Online MBA

A top-tier MBA degree available at your fingertips. Achieve an optimal school/life balance while you advance your career.

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The University of Connecticut (UConn) Online MBA is a customizable, 42-credit graduate degree program designed for students seeking an MBA from a top-ranked, accredited university taught by world-renowned faculty. UConn MBA students take classes from home or from wherever else their busy lives might take them. All classes are offered 100% online. Online MBA combines asynchronous coursework and synchronous (live online) learning with no more than 3 hours per week of live coursework. You can take classes as part of a close-knit cohort, or individually at your own pace. UConn’s Online MBA can be completed in 2 years or less.

Online MBA at a Glance
  • 100% Online
  • 42 Credits
  • 14 Classes (9 core courses, 5 electives)
  • $1150/Credit for all students
  • Choose between cohort-based and independent learning environments
  • A customized MBA journey supported by your professional advisor
  • Complete your MBA in 2 years or opt for a flexible schedule
  • Seven in-demand concentrations, including General Business

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The UConn Online MBA prepares you for a career across a wide array of new and established industries. The vibrant curriculum is curated to support students hailing from various professional backgrounds and different levels of experience, including those typically considered outside of the field of business. From rigorous theory to practical application, the concentration you choose will help you develop specialized skills and knowledge.

The UConn Online MBA requires 42 credits, or 14 graduate-level courses, comprising 9 core classes and 5 electives. Students may choose from seven concentrations:

  • Business Analytics (STEM Designated)
  • Business Ethics and Compliance
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management (STEM Designated)

Choose Your UConn Online MBA Path

Cohort Track

Fully Online

The Online MBA Cohort track option is intended for students who want to study fully online, learn together with a set group of peers, and follow a prescribed schedule.

  • Fall start only
  • Set class schedule for core classes, flexible for electives
  • Two required core classes per semester for five consecutive semesters, including summer
  • Core classes offered in an online blended format, with classes primarily asynchronous and one synchronous session per week, Monday evenings 7pm-8:30pm EST
  • Complete electives at your own pace in both synchronous* and asynchronous* class modalities
  • Winter and May session classes are available, but not required
  • Completion time 2-2.5 years

*Synchronous: Specified meeting days/times
*Asynchronous: No specified meeting days/time

Year One

Fall - 2 core courses
Spring - 2 core courses
Summer - 2 core courses

Year Two

Fall - 2 core courses
Spring - 1 core course & 1 elective
Summer - 2 elective courses

Year Three

Fall - 2 elective courses

Independent Learning Track


The Independent Learning Track is a flexible, self-paced track option that allows students to complete their degree in a fully online environment.

  • Start in the fall, spring or summer
  • Independent learning with flexible and personalized scheduling
  • Integrates synchronous* and asynchronous* class modalities
  • Summer, Winter and May session classes are available, but not required
  • Completion time varies – average 2-2.5 years

*Synchronous: Specified meeting days/times
*Asynchronous: No specified meeting days/time

Sample Year One

Fall - 2 core courses
Winter - 1 elective
Spring - 2 core courses
Summer - 2 core courses

Sample Year Two

Fall - 2 core courses
Winter - 1 elective
Spring - 1 core course and 1 elective
Summer - 2 elective courses

Who Should Apply

The UConn MBA team seeks applicants with strong academic credentials, proven leadership qualities, and interesting professional accomplishments.

Our students come from various age groups, educational backgrounds, and diverse personal and professional experiences. We welcome applicants from all parts of the country, and abroad. This program is open to those with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of work experience.

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UConn MBA advisor posing.

Personalize Your Online MBA Experience

As a UConn MBA candidate, you will meet with your advisor to customize your MBA plan of study. Your advisor will also provide guidance for the University of Connecticut, The Graduate School, and School of Business policies and procedures, graduation planning, other general advising questions and concerns throughout the program.

World–Class Faculty

All MBA courses are taught by UConn business school faculty who are passionate about their areas of expertise and are considered top experts in their fields. They publish regularly in leading academic journals and serve as experts for journalists and organizations around the world.

As a Top 20 public research university, UConn is a hub for breakthrough exploration and scholarship. Professors are engaged in relevant, ground-breaking research aimed at solving some of the most pressing problems today: health care and big data—areas undergoing extensive innovation and transformation; creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship to accelerate innovation and shape future revolutionary advances; and sustainability and risk management to provide stability, security, and control.

Exclusive Resources: Centers of Excellence

The UConn MBA program also works in partnership with various UConn centers of excellence to provide students with experiential learning opportunities in small business development, entrepreneurship, innovation, and community service. The connections you can make through these centers can broaden your network, enhance career-defining skills, and open doors to myriad professional opportunities.

  • Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI)
  • The Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Center for the Advancement of Business Analytics (CABA)
  • UConn TIP Innovation Fellowship

1:1 Career Coaching

The UConn School of Business career development office will serve as your partner in aligning your business skills, values, and professional experiences with a meaningful career. The career development office will pair you with a personal career coach, who will work 1:1 with you to set strategic personal career goals, further broaden your academic expertise, and identify the skillset needed to accelerate your career.   They will work with you to hone your networking, job-seeking, and interviewing skills.

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How to Apply

Access your online application account

First-time users will create a new online account when they enter our application system via the "Apply Now" button. Returning users can use their designated email and password to log in.

Write your essay

We require a personal essay for the OMBA program. The prompt is located in the application itself. Don’t forget, you have access to log in and out of your application as many times as you need to in order to complete your application!

Contact your references

Request two letters of recommendation. It is important to reach out to your references as early as possible to give them enough time to complete your recommendations. In the system, you will be prompted to enter your references’ information. Once added, our system will contact your references directly via email, and provide a secure link for them to quickly and easily submit their letters. At no point should you be handling and submitting your letters of recommendation.

Upload your unofficial transcript

For application review purposes, we only require an unofficial copy of your transcript. If admitted, we will then need your official transcript sent directly from your institution.

Enter your professional experience

Upload your current resume in your online application so we can learn more about your background. We look for a minimum of two years of professional work experience.

Submit your application

Once you have completed all necessary fields and submitted all required documents, you are ready to submit your application, along with a $75 non-refundable application fee.

Contact Us

For more information about the UConn Online MBA program contact:

Alyssa Suhr
Assistant Director Admissions MBA Programs

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