This is an unofficial description for this program. For official information check the Academic Catalog.

Program Rationale:

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program is designed to fulfill the educational needs of students and working professionals whose career paths are directed toward business analytics, finance, or accounting.

MBA Admission Requirements:

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with an undergraduate GPA of 2.70 or higher and a minimum GPA of 3.00 or higher in any post-baccalaureate coursework.

Admitted students with an undergraduate business degree will proceed directly into the 30-credit MBA program. Admitted students without an undergraduate business degree will need to complete foundational learning as determined by the program director before proceeding into graduate-level coursework.


All applicants must submit:

  • Online Application
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts directly from each institution attended except from CCSU
  • Professional Resume

International Applicants must also submit:

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Course-by-Course evaluation of foreign credentials from a NACES member evaluation service
  • Original translations of foreign academic records

Recommended Materials:

  • Evidence of CPA, CMA, CFA, or other professional licenses
  • Up to three letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement

The graduate application, application fee, and official transcripts are to be submitted to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office from each institution attended except Central Connecticut State University. Instructions for uploading the resume will be found within the graduate online application.


Applications are reviewed holistically for evidence predicting potential success in graduate business education. Meeting the minimum published admission criteria does not guarantee admission. Occasionally, applicants who do not meet all published admission criteria may be granted conditional admission based on the strength of their overall application.


The program is designed for part-time or full-time study.

Course and Capstone Requirements:

Tracks - Career Pathways

9 credits of approved graduate course work in accounting, business, finance, marketing, management, management Information systems, supply chain, or general business (a combination of approved graduate courses)

General Business Track- Career Pathway

A combination of 9 credits of graduate course work in accounting, business, finance, marketing, management , management information systems or law from the the following graduate courses

MIS 552 Managing Projects in the Supply Chain 3 Credits

AC 507 Advanced Accounting 3 Credits

AC 520 Managerial Analysis & Cost Control 3 Credits

AC 524 Accounting for Non-Profit Institutions 3 Credits

AC 543 Advanced Accounting Analytics 3 Credits

AC 544 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation 3 Credits

AC 545 Advanced Assurance Services 3 Credits

AC 546 Advanced Forensic Accounting 3 Credits

AC 548 Contemporary Accounting Topics 3 Credits

AC 551 Evolution of Modern Accounting 3 Credits

AC 552 Taxation of Business Entities 3 Credits

AC 560 Taxes and Business Strategy 3 Credits

BUS 540 Business Intelligence and Analytics 3 Credits

BUS 542 Web Analytics 3 Credits

BUS 544 Business Process Modeling 3 Credits

BUS 546 Applications of Business Analytics 3 Credits

BUS 548 Business Decision Models 3 Credits

BUS 594 Independent Study In Business 3 Credits

BUS 598 Special Topics in Business 3 Credits

LAW 550 Advanced Business Law & Ethical Leadership 3 Credits

FIN 535 Advanced Financial Management 3 Credits

FIN 540 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation 3 Credits

FIN 545 Real Estate Finance & Investment 3 Credits

FIN 550 Money, Capital Markets and Banking 3 Credits

FIN 555 International Finance 3 Credits

FIN 560 Commercial Lending 3 Credits

FIN 570 Investments and Securities Analysis 3 Credits

FIN 580 Derivatives and Risk Management 3 Credits

FIN 590 Finance Seminar 3 Credits

MGT 573 Advanced Organizing and Managing for Innovation 3 Credits

MIS 555 Enterprise and The Supply Chain 3 Credits

MKT 540 Customer Experience Design 3 Credits

MKT 550 Graduate Seminar in Marketing 3 Credits

MKT 560 Strategic Brand Marketing 3 Credits

MKT 570 Marketing Analytics 3 Credits

MGT 550 Strategic Human Resources Management 3 Credits

MGT 556 Strategic Leadership 3 Credits

MGT 560 Supply Chain Management 3 Credits

MGT 570 Business Policy and Strategy 3 Credits

MGT 575 Special Topics in Management 3 Credits

MGT 574 New Venture Challenge: Lean Launch Methodology 3 Credits

Integrative Capstone Experience

All students must successfully complete the integrative capstone experience.

Total Credit Hours: 30