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Admission Requirements

The Barney School adheres to the standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—International (AACSB) and reserves admission to students showing high promise of success in postgraduate business study.

Admission Requirements for International Students

To assess the potential of candidates for admission, the school looks carefully at scores on the GMAT and performance in undergraduate and other graduate programs. In addition, it will review professional and academic recommendations as well as the motivation of the applicant as evidenced in the letter of intent.

Hartford's MBA Application Requirements

 All candidates must:

  1. complete an on-line application and pay a $50 application fee

  2. send official transcripts of all previous baccalaureate and graduate study,

  3. submit two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources,

  4. take and send the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)*

  5. write a letter of intent and résumé.

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*GMAT waivers based on substantial work experience may be granted in extraordinary circumstances. At a minimum, applicants requesting a GMAT experience waiver must have at least 3 years of significant work experience. Each request is individually evaluated through a personal interview.

The GMAT examination has a flexible schedule of test dates. Students may call test centers and arrange for individual computerized testing. University code is XBBNR25. Scores are available within a few weeks. GMAT scores are valid for five years.

Click here to read more about GMAT Waiver.


Call the Barney School Academic Services Department at 860.768.4444.

If you wish to CHAT with a live person, you may SKYPE us on Monday to Friday between 9:30am - 12:30pm EST (-5 GMT). 

The SKYPE id for our MBA program is mbarecruiter. Kindly note, to chat you have to send us an invitation in order to accept and add you on our Skype caller list.