MBA


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


When Cancer Attacks a Family

Renee Jackson '07 JD/MBA (Renee Jackson)
Renee Jackson ’07 JD/MBA, ready to bounce back and “really crush the opportunities” that come her way. (Renee Jackson)

Alumna Renee Jackson ’07 JD/MBA Shares Story of Resilience After Breast Cancer

It is hard to understand how life can be so cruel to one family.

But UConn alumna Renee Jackson watched her father battle breast cancer and her sister fight ovarian cancer, both with grace and resilience. They were her role models, Jackson said, when she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, at age 37. Continue Reading


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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Graduate Student Investors’ Portfolio #1

Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. VII Forum | 1st Place - Growth Portfolio
The UConn team took first place in the Quinnipac G.A.M.E.—Global Asset Management Education—VII Forum. (Pei-ju Lee)

UConn Beat 100 Colleges in Quinnipiac G.A.M.E. Challenge

The UConn Student Managed Fund Graduate Team won first-place in a highly competitive Student-Managed Portfolio Competition, besting some 100 colleges from all over the world. Continue Reading


‘Always Think About the Common Good’

The April 10 NetImpact program, titled, "Careers for the Common Good: The Value of Sustainability in Business" featured panelists Rene O. Deida, Susan Rochford, Sara Bronin, Benjamin Simmons-Telep, and Daryl Shore (Zack Wussow)
The April 10 Net Impact program, titled, “Careers for the Common Good: The Value of Sustainability in Business” featured panelists Rene O. Deida, Susan Rochford, Sara Bronin, Benjamin Simmons-Telep, and Daryl Shore. (Zack Wussow)

Personal Story of Overcoming Homelessness Adds Powerful Dimension to Net Impact Panel Discussion

Daryl Shore‘s personal story silenced the crowd at the inaugural meeting of the new UConn graduate students’ Net Impact chapter, an organization of people eager to make a positive change in the environment and the world. 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