The Hartford's Business Mastery Program

The Hartford's Business Mastery Program

Credits Available (Credits are Awarded in a Block)

  • Business Challenge Independent Project (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Finance (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Introduction to Organizational Behavior (3 credits, upper division level)
  • Marketing/Sales Management (3 credits, upper division level)

Dates Valid

1999 through 2006

Source of Records

Executive Education; School of Business; University of Connecticut; 2100 Hillside Road, Unit 1041; Storrs, CT 06269-1041

About the Program

The Hartford's Business Mastery Certificate Program is designed to provide participants with strategic understanding of three major areas of business: operating and financial capital, intellectual capital, and customers. The program was developed in partnership with the University of Connecticut's School of Business and is intended to provide high performing managers and individual contributors with the knowledge and skill components necessary to achieve superior results through integrated strategic thinking and acting in a broad business environment. Graduates of the year-long program possess extensive understanding of business concepts and issues as well as graduate level business knowledge customized within The Hartford's context.

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.

Course Descriptions

Business Challenge Independent Project (3 credits, upper division level)
An independent program which examines a major business challenge experienced by the student's organization. Integrates concepts from the previous three areas. Students work in teams or individually to construct a 30-60 minute presentation of an overview of their organization and to identify and address a major business challenge experienced by that organization.

Finance (3 credits, upper division level)
Introduction to corporate finance topics including time value of money; stock and bond valuation; cash flow; capital budgeting decisions and capital structure decisions. Program delivery includes classroom lectures, discussion, video conferencing, Internet and CD-ROM-based work.

Introduction to Organizational Behavior (3 credits, upper division level)
Individual self-assessment; group and team dynamics; human resource issues; work design; organization culture and design; organizational change. Program delivery includes classroom lectures, discussion, video conferencing, Internet and CD-ROM-based work.

Marketing/Sales Management (3 credits, upper division level)
Marketing mix; customer analysis; competitive strategy; marketing research; sales management; direct marketing; and e-commerce. Instruction is via classroom lectures, discussion, video conferencing, Internet and CD-ROM-based work.