Accounting


Accounting’s Erin Leigh Named UConn Career Mentor of the Year

Erin Leigh (center) poses with Zachary Solomon (left) and Lily Jackson (right) as they earn their Master of Science degrees in Accounting. Erin was awarded the Career Mentor of the Year award by the Provost's Office.    (Contributed Photo)
Erin Leigh (center) poses with Zachary Solomon (left) and Lily Jackson (right) as they earn their Master of Science degrees in Accounting. Erin was awarded the Career Mentor of the year award by the Provost’s Office. (Contributed Photo)

Erin Leigh, the recruiting, career and external relations manager for the Accounting Department, has been named Career Mentor of the Year for the 2021-22 academic year. Leigh was nominated by her students and received the award from the Provost’s Office.Continue Reading


Nicholas Willett ’22, School of Business

UConn Today – From a young age, Nicholas Willett has always been interested in processes, people, and building things. For these reasons, he chose UConn’s School of Business program, where he pursued his interests and engaged in various campus clubs and groups – all while working for a San Diego-based startup.



Accounting Ph.D. Student Wins Prestigious, $25K Deloitte Foundation Fellowship; One of Only 10 in Nation

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For the second time in two years, a UConn Ph.D. student has won the prestigious $25,000 Deloitte Foundation Fellowship, an honor bestowed on only 10 future professors in the nation.

Ilona Bastiaansen, a fourth-year accounting doctoral student, whose thesis examines corporate bankruptcies, was one of the recipients. Each year doctoral students from more than 100 universities are invited to apply for the fellowship.Continue Reading


UConn’s MSA Program Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

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A relentless commitment to continuous improvement is one factor that contributed to the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program’s Top 10 ranking by U.S. News and World Report.Continue Reading


UConn Redesigns MBA Programs to Offer More Flexible Course Options

UConn Today – The UConn School of Business announced plans on Thursday, Jan. 20 to redesign its Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs, a decision reflecting growing student interest in more flexible educational options.


Professor Leanne Adams To Accounting Students: Your Skill Can Change Lives

Accounting Professor Leanne Adams
Accounting Professor Leanne Adams, pictured above, spends her springs assisting people in need with their taxes through GetYourRefund and VITA. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

What started as a good-will gesture, helping low-income people get their tax refunds, turned into a transformative personal and professional experience for UConn accounting professor Leanne Adams.Continue Reading


Top Financial Experts Identify Risks, Opportunities During Well-Attended SPAC Conference

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With Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) exploding in growth and professional intrigue, the School of Business offered a financial conference to explore the business model, its advantages, and challenges.

Some 275 people participated in the UConn SPAC Conference, believed to be the first university-sponsored conference of its kind in the nation.Continue Reading


Student-Led University Ballet Co. Prepares for Inaugural Performance; ‘It’s Almost a Way to Be Free’

UConn Today – Angelia Prip ’22 (BUS) has been dancing since she was 4 years old, and, beginning in elementary school, she would typically practice every day. When she arrived at UConn, and discovered there was no ballet company here, Prip was devastated.

She set out on a mission to create the University Ballet Co., and, to her surprise, her initiative attracted 100 dancers, many of whom had trained with prestigious dance companies, including the Boston Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet, The Hartt School, the Nutmeg Conservatory and more.


Q&A: A Tax on Billionaires’ Assets?

UConn Today – If President Joe Biden’s proposed multi-trillion dollar economic and climate package can get Congressional approval, one key factor hangs in the balance: how to pay for it. One option is a “wealth tax’’ that would be levied on the assets of billionaires.

UConn accounting professor Steve Utke studies the implications of tax changes. He recently spoke with UConn Today about his work.