Frequently Asked Questions

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below provide answers to most of the common questions that we receive about the MSBAPM Program. If you don’t see your questions asked here, please send your question to mmsbapm@business.uconn.edu and we will get back to you soon.


General

Academic Requirements

Costs and Fees

Application

Test Scores

Admissions

General

Is the degree program a full time or part time program?

We provide flexibility so that you can pursue the degree part-time or full-time. ^top

How long will it take me to complete the program?

You can pursue the degree full-time and finish in three semesters (applies to Spring entries only). Completion time for part-time students clearly depends on course-load commitments each semester. At the outside, taking just one course per semester would require slightly over three and half years to complete the degree. ^top

Where are the courses held?

The official site of the program is the School of Business Graduate Business Learning Center in downtown Hartford, Connecticut USA. Stamford, Connecticut campus will be available starting Fall 2017.^top

Is this an online program?

No. This is a traditional graduate degree program. To enhance pedagogical quality, many of the courses utilize a hybrid of traditional face-to-face meetings and online delivery, where appropriate. The use of online delivery also increases your scheduling flexibility and convenience. ^top

Is MSBAPM program a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) designated program?

Yes, the MS BAPM is designated as one of the STEM eligible CIP codes. This means MS BAPM students may be eligible for a 17 month STEM extension of their OPT, as long as all other requirements are met. Please see UCONN Immigration Services for more information on other eligibility requirements. ^top

Does the program require a laptop?

Yes, the MS BAPM requires you to start the program with a Windows-based laptop. Recommended specifications are provided upon admission on the Orientation page. ^top

Academic Requirements

What academic credentials do I need in order to be considered for admission?

The University of Connecticut requires that all applicants to Masters level programs hold at least a four-year undergraduate Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. ^top

I am an international applicant. How do you evaluate my academic credentials?

We evaluate an applicant’s academic credentials based on the ranking of the four year college and the applicant’s GPAs. All applicants must send us their official transcripts from all of the higher educational institutions they have attended. ^top

What are the minimum academic requirements?

The University of Connecticut requires that all applicants to graduate level programs hold at least a 3.0 undergraduate (and graduate if applicable) grade point average (GPA). We look at an applicant’s cumulative four-year GPA, as well as the GPA from the last two years of study and consider the higher of the two. ^top

Must I have an undergraduate degree in business in order to pursue an MSBAPM degree?

No. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds including business, liberal arts, engineering, and the sciences. ^top

Can I transfer credits into the MSBAPM program?

Up to six credits of advanced course work completed or to be completed at other institutions may be approved for transfer to the MSBAPM program (subject to conditions described in the University of Connecticut Graduate Catalog). However, if you have already or are going to use the credits for another degree program, you can NOT transfer those credits into the program. If you have already taken a required MSBAPM course from another degree program (with equivalency verification completed by MSBAPM Program Director), you do not need to repeat the same course with the MSBAPM program. You will however need to take other courses to fulfill the 37 credits required by the MSBAPM program. ^top

Do I need work experience to join the program?

No. Work experience is a plus, but is not planned as an absolute requirement for admission. ^top

Costs and Fees

How much is the application fee and how do I pay it?

The current application fee is $75 and must be paid online with a credit card. ^top

Is it possible to request an application fee waiver?

We do not grant application fee waivers, deferrals, or refunds. ^top

How much does MSBAPM cost?

In Spring 2017 the course fees for the MS in Business Analytics and Project Management Program are $825 per credit hour ($2475 per 3-credit course). Effective Fall 2017 course fees will be $900 per credit hour ($2700 per 3-credit course).

The cost is the same for residents, non-residents, and international students. ^top

Does the MSBAPM Program offer any scholarships?

We currently do not offer any scholarships to students who are just entering into our program. We do, however, offer a limited number of scholarships available to well-qualified students in our program. The scholarships are merit-based on performance and do not require a separate application process. Students will be notified by the program staff if they are to receive a scholarships. Scholarships are given both in the Spring and December semesters. ^top

Application

Where can I access an application to the UConn MSBAPM Program?

Please follow the links on the MSBAPM Admissions menu. ^top

When is the application deadline?

Our admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and we strive to make the admission decisions expeditiously. Students can apply for either fall, spring, or summer. Deadlines are as follows:

* Spring 2018 application deadline 1ST ROUND – September 30, 2017
* Spring 2018 application deadline 2ND ROUND – December 1, 2017

* Fall 2018 application deadline EARLY ACTION – February 28, 2018
* Fall 2018 application deadline 2ND ROUND – June 30, 2018

For international students: The university only admits students in the fall and spring semesters only. In addition, the university recommends at least three months for the visa application process from the time of formal admission. If you are already in the United States, please submit a copy of your current I-20 or IAP-66. ^top

Do you require letters of recommendation?

No, letters of recommendation are not required. However, we do ask you to provide us the full contact information of 3 references. ^top

Can I request an interview with the admissions committee?

Interviews will be conducted as appropriate after initial candidate screening. If you have any questions, please contact us. ^top

Test Scores

Am I required to take the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)?

Either GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or the General Test of GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is acceptable. ^top

Do you accept GRE (Graduate Record Examination) score?

Either GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or the General Test of GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is acceptable. ^top

How soon after I take the GMAT will you receive my official score?

We usually receive an electronic score report within 5-7 days after you have taken the test and a paper score report approximately two weeks after you have taken the test. Please note that if on your application it states that we are missing your official GRE/GMAT scores, and you have sent it in, it may take a few weeks for us to connect your application with your official scores and then update the application system. If you have uploaded your unofficial score to the application system, please do not call us unless you hear from us. We are all set for the time being. ^top

Do you have a minimum GMAT/GRE score requirement?

There are no specific minimum scores on these test scores. A high score, however, can improve the competitiveness of your application. ^top

I have taken the GMAT test more than once. How do you take my scores into consideration?

We consider your highest score. We do not average scores. ^top

Do I need to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test?

International applicants are required to take the TOEFL and have the test score sent to us. Only those applicants whose native language is English or who have completed their entire four-year undergraduate education in English may be waived from submitting a TOEFL test score. Our TOEFL test institution code is 3915. You can learn more about the TOEFL test and register for it at www.ets.org. A TOEFL test score is valid for two years. ^top

Do you have a minimum TOEFL test score requirement?

You need a minimum overall score of 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, or 80 for the Internet-based test. ^top

Do you accept an IELTS test score?

Yes, you may submit an official IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test score if you have not taken the TOEFL. We look for an average overall band score of at least 6.5. Only the scores from the Academic Module, not the General Training Module, are applicable. You can learn more about and register for the IELTS test at www.ielts.org. ^top

Do you accept any other English language test scores?

No, we only accept an official TOEFL or IELTS test score. ^top

I have taken the TOEFL test more than once. How do you take my scores into consideration?

As with the GMAT/GRE test, we consider your highest TOEFL test score. We do not average scores. ^top

Admissions

When are admissions decisions made?

We strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible for the semester you plan to join the program. Once we have received all of your required application materials, we will make admission decisions expeditiously. ^top

If I am admitted to the MSBAPM program, how do I accept?

If you wish to join the UConn MSBAPM Program, we ask that you contact the Program Director at: mmsbapm@business.uconn.edu indicating you are accepting the offer of admission. A residence affidavit is required for all Connecticut residents.

All international students (those who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents) must also complete a financial declaration to demonstrate they hold the necessary financial resources to support their studies for the first-year, and estimate the support they will have for their second year of study. Original bank statements and other original supporting documents must accompany the financial declaration. The university will review these documents, and, if all is in order, will issue an I-20 form which you will need to take to the U.S. Embassy in your country in order to apply for the F-1 student visa. ^top

What if something unexpected happens; can I defer my admission?

Yes, you may defer your admission if you have an unexpected circumstance subject to approval. ^top

I was denied admission. How can I go about reapplying for the following year?

You would need to submit a new application. But we can use some of your application materials (such as your GMAT/GRE scores provided they are still valid) if you wish so. ^top

I was a business major in my undergraduate studies, can I transfer in any of those credits?

No. You cannot transfer your undergraduate credits into the MSBAPM Program. ^top

Can I waive any courses if I have had significant undergraduate coursework or work experience in a particular field of study?

Course waivers and substitutions are very rare, and are at the discretion of the MSBAPM Program Director. ^top