Mohamed Hussein


2017 Business Hall of Fame

2017 Inductees to the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame: George Aylward '88, Shari G. Cantor '81, John P. Malfettone '77, and John R. Fodor '85 (Thomas Hurlbut Photography)
2017 Inductees to the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame: George Aylward ’88, Shari G. Cantor ’81, John P. Malfettone ’77, and John R. Fodor ’85 (Thomas Hurlbut Photography)

Hard Work, Civic Engagement, Good Advice Characteristics of Four New Inductees

As the four new inductees into the School of Business Hall of Fame came to the podium on March 24, each turned to the students in the audience to offer a bit of wisdom.

Their advice included: Step out of your comfort zone and speak to someone who doesn’t look like you; become a lifelong learner; remember that success is a team sport; and give back to UConn to help someone in poverty rise to a better life. 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


Accounting Professor Spends Sabbatical in Morocco

Pictured above, Hussein stands before the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, one of the top tourist attractions in the city of Rabat, both because of its architectural design and its tribute to a famous ruler. (Mo Hussein/UConn School of Business)
Pictured above, Hussein stands before the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, one of the top tourist attractions in the city of Rabat, both because of its architectural design and its tribute to a famous ruler. (Mo Hussein/UConn School of Business)

Accounting Professor Mohamed “Mo” Hussein recently returned from sabbatical in Morocco, where he researched the contributions of the financial system, stock market and banks to the economic development of the North African country.


Alums Inducted Into Hall of Fame

2016 Hall of Fame Alumni Inductees Robert Hughes '92, Drew Figdor '83, and Corliss Montesi '85 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
2016 Hall of Fame Alumni Inductees Robert Hughes ’92, Drew Figdor ’83, and Corliss Montesi ’86 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

School Honors Three Top Business Leaders Who Also Make Time to Give Back

The UConn School of Business honored three of its top alumni on May 6, inducting them into the School’s Hall of Fame during an elaborate and festive ceremony at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

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Mo Hussein: The Story of a Beloved Professor

Mo Hussein (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Mo Hussein (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

One of the first things people notice about Accounting Professor Mo Hussein is his warm personality. The second, is that he enjoys a little mischief.

“I once told students that my grandfather was a witch doctor,” he said, with a twinkle in his eye. “And some of them believed it!”

Hussein has spent his 38-year career at UConn, where he has taught thousands of students and helped to build the accounting department’s reputation as among the best in the nation. He also served as accounting department head from 1989-90 and from 2003-15, and as interim dean of the School of Business from 2006-07. Continue Reading


Doubling Down

Students get ahead of the game during winter session. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Students get ahead of the game during winter session. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Students Use ‘Winter Session’ to Get Ahead; Enjoy Small, Intense Classes, Personal Attention

While many UConn students were lounging in bed, working at the mall, or visiting family, the students in Accounting Professor Leanne Adams’ ACCT 2001 Winter Session course spent early January learning the principles of financial accounting.Continue Reading


I Thought We’d Never Be Able to Do It

2015 CIBER Case Challenge Participants
Participants in the 2015 CIBER International Case Competition pose in front of the Jonathan the Husky statue on the UConn Storrs campus.
(Quian Callender/UConn School of Business)

Students from Different States, Nations Collaborate to Solve Real-World Problem during UConn’s CIBER Challenge

“I thought we’d never be able to do it,” UConn marketing major Stacia Smart recalls thinking when she heard that she and a team of other college students, all strangers, would have just 24 hours to solve a vexing sustainability problem for a major corporation.

Not only did Smart and her “Quadruple Threat” team develop a possible solution, including a new product idea for Unilever, but they took second-place in the UConn CIBER International Case Challenge this fall.Continue Reading


New Leadership Is ‘UConn Strong’

George Plesko, Lucy Gilson
George Plesko and Lucy Gilson (Melissa Ferrigno/UConn School of Business)

Seasoned Professors Take on New Roles in Accounting, Management

In their new roles as department heads in management and accounting, Professors Lucy Gilson and George Plesko say they plan to build on their departments’ traditions of success while expanding partnerships within and beyond UConn.

“I am honored to take the helm of the management department and humbled by the trust that my colleagues have placed in me,” Gilson said. “This is a fantastic department with some of the most productive scholars at the University and some of the finest teachers. Over 70 percent of our faculty received letters from the Provost praising them on their teaching excellence.”Continue Reading


Does SOX 404 Have Teeth?

A regulation that is supposed to provide a warning bell and greater transparency for investors is hampered by a lack of enforcement, according to new research conducted by accounting professor David Weber.

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Professor David Weber

The School of Business has awarded one of its 2015 Best Paper Awards to Weber for his research titled, “Does SOX 404 Have Teeth? Consequences of the Failure to Report Existing Internal Control Weaknesses,” co-authored with UConn doctoral student Biyu Wu and Sarah Rice of Texas A&M. It will appear in the American Accounting Association’s premier journal, The Accounting Review.

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