Dec 07, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.


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Program Information


Dr. Annette Rogers (Director, MBA Program) 860.768.4270, arogers@hartford.edu

Christina M. Lapierre (Manager of Graduate Student Services) 860.768.5003, clapierre@hartford.edu

Dawn Zumbroski (Manager of CIGNA Graduate Student Services) 860.768.5004, zumbroski@hartford.edu

To review the MBA Program, refer to: www.hartford.edu/mba.

The MBA degree program is designed to provide a broad exposure to the knowledge, skills, and values needed by successful managers. Candidates for the degree typically include those pursuing a management career, as well as those at mid-career and those contemplating a change from a technical or specialized field into a general management role.

Classes are seven weeks in length that allow a concentrated focus on the subject. In addition, courses may be taken online or onsite, depending on what may be happening in a one’s busy life.

12 Course MBA:  Our 12 course AACSB Accredited MBA can be completed in two years on a part-time basis, or less, depending on one’s desire to finish sooner. The program consists of 9 required courses and 3 electives. Elective courses may be used to complete a concentration, or to experience different course topics. No courses can be waived or transferred into this program. We offer convenient rolling admission each semester.

9 Concentrations: The 3 electives may be focused within one concentration listed below or combined from a variety.

Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, International Business,
Management, Marketing, Project Management, and Supply Chain Management.

Prior to entering the program, students are expected to have a working knowledge of computers and be able to use word processing software and spreadsheets. Free, self-paced educational modules in statistics, accounting and finance are available to admitted students. International students are expected to demonstrate English-language proficiency.

The core of the MBA program is designed for students without prior business education and covers principles and concepts in the basic functional areas of business. The capstone integrates functional approaches and environment issues by having students make strategic business decisions.

The MBA curriculum is always under review for continuous improvement. To receive the degree, students must complete all program requirements and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Required credits: 36


Electives and Concentrations (Three, 3-credit courses)


Elective plans of study should be developed in consultation with faculty advisors. Students may elect a broad general orientation or concentrations of specific courses in one area of specialization.

Accounting:
Students can earn an Accounting concentration by completing three of the following four courses: AC 625 - Financial Reporting Standards and Practices I , AC 626 - Financial Reporting Standards and Practices II , AC 627 - Individual Income Tax , AC 628 - Auditing Standards and Practices .

Business Analytics:
Students can earn a Business Analytics concentration by completing the following three courses: QNT 712 - Introduction to Business Analytics , QNT 720 - Business Forecasting , and QNT 730 - Business Data Mining .

Finance:
Students can earn a Finance concentration by completing any three finance courses above FIN 604 .

Healthcare Management
Students can earn a Healthcare Management concentration by completing the following three courses: EC 726 - Healthcare Economics and Analytics , INS 726 - Healthcare Insurance and Financing , and MGT 726 - Health Systems Management .

International Business
Students can earn an International Business concentration by completing the following three courses: IB 705 - The Global Business Environment , FIN 650 - International Finance , MKT 650 - International Marketing .

Management:
Students can earn a Management concentration by completing any three MGT courses, excluding MGT 605 , MGT 607 , and MGT 609 .

Marketing:
Students can earn a Marketing concentration by completing any three MKT courses, excluding MKT 606 .

Project Management:
Students can earn a Project Management concentration by completing MGT 700 - Innovation and Project Management  and any two of the three following courses: FIN 740 / INS 740 - Project Risk Management , ME 519 - Six Sigma Principles and Applications , or MGT 701 - Managerial Skills and Project Leadership .

Supply Chain Management:
Students can earn a Supply Chain Management concentration by completing the following three courses: MGT 750 - Bargaining and Negotiations , MGT 760 - Supply Chain Management , and EM 620 - Logistics and Supply Chain Engineering . Supply Chain courses are offered to both business and engineering students, and are taught be faculty experts from both the Barney School and the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture.

Postgraduate Certificates


Students holding a graduate degree from an accredited institution may apply for a specialized certificate in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, Insurance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Project Management, and Supply Chain Management. To receive these specialized certificates, students must complete three graduate courses in the same discipline as indicated.

View a full list of Post-Graduate MBA Certificates .

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