Research Seminar with Robin Soster, University of Arkansas

Recently, the Marketing Department invited Professor Robin Soster from the University of Arkansas to speak about her research. Professor Soster presented a paper titled, “How cost reclassification can reduce rumination on loss and eliminate the sunk cost effect in preliminary choice settings” on Friday, November 13. This research examines the effect of cost reclassification (i.e., reframing sunk costs as instrumental toward a newly-available alternative) on the propensity of Continue reading

The Best Quiz Ever!

This little quiz just might be the best one you will ever take! It is a just-for-fun opportunity to see how much you know about the School of Business, both present and past, as we celebrate our 75th anniversary. No exam stress for students. No grading deadlines for faculty. No need to review, hope for a generous ‘curve’ or cram all night long. Don’t you wish they could all be like this?

Ready, set, go!

If you want to learn more about the UConn School of Business through the years, consider purchasing the recently published book by Professor Rob Hoskin, History of the University of Connecticut School of Business Administration: 75 years on the road to excellence: 1940-2015.

Four Internships, Three Research Jobs, and Two Majors

Katie Cavanaugh
Katie Cavanaugh (Christine Buckley/UConn CLAS)

Scholarship Allows Student to Stretch Academically

Katie Cavanaugh ’17 only just started her junior year, but she has already done four internships and held three research positions. Oh, and she’s double majoring in political science and management information systems.

Cavanaugh has never held back academically. She is grateful for the scholarships she has gotten from UConn because they have allowed her to stretch.

“What the scholarships say to me is ‘we want you to focus 100 percent on yourself as a student and, really, as a professional,'” she says.

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The $5 Challenge

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Use Money to Make Money

In his “Risks and Rewards of Entrepreneurship” course, management professor Timothy Folta gave student groups $5 and told them to use it as start-up cash for a new business. The project was designed to spur creativity around new business ideas.

Students had one week to brainstorm ideas, but once they received the cash, they had only two hours to make as much money as possible.

Interestingly, the group that made the most money did not even use the start-up funds. Continue reading

Attention to Detail

Medical Sales

UConn Professor Asks: Would Reducing Pharmaceutical Sales Calls to Physicians Help, or Harm, Patients?

When a pharmaceutical company sends a representative to your doctor’s office to promote a new or existing medication, is that a benefit to you as a patient? Would restricting those visits bring greater fairness to the pharmaceutical industry—or prevent your doctor from being well-informed about treatment options? Continue reading

The Winning Play

Bobby Puyol '16
Bobby Puyol ’16 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

UConn Football Kicker Bobby Puyol Hopes to Score A Sports Management Job after Completing Education

Imagine that you have 5 seconds to do your job—with 30,000 people watching, the wind blowing, and your team’s victory hinging on the accuracy of your kick.

For UConn place kicker Roberto “Bobby” Puyol ’16, the pressure and excitement adds to the thrill of the game.

“I love it. I think it’s so much fun. I go out there for five seconds and I’ve got to do my job,” said Puyol, a senior who is majoring in management, with a concentration in international business. Continue reading

Honoring Veterans 365 Days a Year

UConn’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Helps Military Heroes Become Business Moguls

The UConn School of Business has a strong and proud history of serving the educational and career needs of military leaders and veterans, a tradition that dates back to its earliest days.

After WWII, the university offered business classes at Fort Trumbull in New London to serve returning GIs. The creation of a full-time MBA program on the Storrs campus in 1960, another milestone at the School of Business, occurred as a direct result of a contract to expand educational opportunities for members of the Air Force. Continue reading

Finance Professor Earns Fulbright Specialist Award

Shantaram 'Shanta' Hegde
Shantaram ‘Shanta’ Hegde (Melissa Ferrigno/UConn School of Business)

Shantaram Hegde Will Teach, Mentor, Encourage Colleagues in India

One of the most respected and accomplished faculty members in the Finance Department has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to mentor doctoral students and faculty in India.

Professor Shantaram ‘Shanta’ Hegde said he is pleased to have received the Fulbright, which is one of the most competitive, prestigious and selective awards in the world. His assignment is to instruct some 30- to 40- students and faculty on financial research, a field in which he is considered one of the most prolific journal contributors in the United States. Continue reading

UConn Graduates Scott and Krista Yaglowski are Doing Double Duty Overseas

Walking the nighttime perimeter of his base in Kabul, Afghanistan, First Lieutenant Scott Yaglowski ’12 (CLAS) may well be dreaming of wings. Wings from Wings Over Storrs. The West Texas Mesquite to be precise.

Yaglowski says going out for those wings is one of the first things he plans to do when his tour ends and he comes home to Connecticut, in December or January. At the top of his list, however, is seeing his family in Newington and hugging his little sister.

Unfortunately he will have to wait a bit longer to hug his older sister. Krista Yaglowski ’09 (BUS), also an Army First Lieutenant in the Connecticut National Guard, is stationed in Kosovo until the spring.

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