Why get your MBA? Investopedia states that 90% of alumni would still pursue a graduate business management degree if they had to do it all over again knowing what they do today (Investopedia 2021). An MBA will open you up to an entirely new job market, increase your salary for certain positions, and help you improve all the awesome business skills you’ll have developed as an undergraduate student at UConn. However, it is important to consider how an MBA would impact your career path and if it makes sense for you to make that investment.
Here are the different specialized MBA programs that UCONN has to offer post-graduation:
Master of Science in Accounting
This program is ranked #7 in the nation and will help you prepare for your CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam. You will pick 9 courses of the 18 that are offered which allows you to tailor your education to your interests within accounting. It is fully remote. This MSA program also provides an additional 30 credit hours you will need to meet the 150-hour credit requirement to pursue a CPA.
Click here to learn more: https://msaccounting.uconn.edu
Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management
This 37-credit degree program is offered full-time or part-time at UConn’s Hartford and Stamford locations. This program was ranked #9 of data analytics programs in the nation and exposes you to programming and coding platforms such as Python, R, SQL, Microsoft Excel, and more. With a combination of analytics, project management, and elective classes, you will get a whole new perspective to solve real-world business problems in your career.
Click here to learn more: https://msbapm.business.uconn.edu
Master of Science in Financial Risk Management
UConn’s financial risk management graduate program is for students interested in managing financial risks in the corporate world. The program can be completed in as little as 15 months with 36 credits or with an optional concentration in 19 months with 45 credits. 85% of graduates placed jobs within 3 months of completing their MS in FRM, having an average salary of almost $100,000.
Click here to learn more: https://risk.business.uconn.edu
Master of Science in Financial Technology (FinTech)
FinTech, or financial technology, refers to the latest software and technologies that automate financial services in business. UConn’s FinTech program is a 36-credit, 2-year program that can be taken at your own pace – part-time or full-time. FinTech may include Finance, InsurTech (insurance technology), MedTech (medical technology), and RegTech (regulatory processes in the financial industry). This program is new and booming as the FinTech industry will continue to grow over the next few years.
Click here to learn more: https://fintech.business.uconn.edu
Master of Science in Human Resource Management
UConn’s MS in Human Resources is a 20-month graduate, part-time degree offered hybrid and fully virtual. This program was ranked #2 best online Master’s degree in Human Resources. The 33-credit program offers courses in 7-week increments and are taken one course at a time over an accelerated 20-month timeframe; these courses range from talent analytics and human capital to employment law and negotiation strategies.
Click here to learn more: https://hrm.business.uconn.edu
Although choosing to get an MBA is a big time and financial commitment, there are many benefits in doing so, including:
- Broadening your business perspective
- Expanding your personal and professional network
- Specializing even further in what you like in business
- Potential salary increase
- Promotions to leadership roles
If you are unsure whether to pursue an MBA, our career coaches are available for 30-minute appointments all year long to talk about whatever you want!