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‘Change Happens When One Person Makes a Bold Move’

UConn Today – Alumna Medina Jett ’08 EMBA delivered a commencement speech to the Class of 2024 that emphasized something she knows well: the importance of being brave and thoughtful in the face of change, whether celebrated or not.

“I stand before you not only as a fellow Husky, but as someone who understands the challenges and triumphs that come with the journey of life,’’ Jett told some 700 enthusiastic undergraduates, their families, and friends on Saturday afternoon in Gampel Pavilion.

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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 EMBA Alumna: ‘I Believe I Can Change the World’

UConn Today – In her work as a vice president at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Annamarie Beaulieu supports strategic initiatives and research that contribute to new therapies and better medical care for children.

Beaulieu, who also has a master’s degree in public health from UConn and has raised four children to adulthood, has long known that maternal and child health was her passion.

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Hartford Business Journal Honors MBA Executive Director Mia Hawlk As a Top Woman In Business

UConn TodayMia Hawlk, the Executive Director of MBA Programs and a relentless advocate for graduate students, will be recognized next month with a ‘Top 25 Women in Business Award’ presented by the Hartford Business Journal.

Hawlk oversees the Online, FLEX and Executive MBA degree programs at UConn, serving 675 students. Her responsibilities have included the creation of an online MBA program two years ago, and more recently the redesign of the FLEX MBA, allowing students a highly customized education.

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UConn’s EMBA Program Ranks No. 20 in the Nation

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The UConn Executive MBA program is among the most elite in the nation, ranking among the Top 20 programs of its kind, according to Fortune.

The EMBA program earned its high ranking because of its ability to attract top students, its outstanding reputation among companies, and its alumni representation in senior management of Fortune 1000 companies.

The 2022-23 Best EMBA ranking puts UConn’s program at No. 20 out of the 55 programs that the publication ranked as outstanding.

“Our EMBA program was designed to cater to the unique needs of mid-career executives, who already have high level skills, and are looking to round out their experiences,” said David Souder, Associate Dean of the School of Business and former Academic Director of the program.

“We’ve maintained high admission standards in the program, and it isn’t unusual for our EMBA students to also have advanced degrees in nursing and law or to have already earned a doctorate,” he said. “Furthermore, our program has been thoughtfully designed to enhance collaboration between expert faculty and mature students. Our students learn both from their instructors but also from each other through team projects.”

Professor Stephen Park, who is currently the Academic Director of the EMBA program, said the program has a proud and enthusiastic alumni community that supports its current students.

“We deliberately leverage those close working relationships, and that’s something our students welcome,” Park said. “We don’t have specialized tracks in our program, but rather we offer soup-to-nuts exposure to what top leaders in an organization need to know.”

The UConn EMBA program is now accepting applicants for the Fall 2023 class. For more information, please visit emba.business.uconn.edu


Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” Includes Three Business Alumnae Who Are Industry Standouts

Left to Right, Tammy Hendricks ’19 EMBA, Lindsay Castonguay Hany ’08 MBA, and Katherine Donovan ’09 have been named as honorees for HBJ's 40 Under Forty 2022 Class. (Contributed Photos)
Left to Right, Tammy Hendricks ’19 EMBA, Lindsay Castonguay Hany ’08 MBA, and Katherine Donovan ’09 have been named as honorees for HBJ’s 40 Under Forty 2022 Class. (Contributed Photos)

Three alumnae of the School of Business are among the Hartford Business Journal’s ’40 Under Forty’ award recipients this year. All have been recognized as outstanding leaders in their fields, ranging from banking to accounting to healthcare innovation.Continue Reading


UConn Redesigns MBA Programs to Offer More Flexible Course Options

UConn Today – The UConn School of Business announced plans on Thursday, Jan. 20 to redesign its Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs, a decision reflecting growing student interest in more flexible educational options.


MBA, Law Students Vie To Represent UConn at International Negotiations Challenge in Greece This Spring

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Only a few days remain to register for the popular Negotiations Case Competition and management professor Nora Madjar expects this year’s event, like years past, will draw some of the brightest MBA and law students at UConn.Continue Reading


Former WWE Exec: You Can Bend the World To You, If You Do the Right Things

Geroge Barrios, right, at the 2019 School of Business Hall of Fame ceremony. Barrios spoke to EMBA students in Hartford, Conn. (Tom Hurlburt / UConn School of Business)
Geroge Barrios, right, at the 2019 School of Business Hall of Fame ceremony. Barrios spoke to EMBA students in Hartford, Conn. (Tom Hurlburt / UConn School of Business)

Entertainment titan and UConn alumnus George Barrios is frequently asked for career advice, and he tells his proteges is to be optimistic, passionate, and maintain a good attitude.Continue Reading