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Become a leader in the next generation of business with a Master of Business Administration degree in General Business from the University of Bridgeport. At UB’s Ernest C. Trefz School of Business, theory and practice come together for student success as we blend academic scholarship with practical solutions in a dynamic and challenging environment. Our programs integrate timeless lessons with contemporary issues and are delivered using both traditional and technology-based methods by faculty who are both academics and practitioners.

With six concentrations to choose from, your MBA will truly enable you to meet your personal and professional development goals. Whether you take classes on weekdays, evenings, weekends, or online, we’ve got a program that will provide you with the knowledge to build a successful career, and the practical skills to immediately enter the workforce.

At University of Bridgeport’s Trefz School of Business, you will

  • receive individual attention
  • engage in highly interactive classroom discussions with international students and faculty
  • learn relevant quantitative methods and professional interpersonal skills in technology enabled classrooms
  • be taught by renowned scholars and highly successful practitioners
  • compete against world-class universities in team competitions
  • collaborate in multidisciplinary classes with other UB schools
  • enjoy close proximity to New York/Connecticut/New Jersey multinational corporations and entrepreneurs

We encourage you to learn more about UB’s Trefz School of Business and our MBA program.

Example of Schedule with 3 Courses in Each Semester

First Semester

  • ACCT 600 Financial Accounting
  • ECON 600 Economics
  • STAT 600 Statistics and Quantitative Analysis

Second Semester

  • FIN 600 Financial Management
  • BLAW 600 Legal Environment of Business and Ethics
  • MKTG 610 Business Research

Third Semester

  • MKT 600 Marketing
  • ITKM 600 Information Systems and Technology
  • MGMT 600 Leadership and Management

Fourth Semester:

  • Major Requirement
  • Major Requirement or Elective

Fifth Semester:

  • Major Requirement or
  • Elective Major Requirement or
  • Elective Major Elective

Sixth Semester

  • BUCP 797 Integration and Application – Strategy
  • BUCP 781 Integration and Application – Business Simulation and Planning


  • BUCP 798 Integration and Application – Thesis (3-credits)


  • BUCP 799 Integration and Application – Internship (3-credits)


Schedules are flexible and depend on the number of courses taken in a semester. A student can take as many as five courses in a semester and as few as one course. The M.B.A. program must be completed within five years of initial enrollment.

Sequencing of Courses.

Generally, core courses are taken before the major courses. Major courses are taken with the final core courses or after the core courses are completed and usually before the capstone courses. Capstone courses are usually completed at the end of the program.

Learning Objectives

Master of Business Administration Degree

The first overall learning objective for the graduate programs in the School of Business is for students to understand and apply concepts and skills across the basic business disciplines that enable them to be successful in a dynamic global environment. The second objective is for students to develop the competencies that facilitate student success in business.

MBA in Accounting

Students learn the knowledge and skills that enable them to measure, analyze, interpret, and communicate economic data. Students acquire the broad based business knowledge that enables them to integrate accounting practices to achieve strategic goals.

MBA in Finance

Students learn financial concepts that provide the basis for careers in finance. Students develop the technical and analytical skills needed to pursue a variety
of careers in the finance industry.

MBA in Human Resources Management

The M.B.A. in Human Resources Management prepares students for leadership in a multi-cultural workplace. The program provides the knowledge needed for the practice of human resources management and seeks to instill ethical managers who understand the strategic importance of human resources.

MBA in International Business

Students will specifically understand the economic, cultural, legal and political issues associated with international business. Students will be prepared to lead and manage organizations in the global business environment.

MBA in Management

Students learn the knowledge and skills that prepare them to plan, build, and run a successful business enterprise. Students also learn how to lead and work effectively
with people within an organization.

MBA in Marketing

Students are prepared for marketing careers and specifically learn the knowledge and skills that are required to create, promote, distribute, price and manage products,
services and ideas to customers in a satisfying exchange relationship. Students develop an understanding of human behavior related to marketing activity.

Program requirements

A bachelor’s degree , or its equivalent , from an accredited university or recognized international institution Recommended cumulative undergraduate grade poi nt average of 2.9 5 or higher

We offer several ways that you can reduce the cost of your graduate education.

  • scholarships based on multiple criteria including undergraduate GPA,
  • tuition discounts for high graduate grades,
  • and graduate assistantships.
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