Jose Cruz


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. If you are ready to step into a leadership role in your family business, this program is for you. If you want to find out how to easily sharpen your business management skills, this program is for you. If you want to understand how to best work with a family business, this program is for you.

There is still an opportunity to attend six out of eight in-depth sessions. Participants completing at least six modules from the series of eight will receive a certificate of completion from the UConn School of Business Family Business Program.

Executive Education Program Schedule

May 12

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Leadership: Senior Management, Strategic Planning
Lucy Gilson, Professor and Management Department Head, UConn School of Business

1 to 4 p.m.
Operations: Product/Service Delivery, Technology, Customer Satisfaction
Jose Cruz, Associate Professor and Academic Director, MSBAPM Program, UConn School of Business
Robin Ann Bienemann, Entrepreneur in Residence, UConn School of Business

May 19

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Finances: Accounting, Taxes, Valuation, Capital
Paul Gilson, Assistant Professor in Residence, UConn School of Business

1 to 4 p.m.
Innovation: Entrepreneurship, Creativity
Lucy Gilson, Professor and Management Department Head, UConn School of Business

June 2

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Talent Management: HR, Recruiting, Retention, Compensation, Generations
Kevin Thompson, Assistant Professor in Residence, UConn School of Business

1 to 4 p.m.
Revenue Generation: Branding, Sales, Marketing, Social Media, Generations
Kim Pita, Branding/Marketing Consultant, Pita Peaces

Cost: $200 per session

For more information, visit https://family.business.uconn.edu/events.

Questions? Call Robin Ann Bienemann at (860) 392-9268.



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


High-Caliber Students, Dedicated Faculty Credited for MSBAPM Program’s Rising National Recognition

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Students, faculty and alumni of the School of Business’ Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management (MSBAPM) program are celebrating its double recognition as a top program in its discipline.

The Financial Engineer.net ranked the UConn program No. 11 in the nation in 2015, putting it in the company of other prestigious colleges, including New York University, University
of Southern California, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Fordham and Villanova universities.Continue Reading


MSBAPM Program Recognized Among Top in Nation

The School of Business’ Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management (MSBAPM) has been recognized as one of the top in the nation by The Financial Engineer.net

The UConn program ranked number 11, putting it in the company of other prestigious colleges, including New York University, University of Southern California, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Fordham and Villanova universities.

In selecting the top colleges and universities, the staff at The Financial Engineer.net evaluated undergraduate GPA, scores on GMAT exams, acceptance rates, average starting salaries and bonuses for recent graduates and the rate of employment both at graduation and within three months afterward.

“Our program seeks high-caliber, motivated students who, after completing their degrees, continue to achieve great accomplishments as our alumni,” said Professor Jose Cruz, who serves as the program director. “We owe a debt of gratitude to our dedicated faculty and staff who work tirelessly to maintain and enhance the quality of our program.”


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Honor, Wisdom, Earnestness: Faculty and Students Recognized for Academic Achievements

School of Business Awards and Honors
The best and brightest of UConn School of Business were honored Friday morning, April 25 at the 2014 School of Business Awards & Honors ceremony. Honorees, family and friends gathered in the Dave Ivry Seminar Classroom at the School of Business in Storrs for the annual celebration, where 2014 Student Hall of Fame Fellows were recognized, Ackerman Scholars were awarded, Faculty Awards were presented, and new members were officially inducted to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.Continue Reading


Ackerman Scholars Announced

The Dean’s Council has reviewed the Ackerman Scholars at the University of Connecticut School of Business and made the following awards:

Appointed for the next two years (2012-13 and 2013-14) are:

Continuing in their second year are:

The Ackerman Scholar award recognizes significant and continuing all round academic productivity among the faculty of the School. It is awarded to faculty who are not already supported by Chair or Professorship appointments. The award is supported by the Ackerman Fund, the School and the departments. The purpose of the Ackerman Fund is to “grant a monetary reward to faculty members who have excelled in classroom teaching, curriculum development, research, outreach to business and state agencies.”


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