic Curriculum - 36 credits
 GMAT/GRE Optional

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About

The MS in FinTech is a 36-credit program that consists of a mix of analytics, technology and business courses and is intended to prepare the student for entry into the world of financial services technology. Disciplines in FinTech may include areas such as Finance, InsurTech, MedTech and RegTech. The ideal student will have strong aptitudes for business, technology and coding, and will have an entrepreneurial mindset. Students in the program will enjoy access to superior career coaching, support services, and our expansive, distinguished alumni network.

Location

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

Eligibility/Prerequisites

The MS in FinTech program serves students from a variety of backgrounds. From business and quantitative to educational backgrounds in engineering, political science, geology, sociology and English!

Required prerequisites:

  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Undergraduate degree from a 4-year accredited university or college
  • Completion of a one-semester college-level calculus or statistics course with a grade of "C" or better
  • Demonstrated quantitative rigor in undergraduate coursework

All majors are encouraged to apply.

Tuition/Fees/Credits

No program fees required as an undergraduate.

As of Spring 2022, $1,500 per credit hour ($4,500 per course) as a graduate student.

Career

A student that is entrepreneurial in mindset, possesses the necessary business acumen and can understand the technologies available will be an invaluable asset to the world of FinTech. The MS in FinTech degree will guide you to success with an individualized career coaching program. We'll help you to identify your career goals, teach you career management skills, and provide tools and resources to create a strategy that extends far beyond your completion of the program.

Careers in FinTech include:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Blockchain Developer
  • Apps Developer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Compliance Expert
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Culture Champion
  • Business Development Manager
  • Data Specialist

Apply – What You Need to Know

Who Should Apply

Students interested in the MS in FinTech are required to apply through the The Graduate School application.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted for Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. To be considered for the following fall intake, applications for the MS in FinTech program should be submitted during your final undergraduate semester, before the MS in FinTech Fall application deadline.

How to Apply

Start your application here


Note: be sure to select "Masters" for program type.
UConn Master's Application

Contact Us

Kaitlyn Speaker
Program Coordinator
School of Business
UConn Graduate Business Learning Center
Hartford, Connecticut
fintech@uconn.edu

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Accelerated MS in Human Resource Management
Hartford/Online Hybrid

AACSB accredited
#2 Best Online Master's in Human Resources BestColleges (2021)

Quick Facts

 Start Term: Fall Semester (as a graduate student)
 Earn your master's degree in as little as 20 months
 No additional undergraduate coursework
 Cost: $1,050 per credit (as a graduate student)
 Courses in Hartford and Online (as a graduate student)
 Dynamic Curriculum - 33 credits
 GMAT/GRE Optional

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Learn to drive the workplace culture of the future with accelerated, leading-edge courses in the #2 Online MSHRM in the US.

UConn's top-ranked Master of Science in Human Resource Management (HRM) Program at the School of Business features leading-edge curriculum taught by experienced faculty that is designed around the specific needs of today’s HR professionals. This 33-credit program is offered in a part-time format over 20 months and is primarily online, with in-person classes one Saturday per month in Hartford, CT.

Location

In-person courses offered will be in Hartford, with the majority of coursework completed online.

Eligibility/Prerequisites

Required prerequisites:

  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Baccalaureate degree or its equivalent

All majors are encouraged to apply, especially affiliated undergraduate majors and minors including: Business, Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Management, and Education.

Tuition/Fees/Credits

No program fees required as an undergraduate.

As of Spring 2022, $1,050 per credit hour ($3,150 per course) as a graduate student.

Career

Typical job titles for graduates of UConn's Master's in Human Resource Management include: HR Assistant, HR intern, recruiter, manager, team leader, benefits specialist, diversity and inclusion positions, employee developer, and employment specialist.

Apply – What You Need to Know

Who Should Apply

Students interested in the MS in Human Resource Management are required to apply through the The Graduate School application. All majors are encouraged to apply, particularly business, psychology, organizational behavior, management, and education majors.

When to Apply

To be considered for the following fall intake, applications for the MS in Human Resource Management program should be submitted during your final undergraduate semester, before the MS in Human Resource Management fall application deadline.

How to Apply

Start your application here


Note: be sure to select "Masters" for program type.
UConn Master's Application

Contact Us

Moira Rosek '19 MBA
Director, MS Human Resource Management
School of Business
UConn Graduate Business Learning Center
Hartford, Connecticut
860-728-2419
moira.rosek@uconn.edu

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