John F. Welch College of Business Among the Princeton Review's Best Business Schools

News Story: October 5, 2008

Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review.The New York-based education services company features the school in the just-published 2009 edition of its Best 296 Business Schools.

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. Among an elite membership of fewer than 10% of business schools worldwide, the College is accredited by AACSB International, the premier global accrediting body for schools of business.

Students surveyed for the Welch College of Business profile in the Princeton Review guidebook cite the University’s “great reputation” and its “amazing” undergraduate program in business.Students remarked being impressed by the school’s “cutting edge” classes, personalized career development services, and emphasis on doing business in a global environment, the latter of which is demonstrated in the College’s new graduate certificate in Global Investments.

Faculty in the Welch College of Business combine academic expertise with past and present experience as corporate executives in a diverse array of businesses.They have earned top academic honors and awards for research and publications such as the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, published twice annually by the College.

Numerous degree options in the Welch College of Business include traditional full-time and part-time MBA programs, a five-year program leading to a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in business, an MBA for students with undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, and international study opportunities at SHU’s campus in Luxembourg, EU. In addition to the aforementioned new global investment program, professional certificates can be earned in accounting, corporate finance, international business, leadership, and marketing.

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president and publisher, "We select schools for this book based on our high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data we collect from the schools, and the candid opinions of students attending them who rate and report on their campus experiences at the schools.We are pleased to recommend Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business to readers of our book and users of our website as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA."