Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?

February 16, 2018

Frank Amaefuna, pictured, wants to create a business to provide concussion protocol for high school students. (Devin Basdekian/UConn School of Business)
Frank Amaefuna, pictured, wants to create a business to provide concussion protocol for high school students. (Devin Basdekian/UConn School of Business)

More than 300 Sign-up for iQ Kickoff As Entrepreneurship Takes Root at UConn

When he was a high school lacrosse player, Frank Amaefuna took a slash from an opponent. Although he was wearing a helmet, his head smacked the ground hard. Continue Reading

Joanne Crevoiserat ’85 Helping Revitalize Abercrombie & Fitch

February 15, 2018

Abercrombie & Fitch new store concept in Columbus, Ohio.  (Abercrombie & Fitch Co.)
Abercrombie & Fitch new store concept in Columbus, Ohio.
(Abercrombie & Fitch Co.)

Spirit of Adventure

Joanne Crevoiserat ’85 sounds euphoric when she talks about the history of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., the American clothing company where she is celebrating one year as chief operating officer. Continue Reading

Love, Sweat, and Engineering II

February 14, 2018

UConn Today– This is a story about love.

This is a story about UConn.

This is a story about measuring the content of a triathlete’s sweat.

But at its core, this is a story about two UConn alumni who met on campus as undergraduates, got married, and are absolutely crazy proud of their alma mater.

New Leadership Named to AACSB’s Board of Directors

February 9, 2018

AACSB– Business law, ethics, and entrepreneurship expert Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, has assumed the role as chair of the board of directors of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), effective January 31, 2018.

Negotiation Champs

February 2, 2018

The winning team of the 4th Annual Business/Law Negotiation Competition. From left: Brooke Tinnerello '17, UConn law student, Christopher DiGiacomo '18 MBA, and Steven Lin, UConn law student. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
The winning team of the 4th Annual Business/Law Negotiation Competition. From left: Brooke Tinnerello ’17, UConn law student, Christopher DiGiacomo ’18 MBA, and Steven Lin, UConn law student. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

MBA Candidates, Law Students Test Skills in Two-Day UConn Negotiation Challenge

MBA candidate Chris DiGiacomo is accustomed to negotiating project dates and deadlines through his job as a program management specialist at Pratt & Whitney. Continue Reading

MBA Alumni Report Sizable Salary Increase

UConn MBA graduates have the third highest "salary uplift" both in the United States and the world among their peers. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
UConn MBA graduates have the third highest “salary uplift” both in the United States and the world among their peers. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

MBA Program Ranks Third in the World for New Alumni “Salary Uplift”

Jessica V. Hoffman did her homework before selecting UConn to pursue an MBA.

“If I was going to take two years off from work, I wanted to come out with impressive job opportunities,” said Hoffman, who earned her UConn MBA in 2014 and is now a senior vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

“It ultimately came down to UConn or Notre Dame. I found that UConn graduates were getting a great education and being hired by the same companies as the alumni from other MBA programs,” she said. “But UConn’s tuition was a fraction of the cost of the others.” Continue Reading