Author: Claire Hall


Marketing Students Help Dance-Studio Put Best Foot Forward

Arthur Murray Dance Studio franchisees Todd and Karrie Russell (front, center) pose with the students of Marketing 3362.  They developed marketing strategies for the studio as a part of their capstone. (Contributed Photo)
Arthur Murray Dance Studio franchisees Todd and Karrie Russell (front, center) pose with the students of Marketing 3362. They developed marketing strategies for the studio as a part of their capstone. (Contributed Photo)

Todd and Karrie Russell will tell you there’s no such thing as a talentless dancer. Given the right instruction and a commitment to learn, anyone can master an elegant waltz or an enviable Cha Cha. Continue Reading


UConn Alums Want You to ‘Roast’ Them

From left, Kwame "Ato'' Eyiah, Ben Morneault and Chris Mueller, alumni from the Class of 2019, are launching their new Roast Me game.(Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
From left, Kwame “Ato” Eyiah, Ben Morneault and Chris Mueller, alumni from the Class of 2019, are launching their new Roast Me game.(Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Three recent UConn alumni are on the verge of releasing their first entrepreneurial venture, a unique card game called Roast Me. The game brings a twist to good-natured comedic gibes among friends, with a gameplay style similar to “adult” card games that have become popular in recent years.Continue Reading



Ben Freeman: Cool Under Pressure, Leading by Example

Ben Freeman, above, balances his courseload in the School of Business with being the co-captain of the UConn men's hockey team. (Photo courtesy of UConn Athletics)
Ben Freeman, above, balances his courseload in the School of Business with being the co-captain of the UConn men’s hockey team. (Photo courtesy of UConn Athletics)

UConn men’s hockey co-captain Ben Freeman said it’s hard to describe the feeling when the puck sails into the net, the red goal-light glows, the horn wails, and the crowd roars.Continue Reading


KeyBank Gives $75K to UConn Program for Veteran Business Owners

KeyBank has presented a $75,000 grant to the UConn School of Business’ Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans, which helps U.S. military veterans become small business owners. Pictured from left to right are UConn EBV program graduates Jorge and Jessica Rodriguez, KeyBank Corporate Responsibility Officer LaKisha Jordan, KeyBank Market President Jim Barger, and UConn  EBV Director Michael Zacchea. (Contributed Photo)
KeyBank has presented a $75,000 grant to the UConn School of Business’ Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans, which helps U.S. military veterans become small business owners. Pictured from left to right are UConn EBV program graduates Jorge and Jessica Rodriguez, KeyBank Corporate Responsibility Officer LaKisha Jordan, KeyBank Market President Jim Barger, and UConn EBV Director Michael Zacchea. (Contributed Photo)

The KeyBank Foundation on Thursday presented a $75,000 grant to UConn in support a School of Business program that helps U.S. military veterans become small-business owners.Continue Reading


Predictive Modeling Class Projects Become Twin Wins for UConn

The UConn delegates pose at a reception during the JMP Discovery Summit in Tuscon, AZ.  The two UConn teams represented here tied for first place in the contest. (Contributed Photo)
The UConn delegates pose at a reception during the JMP Discovery Summit in Tuscon, AZ. The two UConn teams represented here tied for first place in the contest. (Contributed Photo)

If a pet-adoption agency wants to quickly find a home for a puppy, is it better to post a picture of the pup with its littermates—or a series of photos of the dog alone?

And if soccer club owners are trying to identify which FIFA players are underpaid based on their talent, could they accurately do so by analyzing public data about each player’s skill ratings?Continue Reading



UConn’s MBA Program Ranks Among the Best in 2019-20

(Image Courtesy of Bloomberg Businessweek)
(Image Courtesy of Bloomberg Businessweek)

UConn’s MBA program has been named to Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of the best U.S. business schools of 2019-20. The MBA program ranked #29 among public universities, based on survey responses from MBA students, alumni, and corporate recruiters about their goals and experiences, as well as compensation and job-placement data from each school.Continue Reading



Alum Helps Disruptor ‘Fundbox’ Solve Small Business Cash-Flow Needs

Fundbox Director of Finance Steven Groccia '10 (BUS).  (Contributed Photo)
Fundbox Director of Finance Steven Groccia ’10 (BUS). (Contributed Photo)

For many small business owners, the months-long gap between completing a job and getting paid threatens the growth, potential, or even solvency of their firms.Continue Reading