Accounting Professor Francis Ryan Would Be Pleased with New Scholarship in His Honor
A beloved accounting professor who never regretted trading in the bustle of New York City for the tranquility of Storrs, will be honored through a new scholarship that bears his name.
Francis E. Ryan joined the faculty at the School of Business in 1949, founding and leading the accounting department for more than 20 years. His former students recalled that he taught them not only accounting, but also about hard work, dedication and honesty. Continue Reading
Experts Encourage UConn Finance Students To Seek Jobs in Most Prestigious, Demanding Sectors
Careers in investments, asset management, banking and prestigious Wall Street opportunities were the focus of the inaugural Finance Conference at the School of Business.
“The conference continues the School of Business efforts to make a greater push to place students in more prestigious and demanding areas of the financial sector,” said Professor Larry Gramling, associate dean for undergraduate programs. Continue Reading
UConn Business Society Receives Highest Honors; Thriving Group Attracts Elite Students
The UConn chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society that recognizes outstanding academic achievements of collegiate business scholars, has been qualified for Highest Honors for the 2015-2016 academic year.
The status is indicative of a campus where academic excellence is valued and where the faculty officers of the chapter work diligently to enhance Beta Gamma Sigma’s stature on campus, the society said in a written statement.Continue Reading
Hartford Business Journal – Earlier this month, scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs looked on as UConn undergraduate and graduate-level students presented what they accomplished as summer interns working at the school’s incubator companies in Farmington and Storrs.
Student-led UConn Consulting Group Offered Helping Hand to Financial Startups
Two financial services startups were the recent beneficiaries of a helping hand from the UConn Consulting Group, an undergraduate, student-led organization that works on real-life business projects to both assist companies and broaden student experiences.
“By working on a project for a startup, I had direct access to the CEO and felt like the UConn Consulting Group was consistently making an impact on the company,” said junior Matthew DeLeon. “The trust that the company placed in the group allowed us to push beyond what we had done in the past.” Continue Reading
Alumnus Bob Kaufman, Founder of Bob’s Discount Furniture: ‘I Believe Everyone Should Work for Themselves!’
One of the biggest decisions that anyone will make in life is whether to work for themselves—or work for someone else, said UConn business school alumnus Bob Kaufman ’74, founder and president emeritus of Bob’s Discount Furniture.
“I believe that everyone should work for themselves,” said the man who created the rapidly-growing, 73-store furniture giant, and who, thanks to his prolific advertising, is arguably one of the most recognized people on television.
Westfair online – The University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus is no longer a runner-up prize for students wanting to attend the university’s main Storrs campus.
“Six years ago we had part-time MBA, two small business undergraduate programs and we were largely a feeder school for students wanting to get to Storrs,” said John A. Elliott, dean of the UConn School of Business, at the June 15 CEO Evolution panel hosted by the university in Stamford.
Exciting news! The OPIM department is happy to announce a great opportunity for MIS students. We are offering skill-building workshops starting next week, and continuing the rest of the semester. All workshops will be held in the OPIM Research Lab, BUSN 391 and food and refreshments will be made available.
This workshop welcomes all levels of knowledge, to learn about 3D printing technology and the resources available in the Gladstein Lab! We will be offering pizza, salad and soda during the event, afterwards there will be a sundae bar.
Learn about open source computing environments and why Linux is the 3rd most popular operating system. Bring your laptop for a guaranteed seat.
Be sure to follow our new Instagram page @UconnOPIM for reminders on upcoming events! Coming to any of these workshops would give you a leg up on other interns this summer, and as well as help you build skills to add to your resume! MIS students have a week to sign up before registration is open to the rest of the school of business.