UConn Today – Students entering the Doctor of Pharmacy program at UConn generally have a pretty good idea of what’s ahead of them. With solid skills in science and math and a broad interest in health care, at the beginning of their academic journey most expect that they’ll eventually be working in a patient-centered environment in a hospital or community pharmacy setting. Or, that they’ll find a niche somewhere in the pharmaceutical industry, perhaps in research or government relations. But, for a select few, their careers will take a slightly different turn.
As they explore their options, a certain number of PharmD students may have their interest piqued by the opportunities presented when combining their pharmacy education with the management tools earned through a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).
HYPE Blog– Master degrees in Business Administration (MBAs) seem like they’re a dime a dozen. And if you look at any compiled list of colleges and universities that offer MBAs, it certainly looks like it. But there are a small number of schools that can boast their MBA return on investment (ROI) are “among the best in the country with affordable tuition and competitive base salaries”. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could say you got your MBA from a school that ranks in the top 25 public universities by US News, or in the top 100 MBA programs by the Financial Times, or in the top schools by Forbes Magazine and Business Week?
The School of Business is expanding its Alumni Mentor Program to give Full-time MBA students additional professional contacts, who can guide, advise and encourage them in their career pursuits.
“We have some fantastic alumni out there who want to give back to the school in various ways. They recognize the importance of mentoring in their own careers and want to pay it forward. And what better way than to mentor current MBA students?” said Suresh Nair, associate dean for graduate programs.Continue Reading
Financial Times: UConn’s MBA Program Ranks Among Best in the World
UConn’s MBA program has been ranked among the Top 100 in the world, according to a prestigious new report released today by Financial Times.
This is the first time that the program has received the honor in the short history of the report. UConn’s Full-time MBA program ranked No. 46 nationally (No. 19 among public institutions) and No. 96 in the world. The rankings were determined in part by responses from members of the Class of 2012, evaluating the program and its contribution to their career growth.
Hartford Business Journal – Scheduling flexibility. Online availability. Subject concentrations. International trips. Dual degrees. Accelerated studies. Coaching and networking. They’re among the buzzwords and offerings Connecticut universities pitch as they strive to stand out in the competitive MBA marketplace.
Meg Warren, of South Windsor, has been appointed director of the Full-time MBA Program at UConn’s School of Business.
Warren has been an integral part of the success of the program, which is now ranked among the Top 25 public MBA programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The typical graduate of the program begins work with a base salary of more than $101,000. The program, which has approximately 100 students from Connecticut and across the world, is located in downtown Hartford at 100 Constitution Plaza.Continue Reading
The full-time MBA program at the University of Connecticut School of Business is among the “Best MBA Programs for Value” in the country, according to Poets and Quants, a news website specializing in business-school evaluations.
In an article released May 9, the web site highlighted the program after reviewing research by several other studies that evaluate programs using different methodologies. The UConn program ranked No. 13 by Value Colleges and No. 21 by GraduatePrograms.com.Continue Reading
A team of four UConn MBA students were awarded First Place and Grand Champions in the APICS Northeast Business Case Competition in Albany, N.Y., last month. This is the fourth time that a UConn MBA team has been awarded top honors.
The winning team members are first-year MBA students Jason Harris, Akhilesh Kumar, Jared Siraco, and Yogendra Bhosrekar. As a result of the win, the team will next compete in the Global APICS Competition which will be held in Las Vegas in October. Continue Reading