The University of Hartford’s strategic Connecticut location opens doors to opportunities with Fortune 500 companies while offering a safe, affordable, mid-sized city atmosphere. Hartford is home to established companies such Aetna, Cigna, Stanley Black & Decker, The Hartford, Travelers, United Healthcare, and United Technologies. Furthermore, New York and Boston are a mere two-hour drive or train ride away.
The AACSB-accredited Barney School of Business offers programs ranging from undergraduate degrees to MBAs, postgraduate certificates, and online programs. MBA students may concentrate in fields such as finance, supply chain management, and international business. Those pursuing the business analytics concentration have the added value of earning a certificate in Business Analytics and Data Mining Using SAS®, a qualification sure to send any business graduate’s résumé to the top of the pile.
The Barney School has long prioritized career readiness, as evidenced by the school’s emphasis on internships, alumni networking, and industry partnerships. In addition, the Barney School continuously focuses on curriculum development and software skills training to keep up with evolving job markets.
“We want to make sure that our programming is really relevant to the needs of companies today. We work very closely with our corporate partners to find out about their talent acquisition and development needs. Then we take that information and make sure that our curriculum reflects these needs,” noted Barney School Dean Marty Roth. “We are committed to ensuring that students become competent, confident, and connected.”
With only 7,000 students, the University of Hartford is able to prioritize individual student attention and maintain an intimate community between current students and alumni. This atmosphere leads to lifelong networking opportunities and alumni who are happy to give back to future cohorts of students.
Though modest in size, the university’s student body is represented by 46 states and 61 countries; diversity is an important contributor to this successful community. For international students interested in a diverse, supportive, yet challenging business school experience, the Barney School is an excellent choice.