Management


Charter Sees Big Growth and Major Challenges in Year Since Mega-Deals

Stamford Advocate – Charter Communications’ deal-making a year ago made the cable provider an industry giant — and a target.

By closing in May 2016 on acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks worth a total of approximately $65 billion, Charter transformed itself into the second-largest cable company in the country. The expansion has supercharged the Stamford-based firm’s earnings and stock prices and ballooned its customer base. But the company’s growth has also stoked contractual and legal disputes — and set up the possibility of even larger deals.


Advice for the Class of 2017

Bo Ni '17 (BUS) poses for a photo with the husky statue following the School of Business Commencement ceremony on May 7, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Bo Ni ’17 (BUS) poses for a photo with the husky statue following the School of Business Commencement ceremony on May 7, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Arrive Early, Stay Late, Put in the Effort to Succeed, Says Commencement Speaker Doug Elliot, President of The Hartford

In a commencement speech laced with solid career advice about hard work and attaining career success, Doug Elliot ’82 mentioned that his life did benefit from a touch of serendipity. Continue Reading




Unique, Creative Startups Win $30,000

2017 Innovation Quest Awards

Innovation Quest Tops Participation Record; Winners Present Vastly Different, Creative Startup Ideas

The winners of this year’s Innovation Quest (iQ) competition had a unique set of people to credit for inspiring their success, including:

  • A friend with a teddy bear tattoo, emblazoned with his ex-girlfriend’s name;
  • A waitress who was trying to handle a mad-house of customers during a blizzard, when the rest of the wait staff didn’t show up;
  • A little brother who leaves his EpiPen home because it is too bulky to carry;
  • Americans who have very polarized beliefs about political events, depending on which news source they follow.

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Senior Business Students Pause, Reflect as Commencement Nears

From left: Karla Lazo, Luke LaBranche, Gianna Bodnar, Marc Senatore, and Sarah Lang, Class of 2017 (Nicolle Anderson/UConn School of Business)
From left: Karla Lazo, Luke LaBranche, Gianna Bodnar, Marc Senatore, and Sarah Lang, Class of 2017 (Nicolle Anderson/UConn School of Business)

As this year’s graduating seniors prepare for their careers, we asked a few School of Business students to reflect on their time spent at the University of Connecticut.

Each with different stories, memories and struggles to share, this year’s graduating class is as unique as they are impressive. Continue Reading


Business Fundamentals: Gateway to a Business Minor

The seven-week UConn Business Fundamentals Program runs from May 8 to June 29. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
The seven-week UConn Business Fundamentals Program runs from May 8 to June 29. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

For the third year in a row, the School of Business is offering a 10-credit summer business program for undergraduate, non-business majors who want to gain valuable business knowledge and expand their marketability. Continue Reading


Three Marketing Professors to Retire

Marketing Department Retirement Reception - April 2017

School of Business Wishes a Happy Future to Professors Carrafiello, Spiggle and Ross

Kayaking in South Carolina, reading, gardening and tackling new research projects are on the retirement ‘to-do’ lists of three prominent Marketing Department professors.

This year’s three School of Business retirees all hail from the Marketing Department, and include: Continue Reading


Seven Business Faculty Honored

Professor Greg Reilly, teaching an Executive MBA course in Hartford, Conn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Professor Greg Reilly, teaching an Executive MBA course in Hartford, Conn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Professor Reilly Recognized for Remarkable Research; Peers Honored for Teaching Strategies

Management Professor Greg Reilly earned the School of Business’ annual award for Research Excellence, an achievement that is based on five years of academic success. Continue Reading


Sell-abration!

The four winning students with Kathleen Halligan, Grace Nardella, Victoria Gitelman, and Karen Narciso from Altria (Seanice Austin/UConn School of Business)
The four winning students with Kathleen Halligan, Grace Nardella, Victoria Gitelman, and Karen Narciso from Altria (Seanice Austin/UConn School of Business)

UConn Students Pitch Novel Snack Ideas for Trip to National Selling Competition

Roasted Habanero Nuts, Jalapeno/Cilantro/Lime Chips, Napa Valley Wine/Cheese Chips and Agave Sunflower Seeds were some of the ideas that UConn students pitched for a fictional private-label snack line dubbed “Simply Salt.” Continue Reading