Within the School of Business, admission decisions are made by the faculty in the applicant’s area of concentration. Applicants must specify an intended area of concentration, Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, or Operations and Information Management.

Application Deadlines

Business PhD applications are open. For full consideration, and to allow time for competitive scholarship nomination, apply by December 15.

Departments will typically begin reviewing applications by:

  • December 15             Accounting, Management, and Operations and                                                           Information management (OPIM)
  • January 15                 Finance and Marketing

*If you need an extension, please inquire with the PhD Program at .

Application Fee

  • The application fee is $75. This fee is nonrefundable and must be paid by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover).
  • Application fees are waived for prospective students who are veterans, have attended the PhD Project, among others. Please contact the PhD office after the application has been initiated, but before submission.
  • An application will not be officially received, and thereafter reviewed by the admissions committee, if the application fee has not been paid.

Online Application

  • Please select “Field of Study and Degree” as Business Administration (Ph.D.).
  • “Concentration” is the department (Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, Operations Information Management) you are interested in.

Statement of Purpose

  • Write an essay describing your main strengths and why you wish to undertake a doctoral program in your intended area of concentration.
  • As part of this essay, also describe how the doctoral program fits into your long-term interests and objectives. (No required page length)
  • UPLOAD to the online application.

Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • UPLOAD to the online application.

Three Letters of Recommendation

  • To the extent possible, these letters should be from academic faculty, and should comment on the applicant’s potential for intensive doctoral studies, ability and motivation for scholarly research, and teaching capacity. Letters should be prepared on letterhead. There is no specific form.
  • Each recommender will UPLOAD recommendation to the online application. Instructions provided on the application.

Official GMAT or GRE scores (*preferred)

  • Accounting – accepts *GMAT  or GRE
  • Finance – accepts *GMAT  or GRE
  • Marketing – accepts GMAT or GRE
  • Management– accepts GMAT or GRE
  • Operations and Information Management- accepts GMAT or GRE

GMAT and GRE scores are valid for up to five years.

GMAT test registration: GMAT.
GMAT scores should be sent to Institution code CV2-C0-20.

GRE test registration: Educational Testing Service (ETS)
GRE scores should be sent to Institution code 3915.

Official Transcripts

  • Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the on-line application and will be reviewed as part of the application packet. Official transcripts must be received by the Graduate School prior to matriculation.
  • Send official transcripts to:  University of Connecticut – Graduate School Admissions – 438 Whitney Road, U-1152 – Storrs CT 06269-1152