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.


Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management
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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 $2,925
  • Total program cost for 4+1 student is $29,250, compared to total cost for traditional MSBAPM program of $36,075
  • 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:

  • We are no long accepting applications for Fall 2019
  • Consideration for Spring 2020 – 3:00 pm on September 30, 2019.

Undergraduate students typically apply for the 4+1 Analytics track in their fifth or sixth semester. Applications are submitted online. If conditionally accepted, students are able to take graduate-level courses as an undergraduate.

Conditionally accepted students can gain access to graduate courses by submitting a permission number request form.  If a student successfully completes the two courses with grades of B or better, they will be eligible for a reduced course load as an MSBAPM student.

4+1 students must submit a formal application for the MSBAPM program through The Graduate School and within Graduate School’s application deadline during their final undergraduate semester.

Learn more by attending a Graduate Info Session and by meeting with a School of Business Advisor during Open Advising Hours.

Hartford Info Session Schedule

Stamford Info Session Schedule

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) offered online is for students who complete an Accounting major or an Accounting minor at UConn.
  • This award-winning, online program, is ranked #8 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 provides qualified students with the additional credits needed towards the accounting educational requirements for a CPA license 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.

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’s in Financial Risk Management program is designed with the concept that all companies, individuals and public institutions deal with risk on a daily basis, and curriculum teaches students how to successfully identify, mitigate and manage various types of risk.

Offered in Hartford and Stamford, CT, the MSFRM program gives students the flexibility to live/work in the Greater Hartford and/or Fairfield County/NYC areas respectively, and still attend and excel in the classroom. Classes are offered in the evening on both campuses, allowing students the opportunity to work and/or intern during the day and attend classes at night.

The 4+1 program provides the opportunity for UConn graduating seniors to complete the MSFRM degree in 12 months.  Students completing a Bachelor’s degree from the School of Business, or any STEM program, have demonstrated the ability to succeed in the MSFRM program (other degrees are always considered).

Our Master’s in Financial Risk Management is ranked 29th for Master’s of Finance Programs in the nation (2nd ranked Risk Management Program). TFE Times (2019). 

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 FRM graduate students at this time. As designed, the 4+1 program is completed in 12 months without needing additional coursework as an undergraduate.

Pre-requisites to Apply:

  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 54 credits completed

Application Deadlines:
Students typically apply the summer before their senior 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 and/or by meeting with an MSFRM advisor. Schedule an appointment via Nexus.

Hartford Info Session Schedule

Stamford Info Session Schedule