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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


Distinguished Retirees Event – Spring 2017

School of Business Dean John Elliott and Stanley Biggs, emeritus professor of accounting (Cynthia Adams)
School of Business Dean John Elliott and Stanley Biggs, emeritus professor of accounting (Cynthia Adams)

The beautifully manicured home of Professor Emeritus Harry, and wife Lynn Johnson, was the setting for our Spring 2017 Distinguished Retirees Event in Storrs, Conn. The scent of peonies in the garden and fine cuisine produced by University Catering greeted the guests on a warm May 17th. The 22 attendees were greeted by Dean John Elliott under whose leadership the retirees’ get-togethers have developed. 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



Students Prepare Almost 800 Tax Returns—For Free

Sameir Rankins '17, right, helps a client with her tax return (Devin Basdekian/UConn School of Business)
Sameir Rankins ’17, right, helps a client with her tax return (Devin Basdekian/UConn School of Business)

VITA Volunteers Eliminate Frustration, Expense of Taxes

Yvette Eley, a native of the United Kingdom, had to file U.S. taxes for the first time this year and just the thought of it was daunting.

Eley, a post-doctoral fellow in geosciences, turned to UConn’s Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), which helped her prepare her return for free. Adjunct faculty member Leanne Adams spearheads the program. Continue Reading



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


Leadership: 3 Tips for Students

School of Business alumnus Joseph Briody '86, UConn's associate director for leadership development. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
School of Business alumnus Joseph Briody ’86, UConn’s associate director for leadership development. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Associate Director for Leadership Development Offers Students Three Tips to Maximize Their Potential

“Great ideas and innovations come from people who ask: what if we do it a different way?”

Joseph Briody ’86, UConn’s associate director for leadership development, still uses the background knowledge and skills that his accounting education gave him, but in non-financial ways. Continue Reading