2013-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    Feb 21, 2024  
2013-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A., Cohort Option for Emerging Leaders

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Director: Linda Carlone, B.A., M.S., University of New Haven

The emerging leaders cohorts of the M.B.A. program are designed for students with two or more years of business or professional experience who desire an accelerated part-time M.B.A. education. In less than two years a cohort of 15 to 25 M.B.A. students can complete an M.B.A. degree that develops the skills, knowledge, and values that today’s manager must possess to be successful. The M.B.A. curriculum is presented in modules that include core and advanced courses taken in five-week increments. Each course is a building block for the next. The same group of students remains together for the entire seminar-style M.B.A. program. Courses are held on Saturdays or weekdays. Classes break for major holidays and for 5 to 6 weeks in the summer. Classes meet in Waterbury, New London, and Shelton.

Admission Policy

Candidates for admission to the emerging leaders cohorts of the M.B.A. program have the same requirements as for the regular M.B.A. program, which were listed above. In addition, applicants to the emerging leaders cohorts should possess a minimum of two years of post-collegiate professional, administrative or business experience.


The emerging leaders curriculum is a cohort-style version of the M.B.A. curriculum described above, with the same group of students remaining together throughout the program in a collaborative learning environment. No course waivers or transfer credits are granted for students in the emerging leaders cohorts. Students begin their studies with 18 credits of core courses followed by 30 credits of advanced courses, for a total of 48 credits.

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