Our 2021 rankings of the Top Online MBA Programs in Connecticut. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.

Top Online MBA Programs in Connecticut - 2021 Rankings
1Quinnipiac UniversityHamden
2University of HartfordWest Hartford
1. Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut
Quinnipiac University

Founded in 1929, Quinnipiac University (QU) began as Connecticut College of Commerce. In 1935, the school became the Junior College of Commerce (JCC), and in 1951 it was renamed Quinnipiac University. This private, coeducational university offers more than 140 programs to approximately 10,000 undergraduate, graduate, medical and law students. The school’s three campuses are located in Hamden and North Haven, Connecticut, and programs are offered in the College of Arts and Sciences and eight professional schools.

The School of Business at QU offers a 33 credit hour Professional MBA Program that may be completed 100% online in as few as two years. The program allows students to choose from a variety of career-focused electives to tailor their learning experience “for maximum alignment” with career goals, says the school. Elective coursework builds on the core curriculum, “using those skills as a lens” as students “explore areas ranging from finance and marketing to entrepreneurship and health care management.”

Elective course highlights include Business Sustainability, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Data Mining, Decision Making in a Global Economy, Designing Mentoring and Coaching Programs, International Business Negotiation, Quality Management in Health Care Facilities, Predictive Modeling, Strategic Public Relations and Reputation Management, and Technology and Innovation Management.

The AACSB-accredited QU Professional Online MBA offers three start dates: Fall (late August), Spring (late January), and Summer (late May).

2. University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut
University of Hartford

Chartered in 1957, the University of Hartford (UHart) is a four-year private university serving 4,600 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students enrolled in nearly 200  academic programs in seven colleges and schools. Barney School of Business at UHart offers majors spanning from Accounting and Finance to Management and Marketing. Graduate programs include the MBA and a Masters in Accounting and Taxation—just to name a few.

This fully online UHart Barney MBA Program consists of 12 courses (36 credits). Students will study several different disciplines in nine required classes ranging from Accounting to Economics to Management. The remaining three classes are electives in the students chosen concentration. Options include Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Healthcare Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Project Management, and Supply Chain Management.

Other program highlights include hands-on professional experiences, an accelerated option, and networking opportunities. Students can expect to complete the AACSB-accredited UHart Online MBA program in 24 months.

Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in Finance, Logistics, Management Consulting, Marketing, Technology, and other fields in large corporations, family-owned businesses, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and more.