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. 11/30 MSFRM Virtual Infosession (Delivered in Chinese)
  2. 11/30 Virtual Infosession - MS in FinTech - Virtual Infosession
  3. 11/30 Virtual Infosession - MS in Business Analytics & Project Management 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.

In just a few weeks, Dean Elliott will be sharing updates on the School of Business and answering your questions. We encourage you to join us for the 12/6 livestream and submit thoughts ahead of time. No registration required! https://alumni.business.uconn.edu/uconn-school-of-business-alumni-town-hall/ ...

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Just because the colder weather is setting in, it doesn't mean you have to give up on floral print shirts. We're excited to check in on senior Zac Will '23, the founder of Kona Brand, to ask about how the flannel floral (floral flannel?) business is going. Read more in our bio: https://www.business.uconn.edu/2022/11/15/entrepreneur-summer-soul-zachary-will-continues-to-grow-fun-flannel-shirt-company/ ...

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UConn Husky fever continues! On Homecoming weekend we caught up with one of our alums, John DesRochers '11, his baby Elizabeth and UConn President Radenka Maric. We are LOVING the onesie! Have some good news to share? You can send us a note about it (you can follow the link in our bio): https://alumni.business.uconn.edu/submit-your-news/ ...

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Congratulations to Online MBA student Robert Burns, who helped bring the Huskies to victory this weekend with 104 yards rushing and a touchdown! Student athletes bring their A-Game, whether in the classroom or on the field. Go Huskies! (📸 @uconnhuskies) ...

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The Equity Now Speaker Series convenes this Monday, November 14 at 6pm. Join us online to discuss the midterm election's impact on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Georgia College professors Jehan El-Jourbagy and Joanna Schwartz. Register today (link in our bio): https://uconnvtc.webex.com/uconnvtc/j.php?RGID=r1e5fcfdaa5c15f5b4fd9cd3f7d8694e8 ...

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UConn MBA students Vinny Silva, Rishikesh J., Vini Carvalho, Diego Del Col and undergraduate Victor Nanovsky participated in Boston University’s inaugural Questrom Sustainability Case Competition this weekend. Although they didn’t take the top prize of $50,000, the UConn team placed well. Spokesman Vini Carvalho said it was a worthwhile and enriching experience. The team grappled with real-world issues, including how to reduce waste and discarded furniture as apartment-renters vacate their homes on Aug. 30 and new residents move in the following day. Congrats to the UConn team! ...

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Jenny Gaffney '17 MBA gets it done, whether it's rolling out the ESPN+ streaming service, making sure her teams hold together, or even making time for family. To what does she attribute her success? A strong career focus, a willingness to grow, and her UConn MBA. Read more (the link is in our bio): https://www.business.uconn.edu/2022/10/31/disneys-jenny-gaffney-on-business-success-follow-your-passion-use-humor-when-appropriate-be-nearly-indispensable/ ...

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Today UConn School of Business welcomes @leadership_greater_hartford's Quest program for a session on Empowering Others to Act with Dr. Michael Bozzi. It was a pleasure to host this group of Hartford’s emerging leaders!

#UConn, #UConnBusiness, #LGH, #HartfordLeadership

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Now in its third year, the Equity Now Speaker series offers insight from experts in business law - from the war in Ukraine, to midterm election impacts, the topics could not be more timely. Read more, and sign up for this virtual lecture today (link in the bio): https://today.uconn.edu/2022/10/equity-now-series-tackles-topics-from-college-sports-to-ukraine/ ...

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A great story from our MSBAPM program: Students partnering with businesses to learn about data analytics and solve real world problems. Read more about how we worked with Atlas Air in order to help crack the code on pilot retention: https://www.business.uconn.edu/2022/10/14/bapm-grad-students-assist-atlas-air-with-pilot-retention-analytics/

📸 @atlasairworldwide

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In one week, join us online for the Equity Now Speaker series, where Professor Marc Edelman will be discussing the legal impact and ramifications of the Athletes' Rights movement. Register today: https://businesslaw.business.uconn.edu/equitynow/ ...

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Attention students! This coming Tuesday starting at 11am, please join us in the Student Union for the Business Career Expo put on by @uconnbizcareer - it's very exciting to be in-person once again. You can sign up ahead of time, or just drop by to meet businesses and learn about what they have to offer. Looking forward to seeing you!

Link in the bio - https://uconn.joinhandshake.com/stu/events/1064713

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Autumnal vibes are here - Student Megan Collins (@meganjcollinss) got an awesome shot of the School and Gampel Pavilion over the weekend. If you have cool shots like this, ping us - we'd love to share them! ...

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Our MBA Admissions and Advisement team is excited to meet with aspiring MBA students in-person on September 20! Learn about the MBA program, talk to a current student, and see our Stamford campus. Follow the link in our bio and RSVP today: https://connect.grad.uconn.edu/register/?id=7e3a6bb6-de7d-4783-bfe4-df9f3d5f2d98 ...

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We are very proud to announce that our MS in Human Resources Management program will now offer a fully online program. Follow the link in our bio to learn more about this exciting new offering: https://today.uconn.edu/2022/09/school-of-business-to-offer-fully-online-masters-degree-in-human-resources-management/ ...

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