2015 Ph.D. Student Speaker Series

Finance doctoral students with speaker Kent Daniel (Nancy Crouch/UConn School of Business)
Finance doctoral students with speaker Kent Daniel (Nancy Crouch/UConn School of Business)

The 2015 Ph.D. Student Speaker Series launched on Friday, October 2, 2015, as finance doctoral students welcomed Professor Kent Daniel from Columbia University.

Professor Daniel met with doctoral students, faculty, and presented his latest work at a well-attended seminar. Kent is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Finance, as a director of the American Finance Association, and as a director of the Western Finance Assocation.Continue Reading

Women on Corporate Boards

Experts to Discuss Ways to Increase Numbers to Improve Bottom Line

“Women in the Corporate Boardroom: A Business Imperative for American Companies,’’ is the topic of a Sept. 16 program at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, sponsored by the University of Connecticut School of Business, the Connecticut State Treasurer’s Office and the Connecticut Forum.

Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, will moderate a panel of experts who will discuss various viewpoints, enhanced by their own experiences and research, in addressing the shortage of women in the boardroom.Continue Reading

These are ‘Best of Times, Worst of Times’ for Risk Managers

Thomas Sullivan '00 MBA
Thomas Sullivan ’00 MBA

When a major retailer had a security breach, and consumer information was compromised, it created a ripple effect at Stamford-based First County Bank.

First County Bank customers inundated their local branches seeking new debit cards, and many wanted replacements right away. The bank is able to produce about 1,000 new cards a day in-house, but has to contract out for bigger projects, said John Bonora, senior vice president and chief risk officer at the bank, and a 2011 graduate of UConn’s MSFRM program.Continue Reading

Have the Skills But Not Getting Promoted? Your Lack of Confidence May Be Sabotaging Your Career

Could you give a speech in front of a room of strangers? Would you have the courage to run for elected office? Could you ask for a raise—and stand a good chance of getting it?

Those were some of the questions that executive coach, lecturer and author Barbara Roche asked more than 100 people during a program titled, “Women, Wisdom and Worth.” Continue Reading

Schedule for the Spring 2015 Global Business Leadership Seminar Series (GBLSS)

Offered only during spring semesters, these seminars afford students the opportunity to earn a Professional Development Certificate from the School of Business while learning from international business leaders. This certificate is available to all graduate and undergraduate UConn students, and students may earn a certificate each spring semester if they so choose. A certificate is achieved by attending three out of the four GBLSS lectures offered during the semester (students complete and submit a registration form at each of the three lectures attended). It is a great place to network and will enhance the understanding of the global economy. Continue Reading

‘The Doors are Open to Anyone with Ideas’ University Leaders Say that Student Entrepreneurship is on the Fast Track

When Management Professor Rich Dino started a course that helps non-business majors write a business plan, it filled almost instantly. He scheduled two more classes, and the same thing happened.

“This semester I have students majoring in everything from physics to music, and their different views enhance the class,” Dino said. “The doors are open to anyone with ideas.”Continue Reading

UConn B-School to Host Free Breakfast Seminar Feb. 24 – Long-term Thinking in a Short-term World

The University of Connecticut School of Business will offer a free breakfast seminar for the business community titled, “Long-term Thinking in a Short-term World,’’ from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. February 24 at the Graduate Business Learning Center, 100 Constitution Plaza, downtown Hartford.Continue Reading

These Women Mean Business

Nearly 400 participate in Connecticut’s women’s entrepreneurship conference seeking to gain business development, leadership expertise

This article first appeared in the UConn Business magazine, Volume 4, Issue 1 (Winter 2014)

When Jennifer Mastriano‘s in-laws founded MGM Carting and Recycling 20 years ago, friendly and reliable service was the bedrock of their North Haven business.

Today it still is. Continue Reading