Program Designed for Maximum Student Convenience
The program has been slightly re-structured to maximize the expeditious completion of the degree, foster a stronger class bond, and optimize course enrollments.
Recruiting is now underway for the cohort, which starts in Fall 2018.
Students pursuing an MBA with a management or finance track can now also complete their degrees exclusively in Waterbury.
“This new cohort in Waterbury is designed to maximize the convenience for our students as they work toward their MBAs,” said Elliott. “For busy people, many of whom are juggling careers and the demands of family, this offers a concise and uncomplicated path to an MBA.”
The cohort will meet for two courses on Tuesday nights, from 4 to 10 p.m., allowing students to complete their coursework on one evening per week. The cohort students will be given first-chance at courses for the following semester, without having to worry about the classes they need filling up before they can register. But the program offers flexibility, should students want to take specialized courses in Hartford or Stamford.
“The Waterbury program will allow students to complete their MBA expeditiously,” said David Souder, associate dean for graduate business programs. “They will complete their core courses in 20 months and can engage in electives while completing them.”
“The cohort model will also allow students to create strong relationships with their classmates,” he added. “They will not need to plan out their program or struggle to enroll in classes, as that will all be pre-planned for them.”
Mia Hawlk, assistant director of the Part-time MBA program, said UConn has a long history of serving graduate students in Greater Waterbury, southern Litchfield County and the Naugatuck Valley. The region’s business expertise—from manufacturing to healthcare to banking—will provide engaging expertise for class discussions, she said.