John Elliott


UConn To Debut New Online MBA Program

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The UConn School of Business will launch an Online MBA program in the Fall, increasing accessibility for prospective graduate students while still providing the rigor, prestige, and benefits of an in-person UConn MBA degree.

The OMBA program, which will welcome its first 40-member cohort in late August, was endorsed by the university’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday. Applications will be accepted beginning in March.Continue Reading


Professor Katherine Pancak Becomes Academic Director of Stamford Business Program

Professor Katherine Pancak, new academic director of Stamford business programs. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Professor Katherine Pancak, new academic director of Stamford business programs. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Professor Katherine Pancak, a well-respected finance and real estate professor and champion of the Stamford campus, has been named as the Academic Director of Business at the Fairfield-County campus.Continue Reading


‘A stronger approach:’ Recruiting students is key to diversity efforts

NewsTimes – Spurred by nationwide protests this summer that reflected the growing influence of movements such as Black Lives Matter, some of Connecticut’s largest companies have pledged to do more to tackle the lack of racial and ethnic diversity in key parts of their organizations.Continue Reading


15 New Faculty Join Business School

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The School of Business welcomes new faculty this fall. Top from left, Meng Gao, Garth Monroe, Tao Lu. Bottom from left, Zachary Suetta, Ryan Coles, Christina Kan.

Fifteen new, accomplished, and enthusiastic faculty have joined the School of Business this fall.Continue Reading



Provost Elliott Leads International Business Education Alliance

Interim Provost John A. Elliott, pictured above, poses in front of the Times Building at UConn's Hartford Campus. Effective July 1, he was named Chair of AACSB International (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Interim Provost John A. Elliott, pictured above, poses in front of the Times Building at UConn’s Hartford Campus. Effective July 1, he was named Chair of AACSB International (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Interim Provost John A. Elliott has become the Chair of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business–considered the ‘gold’ standard accrediting body for business schools. His appointment became official July 1.Continue Reading



Business Law Experts: Our Knowledge Is Critical for CEOs

Professor Robert Bird (left) speaks during the Summit on the Academic Profession of Business Law, with Interim Provost John Elliott (Right) behind him. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Professor Robert Bird (left) speaks during the Summit on the Academic Profession of Business Law, with Interim Provost John Elliott (Right) behind him. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

When 60 thought leaders in business-law education gathered at UConn’s graduate campus in Hartford last week to look at the future of their profession, there was one message that resonated with all:

Never has there been a more critical time for legal education to be embraced as a fundamental part of a high-quality business-education curriculum.Continue Reading



UConn Business’ 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

UConn School of Business Hall of Fame Celebration Friday, March 22, 2019 Hartford Connecticut
UConn School of Business Hall of Fame Celebration Friday, March 22, 2019 Hartford Connecticut

Four prominent UConn School of Business alumni will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony at 6 p.m. March 22 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

Inductees include a two-time alumnus and global entertainment leader; the recently retired president of a $2.5 billion fire and security company; the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and a partner in the largest real estate management investment firm in the U.S. Continue Reading