Executive Education


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


Building a Culture of Corporate Compliance

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Executive Breakfast | Building a Culture of Compliance | Nov. 15, 2016

Corporate compliance is one of the hot-topic issues in business today, and it will be the the subject of a Nov. 15 Executive Education breakfast program, “Building a Culture of Compliance,” offered by the University of Connecticut School of Business at its Stamford Campus. Continue Reading


Rapid Growth Means UConn Won’t Consolidate Business School With Downtown Campus

Hartford Courant – The University of Connecticut will not consolidate its graduate business school in the city because the school’s enrollment is growing too rapidly to fit into the university’s new downtown campus.


AACSB International Extends Global Business or Accounting Accreditation For More Than Sixty Schools, Across Eleven Countries

AACSB International – AACSB International announced today that 64 business schools have extended their accreditation in business, and 24 schools have extended their accreditation in accounting.



Corporate Social Responsibility is Topic of UConn’s ‘Thought Leadership’ Breakfast on April 26

Executive Breakfast: Global Corporate Social Responsibility | Apr. 26, 2016

“Global Corporate Social Responsibility: What Every Manager Should Know,” is the subject of the University of Connecticut School of Business’ third Spring 2016 Thought Leadership Breakfast Seminar.

The April 26 program will be held at the Graduate Business Learning Center, 100 Constitution Plaza in Hartford. The event begins with breakfast and networking from 7:30 to 8 a.m., followed by the presentation and questions from 8 to 8:45 a.m. The program is free, but registration is limited. For more information or to register, please call Amanda Spada at 860-486-5498 or email Amanda.Spada@business.uconn.edu.Continue Reading


‘Long-Term Thinking in a Short-Term World’ is Topic of UConn’s Thought Leadership Breakfast Seminar on Mar. 10 in Stamford

Executive Breakfast: Long-term Thinking in a Short-term World | Mar. 10, 2016

“Long-Term Thinking in a Short-Term World” is the topic of the UConn School of Business’ second program in the Spring 2016 Thought Leadership Breakfast Seminar series.

The program will be March 10 at the UConn Stamford Campus, 1 University Place, Stamford, beginning at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and networking. The keynote presentation, by management professor David Souder, will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Register here or for more information, please contact Katherine Ruiz at (203) 251-8465 or Katherine.Ruiz@business.uconn.edu.

In times of crisis and rapid change, short-term thinking helps firms survive. But, to prosper over the long-term, the transformational impact of long-term action is a necessity. Souder will share the latest thoughts on how to keep your organization prosperous by incorporating long-term thinking, even when facing pressure for short-term results.

Souder’s ongoing research analyzes the experiences and consequences of firms’ long-horizon investments, including capital infrastructure, organization design and mergers and acquisitions. His articles have been published in top academic journals. In conjunction with the Network for Business Sustainability, Souder is the lead author of a report on ways to incorporate long-term thinking into current business decisions.

Souder is the academic director of UConn’s Executive MBA program and the Ph.D. Coordinator of the management department. Before joining academia, Souder spent a decade in the private sector as a strategy consultant based in New York and London. He also serves as the finance director for a start-up that launched a non-profit charter school in New York, and continues to advise business and community organizations.


‘Risk Intelligent Compliance’ is Topic Of UConn’s Thought Leadership Breakfast on Feb. 10 in Hartford

Executive Breakfast Series | Risk Intelligent Compliance | Feb 10, 2016

“Risk Intelligent Compliance,” is the topic of the first in a series of Spring 2016 Thought Leadership Breakfast Seminars sponsored by the UConn School of Business.

The program will be offered Feb. 10 at UConn’s Graduate Business Learning Center, 100 Constitution Plaza, in Hartford. The event begins with breakfast and networking from 7:30 to 8 a.m., followed by the presentation by business law professor Robert Bird from 8 to 8:45 a.m. The program is free, but registration is limited. For more information or to register, please call Amanda Spada at 860-486-5498 or email Amanda.Spada@business.uconn.edu.

Compliance is big business and the stakes for a firm are high. Yet companies cannot simply dedicate unlimited time and resources to solving compliance issues. The skilled manager must know how to implement compliance effectively and do so at low cost and without disruption. Successful firms will be able to intelligently manage a full spectrum of risks and make decisions that both effectively and efficiently protect the firm from sanctions and harm.

In the seminar, Bird will introduce the concept of risk-intelligent compliance. He will discuss how to make compliance decisions within the confines of limited time and resources. Compliance risk is now a fact of life and something that cannot be completely eliminated. Managers can, however, evaluate the magnitude of various risks and then apply resources in a manner that is most efficient and effective in minimizing exposure. The seminar will explore multiple kinds of efficiency, the trade-off between risk and cost, and show how firms can best achieve their compliance goals and promote compliance as a source of innovation.

Bird, who is the Eversource Utilities Chair in Business Ethics at UConn, is a highly regarded and highly awarded researcher, who specializes in employment law, legal strategy, intellectual property, law and marketing, business and human rights and related fields. He has authored more than 70 academic publications in top journals and has received 15 research-related awards. He earned his law degree from Boston University in 1996.


Dean Tom Gutteridge’s Accomplishments Endure

Tom Gutteridge (UConn School of Business)

In 10 Years, He Moved School of Business from Regional Dominance to National Prominence

During the 10 years that Tom Gutteridge served as dean of the UConn School of Business, the program experienced tremendous growth, including the construction of a new academic building and creation of significant partnerships and programs within the business community.Continue Reading


Up Next: Compliance

Executive Breakfast Series: Building a Culture of Compliance

‘Building a Culture of Compliance’ Continues Executive Education Breakfast Series

The Chief Operating Officer of a nuclear utility in Washington state noticed an employee trip on the stairs after catching her heel on some loose carpeting. The executive, laden with a full schedule of meetings and decisions, “stood guard” in the stairway until a repair person could arrive, ensuring that no one else got hurt.

That is one example of what a ‘culture of compliance’ looks like, where everyone, including key executives, takes individual responsibility for the values of the organization, said Robert Bird, a UConn professor of business law and the keynote speaker at an upcoming UConn School of Business Executive Education breakfast program titled, “Building a Culture of Compliance.”Continue Reading