Preparing innovative leaders for engagement, impact, and service
At the Barney School, we cultivate the curiosity and drive of each of our students into career success. Aligned with industry business models, the Barney School curriculum, expert faculty, and our Career Ready program prepare students to graduate with an agile skill set to lead the next generation of innovative thinkers and business professionals.
Barney students graduate ready to hit the ground running!
From Classroom to Boardroom
The Barney School classes not only challenge the students with academic rigor, but they also contain a career-ready component with curriculums and programs that reflect the real world.
At the core, the distinguished faculty is comprised of both scholars and practitioners in the focused areas of Accounting, Business Analytics and Managerial Economics, Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, Management, Marketing and Risk Management, and Insurance. The Barney School faculty are committed to providing business terminology, concepts, and application in a challenging and dynamic environment. They bring strong academic disciplines and high qualifications to a learning environment that both challenges and motivates learning and preparation.
Surrounding this core is an intense focus on career activation skills, expanding and enhancing the student for an effective and efficient transition into the workplace, once they complete their Barney School program. Ready for engagement, impactful results, as a seasoned individual and future organizational leader.
The Fixture of our Curriculum: Career Readiness
Embedded in everything we do is our Career Ready curriculum. All of our classes offer rigorous academic programming focused on developing your personal and professional skills, so when you graduate, you are prepared for your future success and experience with employers. You will be career-ready!The career-ready curriculum consists of Project, Research, Internship, Mentorship Program, and Extra-curricular Activities. All these components provide the tools you need to be successful at the Barney School.
Barney School Faculty
Our Barney School faculty support and facilitate more than academic terminology and concepts. You will learn through case studies, completing classroom projects with our business partners and internships. Our faculty bring academic materials to life. A Barney School graduate is prepared to solve real-world problems while being aware of the need to behave ethically and responsibly. Barney School prepares students to be leaders.
Along with your academics, you will develop the necessary skills to succeed through career planning and exploration activities. Our undergraduate degree programs offer important career-prep courses, like resume preparation, interview techniques, job-search techniques, business etiquette, and professionalism. Constantly updated to reflect the evolving business and hiring environments, our students receive the latest expert training to be competitive when applying for internships and jobs.
Augmenting the classroom development of career activation, there are programs for the acquisition of Professional Certificates in areas such as skill development, communications, change management, and project management. The Barney School of Business launched the Barney Passport Program for its undergraduate, graduate, and faculty in 2020. The purpose of this program is to provide a series of credentialed programs and certificates indicating skills acquisition and mastery in a subject or skill area.
Initial programs launched included:
- Excel: (basic data management and analytics),
- Tableau: (data visualization),
- Bloomberg Market Concepts (business intelligence), and
- Several credential programs from outside entities in disciplines such as risk management and data analytics.
To date, over 100 individuals have participated in these programs, and with this success, Barney School will continue to expand and lead with the Barney Passport Program.
The Barney School has developed a network of industry relationships with diverse organizations, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups that will provide learning and career strengthening experiences and ultimately a potential place of employment once they complete their program.
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My experience at UHart was phenomenal! I have an undying appreciation for all the ways I grew and developed at this institution. The professors are very intelligent, well-qualified with real-world experience, and always available to lend a helping hand."
Senior HR Consultant at Aetna and Torrington Selectman
I owe UHart for who I am today. Academics, extracurriculars, and the people who I met all had a significant impact on shaping me as a person."
Julia Piri graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Management. She started a company with Kevin Windeuser ‘16 called UseMe LIFE, markets reusable metal straws which, once in wider use around the world, will have a considerable impact on the planet’s fragile environment.
We designed all of our classes, internships, and professional development experiences to help you land your dream job.