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UConn School of Business Offering Five Free Mini-Courses Online

  • University of Connecticut School of Business offering five mini-courses online for free this spring
  • Topics include ethics, machine learning, risk management, trade, and optimization
  • Courses intend to “showcase the expertise” of the school’s faculty

Summary by Dirk Langeveld

The University of Connecticut School of Business is offering five mini-courses online, open for anyone to attend free of charge.

The school says it is promoting the courses to “showcase the expertise of its faculty.” The UConn School of Business offers full-time, part-time, and executive MBA programs, and recently announced an online MBA course that will debut this fall.

“We designed these courses for prospective graduate students to discover, firsthand, the tremendous expertise and energy that our professors bring to their courses,” said Mia Hawlk, program director for the online program. “Selecting the right university to pursue a graduate degree is a big decision, and we want people to see how career-enhancing a UConn graduate education can be.”

“The professors have chosen topics that are extremely relevant to business today and subjects about which they are passionate,” said Alyssa Suhr, an admissions and program coordinator at the School of Business who organized the series. “We certainly welcome members of the public to join us as well, to learn more about a topic that interests them.”

Courses include:

  • “Overcoming Your Own Biases to Make Better Ethical Decisions,” March 31, presented by business law professor Robert Bird
  • “Predicting House Prices in Connecticut, Using Machine Learning,” April 13, presented by information management professor Dave Wanik
  • “The Pandemic Origins of Risk Management,” April 26, presented by professor of information management Trevor Tomko
  • “If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich? The ‘Carry Trade’ with Our North American Trading Partners,” May 12, presented by finance professor David Rubin
  • “Optimization: The Key to Analytics, Data Science, and Even Fantasy Football,” May 24, presented by information management professor David Bergman

All courses take place at 6 p.m. Further details on each course and links to pre-register can be found here.

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