Mohamed Hussein


Wayne Bragg to Retire

Shirley Tarabochia '17 MBA, business owner John DePuma of DePuma Pasta, and Professor Wayne Bragg (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Shirley Tarabochia ’17 MBA, business owner John DePuma of DePuma Pasta, and Professor Wayne Bragg posed for a photo last year. Bragg was instrumental in introducing DePuma to Tarabochia, who helped streamline business practices at the growing pasta company. Bragg, who has been recognized as an outstanding professor seven times, will retire this summer. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Former Sikorsky Exec, EMBA Alumnus Said Grad Students Kept Him On Top of His Game

Wayne Bragg began his corporate career in the mail room at Pratt & Whitney, and retired as Operations Controller at Sikorsky Aircraft. It’s fair to say that during those 35 years, he became a keen observer of business from many different angles. Continue Reading


Four Alumni Join School of Business Hall of Fame

From left: David Acampora '79; Dean John A. Elliott; Timothy Curt '84, Gayle A. Russell '88 MBA, '95 Ph.D. and Christopher Lafond '87. (Thomas Hurlbut Photography)
From left: David Acampora ’79; Dean John A. Elliott; Timothy Curt ’84, Gayle A. Russell ’88 MBA, ’95 Ph.D. and Christopher Lafond ’87. (Thomas Hurlbut Photography)

The School of Business inducted four accomplished business leaders into its Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 24 in a joyful ceremony that included memories of favorite professors, 50-cent UConn basketball tickets and enormous Dairy Bar hot fudge sundaes. Continue Reading


UConn Hosts CIBER Case Challenge

CIBER Case Challenge participants gather around the Husky statue on the UConn Storrs campus for a quick photo. (Arminda Kamphausen/UConn School of Business)
CIBER Case Challenge participants gather around the Husky statue on the UConn Storrs campus for a quick photo. (Arminda Kamphausen/UConn School of Business)

Unique Competition Requires Strong Knowledge; Fosters Quick Team Bonding, Personal Growth

The UConn Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER) held its 14th Annual Case Challenge in October and the event included business case brainstorming, forging new friendships and a day trip to Boston. Continue Reading


2017 Business Hall of Fame

2017 Inductees to the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame: George Aylward '88, Shari G. Cantor '81, John P. Malfettone '77, and John R. Fodor '85 (Thomas Hurlbut Photography)
2017 Inductees to the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame: George Aylward ’88, Shari G. Cantor ’81, John P. Malfettone ’77, and John R. Fodor ’85 (Thomas Hurlbut Photography)

Hard Work, Civic Engagement, Good Advice Characteristics of Four New Inductees

As the four new inductees into the School of Business Hall of Fame came to the podium on March 24, each turned to the students in the audience to offer a bit of wisdom.

Their advice included: Step out of your comfort zone and speak to someone who doesn’t look like you; become a lifelong learner; remember that success is a team sport; and give back to UConn to help someone in poverty rise to a better life. Continue Reading



‘Beloved By All His Students’

Accounting professor Francis Ryan will be honored through a new scholarship that bears his name.
Accounting professor Francis Ryan will be honored through a new scholarship that bears his name.

Accounting Professor Francis Ryan Would Be Pleased with New Scholarship in His Honor

A beloved accounting professor who never regretted trading in the bustle of New York City for the tranquility of Storrs, will be honored through a new scholarship that bears his name.

Francis E. Ryan joined the faculty at the School of Business in 1949, founding and leading the accounting department for more than 20 years. His former students recalled that he taught them not only accounting, but also about hard work, dedication and honesty. Continue Reading


Accounting Professor Spends Sabbatical in Morocco

Pictured above, Hussein stands before the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, one of the top tourist attractions in the city of Rabat, both because of its architectural design and its tribute to a famous ruler. (Mo Hussein/UConn School of Business)
Pictured above, Hussein stands before the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, one of the top tourist attractions in the city of Rabat, both because of its architectural design and its tribute to a famous ruler. (Mo Hussein/UConn School of Business)

Accounting Professor Mohamed “Mo” Hussein recently returned from sabbatical in Morocco, where he researched the contributions of the financial system, stock market and banks to the economic development of the North African country.


Alums Inducted Into Hall of Fame

2016 Hall of Fame Alumni Inductees Robert Hughes '92, Drew Figdor '83, and Corliss Montesi '85 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
2016 Hall of Fame Alumni Inductees Robert Hughes ’92, Drew Figdor ’83, and Corliss Montesi ’86 (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

School Honors Three Top Business Leaders Who Also Make Time to Give Back

The UConn School of Business honored three of its top alumni on May 6, inducting them into the School’s Hall of Fame during an elaborate and festive ceremony at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

Those honored included: Continue Reading


Mo Hussein: The Story of a Beloved Professor

Mo Hussein (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Mo Hussein (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

One of the first things people notice about Accounting Professor Mo Hussein is his warm personality. The second, is that he enjoys a little mischief.

“I once told students that my grandfather was a witch doctor,” he said, with a twinkle in his eye. “And some of them believed it!”

Hussein has spent his 38-year career at UConn, where he has taught thousands of students and helped to build the accounting department’s reputation as among the best in the nation. He also served as accounting department head from 1989-90 and from 2003-15, and as interim dean of the School of Business from 2006-07. Continue Reading


Doubling Down

Students get ahead of the game during winter session. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Students get ahead of the game during winter session. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Students Use ‘Winter Session’ to Get Ahead; Enjoy Small, Intense Classes, Personal Attention

While many UConn students were lounging in bed, working at the mall, or visiting family, the students in Accounting Professor Leanne Adams’ ACCT 2001 Winter Session course spent early January learning the principles of financial accounting.Continue Reading