Beginning this spring, we are excited to have many of our School of Business classes in the Rectory building at UConn Waterbury. It’s right across the street from the main campus building, and the space looks amazing!
With faculty, staff and students in the same place, it will be much easier to collaborate and meet with mentors and classmates alike. The Rectory itself includes classrooms, event space, meeting rooms and study areas. If you are in need of a quick pick-me-up between classes, try the coffee shop next door!
The four-story, historic building once hosted everything from community dances to meetings of a Prohibition-era intemperance league. The School of Business is happy to inhabit a space with such a story to tell.
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
Four UConn students, Caleb Sleeby (Business Management and Digital Marketing), Aakash Balaji (Computer Science and Engineering), Zach Zambuto (Computer Science and Engineering), and Alex Mueller (Computer Science and Engineering), develop a smartphone app called Follow which functions as a digital business card and makes it easier for people to connect across all of their social media accounts.
In 1999, our MS in Accounting program accepted its first class of students. 20 years later, we’re leading the way in online education. Visit the commemorative website at https://msaccounting.uconn.edu/msa-20th/
The Real Estate Center held its annual end-of-year banquet on Thursday evening in the Rome Ballroom, honoring outstanding students, alumni and other achievers in the field of commercial real estate.
Among those honored were: William Carlson, senior managing director at Cigna, with the Lifetime Achievement Award; Keith Kockenmeister, senior managing director of Kroll Bond Ratings, with Distinguished Alumni of the Year; and Caleb S. Manchester, president of Gansett Ventures with Alumni of the Year.
In addition, the Early Career Alumni Award went to Erik Edeen, director of Avision Young, and Mallika Winsor, senior associate at Cushman & Wakefield. Student of the Year was Caci Rhuda and the Industry Partner Award went to Cushman & Wakefield.
UConn collected numerous awards this week at the CT Entrepreneur Awards, which identify, recognize and celebrate Connecticut’s leading entrepreneurs, ventures and ecosystem supporters. Jennifer Murphy, program manager for the School of Business’ Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI) received recognition as a community builder. In addition, the university was recognized for CCEI, as well as its Get Seeded and Accelerate UConn programs. Three UConn-grown startups, QRFertile, Encapsulate and VigorSential also were honored.
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.
Finance Professor Katherine Pancak was honored for Best Reviewer by the Journal of Housing Research.
Katherine is a Professor of Finance and Real Estate at UCONN in Stamford. She teaches both live and online undergraduate and graduate courses in finance and real estate including Financial Management, Personal Finance and Real Estate Principles. Professor Pancak conducts research on real estate law topics and has been published in a variety of real estate journals including Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Housing Research and Real Estate Law Journal.
Katherine received the award during the April 2019 American Real Estate Society meetings in Arizona.
Brian Anderson ’08 MBA, vice president of Business Development at fintech startup SwapsTech, spoke with students on Feb. 22 as part of the Global Business Leadership Seminar Series. Students who attend at least three of the four presentations earn a professional development certificate. The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Anderson has 28 years of experience in financial services technology and consulting. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1992.
Bret Greenstein, vice president and global head of artificial intelligence for Cognizant Technologies, recently spoke to 350 undergraduate business majors about the emerging role of artificial intelligence in a variety of industries and functions. He also shared his perspectives on careers and gave advice to students as they plan internships, jobs and careers. Continue Reading