Corporate Social Responsibility

Graduate Profile: Alexandra Wilds ’16

Alexandra Wilds (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Alexandra Wilds (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Alexandra Wilds: Management
The Quest for Quality Health Care Worldwide is This Graduate’s Career Focus

“I know you’re all here to make money,” said the business professor teaching an introductory course at the university that Alexandra Wilds ’16 attended during freshman year.

And Wilds got a lump in her throat. A very big lump. Because her reason for pursuing a business education wasn’t to seek wealth or power, but to focus onContinue Reading

Corporate Social Responsibility is Topic of UConn’s ‘Thought Leadership’ Breakfast on April 26

Executive Breakfast: Global Corporate Social Responsibility | Apr. 26, 2016

“Global Corporate Social Responsibility: What Every Manager Should Know,” is the subject of the University of Connecticut School of Business’ third Spring 2016 Thought Leadership Breakfast Seminar.

The April 26 program will be held at the Graduate Business Learning Center, 100 Constitution Plaza in Hartford. The event begins with breakfast and networking from 7:30 to 8 a.m., followed by the presentation and questions from 8 to 8:45 a.m. The program is free, but registration is limited. For more information or to register, please call Amanda Spada at 860-486-5498 or email Reading

Rediscovering the Power of Law in Business Education

AACSB Blog – When you think of “law and business,” what words immediately come to mind? Did you envision innovation, sustainability, the future of work, the Gig Economy, social responsibility, and value creation? If not, then consider whether you are missing opportunities to engage students and impact business management.

Business Law Professor Honored by MSFRM Program for Outstanding Teaching

Stephen Park, an assistant professor of business law, was recently honored by the MS in Financial Risk Management Program for outstanding teaching. This past December, Park was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award by the graduating class for the second consecutive academic year. Park teaches a course on Legal and Ethical Issues in Financial Risk Management. His innovative teaching emphasizes qualitative risk analysis and writing skills, and incorporates role-based simulation exercises.Continue Reading

A New Perspective

2016 EMBA South Africa Trip

A Week in South Africa Proves Life-Altering for EMBA Students

When Executive MBA (EMBA) students Julia Winer and Srinivas Loke travelled to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, this summer, as part of their curriculum, they expected to learn about the country’s history, culture and business challenges.

What surprised them both was how profound the experience was, and the way it changed their perspectives on life and business.Continue Reading

Nobel Prize Winner Shares Business Wisdom at Commencement

Nobel Prize Winner Shares Business Wisdom at Commencement

Working in business is a noble profession, and its success should be measured not exclusively by profit but in helping others meet their goals.

That was the wisdom shared by undergraduate Commencement speaker Robert J. Shiller, a Yale University professor and the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

Shiller discussed the perceived contradiction between profit and corporate benevolence. But that need not be the case, he said, urging the new graduates to conduct themselves with personal and professional integrity and to never lose sight of the communities they serve.Continue Reading

A Day of Celebration

Robert Shiller, 2015 Commencement Speaker

Nobel-Prize Winning Professor Tells Business Graduates to Do Well, Do Good

The business world can sometimes seem like a vicious place, but as UConn School of Business graduates begin their professional careers, they should stay faithful to their moral compass and never lose sight of the well-being of the communities they serve.

That was the advice offered by graduation speaker Robert J. Shiller, the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. He is also the Sterling Professor of Economics and a professor and fellow in finance at Yale University.

Shiller spoke Sunday May 10 to an enthusiastic crowd of undergraduates, parents and friends under the dome of Gampel Pavilion. UConn President Susan Herbst and members of the Board of Trustees were also present. This year nearly 700 undergraduates received their bachelors’ degrees in business.Continue Reading

Creating a Better World

Social Enterprise Conference
Pictured L to R: School of Business Dean John Elliott and Jeff Brown, EVP at Newman’s Own Foundation.

Mission-Focused Businesses Subject of Recent Conference

Business partners Spencer Curry and Kieran Foran go to work at their FRESH Farm Aquaponics business in South Glastonbury every day, believing they’re one step closer to solving world hunger.

When Justin Nash was a Captain in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, his soldiers looked to him for guidance. Now a civilian, he’s using those leadership traits at Til Duty is Done, an organization he created which seeks to provide housing, employment training and career opportunities for returning veterans. Til Duty is Done, Nash said, gives him a renewed sense of purpose.Continue Reading

Social Enterprise Conference


School of Business’ Social Enterprise Conference Attracting Leading Scholars, Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

“We don’t hire people to bake brownies, we bake brownies to hire people,” boasts the website of Greyston Bakery of Yonkers, N.Y.

Recognized as one of the best social enterprise companies in the world, Greyston Bakery’s mission is to provide individuals with employment, skills and resources to lift them out of poverty.Continue Reading

HELP WANTED: Only Those With Social Conscience Need Apply

A challenging job with great rewards is probably on the wish-list of most soon-to-be college graduates.

But for UConn seniors Greg Doyle and Kelly McLaughlin, and other members of UConn’s Net Impact organization, the perfect job would have another twist. These students are hoping to merge their career goals with their passion for social change. Continue Reading