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School of Business 4+1 Programs

The UConn School of Business offers a variety of graduate-level opportunities designed to equip you with the skills and experiences to be more competitive, innovative, and successful in today’s global economy. Programs available for students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in five years exist in the areas of Financial Risk Management, Business Data Analytics, and Accounting.

 

Coming Fall 2019!

The 4+1 Analytics Track within the Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management (MSBAPM), offered in Hartford and Stamford, is for students who complete undergraduate programs at any UConn campus in Business Data Analytics, Management and Engineering for Manufacturing, Management Information Systems, or a minor in Analytics.

Our program is ranked #6 in the nation by Predictive Analytics Today (2018) and ranked #1 in return on investment. Launched in 2011, the program has between 350 and 400 students, placing more than a dozen alumni at Amazon, with others working at McKinsey, Google, JPMorgan Chase, Expedia, Priceline, Aetna, Cigna and the Hartford.

Students accepted to the 4+1 Analytics Track will complete a minimum of two OPIM 5000-level courses before finishing their undergraduate studies.  During the student’s last semester as an undergraduate, they will need to apply to the MSBAPM program to continue as a matriculated graduate student.  If accepted, the MSBAPM program requires that student complete 30 credits and offers the option to start in any fall, spring, or summer term.

MSBAPM graduates are holding positions such as Data Analysts, Analytics Managers, and Data Scientists in industries like technology, healthcare, retail, and travel.

Students who completed the MSBAPM program with fewer than two years of work experience have earned starting salaries of up to $115,000. Read more about employment opportunities on the MSBAPM career page.

View how these courses substitute for undergraduate major requirements here. Please be sure to discuss these substitutions with your Academic Advisor.

Students must earn a grade of a "B" or higher in all MsBAPM courses.

  • No program fees required while you're still an undergrad
  • Current cost of 3-credit course in MSBAPM is $2,700
  • Total program cost for 4+1 student is $27,000, compared to total cost for traditional MSBAPM program of $33,300
  • View the MSBAPM course fees and costs page for most up-to-date information

Pre-requisites to Apply:

  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 54 credits completed
  • Demonstrated quantitative rigor in undergraduate coursework
  • Once a students receives conditional acceptance, they are permitted access to graduate level courses while still an undergraduate

Application Deadlines:

  • Consideration for Spring 2019 – September 30, 2018
  • Consideration for Fall 2019 – February 15, 2019
  • Applicants will be notified two weeks after the deadline.

Students typically apply in their fifth or sixth semester. Applications are submitted online.

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), offered on-line with one week in residence at Storrs, is for students who complete an Accounting major or an Accounting minor at UConn.

  • This award-winning, online program, is ranked #6 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Students may earn their MSA in as little as 8 months.
  • The MSA degree is comprised of 10 courses (30 credit hours); students choose from 18 unique courses for a highly-customizable experience.
  • Students may elect to concurrently earn a Certificate in Accounting Analytics at no extra cost.

The MSA Program provides students with the skillset critical to a successful professional career in public and private accounting. Completion of the program allows qualified students to meet the 150-hour educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam in most states.   MSA graduates hold positions in all accounting fields including audit, tax, financial reporting, forensics, and consulting.

MSA courses are only open to MSA graduate students at this time.

For information on the MSA program costs, visit msaccounting.business.uconn.edu/admissions/fees

Pre-requisites to Apply: Application Deadlines: Students may apply when they complete the pre-requisites. Admission is rolling and applications are submitted online through the MSA website.
Learn more by attending a Graduate Info Session!

The Master of Science in Financial Risk Management (FRM), offered in Stamford and Hartford, is for students who complete a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a major in Finance or Financial Management, or other majors with appropriate coursework at any UConn campus.

Our Master’s in Financial Risk Management is ranked #27 in the nation. TFE Times (2017).

Students can enroll full-time to complete both degrees in five years; or combine work and study on a part-time basis, at either campus.

MSFRM graduates are holding positions such as Risk Analysts, Equity Research Analysts, and Product Controllers in industries like investment banking, portfolio management, commercial banking, and consulting.
 
A 2016 employment report showed recent MSFRM graduates earning an average salary of $94,000. Read more about employment opportunities on the MSFRM career page.

FRM courses are only open to MSA graduate students at this time.

Pre-requisites to Apply:

  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 54 credits completed

Application Deadlines:
Students typically apply the summer before their junior year. The application deadline usually occurs in June and the program admits students only for the fall. Students may apply through the FRM website.

Learn more by attending a Graduate Info Session!
 
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Stamford Info Session Schedule
 
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