The School’s faculty offer a wealth of academic and business experience to students and the business community. Over 96% of them have earned a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field, and all are actively involved in scholarly activities including authoring books, college textbooks, articles, conference papers, and original research projects; business, government and industrial consulting; and sponsored research for academic programs. Such scholarly activities enable faculty to stay current in and contribute to their fields of knowledge, as well as to bring a balanced perspective between theory and practice into the classroom.
37,000+ worldwide including:
Jonathan E. Beyman ’76; Managing Director, Institutional Clients Group, Citigroup Inc.
Mark L. Boxer ’87; Executive Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer, Cigna
Melinda T. Brown ’77; SVP and Controller, Coach, Inc.
M. Kathleen Carey-Reid ’86; Senior Vice President, Tax Exempt Markets, VOYA Financial
Mark P. Coville ’79; Managing Director & COO, Global Securities, BlackRock
Robert E. Diamond Jr. ’77 MBA; Founder & CEO, Atlas Merchant Capital
Keith R. Fox ’80; CEO, The Fox Family Foundation
Lyn A. Fox ’02 MBA; APAC Head of Equity and Credit Risk Management HSBC
John Y. Kim ’87 MBA; Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, New York Life Insurance Company
Grace P. Lee ’82 MBA; Vice President, Corporate Planning, Trilogy Communications, Inc.
Denis J. Nayden ’76, ’77 MBA; Managing Partner, Oak Hill Capital Management, and former Chairman and CEO, GE Capital
Arnaud T. Schvartz ’90 MBA; CFO, GE Money Bank Spain, A subsidiary of General Electric Co.
Janet A. Alpert, ’78 MBA; President, LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc.
Bruce M. Bentley ’68; Vice President, ProMach, Inc.
Janet M. Hansen, ’78 MBA; President & CEO, Aquarion Water Company
Timothy A. Holt ’75; SVP, Chief Investment Officer, Aetna Inc.
Margaret M. Mager ’85; Managing Director, Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs Corp.
William S. Simon, Jr. ’81, ’88 MBA; Retired EVP and COO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
|1941||School of Business established with Laurence J. Ackerman as Dean.|
|1947||First academic departments introduced – Accounting, Finance, Industrial Administration, Insurance, Law & Secretarial Studies, and Marketing.|
|1957||Evening MBA Program at the Hartford campus is offered.|
|1958||The School’s undergraduate program earns accreditation by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.|
|1959||Real Estate studies are added to the curriculum.|
|1960||Full-Time MBA Program is launched and is only open to Air Force officers.|
|1963||Dean Ackerman retires and is succeeded by Dean Robert O. Harvey.|
|1964||Full-Time MBA Program opens to civilians.|
|1965||Center for Real Estate & Urban Economic Studies (CREUES) is established.|
|1967||First undergraduate internship program is established.|
|1968||Standardization of Storrs, Hartford & Stamford MBA Programs occurs.|
|1971||All three MBA Programs earn accreditation by AACSB International.|
|1974||Dean Ronald J. Patten succeeds retiring Dean Harvey.|
|1979||Health Care Management is added as a specialization to the MBA Program.|
|1980||Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CSBDC) is established.|
|1981||Information Management becomes an academic department, spinning off from Management, and eventually becomes Operations & Information Management.|
|1982||Business Career Center is established through a grant from CIGNA.|
|1984||Thomas J. & Bette Wolff Program in Entrepreneurship is established.|
|1985||Both graduate and undergraduate Accounting Programs receive AACSB International accreditation.|
|1987||First students are admitted into the Ph.D. Program.|
|1988||Dean Patten retires and is succeeded by Dean David Kidwell.|
|1990||First students are admitted into the Executive MBA Program.|
|1992||Dean Kidwell resigns and is succeeded by Dean Thomas G. Gutteridge.|
|1993||School of Business Hall of Fame is established.|
|1994||The School’s first web site is established.|
|1995||The School is designated as one of 27 Centers for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) in the country.|
|1996||The first endowed chair is established – the Robert Cizik Chair in Manufacturing & Technology Management; the GE Capital Global Learning Center is established; the first Ackerman Scholars are named.|
|1997||UConn Downtown campus opens in the Travelers Education Center; the Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI) is established.|
|1998||New UConn Stamford campus opens its doors.|
|1999||The School breaks ground for a new state-of-the-art, $27 million learning and research facility; the Treibick Family Electronic Commerce Initiative Fund (TECI) is established.|
|2000||$1 million Student Managed Investment Fund is established; the Treibick Family Chair for CITI, the Gladstein Professor in Information Management and Innovation, and the Shenkman Family Chair in E-Business are established; WebCT is introduced in the School to enhance learning and facilitate online course delivery.|
|2001||The School opens the doors to its new home on Hillside Road; in partnership with GE, edgelab opens in Stamford providing 40 student internships; ING Center and the ING Chair in Financial Services established; Auran J. Fox Chair in E-Business is established; School completes and achieves the Kresge Challenge.|
|2002||BusinessWeek ranks UConn among the “Best B-Schools” in the country; Interim Dean CF Sirmans replaces Dean Gutteridge.|
|2003||William C. (Curt) Hunter is appointed Dean.|
|2004||UConn School of Business Graduate Business Learning Center and SS&C Technologies Financial Accelerator open in downtown Hartford; additional $1 million is added to the Student Managed Investment Fund.|
|2006||Interim Dean Mo Hussein replaces Dean Hunter.|
|2008||P. Christopher Earley is appointed Dean; ranked by BusinessWeek in Top 45.|
|2009||SCOPE learning accelerator launched.|
|2010||MS in Financial Risk Management is launched.|
|2011||MS in Business Analytics and Project Management is launched; undergraduate Program ranked in Top 25 by US News & World Report.|