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Business school offering inside look at programming (Released: 10/25/96)

by Richard Veilleux, Office of University Communications.

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The University of Connecticut's School of Business Administration is offering a showcase of its wide range of courses, institutes, centers, and partnerships during a two-hour open house Oct. 30 at The Hartford Club.

Visitors to the open house, which will run from 6-8 p.m. in the Prospect Street club's ballroom, will have the opportunity to discuss all the business school's offerings with faculty who participate in each program, including undergraduate and graduate programs. UConn is one of only two nationally accredited business schools in Connecticut. The showcase also gives business school faculty a chance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the school's MBA program, which was first offered at UConn's West Hartford campus in 1956.

Faculty representing each of the school's five disciplines -- finance, management, marketing, accounting, and operations and information management -- will be on hand, as will representatives from the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies (CREUES), the Center for Health Systems Management, the Center for International Business Education and Research, the Family Business Program, and the Executive Education Program, along with the MBA and Executive MBA programs. There also will be UConn business school graduates on hand, representing the National Black MBA Association and the National Society of Hispanic MBA's.

Representatives of the school's various dual-degree programs also will be available. The school offers dual degrees with the School of Law and the School of Social Work, and dual master's degree programs in public administration, public health or international studies.

Business school alumni will meet with undergraduates and graduate students from 5-6:30 pm in a separate room for a networking reception. And, in yet another room, business school Dean Thomas G. Gutteridge is hosting a private reception for VIPs.

Officials hope the showcase, free and open to the public, will draw people interested in gaining information about the school's programming, and the variety and timing of course options available to them, says Glen Richardson, director of the Hartford MBA program. The business school has a program that can fit virtually anyone's needs or schedule.

Last year, the event's first, drew more than 300 people.

For more information or to register for the event, call (860) 241-4900.