Dean’s Report

The School of Business and the university are in the midst of a bold and pivotal educational journey. Indeed, this is a place like no other!

We invite you to read the 2018 Dean’s Report, which addresses this growth in greater detail.

UConn School of Business Enrollment 2017 Undergraduate
UConn School of Business Enrollment 2017 Graduate

Student Enrollment

Not only has undergraduate enrollment in business programs grown by 21% over the last five years, but the profile of each entering class has become more competitive as well.

During the same period of time, graduate student enrollment increased by 67%, driven in large part by new master’s degrees in financial risk management, business analytics & project management, and human resource management.


The School’s faculty offer a wealth of academic and business experience to students and the business community.

Over 96% of them have earned a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field, and all are actively involved in scholarly activities including authoring books, college textbooks, articles, conference papers, and original research projects; business, government and industrial consulting; and sponsored research for academic programs.

Such scholarly activities enable faculty to stay current in and contribute to their fields of knowledge, as well as to bring a balanced perspective between theory and practice into the classroom.

To help meet the teaching needs of unprecedented enrollment growth in recent years, the business school faculty grew by 13% between 2013 and 2017.

UConn School of Business 2017 Faculty


Over the last five years, both undergraduate and full-time MBA students saw overall increases in average compensation.

Top Employers

  • IBM
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Hartford Financial
  • Covidien
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Walmart
  • SS&C Technologies
  • GE
  • Northeast Utilities
UConn School of Business Enrollment 2017 Placement MBA
UConn School of Business Enrollment 2017 Placement Undergraduate


37,000+ worldwide including:

Jonathan E. Beyman ’76; Managing Director, Institutional Clients Group, Citigroup Inc.

Mark L. Boxer ’87; Executive Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer, Cigna

Melinda T. Brown ’77; SVP and Controller, Coach, Inc.

M. Kathleen Carey-Reid ’86; Senior Vice President, Tax Exempt Markets, VOYA Financial

Mark P. Coville ’79; Managing Director & COO, Global Securities, BlackRock

Robert E. Diamond Jr. ’77 MBA; Founder & CEO, Atlas Merchant Capital

Keith R. Fox ’80; CEO, The Fox Family Foundation

Lyn A. Fox ’02 MBA; APAC Head of Equity and Credit Risk Management HSBC

John Y. Kim ’87 MBA; Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, New York Life Insurance Company

Grace P. Lee ’82 MBA; Vice President, Corporate Planning, Trilogy Communications, Inc.

Denis J. Nayden ’76, ’77 MBA; Managing Partner, Oak Hill Capital Management, and former Chairman and CEO, GE Capital

Arnaud T. Schvartz ’90 MBA; CFO, GE Money Bank Spain, A subsidiary of General Electric Co.

Retired Alumni

Janet A. Alpert, ’78 MBA; President, LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc.

Bruce M. Bentley ’68; Vice President, ProMach, Inc.

Janet M. Hansen, ’78 MBA; President & CEO, Aquarion Water Company

Timothy A. Holt ’75; SVP, Chief Investment Officer, Aetna Inc.

Margaret M. Mager ’85; Managing Director, Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs Corp.

William S. Simon, Jr. ’81, ’88 MBA; Retired EVP and COO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

RSS Recent Alumni News

  • Paula B. Woodhouse ’82
    Paula B. Woodhouse ’82 has joined the Savings Bank of Danbury as Vice President Commercial Lender. Ms. Woodhouse has worked in Commercial Banking for over 25 years, most recently serving as the Head of Business Banking at Union Savings Bank in Danbury.
  • Frances J. Trelease ’83, ’96 MBA
    Frances J. Trelease ’83, ’96 MBA is the Founder of Boomr Den, LLC, an organization to help midlife adults navigate new and ongoing careers. Ms. Trelease was recently featured as a guest on Fox 61 in Hartford to discuss the dangers of falsifying or fabricating resume information.
  • Brian P. Reilly ’85
    Brian P. Reilly ’85 has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Chimera Investment Corporation, Inc. (NYSE: CIM). Mr. Reilly will serve as a Class III Director and will stand for election at the Company’s 202 shareholder meeting for the remaining two years of the Class III Director term. He will also serve on...  […]

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1941 School of Business established with Laurence J. Ackerman as Dean.
1958 The School’s undergraduate program earns accreditation by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
1960 Full-Time MBA Program is launched and is only open to Air Force officers.
1993 School of Business Hall of Fame is established.
2001 The School opens its doors for a new state-of-the-art, $27 million learning and research facility on Hillside Road
2002 BusinessWeek ranks UConn among the “Best B-Schools” in the country
2004 UConn School of Business Graduate Business Learning Center and SS&C Technologies Financial Accelerator open in downtown Hartford
2011 Undergraduate Program ranked in Top 25 by US News & World Report.