John F. Welch College of Business Named Among Best By The Princeton Review

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Sacred Heart University’s (SHU) John F. Welch College of Business is an outstanding business school according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company has selected the school for inclusion in the 2008 edition of its book, “Best 290 Business Schools” (Random House/Princeton Review Books, $22.95), available in bookstores October 9, 2007. SHU’s Welch College of Business is one of 23 business schools that The Princeton Review is adding to the guidebook this year. Also this year, Sacred Heart University was chosen for inclusion in the Princeton Review’s “The Best 366 Colleges: 2008 Edition.”

SHU has been providing business education since 1965, just two years after its founding, and the MBA program was the University’s first graduate program. In January 2006, the school was named for GE’s legendary former Chairman and CEO, Jack Welch. Earlier this year, the College was accredited by the AACSB, the premier global accrediting body for schools of business.

“This has been a year of great accomplishment for the John F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University—we received AACSB accreditation, the international gold standard of business school accreditation. We are very pleased to receive this endorsement for our College of Business by the Princeton Review. We are proud to take our place among such an elite group of business schools,” stated SHU President Anthony J. Cernera, Ph.D.

In addition to its campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, the Welch College of Business established an MBA program in Luxembourg in 1991 which today has over 200 graduates.

Undergraduate majors offered by the Welch College of Business include Accounting, Business Administration, Business Economics, Finance, and Sport Management. MBA students can select from concentrations in Accounting, Finance or General Management.

Welch College of Business Dean Stephen Brown commented, “The John F. Welch College of Business is an engaging, stimulating, and exciting environment. Being included among the Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools comes on the heels of an exceptional year in the life of our school and this honor is yet another point of pride for our vibrant learning community.”

According to Robert Franek, VP/Publisher, Princeton Review, "We select schools for this book based on several criteria. They cover three areas: our regard for their academic programs and other offerings, institutional data we collect about the schools, and opinions of students attending the schools. We are very pleased to add SHU’s Welch College of Business to our book this year and to recommend it to our readers and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA."

When each edition is published, The Princeton Review posts the book’s ranking lists and excerpts from the college profiles on its web site www.princetonreview.com.