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MSBAPM Program Recognized Among Top in Nation

The School of Business’ Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management (MSBAPM) has been recognized as one of the top in the nation by The Financial

The UConn program ranked number 11, putting it in the company of other prestigious colleges, including New York University, University of Southern California, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Fordham and Villanova universities.

In selecting the top colleges and universities, the staff at The Financial evaluated undergraduate GPA, scores on GMAT exams, acceptance rates, average starting salaries and bonuses for recent graduates and the rate of employment both at graduation and within three months afterward.

“Our program seeks high-caliber, motivated students who, after completing their degrees, continue to achieve great accomplishments as our alumni,” said Professor Jose Cruz, who serves as the program director. “We owe a debt of gratitude to our dedicated faculty and staff who work tirelessly to maintain and enhance the quality of our program.”

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Planning for Connecticut’s Economic Future: UConn goes to Israel to expand academic partnerships

“STORRS – A delegation of UConn’s top administrators visited Israel for 10 days in late October and early November, to explore ways to expand partnerships and collaborations with the country’s leading academic institutions.

The trip is especially timely as the state launches Next Generation Connecticut and Bioscience Connecticut, two collaborative initiatives with UConn aimed at building the state’s economy through educational opportunities, research, and innovation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and bioscience.”

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UConn Moves Up on ‘Best Value’ List

“The University of Connecticut has earned the No. 25 spot on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s annual list of the 100 best values in public colleges.

The ranking for the 2013-14 academic year is five spots up from the previous year’s designation. It is based on both quality measures, such as test scores for incoming freshmen, as well as college costs including tuition, room and board.Continue Reading

Students accepted for Travelers EDGE Venture project 2013

The University of Connecticut School of Business is excited to announce that the following students have been accepted to the Travelers EDGE Venture project for 2013: Begum Abadin ’15, Kurtis Adei ’14, Andrea Llivichuzhca ’14, and Janice Tate ’14.

Travelers’ EDGE (Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment) works to help underrepresented students attain college degrees, as well as a competitive edge when entering the job market. The EDGE Venture program is implemented through the University of Connecticut’s Innovation Accelerator (IA), which pairs business school students with community organizations for a portion of the semester (typically 14 weeks). Students in the program gain core business skills by using finance, marketing, strategic planning, research and analysis to address challenges associated with the identification and capture of business opportunities through consulting projects. Students in the program will receive college credits and financial compensation, in addition to the scholarships and stipends they receive through the Travelers EDGE program.

The accepted students will work with New England Air Museum to build a marketing plan that will promote the museum locally. The students will be supervised by a professor from UConn, a team of mentors from Travelers, and will also work closely with Susan Orred, director of development and marketing at New England Air Museum.

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