Founded in 1941, the UConn School of Business has evolved into one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, offering academic programs at the bachelors, masters, doctorate and advanced certificate levels, in four Connecticut locations – Storrs, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury. The School of Business has established a strong reputation for high quality research, teaching, collaboration and outreach, spanning a wide array of functional disciplines including Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Operations and Information Management.
As part of a research-focused public university, the UConn School of Business has a mandate to engage our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners in activities to transform lives and the surrounding world, including:
- Educating the next generation of business professionals
- Discovering the next generation of business insights
- Attracting the next generation of business talent
- Supporting the next generation of Connecticut businesses
In fulfilling this broad mandate, we emphasize activities that feature innovative thinking and community engagement.
To be a sustainable business school at a public research university, recognized nationally for innovative research and teaching excellence, and recognized locally for student and faculty engagement with business and community partners. Our longstanding traditions provide the foundation to achieve this vision, and our strategic plan delineates our goals for achieving continuous improvement on each element of it.
Accreditation & Rankings
The UConn School of Business has been continuously accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – since 1958. This means they meet or exceed established standards for business schools internationally. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. The School ranks in the top 5 percent of business schools and is widely considered one of the best in the Northeast as evidenced in frequent rankings by BloombergBusinessweek, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.
Essential to the School of Business curriculum is the incorporation of innovative experiential learning accelerators that integrate traditional teaching and classroom experience with high-profile corporate partnering to help close the gap between theory and practice. These include:
The School’s interdisciplinary centers in real estate, health systems management, international business, and entrepreneurship have gained widespread recognition for their research and service.
Looking ahead, business in the twenty-first century will occur in an increasingly complex environment of rapid change, particularly in the area of information technology. In this context, UConn’s School of Business — by creating knowledge that significantly influences managerial ideas and practices — educates present and future leaders to strengthen Connecticut’s businesses, the New England region, and our country’s global leadership.