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MSBAPM Program Among Top 20 in Nation

Group of MSBAPM Students focusing on a laptop computer.
Students from the MSBAPM program spend time studying in the Graduate Business Learning Center, in Hartford, CT. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

The UConn MSBAPM program is among the best masters of business analytics programs in the nation, according to The Financial Engineer (TFE) Times. The program was ranked No. 19.Continue Reading


UConn MBA Program Ranked Among Public Top 20

Text: UConn MBA Ranked TOP 20 Public MBA - Group of MBA Students, studying.
(Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

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


Two Veteran Professors Promoted to Associate Business Deans

Jose M. Cruz (left) and Lucy Gilson (right) have been named associate deans in the UConn School of Business.  Gilson has taken on the mantle of associate dean for faculty and outreach, while Cruz is now the associate dean for graduate programs. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Jose M. Cruz (left) and Lucy Gilson (right) have been named associate deans in the UConn School of Business. Gilson has taken on the mantle of associate dean for faculty and outreach, while Cruz is now the associate dean for graduate programs. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

The School of Business has announced the appointment of Professors Lucy Gilson and Jose M. Cruz as new associate deans. They join Professor Bob Day in rounding out the three-person team reporting to Interim Dean David Souder.Continue Reading


Jose Cruz to Receive Service Excellence Award

Jose Cruz of the UConn School of Business will be presented with the Service Excellence Award from the American Association of University Professors in April. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Jose Cruz of the UConn School of Business will be presented with the Service Excellence Award from the American Association of University Professors in April. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

For his outstanding work with the MSBAPM program and other initiatives, OPIM associate professor Jose Cruz will be awarded the Service Excellence Award from the UConn chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).Continue Reading


How to Work Effectively and Collaboratively in a Family Business

Working in and for a family business requires a unique understanding of family dynamics and values.

The UConn School of Business is currently offering its Spring 2018 Family Business Executive Education Program. Continue Reading



MSBAPM Program Coming to Stamford

UConn Stamford Exterior (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
(Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Need for ‘Analytic Talent’ in Fairfield County Drove Decision to Expand Degree Offering

The rapidly growing and immensely popular master’s degree in business analytics and project management (MSBAPM), currently offered exclusively in Hartford, will soon be added to UConn Stamford’s curriculum. Continue Reading


Ackerman Faculty Scholars Announced

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).

Continuing from last year, for academic year 2015-2016, are: Qing Cao and Gary Powell of Management and Xue Bai, Jose Cruz and Suresh Nair of 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.

 

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Eight Outstanding School of Business Professors Earn 2015 Faculty Awards

A professor who used chocolate chip cookies to teach about quality control, three researchers who had work published in top journals, and an educator who vigorously promoted the School of Business were among the 2015 Faculty Award recipients.

“This year we honored eight outstanding faculty members for their exceptional research, teaching and leadership achievements,” said Associate Dean Sulin Ba. “The selection process was particularly difficult due to the dozens of impressive nominees. We are fortunate to have such talented, creative and remarkable colleagues.”Continue Reading