UConn Expertise Helps Strengthen United Nations’ Global Initiatives on Responsible Business Conduct
When a United Nations committee met last month in Geneva, Switzerland, to prepare new guidance on business and human rights, six UConn faculty offered suggestions to bolster the international treaty. Continue Reading
John A. Elliott, the dean of the University of Connecticut School of Business, has been elected as an executive officer of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the ‘gold standard’ accrediting body for schools of business. Continue Reading
Social Media Campaign Strives to Promote Acceptance, Challenge Extremism
A group of business students set out with a daunting task: to reduce negativity, extremism and hate on social media. Along the way, they garnered support from the Department of Homeland Security and Facebook to challenge extremist views across the world. Continue Reading
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
The specialists at the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) pride their center as being a safe place where visitors are greeted with a cup of coffee and one question: How can we help you with your recovery today?
But what happens when the Center itself needs help? That’s when four UConn MBA students were able to step up and lend their expertise. Continue Reading
Economic Development Board Hears UConn Students’ Fresh Ideas to Renew City
For a hands on approach to their curriculum, students in management professor David Noble’s Strategic Analysis class created new and unique business incubator ideas to revive Downtown Waterbury and make its commercial zone more attractive to young college graduates.
The top projects included a restaurant incubator, a technology incubator and a music-studio incubator. Continue Reading
BCLC Students Repair Homes in Georgia for Those Less Fortunate
Nineteen students from the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) gave up a portion of their winter break to clean and paint houses, build wheelchair ramps and tidy up the yards of people in need in Macon, Georgia.
The three-day service trip is part of an annual School of Business pilgrimage to aid low-income, elderly and disabled people.
UConn students said they returned from three days of hard work with a sense of accomplishment and stronger bonds with their classmates. Continue Reading
The late Saturday afternoon teaching time slot was considered by faculty to be the most brutal.
After a full week of work, Executive MBA (EMBA) students had been in class Friday evening and all day Saturday, and by the end of the second day were becoming weary. They needed a dynamic professor to pull them through, and that’s why Business Law & Ethics Professor Karla Fox always taught that final course.Continue Reading