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
In describing the UConn School of Business at this moment, 76 years into its accomplished history, the word “engaged” captures the essence. Our students, faculty and staff are engaged with each other, with our alumni, with the corporate community and with the University.
The School’s growth has been extraordinary, both in terms of enrollment and creating and maintaining vibrant, effective and relevant academic programs. We are transforming the future—of our students, our state, our industries and our world. There is much to celebrate.
An undergraduate who worked to improve bachelor-degree programs, an MBA student who helped his colleagues make new business contacts, and a Ph.D. student with award-winning research were the three student inductees into the School of Business Hall of Fame on May 6.Continue Reading
Professor Ram D. Gopal Noted for Intellectual Leadership, Stewardship, Impactful Research
Professor and OPIM Department Head Ram D. Gopal has received the prestigious Information Systems Society’s Distinguished Fellow Award, recognizing his intellectual leadership, stewardship and impactful research.
“This is like winning the ‘Nobel Prize’ for information systems,” said Gopal, beaming after collecting his award on Nov. 2 at a conference in Philadelphia.Continue Reading
Shantaram Hegde Will Teach, Mentor, Encourage Colleagues in India
One of the most respected and accomplished faculty members in the Finance Department has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to mentor doctoral students and faculty in India.
Professor Shantaram ‘Shanta’ Hegde said he is pleased to have received the Fulbright, which is one of the most competitive, prestigious and selective awards in the world. His assignment is to instruct some 30- to 40- students and faculty on financial research, a field in which he is considered one of the most prolific journal contributors in the United States.Continue Reading
Mutual funds are a core element of retirement and investment plans, representing roughly $1 of every $5 held in the bank or financial accounts of US households. In April, MBA students in Professor Mary Caravella’s MBA Marketing classes analyzed how mutual fund products from the roughly 800 fund companies in the industry currently reach the roughly 57 million households who own them, and then debated how one market leader, Capital Group/American Funds, should address some potential profound market forces affecting their retail go-to-market strategy. Continue Reading
Gala Evening Celebrates Accomplishments of UConn’s Prestigious Real Estate Program
Some 300 people—from real estate legends to revered faculty to soon-to-be graduates—filled the Rome Ballroom on the Storrs campus to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies.
The tight-knit commercial real estate community came out to laude the program’s accomplishments, honor those who have shaped its success, reminisce about the growth of the program over the decades, and to look enthusiastically toward the future.
The UConn Real Estate program has long been regarded as one of the best in the country. DirectorJohn Glascock announced that the program’s Advisory Council has secured $2 million in endowed funds for the program during the last four years. At the dinner it was announced that an endowed scholar position would be created in honor of William Kinnard, the first director of the Center. Long-time ProfessorJohn Clapp will be named as The William N. Kinnard Research Scholar. Continue Reading
Why Certain Managers Thrive in Tough New Jobs While Others Get Fed Up Harvard Business Review – Career development is supposed to keep young managers engaged and motivated, but sometimes it backfires, prompting them to start looking for an exit from the company. That’s because the new responsibilities that facilitate on-the-job learning can take them well beyond their comfort zones, making them feel frustrated, angry, or fearful of failure.