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UConn School of Business Dean's Report 2023 Facts and Figures Illustration

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#1

#1

FLEX MBA
Best Graduate School Ranking for Part-time (FLEX) MBA in Connecticut
-U.S. News & World Report (2023)

FLEX MBA
Best Graduate School Ranking for Part-time (FLEX) MBA in Connecticut
-U.S. News & World Report (2023)

#1

#1

MS IN FINANCIAL & ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT
Public Masters of Finance in New England
-TFE Times (2023)

MS IN FINANCIAL & ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT
Public Masters of Finance in New England
-TFE Times (2023)

#2

#2

MS IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Best Online Master's in Human Resources
-Best Colleges (2022)

MS IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Best Online Master's in Human Resources
-Best Colleges (2022)

#5

#5

MS IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Master's in Data Analytics in North America
-Eduniversal (2022)

MS IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Master's in Data Analytics in North America
-Eduniversal (2022)

#9

#9

MS IN ACCOUNTING
Best Online Graduate Business Program
(non-MBA programs)
-U.S. News & World Report (2024)

MS IN ACCOUNTING
Best Online Graduate Business Program
(non-MBA programs)
-U.S. News & World Report (2024)

#10

#10

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Management & Entrepreneurship Faculty Research/Publications
-TAMUGA rankings (2022)

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Management & Entrepreneurship Faculty Research/Publications
-TAMUGA rankings (2022)

#14

#14

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Best Undergraduate Real Estate Programs
-U.S. News & World Report (2023)

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Best Undergraduate Real Estate Programs
-U.S. News & World Report (2023)

#20

#20

EXECUTIVE MBA
Best Executive MBA
-Forbes (2022-2023)

EXECUTIVE MBA
Best Executive MBA
-Forbes (2022-2023)

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#34 

#30/
#34 

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Graduate Entrepreneurship/Undergraduate Entrepreneurship programs
-Princeton Review (2023)

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Graduate Entrepreneurship/Undergraduate Entrepreneurship programs
-Princeton Review (2023)

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FALL 2023 UNDERGRADUATE
ENROLLMENT

2,924

FALL 2023 GRADUATE
ENROLLMENT

1,446

FULL-TIME FACULTY
124

CURRENT ALUMNI
49,913

2023 UNDERGRADUATE
DEGREES AWARDED

561

2023 GRADUATE
DEGREES AWARDED

313

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EMPLOYMENT
90%
of undergraduates found employment, continued education, or joined military after graduation. (2023)

STARTING CAREERS
IN THE NORTHEAST

85%
Class of 2023

AVERAGE UNDERGRADUATE
STARTING SALARY

$71k
Highest compensation $110k

MEDIAN MBA
SALARY

$130k
Class of 2023

TOTAL SCHOOL ENDOWMENT
$52.8 Million
9% of the $577.3M Total University Endowment (FY 2023)

Our Top Employers

Accenture
Aetna CVS Health
Amazon
Andersen Tax
Cigna
Citigroup
Collins Aerospace
Deloitte
EY
FactSet

Accenture
Aetna CVS Health
Amazon
Andersen Tax
Cigna
Citigroup
Collins Aerospace
Deloitte
EY
FactSet

Goldman Sachs
Henkel Corporation
J.P. Morgan Chase
KPMG
Liberty Mutual
Lockheed Martin
Moody's Investors Service
Morgan Stanley
Nielsen
Otis Elevator

Goldman Sachs
Henkel Corporation
J.P. Morgan Chase
KPMG
Liberty Mutual
Lockheed Martin
Moody's Investors Service
Morgan Stanley
Nielsen
Otis Elevator

PwC
RTX
State Street Global Advisors
Synchrony Financial
Techtronic Industries
The Hartford
The TJX Companies, Inc.
Travelers
UnitedHealth Group
Willis Towers Watson

PwC
RTX
State Street Global Advisors
Synchrony Financial
Techtronic Industries
The Hartford
The TJX Companies, Inc.
Travelers
UnitedHealth Group
Willis Towers Watson

Alumni

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.

Alumni Stories

RSS Recent Alumni Notes

  • Christina Phillips ’22 MBA February 29, 2024
    Christina Phillips ’22 MBA launched a new company, Puure, that provides women with a non-toxic alternative to traditional undergarments. Phillips attended the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summer Fellowship Program and was selected as one of six startups to compete in the Wolff New Venture Competition, hosted by the UConn School of Business.
    Shanks, Emma
  • Denise M. Whitford ’17 MBA February 29, 2024
    Denise M. Whitford ’17 MBA served as a panelist at the Women Empowering Women panel discussion Wednesday, March 13, 2024. The event was a collaboration by the Town of West Hartford’s Department of Economic Development, the West Hartford Office of Equity Advancement, and Explore Farmington to mark Women’s History Month.
    Shanks, Emma

Upcoming Alumni Events

  1. Mar 5 Weekly Office Hours: STEM Graduate Business Programs (Admissions) 10:00am
  2. Mar 5 Virtual Info Session - MS in Accounting 12:00pm
  3. Mar 5 Rosenberg McVay Leadership Series: Innovating for Tomorrow- If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes 5:30pm
All Events »

Milestones

2022

The School of Business announced the addition of a full online master’s degree in Human Resources Management in September 2022, to begin the following year. The School’s program is designed to meet the changing needs of HR professionals as their roles become more strategic in the development of the destiny of their companies.

Two-time alumnus David "Dave" Wharmby '89, '02 MBA returned to UConn in Fall of 2022 as the new director of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies. He replaced professor John Glascock, who retired after 11 years. Wharmby brings 30 years of experience in the industry, most recently at Barings. The Real Estate program ranks third in the world for real estate academic achievement, and No. 14 for undergraduate real estate programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The School of Business hosted its first Global Business Leadership in Sustainability Summit on March 25, 2022 on the Storrs campus. The half-day event gathered professionals, faculty, and students to discuss key topics for business, as well as existing sustainability initiatives across UConn. Organizers hope it will be the first of many conferences to build relationships between business partners and the growing number of students who aspire to make an impact on sustainability.

The School of Business announced in Spring 2022 that it would add a Social Responsibility and Impact in Business Minor for all UConn students, and a parallel concentration for marketing majors. The concentration/minor is designed to future business leaders in and addressing the local and global challenges of business and society. The new minor/concentration began in the Fall of 2022.

2021

In April 2021, the UConn Board of Trustees approved the creation of a master’s degree in FinTech (financial technology), allowing the School of Business to join the ranks of only a handful of universities around the globe to offer the specialized program. The program offers lessons in advanced business analytics, technology solutions and financial services. The first cohort began their studies in Spring 2022.

2020

Amphenol, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Wallingford, Conn., created a $1 million accounting scholarship in honor of its late CFO Diana Reardon. Reardon earned her business degree from UConn in 1981. Her family said she would be thrilled that the scholarships will serve ambitious women pursuing accounting degrees.

After serving as interim provost, John A. Elliott returns as dean of the School of Business, where he holds the Auran J. Fox Chair in Business.

2019

Thomas Katsouleas, a leading plasma scientist with deep academic roots in teaching and research, becomes UConn's 16th President in February. "Increasingly, having a great business school has become more and more central to being a great university," Katsouleas said shortly after joining the university.

David Souder is appointed interim dean of the School of Business.

The School of Business establishes the Toscano Family Chair in Finance. Professor Yiming Qian is recruited as the inaugural chair.

The School's Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) program celebrates its 10th anniversary. The program helps U.S. veterans fulfill their dreams of owning their own businesses. To date, program alumni have created 168 businesses.

2018

The School of Business and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences launch a new dual-degree, German-immersion program called EUROBIZ to give students an edge when applying for jobs with international companies.

Highlighting the long-standing excellence of our accounting department, alumnus Matt Bradford '16, '17 MSA gets the highest score in Connecticut, and one of the best in the nation, on the four-part CPA exam.

2017

With much fanfare, UConn opens its new Downtown Hartford campus for undergraduate students, anchored by the former Hartford Times building on Prospect Street. Combined with the nearby GBLC, the university now has more than 3,000 students adding to the capital city’s vibrancy.

UConn's Stamford campus opens its first dormitory, a six-story, 116-unit building at 900 Washington Boulevard, just two blocks south of the main campus. The Fairfield-County campus serves a variety of majors, including business students, and the long-anticipated transition from a commuter- to residential- campus was widely celebrated.

Entrepreneur Peter J. Werth establishes the Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, pledging $22.5 million to UConn. The School of Business is a key partner in the endeavor. Werth, who is not an alumnus, said he has come to believe in both UConn’s mission and the extraordinary potential of its students.

2016

The Board of Trustees vote to extend the lease at the Graduate Business Learning Center (GBLC) at 100 Constitution Plaza in Hartford and to add two additional floors to the existing space. The decision creates a long-term presence for the graduate programs in the heart of Hartford and reflects the surge in demand for specialty master's degree programs.

2015-2016

The School celebrates its 75th anniversary with a commemorative publication highlighting its past achievements, and begins planning for its next 75.

2012

John A. Elliott becomes the Dean of the UConn School of Business and the Auran J. Fox Chair in Business. His academic experience includes 20 years on the faculty at Cornell University and serving as the Dean at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, part of the City University of New York.

Dean’s Report

We invite you to read the 2023 Dean's Annual Report.

At the School of Business, we have more than 4,000 students. The 2023 Dean's Annual Report highlights their success, with 90 percent of our 2023 undergraduates employed or in graduate school within three months of graduation. Their employers, and their salaries, are equally impressive. Access the report here for a glimpse of our accomplishments, an introduction to some of our outstanding faculty, and the alumni who are dedicated to our school.