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New Business Faculty for 2017

Leanne Adams speaks with Christopher Miller after the first faculty meeting in September. Both Adams and Miller are new instructors-in-residence in the accounting department. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Leanne Adams speaks with Christopher Miller after the first faculty meeting in September. Both Adams and Miller are new instructors-in-residence in the accounting department. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Impressive Professors Bring Strong Credentials, Added Zeal to School of Business Ranks

An expert in terror analytics, a marketer who worked for NBC, Pepsi and Disney, and a champion of the volunteer income tax program at UConn are among the newest faculty at the School of Business. Continue Reading


‘Beloved By All His Students’

Accounting professor Francis Ryan will be honored through a new scholarship that bears his name.
Accounting professor Francis Ryan will be honored through a new scholarship that bears his name.

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


Exploring All Avenues at UConn Finance Conference

Careers in investments, asset management, banking and prestigious Wall Street opportunities were the focus of the inaugural Finance Conference at the School of Business. (Joshua Weist/UConn School of Business)
Careers in investments, asset management, banking and prestigious Wall Street opportunities were the focus of the inaugural Finance Conference at the School of Business. (Joshua Weist/UConn School of Business)

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



‘Where Academic Excellence is Valued’

Students at a recent Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony. (Tina Pierce/UConn School of Business)
Students at a recent Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony. (Tina Pierce/UConn School of Business)

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




A ‘No Phony Gimmicks’ Guy

Bob Kaufman '74, founder of Bob's Discount Furniture (Bob's Discount Furniture)
Bob Kaufman ’74, founder of Bob’s Discount Furniture (Bob’s Discount Furniture)

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.

“Being an entrepreneur is Continue Reading


UConn plans first dormitory housing in downtown Stamford

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.


Spring 2016 OPIM Workshops

Greetings MIS Students,

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.

  • 3D Printing Workshop: April 6th 4:30pm – 6:00pm Register here

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.

  • Raspberry Pi Workshop: April 15th 1:30pm – 3:00pm Register here

Discover Raspberry Pi computing and get hands-on experience during interactive demos. No previous knowledge required!

  • Linux Workshop: April 20th 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Register here

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.