Author: Claire Hall


What Makes a Company Thrive?

From left: Mark Fagan, office managing partner at Citrin Cooperman, Oni Chukwu, CEO and member of the board of directors at etouches, and John J. Preli, director of regulatory management and governance for The Weather Co. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
From left: Mark Fagan, office managing partner at Citrin Cooperman, Oni Chukwu, CEO and member of the board of directors at etouches, and John J. Preli, director of regulatory management and governance for The Weather Co. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Right People, Strong Culture Are Keys to Success, say Experts at ‘CEO Evolution’ Program

Two prominent executives in the software and technology industry credited their companies’ enduring successes, in large part, to well-chosen employees and a vibrant corporate culture. Continue Reading


Professor Folta Takes Reigns at Academy of Management

Management Professor Timothy B. Folta will oversee the Business Policy & Strategy division at the Academy of Management (UConn School of Business)
Management Professor Timothy B. Folta will oversee the Business Policy & Strategy division at the Academy of Management. (UConn School of Business)

Timothy B. Folta Will Oversee the Academy of Management’s Business Policy and Strategy Division

Management professor Timothy B. Folta has been elected to a five-year term overseeing the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division of the Academy of Management.

With a global membership of more than 5,000, the division is the second largest within the Academy of Management. The five-year commitment involves a series of responsibilities, including designing the annual conference program, and culminating in the chairmanship. Continue Reading


Swiss Conference Features UConn Expert

Gregory Kivenzor (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Gregory Kivenzor (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Professor Kivenzor: Business Games Stimulate Adult Learners, Elicit Creative Solutions

In the graduate class he teaches on Marketing for Global Competitiveness, Professor Greg Kivenzor plays the role of chief shaman of an Amazon tribe, with some of the students playing the role of tribe members. Continue Reading


A Gluten-free, Worry-free Pasta Business

Shirley Tarabochia ’17 MBA with John DePuma of DePuma Pasta and Professor Wayne Bragg (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Shirley Tarabochia ’17 MBA with John DePuma of DePuma Pasta and Professor Wayne Bragg (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

UConn MBA Student Assists Small Business Company

When Gina DePuma was diagnosed with celiac disease 10 years ago, forcing her to abstain from eating traditional pasta, it was nothing short of a crisis in the DePuma family.

“My wife is Italian, and she just loves pasta,’’ recalled John DePuma, a professional chef. “I said, ‘I have to find a solution to that!’ It really was a labor of love.’’ 

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Residential ‘Incubator’ for Business Students Offers Travel, Networking, Career Edge

Sophomores Jessenia Nieves, Joel Thomas and Zuanny Araujo all chose to live in the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) at UConn, which gives them numerous opportunities to jump-start their careers. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Sophomores Jessenia Nieves, Joel Thomas and Zuanny Araujo all chose to live in the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) at UConn, which gives them numerous opportunities to jump-start their careers. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Sophomore Jessenia ‘Jes’ Nieves has toured much of New England during her life, but longs to see the world beyond the USA.

This summer she had the chance to travel to Austria and Hungary with the Business Connections Learning Community, UConn’s dedicated residence and career incubator for select freshmen and sophomores pursuing business careers. Continue Reading


CEO: Among Worthwhile Charities, UConn Tops List

Eugene F. Martin III '87, '89 MBA, president and CEO of Gordon Brothers Finance Co., serves on the Dean's Advisory Cabinet, offering valuable advice and advocacy for the School of Business.
Eugene F. Martin III ’87, ’89 MBA, president and CEO of Gordon Brothers Finance Co., serves on the Dean’s Advisory Cabinet, offering valuable advice and advocacy for the School of Business.

“The UConn School of Business was the foundation for everything I did in my career. It set me on a great course,” said Eugene F. Martin III, ’87, ’89 MBA, president and CEO of Gordon Brothers Finance Co. “If a career is a pyramid, you need a strong foundation. That came from my education at UConn.” Continue Reading


Which Wine Should I Try?

Red Wine | Which Wine to Choose

Startup VineSleuth Paired with UConn Grad Students to Revolutionize Wine Selection

Here’s a toast: To a team of ambitious, hardworking UConn graduate students, whose research helped grow a revolutionary wine-selection company.

Surprisingly, the students in Marketing Professor Girish Punj’s ‘Big Data & Strategic Marketing’ class were able to “uncork” the answers they needed, without a drop of wine dancing on their tongues. Continue Reading


An Exceptional Business Education

The School of Business is experiencing substantial and exciting growth. Our undergraduate majors are ‘red hot’ because they offer the ideal combination of intellectual challenge, career potential and financial reward. Our undergraduate enrollment is up 36 percent since 2012. Continue Reading