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Accelerated Masters’ Degrees

School of Business Offers New 4+1 Bachelor/Master Degree Options in Financial Risk Management, Business Analytics

The School of Business will soon offer two accelerated programs that will allow students to earn both their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years. Continue Reading



Nearly 1,300 Businesses Thrive with CTSBDC Free Help

The Pastyrnaks of Counter Weight Brewing Co., just one of 1,284 businesses the CTSBDC helped in 2017 alone.  (Connecticut Small Business Development Center)
The Pastyrnaks of Counter Weight Brewing Co., just one of 1,284 businesses the CTSBDC helped in 2017 alone. (Connecticut Small Business Development Center)

Entrepreneur Bill Pastyrnak had an extensive business background, and he and his son had a passion for brewing beer, but without a helping hand, they knew their dream of creating Counter Weight Brewing Co. in Hamden, Conn., wouldn’t come true. Continue Reading


Retired Business Professor Resumes Pursuit of Art

UConn Today– If you were a student in the UConn School of Business between 1972 and 2015, chances are you have fond memories of Dick Kochanek. The professor emeritus taught Principles of Financial Accounting to upwards of 40,000 students over his time at UConn, and he’s warmly regarded by a vast majority of them.


OPIM Innovate Allows Immersion in Emerging Tech

Carina Zamudio ’19 (CLAS) (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
With a virtual reality headset on, junior Carina Zamudio ’19 (CLAS) spent part of a recent Friday afternoon at the OPIM Innovate Lab trying to slay villains who were intent on breaching the security around a virtual castle. The lab offers students, faculty, and staff members the chance to experiment with five different emerging technologies and acquire new skills. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

With a virtual reality headset on, junior Carina Zamudio spent part of a Friday afternoon trying to slay villains who were intent on breaching the security around a virtual castle. Continue Reading


Mark Shenkman ’65 (CLAS), ’07 H, Hosts FRM Students

Mark Shenkman '65 (CLAS), '07 H mentors financial risk management students and offers a strategy for success. (Arelys Martinez/Shenkman Capital)
Mark Shenkman ’65 (CLAS), ’07 H mentors financial risk management students and offers a strategy for success. (Arelys Martinez/Shenkman Capital)

More than a dozen graduate students in UConn’s Financial Risk Management program met with investment expert and alumnus Mark R. Shenkman on March 22, learning the secrets to capital management and asking him about everything from cryptocurrency to high-yield management. Continue Reading


CABA Shifts into High Gear

MSBAPM students Karpagam Vinayagam, Anoop Ramathirtha, and Suhas Nadiga, whose team came in third place. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
MSBAPM students Karpagam Vinayagam, Anoop Ramathirtha, and Suhas Nadiga, whose team came in third place. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

UConn MSBAPM Students Help Stanley Black & Decker ‘Nail Down’ Its Data Analytics Info

Stanley Black & Decker executives wanted to optimize their vast repository of data from their Healthcare division, but were hampered because reports came from four different information systems. Continue Reading


Equity Misvaluation

equity trading

How Much of a Role Should Default Options Play in Equity Values?

A large collection of finance literature argues that equity securities are subject to potential misvaluation by investors, where the sources of misvaluation are attributed primarily to behavioral biases, such as overconfidence, conservatism and others. Continue Reading



Op-Ed: How Privacy Concerns Drive Website Business Models

UConn Today– As is evident with the current Facebook crisis, third parties pose a significant potential privacy risk to visitors. But Facebook is not the only website using them. The convenience of easy sign-ins with Google or Twitter accounts also results in immediate identification with third parties.