Professional-Services Firms Forge Growth in Southwestern Connecticut

Stamford Advocate – The experts are in high demand.

Professional services comprised one of only two job sectors that grew its ranks in the state in August. Stamford, in particular, represents a hub for some of the industry’s top firms, who are attracted by the city’s growing economy and proximity to New York City. A number of those companies are increasing their local ranks and expanding into promising digital fields.

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CT Biz Schools Aim to Build Women C-Suite Pipeline

Hartford Business Journal – When Nancy Lennert decided to transition her career from animation to marketing, one of her first steps was to enroll in UConn’s part-time MBA program.

“I wanted a more solid foundation of business knowledge, including finance and accounting,” Lennert said.

Pursuing Your MBA Could Be A Matter Of Looking Out Your Window…

HYPE Blog– Master degrees in Business Administration (MBAs) seem like they’re a dime a dozen. And if you look at any compiled list of colleges and universities that offer MBAs, it certainly looks like it. But there are a small number of schools that can boast their MBA return on investment (ROI) are “among the best in the country with affordable tuition and competitive base salaries”. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could say you got your MBA from a school that ranks in the top 25 public universities by US News, or in the top 100 MBA programs by the Financial Times, or in the top schools by Forbes Magazine and Business Week?

Canaan Collector’s Accordions Help Tell Story of the Past

The Register Citizen – Once an avid player, Canaan’s Paul Ramunni hadn’t picked up an accordion for 42 years.

“I played the instrument from age 10 to 17. When I went to Fairfield University, the accordion went into the closet. In mid-2008, I woke up one morning and inexplicably had the urge to play again,” said the 67-year-old, who had a CPA firm in Canaan for 35 years before selling it five years ago. He now teaches accounting and financial literacy courses full time for the University of Connecticut.

AACSB International Extends Global Business or Accounting Accreditation For More Than Sixty Schools, Across Eleven Countries

AACSB International – AACSB International announced today that 64 business schools have extended their accreditation in business, and 24 schools have extended their accreditation in accounting.