University of Connecticut School of Business

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University of Connecticut
School of Business
UCONN School of Business blue-grey stacked logo.svg
Type Public
Established 1941[1] (1941[1])
Parent institution
University of Connecticut
Dean John Elliott[2]
Location Storrs, Mansfield, Connecticut, United States
Parent Endowment $377.2 million

The University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Business is a leading graduate and undergraduate public business school that spans across four campuses, with the main campus located in Storrs, Connecticut.

The UConn School of Business was founded in 1941 with the mission to create and disseminate knowledge that significantly influences and enriches the students, the community of business scholars and the global world of business practice. The School of Business is frequently ranked amongst the top business schools in the United States for its research, teaching, collaboration and outreach, spanning a wide array of disciplines including accounting, finance, management, marketing, and operations and information management.

The UConn School of Business offers academic programs at the bachelors, MBA, Executive MBA, doctorate and advanced certificate levels.


School of Business in Storrs


The main campus in Storrs is home to the business school’s primary administrative functions, outreach initiatives, undergraduate and Ph.D. programs, as well as the graduate programs in accounting and human resource management. Students study in a $27 million research and learning facility located right in the heart of campus near the Student Union, Co-op Bookstore, Gampel Pavilion and the Homer Babbidge Library. Built in early 2000, the four-story, 100,000-square-foot facility, houses the School’s five academic departments (accounting, finance, management, marketing, and operations and information management), as well as faculty, staff, classes and a lounge.[3]


The University of Connecticut Graduate Business Learning Center (GBLC) is located at 100 Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, and is home to the business school’s Full-time, Part-time and Executive MBA Program offices, classrooms and conference facilities, as well as the Student Managed Fund, SS&C Technologies Financial Accelerator, SCOPE. The GBLC was remodeled in 2004 to create a state-of-the-art facility featuring the latest technology. The entire building is handicap accessible with handicap accessible restrooms on each floor and 24-hour secured access.[4]


With an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students, UConn’s Waterbury campus offers smaller class sizes and a more intimate environment overall. Furthermore, a low student to faculty ratio provides greater opportunity for frequent engagement in classroom discussions with the school’s distinguished faculty. UConn’s Waterbury campus offers the four-year bachelor’s degree program with majors in business administration and business data analytics. At the graduate level, the Waterbury campus offers the Part-time MBA degree and some graduate business certificate coursework.[5]


UConn’s campus in downtown Stamford provides easy access to internships, field placements and jobs with Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations headquartered in Fairfield county.[6]


Academic Areas[edit]

The UConn School of Business offers programs in a variety of functional disciplines — Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Operations and Information Management. The School of Business also offers interdisciplinary centers in economics, entrepreneurship and innovation, international business, and real estate, as well as programs in health care management and insurance studies.


The Department of Accounting offers a curriculum that emphasizes the leading developments in the field of accounting while utilizing the most current and practical technologies.The department was the first accounting program in New England to receive separate national accreditation by AACSB International.[7]


The Department of Finance provides students with the knowledge and skills required in a wide range of finance-related fields such as: corporate or business finance, financial management in government and not-for-profit organizations, financial planning, investments, banking, insurance, real estate, public accounting, and health systems.[8]


The Marketing Department at the University of Connecticut consists of leading faculty in marketing and business law. [9]


Leadership in research and teaching are the top priorities of the Management Department, with an additional focus on outreach and service. Teaching and curriculum development that increases the potential contribution of students to their employers in an increasingly complex environment requiring management of change and innovation in a globally competitive arena is emphasized, along with basic research designed to develop, test, or advance management theory or practice.[10]

Operations and Information Management[edit]

The Department of Operations and Information Management (OPIM) at the University of Connecticut is a combination of Operations Management and Management Information Systems. It offers concepts and models of operations research, including problem definition and modeling along with information systems topics including project management concepts, hardware and software technology. The Department of OPIM at the University of Connecticut offers undergraduate majors in Management Information Systems and in Management and Engineering for Manufacturing.[11]

The MIS concentration at UConn is ranked 22nd nationally among public and private programs by U.S. News & World Report.[12]

Accredation & Rankings[edit]

The UConn School of Business has been continuously accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – since 1958.[13] AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.[14] The School ranks in the top 5 percent of business schools and is widely considered one of the best in the United States as evidenced in frequent rankings by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report[15] and The Princeton Review.[16][17]

The School of Business is very selective. Approximately 26% of applicants were admitted to the M.B.A. program in 2012 with a median GPA of 3.5 and a GMAT score of 620.[18] For undergraduate students, the School requires an application to transfer from elsewhere in the university. In 2016, 55% of UConn students who applied to the School of Business were accepted with an average cumulative GPA of 3.64.[19]

Considered a Public Ivy, the main campus of the University of Connecticut is located in Storrs and is considered one of the leading research universities in the United States.[20]

Research Centers[edit]

Research centers are an integral part of the UConn School of Business, supporting teaching, advancing scholarship and innovation, and providing a professional forum for exchange between faculty, students and the corporate community.

As one of 17 Centers for International Business Education & Research located in universities throughout the U.S., the UConn CIBER is mandated to increase the competitiveness of U.S. business in the global marketplace. The UConn School of Business first received the CIBER grant from the Department of Education in 1995 as part of the Higher Education Act.[21]

The Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA), is a University Center located within the School of Business at the University of Connecticut (UConn). CCEA specializes in economic impact and policy analysis studies, as well as advising clients regarding business strategy, market analysis, and related topics.[22]

The Connecticut Information Technology Institute’s community of experienced IT professionals and distinguished faculty is committed to providing short and long-term training solutions, as well as support the academic mission of the University of Connecticut School of Business.

The Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies is dedicated to cutting edge research and the training of skilled individuals for all segments of the industry. The Center provides numerous services to Connecticut’s real estate professionals and to the Department of Consumer Protection.[23]

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Jonathan E. Beyman – Managing Director, Institutional Clients Group, Citigroup Inc.
  • Mark L. Boxer – Executive Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer, Cigna
  • Melinda T. Brown – SVP and Controller, Coach, Inc.
  • M. Kathleen Carey-Reid – Senior Vice President, Tax Exempt Markets, VOYA Financial
  • Mark P. Coville – Managing Director & COO, Global Securities, BlackRock
  • Robert E. Diamond Jr. – Founder & CEO, Atlas Merchant Capital
  • Keith R. Fox – CEO, The Fox Family Foundation
  • Lyn A. Fox – APAC Head of Equity and Credit Risk Management HSBC
  • John Y. Kim – Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, New York Life Insurance Company
  • Grace P. Lee – Vice President, Corporate Planning, Trilogy Communications, Inc.
  • Denis J. Nayden – Managing Partner, Oak Hill Capital Management, and former Chairman and CEO, GE Capital
  • Arnaud T. Schvartz – CFO, GE Money Bank Spain, A subsidiary of General Electric Co.
  • Janet A. Alpert – President, LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc.
  • Bruce M. Bentley – Vice President, ProMach, Inc.
  • Janet M. Hansen – President & CEO, Aquarion Water Company
  • Timothy A. Holt – SVP, Chief Investment Officer, Aetna Inc.
  • Margaret M. Mager – Managing Director, Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs Corp.
  • William S. Simon, Jr. – Retired EVP and COO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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