Business Briefs



GE Fellowship Recipient: ‘I Feel Very Privileged’

2017 GE Global Fellows Milin Chhanechhara, Nidhi Jaswal, Leonard Borriello, and Michael Ballard (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
2017 GE Global Fellows Milin Chhanechhara, Nidhi Jaswal, Leonard Borriello, and Michael Ballard (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

MBA Students Used Scholarships to Study Insurance, Monetary Theory and More

The four UConn MBA students who were awarded 2017 GE Global Fellow Scholarships to pursue their global business research interests presented their findings to faculty and administrators on April 7. Continue Reading



Donuts with the Dean

Students stopped for a meet and greet with UConn Business School Dean John Elliott on Tuesday morning. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Students stopped for a meet and greet with UConn Business School Dean John Elliott on Tuesday morning. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Dean John A. Elliott hosted a “Donuts with the Dean” meet-and-greet session on Jan. 31 in the second-floor atrium at the School of Business. Dozens of students stopped by during the two-hour, informal session to say hello and to discuss their majors, career plans and summer-internship prospects. A similar event is being planned for later in the semester.


“Perspectives on Private Capital” Business Alumni Event at the UN

The School of Business hosted an alumni event titled, “Perspectives on Private Capital” on Nov. 16 in the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations in New York City. The event included networking and a cocktail reception prior to a panel discussion featuring Timothy J. Curt ’84, managing director and CFO for Warburg Pincus and Joseph E. Parsons ’79, retired management committee member for Bridgewater Associates.


Accounting Professor Spends Sabbatical in Morocco

Pictured above, Hussein stands before the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, one of the top tourist attractions in the city of Rabat, both because of its architectural design and its tribute to a famous ruler. (Mo Hussein/UConn School of Business)
Pictured above, Hussein stands before the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, one of the top tourist attractions in the city of Rabat, both because of its architectural design and its tribute to a famous ruler. (Mo Hussein/UConn School of Business)

Accounting Professor Mohamed “Mo” Hussein recently returned from sabbatical in Morocco, where he researched the contributions of the financial system, stock market and banks to the economic development of the North African country.


Bird Speaks About Conscious Capitalism

Robert Bird (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Robert Bird (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

UConn Business Law Professor Robert Bird was a panelist at a presentation on “Conscious Capitalism” on Nov. 17 at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Conn., sponsored by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.

The presenters discussed conscious capitalism—business enterprises that follow a strategy in which they seek to benefit both human beings and the environment—its purpose and vision and what’s happening on a global scale.

Other participants included Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s, Larry Bingaman, president and CEO of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority and Kate Emery, founder and CEO of The Walker Group, a technology services firm.


Princeton Review Ranks UConn School of Business Among the Best in the Nation

The UConn School of Business is among the top business schools in the country at which to earn an MBA, according to The Princeton Review’s 2017 edition ofThe Best 294 Business Schools.” “We recommend UConn as one of the best to earn an MBA,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior VP-Publisher. “We chose the 294 schools in this book based on our high regard for their academics and our assessment of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicited and greatly respect the opinions of 25,000 students attending these schools who reported on their experiences.”

The publication identified UConn as a great place to develop real-world credentials, noted its high regard in the areas of finance and risk analytics, and praised its smaller class sizes, which make it easy to build relationships with both professors and classmates.

“I have had interviews with Covidien, Pitney Bowes, General Electric and Travelers Insurance, and I know UConn has a strong presence when I see that I am competing in the second round interviews with students from Yale and Cornell,” one UConn MBA student wrote in a review.


Alumna Margaret Luciano ’15 Ph.D. Wins Award for Rigor, Creativity

Margaret Luciano ’15 Ph.D. (Management), has added another honor to her long list of recognitions.

In September it was announced that her Ph.D. dissertation won the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s S. Rains Wallace Award, recognizing the best doctoral dissertation in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. Continue Reading


‘I Can Represent a Company Well’

Students prepare to meet with employers at the Undergraduate Business Career Expo. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Students prepare to meet with employers at the Undergraduate Business Career Expo (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

September Career Expo Gives Students, Companies a Jump-Start on Hiring Search

Junior Auna Harvey arrived 15 minutes early for the School of Business’ popular Career Expo—prepared with a clear strategy and an optimistic attitude.

Harvey is looking for a summer internship in human resources and is particularly interested in programs offered by Travelers, Aetna and United Technologies.

“I’ll try to get across that I’m very personable and comfortable talking to people, and that I can represent a company well,” said Harvey, who developed professional and networking skills as a freshman in the Business Connections Learning Community and later served as a resident adviser there. Continue Reading