MBA


Is Your Blood ‘Sticky’? Researchers Invent Simple Test to Detect Cardiac Risk

Kostyantyn Partola, an engineering Ph.D. candidate, poses for a photo with adviser Thomas Geer prior to the start of the Wolff competition. Missing from photo is Professsor George Lykotrafitis from the School of Engineering. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Kostyantyn Partola, an engineering Ph.D. candidate, poses for a photo with adviser Thomas Geer prior to the start of the Wolff competition. Missing from photo is Professsor George Lykotrafitis from the School of Engineering. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Wolff New Venture Competition Prize Winner: Eir Medical Devices

Everyone knows that smoking, elevated blood pressure, and high cholesterol are key risk factors for heart disease.

But what about “sticky” blood? Continue Reading




‘I Love What’s Happening With My School’

John Elliott, dean, greets School of Business alumni gathered at a rooftop reception celebrating the opening of the first residence hall to serve the Stamford campus. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
John Elliott, dean, greets School of Business alumni gathered at a rooftop reception celebrating the opening of the first residence hall to serve the Stamford campus. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Business Alumni Overjoyed with Direction of Stamford Campus; Opening of New Residence Hall

Pengfei Yang ’15 MSBAPM is several years into a great career as a senior business analyst at Charter Communications, but on Aug. 17 he longed to be a UConn student again.

Yang was among 75 School of Business alumni gathered at a rooftop reception celebrating the opening of the first residence hall to serve the Stamford campus, located at 900 Washington Boulevard in the heart of downtown. Continue Reading


Dual PharmD/MBA Degree Provides Career Options

UConn Today – Students entering the Doctor of Pharmacy program at UConn generally have a pretty good idea of what’s ahead of them. With solid skills in science and math and a broad interest in health care, at the beginning of their academic journey most expect that they’ll eventually be working in a patient-centered environment in a hospital or community pharmacy setting. Or, that they’ll find a niche somewhere in the pharmaceutical industry, perhaps in research or government relations. But, for a select few, their careers will take a slightly different turn.

As they explore their options, a certain number of PharmD students may have their interest piqued by the opportunities presented when combining their pharmacy education with the management tools earned through a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).


Business School Recognized by National Association of Women MBAs

NAWMBA plaque presented to John Elliott, Marlys Rizzi, John Knopf (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
The National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) presented a plaque to John A. Elliott, dean of the School of Business, Marlys Rizzi, 2016 NAWMBA National Conference Chair and a business school assistant director, and John Knopf, Stamford campus director for the School of Business, on June 14. Missing is Lucy Gilson, head of the management department and the UConn faculty advisor to the local NAWMBA chapter. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

National Association of Women MBAs Thanks UConn for Its ‘Vital’ Contributions to Program’s Success

A plaque was presented in appreciation for the UConn School of Business hosting the 2016 NAWMBA Conference and Career Fair in Stamford last October. The plaque thanks the School and describes its contribution as vital to the success of the educational and networking conference.


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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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