Accounting



Accounting Undergraduates Promote Financial Literacy

Accounting students taught Hartford teens how to make wise financial choices at the Financial Reality Fair sponsored by Connecticut's Credit Unions. (Leanne Adams/UConn School of Business)
Accounting students taught Hartford teens how to make wise financial choices at the Financial Reality Fair sponsored by Connecticut’s Credit Unions. (Leanne Adams/UConn School of Business)

A dozen accounting undergrads traveled to Hartford last month to help teach Buckeley High School students about smart financial decisions. Continue Reading


UConn School of Business 2018 Faculty Awards

From left: Faculty award winners Xinxin Li, John Mathieu, Sulin Ba, Jan Stallaert, Nora Madjar, and David Papandria. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
From left: Faculty award winners Xinxin Li, John Mathieu, Sulin Ba, Jan Stallaert, Nora Madjar, and David Papandria. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

The School of Business recently honored some of its top faculty members for 2018, celebrating their achievements from the classroom to international research discoveries. Continue Reading


Wayne Bragg to Retire

Shirley Tarabochia '17 MBA, business owner John DePuma of DePuma Pasta, and Professor Wayne Bragg (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Shirley Tarabochia ’17 MBA, business owner John DePuma of DePuma Pasta, and Professor Wayne Bragg posed for a photo last year. Bragg was instrumental in introducing DePuma to Tarabochia, who helped streamline business practices at the growing pasta company. Bragg, who has been recognized as an outstanding professor seven times, will retire this summer. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Former Sikorsky Exec, EMBA Alumnus Said Grad Students Kept Him On Top of His Game

Wayne Bragg began his corporate career in the mail room at Pratt & Whitney, and retired as Operations Controller at Sikorsky Aircraft. It’s fair to say that during those 35 years, he became a keen observer of business from many different angles. Continue Reading


2018 Commencement

UConn Today– When this year’s graduating class entered UConn in autumn 2014, a robot made the first-ever landing on a comet orbiting the sun, Ebola was rapidly becoming a global health crisis, and the nation was reeling from a spate of police brutality. Four years later, we have a new president, fundamental shifts in our country’s relationships with its overseas allies, and a new national conversation around racial justice, immigration, and gun violence.


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.


Spring 2018 Research Newsletter

Hello Colleagues,

Spring has arrived in Connecticut and, with it a renewed sense of excitement, growth and accomplishment both in our classrooms and through our research commitment. I would like to share with you some of our recent milestones.


UConn to Hold First-Ever Giving Day from April 4-5

UConn Gives: 36 Hours. All Paws In.
UConn Gives: 36 Hours. All Paws In.

UConn Gives. 36 Hours, All Paws In.

For the first time in history, UConn Nation is putting all paws in to support the University during a 36-hour online giving event.

UConn Gives will begin on April 4 and continue through April 5, encouraging supporters to make a gift of any amount to their UConn passion project: from student scholarships, to groundbreaking research, and beloved schools, colleges, and academic programs. Continue Reading


Disclosing Too Much Info Can Harm a Company’s Competitive Edge

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the New York financial district on Wall Street. (Jeff Hutchens/Edit by Getty Images)
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the New York financial district on Wall Street. (Jeff Hutchens/Edit by Getty Images)

Do more strict accounting laws, designed to help shareholders gain better insight into corporations, ultimately harm a firm’s competitive position by forcing disclosure of proprietary information?

The answer appears to be yes, according to UConn accounting Professor Ying Zhou, who has spent years analyzing the consequences of such mandates. Continue Reading


Dean Elliott Becomes Chair-Elect of AACSB International

School of Business Dean John A. Elliott pictured with students. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
School of Business Dean John A. Elliott pictured with students. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

John A. Elliott, dean of the UConn School of Business, has been elected vice chair/chair elect of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the ‘gold standard’ accrediting body for business schools. Continue Reading