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U.S. News & World Report Again Ranks UConn MBA Among the Best

UConn TodayU.S. News & World Report has again ranked the UConn School of Business’ part-time MBA program, known as the FLEX MBA, as among the top graduate business programs in the nation.

The 2024-25 Best Graduate School Rankings were released today and the UConn program now ranks at No. 33 in the nation. That’s up from No. 37 last year and reflects a steady increase from the No. 70 ranking in 2018-19.

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‘Digital Frontiers Initiative’ To Help Connecticut Businesses Optimize AI, Emerging Tech, and Enhance Competitiveness

UConn Today – The School of Business has combined a team of experts in technology, data analytics, and business implementation to lead a Digital Frontiers Initiative that will serve Connecticut businesses.

The Initiative, which is led by three UConn business professors with deep roots in business innovation and analysis, is available for industry partnerships, research, and workforce development. The leadership’s expertise includes artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data analytics, and emerging technology.

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‘Equity Now’ Speaker to Address Prevalent Employee Secret: The Invisible Disability

UConn Today – More than one billion people worldwide live with a disability, and yet a vast majority of those with ‘invisible’ disabilities try not to disclose them at work for fear of stigma and discrimination.

Lawrence Deju-Wiseman, Executive Director & Global Head of Strategic Initiatives at Morgan Stanley in London and an employee with an ‘invisible disability,’ will be the guest speaker at the final Equity Now Speaker Series event at 5 p.m. April 15.

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Real Estate Center Loses Two Esteemed, Beloved Faculty Members

UConn Today – The Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies is grieving the recent loss of two beloved, retired faculty members, both remembered as outstanding scholars, thoughtful leaders, and champions of their students.

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Artificial Intelligence-Savvy College Students Introduce New Skills to Business Professionals at Hartford AI Day

UConn Today – Sophomore Samarth Gupta ‘26 stood in front a room filled with business leaders at Hartford AI Day and explained why artificial intelligence can dramatically improve everyday life.

MIT has created ICU Intervene, which predicts what treatments will be most effective for critically ill patients, he said. Paypal uses AI to analyze transactions to curtail cybersecurity fraud. And Amazon is using image detection to support a ‘smart store,’ which eliminates the need to wait in checkout lines.

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Accounting Ph.D. Candidate Kangkang Zhang Receives Deloitte Foundation Fellowship

UConn Today – When Kangkang Zhang was growing up in China, her father was a television screenwriter and taught scriptwriting at a local college. She attended many of his classes, and remembers his knack for making learning enjoyable and effortless, earning praise from former students long after graduation.

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UConn Business Researchers Discover How Charities Can Boost Likelihood of Donations Via Smartphone Users

UConn Today – Whether you’re passionate about rescuing puppies, feeding hungry people, or helping victims of a natural disaster, you’re considerably less likely to respond to a charity’s appeal for help if you receive it on your smartphone.

Three UConn Business-affiliated researchers verified that there is a substantial “mobile giving gap’’ between smartphone users and users of traditional computers; but they also discovered an easy and cost-effective solution.

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