Our Community

As a UConn Online MBA student, you not only join one of the great business schools in America, you join Husky Nation, with full access to all UConn’s campuses, faculty, social events, clubs, athletics, and more. The whole UConn community is here for you. Within the School of Business, you enjoy a vast array of personal support and resources.

Meet The Online MBA Team

Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) Faculty Member Headshot of Dr. Mia Hawlk

Mia Hawlk, Ed.D.

Program Director, Online MBA

Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) Team Member Headshot of Student Coordinator, Alyssa Suhr

Alyssa Suhr

Admission & Program Coordinator, Online MBA

Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program Manager Headshot of Brian Southworth

Bryan Southworth

Program Manager, Online MBA

Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) Administrative Coordinator Headshot of Brianna Braun

Brianna Braun

Administrative Coordinator, Online MBA

Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) Faculty Member and Academic Director Headshot of Dr. John Knopf

John Knopf, Ph.D.

Academic Director, Online MBA

MBA Student Profiles

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Will Farmer, PMP

Executive MBA

Started the program: Fall 2019
Anticipated Graduation: May 2021
Professional Background: United States Air Force Veteran and Founder of Convergent Mission Solutions, Cybersecurity Consulting

In Will's Own Words: “The Executive MBA is geared towards working professionals in the pursuit of not only higher level education, but for understanding a wide range of business fundamentals necessary to give me an advantage amongst professional peers. The knowledge gained from the handpicked Professors is one part of the program's success. But the various perspectives, frank conversations, networking, and friendships gained from the cohort experience is priceless. I was aiming to challenge and be challenged, in a rigorous program with depth. The UConn Executive MBA experience exceeded the expectation.”

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Jaya Kartha, PhD

Full-Time MBA

Started the program: Fall 2019
Anticipated Graduation: May 2021
Professional Background: Manager, Management Leadership Program at Horizon Therapeutics

In Jaya's Own Words: “I decided to pursue an MBA after working for over 7 years as a pre-clinical scientist. I chose the Full-Time MBA program at UConn because of its good ROI and smaller class size. I was looking for a school with a ‘family feel’ and that is exactly what I found here at UConn. The UConn MBA is a close-knit community, and right from the onset, I felt very welcomed and a strong sense of belonging. Without a doubt, my time at UConn has been highly productive and has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. The leadership, management, and business skills obtained from the MBA program will complement the problem solving and analytical skills I have, and provide me with all the tools I need to achieve my goal of a rewarding career in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry.”

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Raia Paneva

Part-Time MBA

Started the program: Fall 2016
Anticipated Graduation: May 2021
Professional Background: Control Account Manager, Military Engines at Pratt & Whitney

In Raia's Own Words: “My favorite part of the Part-Time MBA program was not only being able to learn from the professors, but also from my peers. Even virtually, the collaboration and level of support I received from the other students exceeded my expectations. While the course work provided me with the foundations and skills I needed to build my business knowledge and allowed me to pursue the areas I found most interesting, the UConn community allowed me to grow my network and build my confidence.”

Event Calendar

Online MBA Students are invited to attend a wide array of speakers, panel discussions, and networking events hosted by the UConn School of Business and distinguished alumni.

Upcoming Events

  1. 7/5 Virtual Infosession - MS in Financial Risk Management
  2. 7/12 Virtual Info Session - MS In Accounting
  3. 7/12 Virtual Infosession - Part-Time MBA Program
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Support Services

If you need a hand, UConn’s deep bench of support services will help ensure your success. We offer tech support, a student ambassador program, tutoring, individualized career coaching, access to academic services and access to a library of journals. We’ve got you covered. See Student Support Services tab above for additional information.

Alumni Network

As a student, you will have plentiful opportunity to interact with our alumni through lectures, networking events, panel discussions and more. As a graduate of the UConn Online MBA program, you’ll join a network of 45,000 School of Business alumni spread across the globe. UConn MBA alumni have leadership roles in companies such as Amazon, Dell, Google, Gartner, Cigna, NASDAQ, Deloitte, Microsoft, LEGO, ESPN, and Prudential.

The UConn School of Business Office of Alumni Relations is your key to unlocking this broad network of possibilities.

Stay Connected

Follow UConn School of Business social media using the icons in the footer below, and checkout these highlights from our Instagram feed.

When a semester abroad in New Zealand becomes a 9-month stint, there are some definite perks, but you need to make some adjustments in order to make it to "class" back in CT. Jackson Guay '22 took it all in stride - Learn more about his journey and aspirations (Link in the bio): https://www.business.uconn.edu/2022/06/06/sharks-trail-mix-good-advice-all-helped-new-grad-jackson-guay-find-a-career-with-a-purpose/ ...

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Mary "Lexy" Vecchio set out to design a video game to humanize PTSD - With this concept, she and her startup, Ursa Mayhem Media, won the 2022 Innovation Quest challenge. Read more about Lexy's product, as well as our second and third place winners. These winners and six other startups have been invited to participate in the Summer inQbator, where they will continue to improve upon their designs and models. (Link to story in bio)https://www.business.uconn.edu/2022/05/12/grad-student-lexy-vecchio-wins-iq-challenge-with-videogame-that-mimics-ptsd/
@uconndmd @uconnsfa @uconnengineer

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Congratualtions to Erin Leigh, who was awarded the Career Mentor of the Year award by the Provost's Office. Read more about Erin's work and accomplishments (link in the bio): https://www.business.uconn.edu/2022/05/10/accountings-erin-leigh-named-uconn-career-mentor-of-the-year/ ...

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Congratulations to the UConn School of Business Class of '22! Commencement was held over the weekend, in person at Gampel Pavilion. Richard Vogel '87 was the keynote speaker; read more about the advice and encouragement he offered in our bio: https://www.business.uconn.edu/2022/05/09/commencement-speaker-rich-vogel-pandemic-created-unprecedented-opportunity-for-class-of-2022/ ...

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"UConn challenged me to become a better student, citizen, and professional. Through rigorous academics, diverse extracurricular opportunities, and innovative experiential learning resources, I developed a deeper understanding of who I am and the type of impact I want to create." Nicholas Willett '22 was featured on UConn Today for their #UConn22 coverage. Congratulations to Nicholas and all of our graduating students! Read more in our bio: https://today.uconn.edu/2022/04/nicholas-willett-22-school-of-business/ ...

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As part of their #UConn22 coverage, UConn Today featured Monique Domingo '22, who is graduating from the Ph.D. Program. Read more about Monique's journey through UConn, and her advice for up and coming students (link is in the bio): ...

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Congratulations to OPIM Professor Jon Moore, who has won an innovation award from the university's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Learn more about Jon's work and approach, as well as the impact he has made on colleagues and students alike: https://www.business.uconn.edu/2022/04/21/innovation-award-bestowed-on-opim-professor-who-inspires-students-to-embrace-emerging-tech/ ...

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Yesterday, we got some pizza for our grad students to celebrate Grad Student Appreciation Week - Looks pretty good! We appreicate you! #mba #uconnbusiness #specializedmasters #UConnBUSNGSAW22 ...

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This week, we celebrate our graduate students during Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Keep an eye out in Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury for snacks and goodies as the week continues. Thank you for all you do! #UConnBUSNGSAW22 ...

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Attention UConn Students – it’s hard to believe, but it is the final day to submit your application for Innovation Quest 2022. Submit by TONIGHT, March 23rd - 11:59PM EDT. Transform your ideas into prototypes, and your prototypes into startups! $30,000 in total prize money is up for grabs. Take your shot! ...

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Attention Students, Faculty and Alumni - On Friday, March 25th, the School of Business is hosting a global sustainability summit featuring accomplished faculty and business leaders who are gathering to talk about doing business for good. Panelists include @johnmandyck, @quantum_biopower, and more! The conference is being held both live and virtually. Read more about it in the link in our bio, and register today: https://today.uconn.edu/2022/03/sustainability-conference-will-guide-students-interested-in-business-for-good/
#sustainability #uconnbusiness

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Attention UConn Students! Tonight - join us virtually for workshop #4 of Innovation Quest, where we will be focusing on how to fill out the iQ application (Due March 23). Hope to see you there! Registration link in our bio: ...

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Happy International Women’s Day. A few words from Shirley Tarabochia Rios, '17 UConn MBA, is the General Manager at Amazon (BDL2) in South Windsor, Connecticut and is joining us in Hartford tonight as part of a #breakthebias International Women's Day panel event.

#uconn #uconnbusiness #amazon #business #womeninbusiness

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Repost @uconnbusinessalumni:

In advance of our annual Hall of Fame Celebration next month, we share our gratitude towards our 2022 sponsors who make this event possible!

Thank you @lifeatpwc for your support of the University of Connecticut School of Business' 2022 Hall of Fame Celebration.

To learn more about the Hall of Fame Celebration and to register for the event, visit the link in our bio!

#ThankYou #Sponsors #UConnBusiness #UConnAlumni #HallOfFame #StudentsTodayHuskiesForever

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Recently, men's ice hockey player Kevin O'Neil took some time to talk to us. Read more about how this grad student in our Financial Risk Management program has adapted to the disruption of the pandemic, his aspirations both on and off the ice, and what he does to unwind (you might be surprised to learn that it's more hockey). Link in the Bio: https://www.business.uconn.edu/2022/02/10/uconn-grad-student-kevin-oneil-extends-college-hockey-career-following-pandemic-disruption/ (📸 Uconn Athletics) ...

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February 9th is the kickoff for #InnovationQuest2022. Open to all UConn students, who are invited to join us and grow great ideas into startup companies. $30,000 in prize money is up for grabs! Read more about the competition and how you can sign up today: https://today.uconn.edu/2022/02/innovation-quest-organizers-expect-extraordinary-turnout-for-this-years-competition/
#Entrepreneurship #Startup

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