Author: Claire Hall


The Right Time for Your MBA is… Now!

Chris DiGiacomo (left) and his wife Julie Marquis DiGiacomo (right) balanced work, marriage, and childbirth to earn their MBAs through UConn's PMBA program. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Chris DiGiacomo (left) and his wife Julie Marquis DiGiacomo (right) balanced work, marriage, and childbirth to earn their MBAs through UConn’s PMBA program. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Julie Marquis DiGiacomo and Chris DiGiacomo agree that there are a million reasons to earn an undergraduate degree, but completing an MBA program is an investment you make in yourself.Continue Reading


Professor Lucy Gilson Named SMA Fellow

Dr. Lucy Gilson
Dr. Lucy Gilson

Professor Lucy Gilson, the head of the management department at the School of Business, has been named a Fellow of the Southern Management Association (SMA). The SMA is an affiliate of the Academy of Management and membership consists of more than 1,000 management professors, doctoral students and executives. Election to the Fellowship is based on scholarly achievements, service to the organization, and a history of contribution to the organization.

Congratulations, Lucy!



UConn Volunteers Complete 700 Tax Forms—For Free

Volunteers prepared taxes for over 700 people this year in the VITA Program.  From left, graduate student Debadarshini Mishra, second-year reviewer Nicole Holyst and first-year preparers Jenny Wei and Qingya Yang.
Volunteers prepared taxes for over 700 people this year in the VITA Program. From left, graduate student Debadarshini Mishra, second-year reviewer Nicole Holyst and first-year preparers Jenny Wei and Qingya Yang. (Leanne Adams / UConn School of Business)

UConn Volunteers Complete 700 Tax Forms—For Free

As a political science Ph.D. candidate from Great Britain, Thomas Briggs joked that he would rather try to negotiate Brexit than have to fill out his U.S. income tax forms without assistance.Continue Reading


State Turns to UConn for Economic Analysis

Fred Carstensen (pictured above) leads the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Fred Carstensen (pictured above) leads the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Without the advice, scrutiny and assessment of the School of Business’ Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA), our state might lack some of the critical businesses and well-paying jobs that we have today.Continue Reading


Student Consulting Group Earns First-Place in Region

Left to right, John McLaughlin, John Brindisi, Keyur Shah, and Matthew Frank accepting their awards at the "Case for a Cause" competition (Photo courtesy of John McLaughlin)
Left to right, John McLaughlin, John Brindisi, Keyur Shah, and Matthew Frank accepting their awards at the “Case for a Cause” competition (Photo courtesy of John McLaughlin)

A team of students from the UConn Consulting Group were the first-place champions in a regional “Case for a Cause” competition, proving their business-solution prowess against participants from other top universities.Continue Reading


Tour Guide, Real Estate Major & UConn Trivia King

Theo Felopulos, engaging with prospective UConn students in his role as a Tour Guide for the University. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of business)
Theo Felopulos, engaging with prospective UConn students in his role as a Tour Guide for the University. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of business)

During a recent tour of campus with a group of wide-eyed prospective students, senior Theo Felopulos talked about the time President Herbst played oozeball in the mud with undergrads. He also recalled how his friend was designing candy bars with a 3D printer, and dropped off the leftovers at Felopulos’ house.Continue Reading


IPOs that disclose ‘bad news’ go public at lower prices

(istockphoto.com)
(istockphoto.com)

As part of their professional responsibilities, external auditors must assess a cornerstone assumption of financial accounting: namely, whether there is substantial doubt that the company, whose financials they are examining, will continue to operate as a ‘going concern’ (GC). If they conclude that such doubt exists, they must disclose this in their audit opinion. Continue Reading


Even In Life-or-Death Situations, Friendships Matter

A new UConn study found that even in life-or-death emergencies, workplace friendships – and enmities – matter. (Semin Park/UConn Photo)
A new UConn study found that even in life-or-death emergencies, workplace friendships – and enmities – matter. (Semin Park/UConn Photo)

A chaotic, mass-casualty, emergency response drill proved the ideal setting for management Ph.D. candidate Semin Park to test a theory about how dynamic conflict relations emerge and evolve over time. Continue Reading


School of Business Hall of Fame 2019

The new inductees into the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame posed for a picture prior to the event. From left standing: James Whalen ’82, Robert Chauvin ’78, and David Souder, interim Dean of the UConn School of Business. From left, seated: , George A. Barrios ’87, ’89 MBA and Mary Laschinger ’92 EMBA. (Thomas Hurlbut Photography)
The new inductees into the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame posed for a picture prior to the event. From left standing: James Whalen ’82, Robert Chauvin ’78, and David Souder, interim Dean of the UConn School of Business. From left, seated: , George A. Barrios ’87, ’89 MBA and Mary Laschinger ’92 EMBA. (Thomas Hurlbut Photography)

Four Business Superstars Share Their Career Wisdom, Advice

The four new inductees into the School of Business Hall of Fame all shared career advice and wisdom—as well as a bit of levity—during the March 22 celebration at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.Continue Reading