Dean Elliott’s ‘Alumni Town Hall’ to Address the Changing Role of Business Education

UConn Today – If you graduated from the School of Business a decade or more ago, you probably wouldn’t recognize some of the curriculum today.

“Our students are exploring newer areas of study, including entrepreneurship, data analytics, and financial technology, as they prepare to enter a rapidly changing workforce,’’ said Dean John A. Elliott. “This is a remarkable and exciting time at the School of Business and I’m eager to talk about what has changed and why.’’

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UConn to Offer Master’s Degree in ‘Financial and Enterprise Risk Management’ in Stamford Next Fall

UConn Today – In response to increasing challenges to businesses, and the demand for experts to mitigate numerous types of risk across their enterprises, the School of Business has renamed and significantly revised the curriculum for one of its master’s degree programs.

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UConn Grad Student Kevin O’Neil Extends College Hockey Career Following Pandemic Disruption

Kevin O'Neil, #19 on the Men's Hockey team, during a recent game with BU. (Photo Courtesy UConn Atlhetics)
Kevin O’Neil, #19 on the men’s ice hockey team, during a recent game with BU. (Photo Courtesy UConn Atlhetics)

During what should have been the pinnacle of his college hockey career, as a forward for the Yale Bulldogs, Kevin O’Neil had to accept the biggest defeat of them all—the Ivy League teams canceled the 2020-21 season due to the pandemic.Continue Reading

Gov. Lamont Honors Grad Students Who Won Global Investment Championship

UConn Today – Gov. Ned Lamont, UConn Interim President Radenka Maric, and School of Business Dean John A. Elliott on Friday, Jan. 21 honored five graduate students whose investment prowess beat almost 500 teams worldwide, capturing the top award in the 2021 Bloomberg Global Trading Challenge.

Business Graduate Students ‘Turned on the Jets,’ Topped Nearly 500 Teams to Win Bloomberg’s First Global Trading Challenge

UConn Today – A team of Stamford-based UConn business graduate students won the highly competitive 2021 Bloomberg Global Trading Challenge, topping almost 500 teams from around the world.

The winning team credited its success to a professor’s advice to make smart and bold decisions, an investment strategy that identified underdog companies that were responding to market demands, and their UConn education that prepared them for thorough assessments of prospective investments.

Financial Risk Grad Program Prompted Former Student Athletes, NFL Player to Overcome Obstacles, Adversity Off the Field

Young and successful football manager working on a tablet, and sitting on the stands alone. Cropped photo.

Before UConn alumnus Tyler Davis ’18 became a tight-end for the Jacksonville Jaguars, he started applying football strategies to his graduate work in the School of Business’ Financial Risk Management (FRM) program.Continue Reading

Geno Auriemma Supports New Program to Further Boost UConn Grad Students at the Recruiting Table

UConn Today – Geno Auriemma, head coach of the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team, is again partnering with the UConn School of Business – this time by supporting a new lecture-and-workshop series to help 2,000 graduate business students enhance their leadership skills.

The series, which began Oct. 13, focuses on value-centered leadership, learning to reset and transform, and intentional networking. Each executive lecture will be followed by workshops led by a career coach to reinforce the lessons.Continue Reading

2019 School of Business Hall of Fame Student Fellows

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Image courtesy of UConn School of Business

An undergraduate who wants to use data analytics to decrease modern-day slavery, a student who worked at a start-up that is trying a new approach to cancer treatment, and a doctoral student studying conflict in the workplace were among the student fellows inducted in the School of Business’ Hall of Fame.Continue Reading