Admission to Business Majors on all Campuses

Application for admission in the Spring 2022 term is now closed. The next application cycle for admission in the Fall 2022 term will open Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

ACADEMICS

60%

ESSAY

30%

RÉSUMÉ

10%

For exceptions to standard academic policies and minimum eligibility requirements due COVID-19, see the Academics section below that links to semester-specific information regarding spring 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021.

Preparing to Apply:

Plan

Work with your current Academic Advisor, utilizing our Prospective Business Advising Record, to plan for success.  Pay attention to both academics (ensuring you are meeting minimum eligible requirements by the time you plan to apply) and experiential opportunities to strengthen your application.

Students are encouraged to identify an alternate or parallel plan (a non-Business major) in addition to planning for their chosen School of Business major.

Explore

Research the majors offered at the School of Business and identify the major that fits best with your professional goals and parallel plan.  Your application will be for a specific major at a specific campus

If you plan on applying to a major not available at your current campus, speak with your current Academic Advisor about campus change request procedures and timeline.

Learn

Attend an Information Session to learn more about the admissions process and have questions answered by School of Business staff. 

Continue learning about your major and chosen field, academically and experientially, while keeping your parallel plan intact.

Apply

Once you meet all eligibility requirements (typically in your fourth term) apply through our electronic application logging in with your NetID.  The application is available the first two weeks of every Fall and Spring term.

Decisions are communicated before registration and the campus change deadline.  All admitted students are required to attend a New Admit Advising session to help plan for the following term and beyond.

Learn About the Internal Admissions Process

How to Choose a Major

Admission Timeline

Applications for all majors in the School of Business are accepted the first two weeks of every Fall and Spring term.  Decisions are communicated before registration and the campus change deadline.

  • August 30, 2021 - Application opens
  • September 13, 2021 - Application closes at 11:59pm
  • Mid-October - Decisions communicated via UConn email prior to registration for spring 2022
  • Prior to registration in October - Required virtual School of Business New Admit Advising materials prepared by Advisors and reviewed by admitted students

Admission to the School of Business is competitive and reliant on space available as determined by each campus.

To discuss questions regarding the admissions process please visit us during virtual drop-in advising hours.

Admissions Info Sessions

 

 

  • Hartford Campus Admissions Info Session (In-Person): Wednesday, September 1, 12-1 pm EST, HTB 209. Please RSVP in Nexus.

 

 

  • Résumé Workshop for Applications to the School of Business: Sponsored by the School of Business Undergraduate Career Development Office, Wednesday, September 8, 4-5 pm EST. Please RSVP for the workshop in Nexus.

 

  • Avery Point Campus Admissions Info Session (In-Person): Wednesday, September 8, 12:30-1:30 pm EST, ACD 206. Please RSVP in Nexus.

     


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    Majors Available by Campus

    Hartford Stamford Storrs Waterbury
    Accounting x
    Business Administration x
    Business Data Analytics x x x
    Finance x
    Financial Management  x x
    Healthcare Management x
    Management x
    Management Information Systems x
    Marketing x
    Marketing Management  x x
    Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies x

    Students looking to apply into the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) major apply at ppc.engr.uconn.edu.

    Academics

    Your strengths and determination demonstrated through performance

    Factors

    • Cumulative GPA
    • GPA in critical courses
    • GPA in business courses
    • Performance in quantitative courses
    • Grade trends
    • Course load
    • Repeated courses
    • Progress towards graduation
    • Consistency of academic performance
    • Criticals not taken at UConn after matriculation

    Minimum Eligibility Requirements

    Current UConn students seeking to apply to the School of Business must meet the following minimum requirements for their application to be eligible for review.  There are no exceptions to the minimum requirements.

    • Completion of at least 40 credits (earned on transcript, not including courses currently in progress)
    • Completion of (or current enrollment in) the seven critical required courses including:
      • ACCT 2001
      • ECON 1201 and ECON 1202 (or ECON 1200)
      • ENGL 1007, ENGL 1010, ENGL 1011, or ENGL 2011 (or for transfer students, six credits with both ENGL 91002 and ENGL 91003 or an approved course equivalency)
      • MATH 1070Q and MATH 1071Q/1131Q (or alternate approved sequence)
      • STAT 1000Q or STAT 1100Q (or a STAT 91100 Q-level course)
    • At least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in all 2000+ level Business courses
    • Applicants must be enrolled in classes at the University of Connecticut in the term in which they are applying through internal admissions to the School of Business. Eligibility is reliant on the active student status, thus students who withdraw from the current term or whose status changes to inactive for any reason are no longer eligible for admission in the current cycle. These students will have to submit a new application in the next admission cycle once they are active students.
      • Students enrolled part-time (less than 12 credits) should provide information about why they are enrolled part-time in the application.
    • Only courses and credits reflected on your UConn transcript at the time of application are considered
    • Withdrawing from, or failing, critical courses that are in-progress at the time of application will immediately result in an ineligible application and subsequent inadmissibility for that application cycle
    • Courses planned on for the following summer or winter sessions are not considered

    Resources

    Your current Academic Advisor is a valuable resource who can help you to prepare and set goals.  Use our Prospective Business Advising Record to plan academically, and also discover opportunities and explore resources. All students admitted from a major outside of the School of Business will be admitted into a new catalog year, and should be prepared to fulfill catalog requirements for that catalog year. Note that the University's Environmental Literacy requirement is required for catalog year 2019-20 and beyond.

    Students are strongly encouraged to identify a parallel plan in addition to their chosen School of Business major.  This serves to strengthen the plan for success for that student, thereby strengthening the overall application of that student. Speak with your Advisor and review the alternate pathways to a career in Business to help you identify an appropriate parallel plan.

    If you are eligible to start taking Business courses, you can use our BADM Core Equivalencies List to see which core Business courses count towards a Business minor that also satisfies Business major requirements. Reference the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list.

    Review prior admission cycle summaries to see the most common factors negatively impacting an application.

    Essay

    Think about what makes the School of Business right for you in achieving your goals

    Criteria

    • Thoughtfulness - goals aligned with actions
    • Intentionality - provide concrete examples
    • Articulation - communications skills
    • Grammar & spelling

    Essay Prompt

    All students must answer both Parts A and B.

    Part A: Identify your goals in the field of business and explain to the committee how your desired major aligns with those goals. Please use at least one concrete example of post-high school experience that has contributed to your interest in this major. (1,500 character limit)

    Part B: Reflect on one of the University’s Core Values: Innovation, Leadership, Global Engagement, and Diversity. Identify at least one concrete example of your connection to this Core Value and describe the ways that experience has influenced your professional aspirations. (1,500 character limit)

    The essay responses are limited to 1,500 characters each, including spaces, and will be submitted in plain text format. Anything over the 1,500 characters will not be included with the application. Students may choose to use two different concrete examples, or may use the same concrete example to respond to each part A and B. The essay prompt is subject to change by semester.

    Resources

    We recommend having your essay reviewed by friends, family, or non-Business faculty before submission for grammar and spelling.

    It is important to know that prospective applicants cannot seek guidance or feedback on essay submissions from School of Business Faculty or Staff as many are involved in the admissions review process.  If you are considering applying, you are welcome to come in to speak with our Peer Advisors to help you to reflect on your experiences and think through your major choice.

    Review prior admission cycle summaries to see the most common factors negatively impacting an application.

    What Makes a Strong Essay?

    Your essay should highlight your best and most unique qualities and articulate how business is the right choice for you.  It's not expected that you have your adult career mapped out yet, but your goals and actions thus far should align. Themes from successful essays are visually represented in the image below.

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    Résumé

    Engagement and quality extracurricular experience

    Criteria

    • Leadership experience
    • Extra-curricular activities
    • Applicable work experience
    • Demonstrated commitment

    What is a Résumé?

    For current students, the résumé is a one-page document that highlights educational background, experiences, accomplishments, skills, and interests. It is important to use appropriate phrasing in your résumé, emphasizing the keywords stated in the criteria in relation to the skills and accomplishments you have decided to highlight. Ultimately your résumé is a guide and marketing tool about you and your abilities.

    An applicant is evaluated and compared to the applicant pool by how their résumé reflects the learning gained during their involvement in activities after high school.  Be sure to relate your experiences with your career goals and desired business major.

    It is recommended applicants use the sample résumé below to help communicate experiences that contribute to an application, noting that high school experience should not be included.

    What makes a strong résumé?

    • One-page in length
    • Does not include any experiences limited to high school
    • Experiences aligning with business
    • Demonstrating leadership positions
    • Skills clearly reflecting the learning gained
    • Excellent grammar and spelling

    Review prior admission cycle summaries to see the most common factors negatively impacting an application.

    How to Strategically Engage at UConn

    Resources

    Résumé Workshop for Applications to the School of Business
    Sponsored by the School of Business Undergraduate Career Development Office
    September 8, 2021
    4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Register for the workshop here.

    It is strongly recommended that you meet with a Career Consultant on your campus to have your résumé reviewed at least one semester prior to submitting an application.

    Applicants have the opportunity to work with the UConn School of Business Undergraduate Career Development Office (UCDO) for résumé reviews. Appointments for résumé reviews with UCDO are available on the Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Storrs, and Waterbury campuses.

    The UConn Center for Career Development (CCD) on your campus is a great resource for ongoing résumé review. Schedule an appointment with your campus CCD Consultant below.

    Join LAUNCH Today!

    Make sure you're making the most of your time at UConn and developing your résumé by signing up for LAUNCH.  All majors welcome! View past LAUNCH communications to see what is sent weekly to students who opt-in.

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    It is important to know that if any misrepresented information is included in an application, that applicant may lose the opportunity to apply this or future terms.

     

    The application for admission in the Fall 2022 term will open Tuesday, January 18, 2022.