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Dean’s Annual Report 2016

UConn School of Business Dean's Annual Report 2016

Transforming Futures

In describing the UConn School of Business at this moment, 76 years into its accomplished history, the word “engaged” captures the essence. Our students, faculty and staff are engaged with each other, with our alumni, with the corporate community and with the University.

The School’s growth has been extraordinary, both in terms of enrollment and creating and maintaining vibrant, effective and relevant academic programs. We are transforming the future—of our students, our state, our industries and our world. There is much to celebrate.

We invite you to read the 2016 Dean’s Annual Report.






Best Paper Award: Anna Brown

Anna Brown, assistant professor of accounting, earned a Best Paper Award at the American Accounting Association International Section Meeting in Tampa, Florida, in January 2017. She presented her paper, “Did U.S. Firms Experience Positive Information Externalities Associated with Mandatory IFRS Adoption?” which examines whether U.S. firms experience information spillovers or externalities when their global peers adopt more similar financial reporting standards.


2017 ‘Legacy’ Students

Jeffrey Noonan, left, and Kavisha Thakkar have been selected as two of UConn’s Leadership Legacy scholars, an honor bestowed on the University’s most exceptional students, who have demonstrated leadership, personal accomplishment and academic excellence. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Jeffrey Noonan, left, and Kavisha Thakkar have been selected as two of UConn’s Leadership Legacy scholars, an honor bestowed on the University’s most exceptional students, who have demonstrated leadership, personal accomplishment and academic excellence. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Two Business Undergrads Honored as among University’s Most Promising

Kavisha Thakkar is planning a career as a physician, but is also pursuing a dual degree in accounting, so that she can better understand the healthcare-payment system and assist her future patients. Continue Reading


Pursuing Your MBA Could Be A Matter Of Looking Out Your Window…

HYPE Blog– Master degrees in Business Administration (MBAs) seem like they’re a dime a dozen. And if you look at any compiled list of colleges and universities that offer MBAs, it certainly looks like it. But there are a small number of schools that can boast their MBA return on investment (ROI) are “among the best in the country with affordable tuition and competitive base salaries”. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could say you got your MBA from a school that ranks in the top 25 public universities by US News, or in the top 100 MBA programs by the Financial Times, or in the top schools by Forbes Magazine and Business Week?



Retirement Beckons

Cliff Nelson is retiring this semester after 19 years at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Cliff Nelson is retiring this semester after 19 years at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Professor Nelson and His Never-Give-Up Outlook Will Be Missed

Don’t misunderstand Cliff Nelson.

It isn’t that he dislikes the students for whom accounting comes easily. They’re great. It’s just that the ones who struggle, persist and keep fighting until they understand the concepts—they’re the ones he enjoys the most. Continue Reading