The Management Department
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 our 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. Applied research, designed to provide practicing managers with relevant business tools and information based on recent advances in theory and research is an additional focus.
- The $5 ChallengeAspiring Entrepreneurs Use Money to Make Money In his “Risks and Rewards of Entrepreneurship” course, management professor Timothy Folta gave student groups $5 and told them to use it as start-up cash for a new business. The project was designed to spur creativity around new business ideas. Students had one week to brainstorm ideas, but... […]
- The Winning PlayUConn Football Kicker Bobby Puyol Hopes to Score A Sports Management Job after Completing Education Imagine that you have 5 seconds to do your job—with 30,000 people watching, the wind blowing, and your team’s victory hinging on the accuracy of your kick. For UConn place kicker Roberto “Bobby” Puyol ’16, the pressure and excitement adds to... […]
- As Connecticut Baby Boomers Prepare to Retire in Droves, Who Will Buy Their Prospering Businesses?The UConn School of Business, in conjunction with business-advisory firm BlumShapiro, has released the first installment of a report called, “The Baby Boomer Effect,” which examines the impact an aging generation is having on Connecticut’s business landscape. The first installment of the report examines the current and future demographics of business ownership in Connecticut, and... […]