Evan Rawley, an exceptional scholar and enthusiastic entrepreneurship mentor, has joined the School of Business faculty as an associate professor of management and entrepreneurship.
The Financial Times released its highly regarded 2020 MBA rankings today and the UConn MBA program was among the Top 20 public universities for its academic rigor.
The UConn MBA ranked No. 16, up from No. 20 last year, in the category of public MBA programs in the U.S. It also ranked No. 5 in value for the money compared with its public peer institutions.Continue Reading
As academic director for UConn’s Graduate Programs in Human Resources, I had the pleasure of welcoming 39 new master’s students to campus earlier this fall. We are excited to have a student cohort with a wide range of prior experience and knowledge coming into the program, because we believe such diversity enriches the classroom and online discussions with varied perspectives, beliefs and questions. Continue Reading
Stamford Advocate/em> – Job-search firm Indeed employs some 5,300 people worldwide — and executives say they want to hear from every member of the contingent.
In a panel discussion Wednesday night at the University of Connecticut’s downtown campus, four of the Stamford-based company’s HR executives outlined their organization’s efforts to engage employees. They said they are making progress on a number of initiatives to allow workers to effectively give and receive feedback.
Three Majors, World Travel, Research Highlight Senior Andrew Carroll’s UConn Years
When he enrolled at UConn four years ago, Andrew Carroll ’17 didn’t know exactly what the future would offer, but he was determined to get the most out of his college experience.
When he graduates in May, he will have completed a triple major—in economics, psychology and management—and his resume will include a semester of education abroad and additional world travel that gave him a new, bolder perspective. Continue Reading
UConn Professors Find Evidence that Short-Sighted Business Planning Costs Companies Money
When executives are committed to the long-term viability of their corporation, and invest money in future growth and technology that will not pay off right away, does that give the company a strong competitive advantage?
For years conventional wisdom said yes, even as many companies seemed focused on short-term results instead. New research by UConn management professors David Souder and Greg Reilly, and their colleagues, offers evidence that longer payoff horizons are indeed more profitable. Continue Reading
Connecticut Post– “Does anyone know a good tree guy?” It’s the kind of message that goes out on Facebook after a storm leaves a dead tree in a precarious position over someone’s house. The responses, if they arrive, can be difficult hard to vet, with most people lacking the time to rate one provider over another, to say nothing of price shopping and quality control.
Five faculty members from the School of Business have been named Ackerman Scholars for academic years 2015-2017. They are: John Phillips of Accounting, Rex Santerre of Finance, Greg Reilly of Management, Girish Punj of Marketing and Bob Day of Operations and Information Management (OPIM).
The Ackerman Scholar award recognizes significant and continuing all-round academic productivity among the faculty of the School, said Sulin Ba, associate dean of academic and research support. It is awarded to faculty who are not already supported by endowed chair, professorship, scholarship or fellowship appointments. The award is supported by the Ackerman Fund, the School of Business and the departments.