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. 1/24 Virtual Infosession - MS In Business Analytics & Project Management Program
  2. 2/2 Virtual Infosession - MS In FinTech
  3. 2/7 Virtual Infosession - Part-Time MBA Program
All Events »

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

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Accounting Professor Leanne Adams volunteers her time assisting people in need with their tax returns, work that is rewarding both to her personally and to the community at large. We couldn't be prouder to have her as a member of the faculty! Read more about her experience in our bio: https://www.business.uconn.edu/2022/01/13/professor-leanne-adams-to-accounting-students-your-skill-can-change-lives/

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Warm wishes to you and yours this season from all of us at the UConn School of Business!

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Recently, UConn hosted an international business case compeition, featuring participants from across the globe, all dedicated to solving operational challenges for several international businesses. Read more about their solutions here: https://www.business.uconn.edu/2021/12/14/uconns-global-business-competition-allowed-students-to-partner-with-international-peers-to-solve-key-business-challenges/
#global #casecompetition #international #uconnbusiness

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Recently, management major Duygu Ozcan was one of 14 UConn students selected to attend the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland. Read more about her experience during this amazing opportunity: https://www.business.uconn.edu/2021/12/08/after-attending-un-climate-conference-business-major-is-hopeful-that-companies-climate-activists-can-successfully-collaborate/ ...

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At the @uconnmbb vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore last night, alum Tom Marshella '79(ACCT) and his wife Linda got a chance to hang out with everyone's favorite mascot, @jonathanhusky14! We call that a Win/Win (and maybe a third win for good measure). #gohuskies #UconnNation #uconnbusiness ...

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Attention Family Businesses - CT SBDC, Morgan Stanley and UConn School of Business are proud to present Timely Topics in 30 - On December 9th, join retired FBI Agent Jeff Lanza to learn about simple ways you can safeguard your business from identity theft and cybercrime. Sign up today! https://family.business.uconn.edu/events/ ...

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Hayley Segar '17 (CLAS), alumna and former Wolff Competition finalist, has launched @onewithswim, her swimwear company. Read more about how UConn's entrepreneurial environment helped her to 'find her strength as an entrepreneur.' https://today.uconn.edu/2021/11/with-help-from-uconn-alumna-hayley-segar-dives-into-womens-swimwear-industry/

#entrepreneurship #womeninbusiness #uconnbusiness #onewith #swimwear

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We'd like to offer our heartfelt gratitude to all veterans on #VeteransDay. The vets who go through our Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans got a recent boost - finance professor emeritus Tom O'Brien has put up $100k to match any donation made to this awesome program. Read more about some of the vets this program has impacted, and learn what you can do to contribute. #veterans #entrepreneurship #uconnbusiness


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We got to spend a little time with Tony from @audettemotorcycles - a past participant with the UConn Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV). The motorcycles produced here have gone all over the world and have even been in feature films. Thanks for letting us hang in your garage, Tony!

#ebv #entrepreneur #veterans #uconnbusiness #connecticut

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It's never too early to think about supporting families in need as we move into November and the holiday season. Dean Elliott is supporting @millerfarmsfam, a participant in our Family Business Program, as they continue their "Thankful Turkey" program. For each Thankful Turkey you buy, Miller will donate a turkey to @CTFoodshare. Great Program! #thankful #familybusiness #donation #thankfulturkey ...

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Family Business Workshop coming soon! - on October 28th, It's all about the people. Join UConn Faculty and speakers from @ahirepurpose, @ctsbdc, and more. Sign up and learn about the 5 R's and how you can apply them to your family business! Register now: https://family.business.uconn.edu/events/family-business-workshop-211028/
#workshop #familybusiness #people

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Final preparations before going live at 1pm today for the 29th Annual PMBA/OMBA Virtual Conference. We’re hosting colleagues from around the nation for a two-day exchange of ideas about part-time and online MBA programs. Hope to see some of you there! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Attention Family Businesses: On October 14th and 21, UConn's Family Business Program is hosting a special 2-part workshop series focused on ownership and leadership transitions. Featuring speakers and content from our faculty plus Hinckley Allen, @ctsbdc, Integrated Growth Advisors, and Federman, Lally & Remis CPAs!! Follow the link in our bio and sign up today: https://family.business.uconn.edu/events/family-business-workshop-211014/

#familybusiness #workshop #leadership

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repost @uconn_bapm: The teams from UConn's MS in Business Analytics and Project Management and MS in FinTech programs are excited to be first time academic sponsors of the virtual Grace Hopper Celebration! We can't wait to meet and connect with all of the amazing women in Tech that will be in attendance (including many of our alumni)! If you will be there, stop by our booth to say hi or join us for a live session at the Career Fair!

#uconn #msbapm #fintech #vGHC #vGHC21

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Sophomore Engineering student and entrepreneur Raina Jain developed a health- support supplement, and she had an opportunity to sell it at Whole Foods - read more about it! https://today.uconn.edu/2021/09/uconn-student-entrepreneur-sells-her-queenbee-supplement-at-newest-ct-whole-foods-market/ ...

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Family Businesses - Join us on 9/16 at 11am for Timely Topics in 30 - our speaker will be Pat Soldano, who is dedicated to promoting the growth of family businesses in the US. We will be focused on legislation, taxation, and reform. Follow the link in our bio and register today! https://family.business.uconn.edu/events/ ...

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We are excited to welcome the new Fall semester MBA students as they begin orientations this week. Good Luck! #myUConnMBA ...

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