Essays and Documents

Essays and other documents may be required for admission to the program. All essays and documents must be uploaded to the online application in .doc, .pdf, or .txt, formats. Please limit your essays to 600 words.

Program Resume Primary Essay Other Program-Specific Documents
Executive MBA Program Required Required Sponsorship Agreement if applicable
Full-time MBA Program Required Required One additional essay (choice from three prompts)
Part-time MBA Program Required Required Supplemental Essay required
MS in Accounting Required N/A Four total essays required
MS in Business Analytics and Project Management Required Required N/A
MS in Financial Risk Management Required Required Supplemental Essay required
MS in Human Resource Management Required Required N/A
Ph.D. in Business Administration Required Required N/A
Accounting Certificate Program Required N/A Four Accounting essays required
Advanced Business Certificates Required N/A N/A
ABC in Human Resource Management Required N/A N/A
Certificate in Corporate and Regulatory Compliance Required N/A N/A
Certificate in Global Risk Management Required N/A Supplemental Essay required
Long-term Healthcare Management Certificate Required N/A N/A

Resume

A current resume highlighting your full-time and part-time employment may be a required component of the online application. Please indicate the dates you were at each position, for instance, January 2009 – February 2013.

Primary Essay

Prompt: Why are you interested in pursuing your graduate business degree at this stage in your life/career?  What are your short-term and long-term career goals and how will this graduate business program help you achieve these goals?

Supplemental Essay

Prompt: How will you and your experiences and values contribute to our program

Full-time MBA Essays

The essay requirement for the Full-time MBA online application has changed for Fall 2018 admission Rounds 1, 2, and 3. Going forward, in addition to the Primary Essay, only one additional essay will be required for all applicants.  The prompt for this essay is the applicant’s choice from the three prompts below:

  • Essay Prompt 1: Work Role
    When working in groups at work, what role do you usually take (e.g. leadership, peacemaker, or worker bee)? Does your role vary according to the situation? Provide detail and examples.
  • Essay Prompt 2: Deadlines
    Describe a time when you failed to meet a deadline. What things were you unable to do? What were the repercussions? What did you learn from the experience?
  • Essay Prompt 3: Coping Skills
    Describe a time when you were faced with problems or stress that tested your coping skills. How did you handle the situation?

If you have already written an essay using one of prompts from the Early Action application round, your essay will still be accepted.  Please include the essay question you had chosen before this change at the top of your essay attachment.  You will then need to select Essay Prompt 1 from the new dropdown choices. If you have any questions, please contact mba@uconn.edu.

 

MS in Accounting Essays

One required essay. Prompt: Explain your interest in a graduate accounting degree in general and then more specifically what you hope to get out of the MS in Accounting Program at UConn.

Choice of three out of the four prompts:

  • Integrity – Integrity is “the quality or state of being of sound moral principle; uprightness, honesty, and sincerity” (Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language). Think of a person either in your life other than a family member or an individual in public life who you believe has integrity. What do you think sets that person apart from others in terms of integrity?
  • Work Role – When working in groups at school or at work, what role do you usually take (e.g. leadership, peacemaker, or worker bee)?  Does your role vary according to the situation?  Provide detail and examples.
  • Deadlines – Describe a time when you failed to meet a deadline. What things were you unable to do? What were the repercussions? What did you learn from the experience?
  • Coping Skills – Describe a time when you were faced with problems or stress that tested your coping skills. How did you handle the situation?

Reapplicant Essay

Required for applicants reapplying to the same program.

Honors and Activities

Optional, but encouraged. Indicate any professional or academic honors, distinctions, awards, or scholarships you have received. Please also indicate any extracurricular activities you have participated in since leaving, or while at, college/university.

Additional Information

Optional document of information.

Residence Affidavit

All U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents applying to the following programs are required to complete the University of Connecticut Residence Affidavit.

  • Executive MBA
  • Full-time MBA
  • Part-time MBA
  • MS in Accounting
  • MS in Business Analytics & Project Management
  • MS in Financial Risk Management
  • MS in Human Resource Management
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
  • Advanced Business Certificates
  • ABC in Human Resource Management
  • Long-term Healthcare Management Certificate

Please download it from the Downloadable Forms section of the online application, complete it, and upload it to the Documents section of the application.

Sponsorship Agreement

Applicable for EMBA applicants only. This form confirms that your sponsoring organization understands the time commitment required and that you and your employer have reached an agreement on financial support.  Please download it from the Downloadable Forms section of the online application, complete it, and upload it to the Documents section of the application.