SHU Among Princeton Review's Best Business Schools
News Story: January 29, 2013
The Princeton Review has named Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business an outstanding business school. The education services company features the school in the new 2010 edition of its book, The Best 301 Business Schools (Random House / Princeton Review, $22.99).
Dr. John J. Petillo, dean of the College, pointed out that the University benefits from an ideal location for business education at the heart of one of America’s busiest and most successful corporate centers. “We have been able to attract a first-rank faculty of experienced practitioners and respected educators, and our students have ready access to mentoring opportunities and internships literally right at their door. The College is named for our long-time friend and advisor, the legendary CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch – GE World Headquarters is just a mile from campus – and our students are educated in his legacy and tradition.”
According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president for publishing, "We are pleased to recommend the Welch College of Business to readers of our book and users of our site, www.PrincetonReview.com, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA. We chose the 301 business schools in this book based on our opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools, who rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book."
In its profile on the Welch College of Business, the Princeton Review notes that the College grants the Master of Business Administration degree as well as professional certificates both through its Fairfield campus and an international center in Luxembourg. Accredited by the AACSB, the leading accrediting agency for business schools worldwide, the College is known for its small classes and personal attention with a steady focus on “real world” business applications. A full-time Career Development officer is on staff to assist MBA students with internships and job planning.