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, Risk Management and Insurance, and Sports Management. 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 acquiring 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.
Barney Passport Program includes:
- Excel: basic data management and analytics
- Tableau: data visualization
- Bloomberg Market Concepts: business intelligence
- Project Management
- Udemy Learning Platform: Programming languages such as Python, R, and SQL.
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.
Finance Leadership and Development Program at Travelers
“Barney supported me through providing real life experiences. Running through simulations in classes, constantly having outside corporations come to the school, and the Barney Passport program equips students for the real world. The entrepreneurial skills learned all help me think outside of the box on my work and take various approaches to solving problems. I feel I can approach a problem by looking at more perspectives learned in my classes.”
Personal Lines Product Management Intern at The Hartford
"My four years at UHart definitely helped me to achieve this job opportunity. Being a Barney student, I completed many courses that taught me what it took to work in business."
Product Management Development Program at Travelers
“UHart's professors are hard to beat,'' Danni says. She credits Professor Ken Goldstein for sparking her interest in this career path. “He was a terrific professor at Cyber Insurance. I took it online with him, and although it was only seven weeks, since it was an MBA-level course, I was able to learn so, so much.”
We designed all of our classes, internships, and professional development experiences to help you land your dream job.