Welch College of Business Included Among America's Best Again by US News & World Report

News Story: April 1, 2010

Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business continues to be included among the best graduate programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report, which released its rankings for America's Best Graduate Schools 2011.

The inclusion of SHU’s College of Business in the 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges, published by U.S. News & World Report, marks the third consecutive year the program has been recognized for its academic excellence.

“To be included the first time was an honor. To be recognized among the best several years in a row signals we are on task to provide our students with a cutting-edge business education that teaches them the strategies, practices, procedures and theories that model today's worldwide marketplace and prepares them to work in tomorrow’s global economy,” said John J. Petillo, Ph.D., Dean of the Welch College of Business, which recently introduced a new program in Investment Management.

The Investment Management Program (IMP) is a unique partnership between the University’s Department of Economics and Finance in the College of Business and the Stamford Chartered Financial Analyst Society (SCFAS). It was created for aspiring investment professionals, and it is one of the few undergraduate programs in the world designed to help prepare students to take the CFA program’s Level 1 exam. CFA designation will provide graduates with a distinct advantage in their job search.

SHU’s location in Fairfield, with proximity to New York, Boston and more than 2,000 companies in the school’s “backyard,” also gives Welch College of Business students and graduates an edge regarding internships, employment and career development opportunities.

The new rankings, along with an extensive education and career guide, will be featured in the May issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine, on newsstands starting April 27. Additionally, the America's Best Graduate Schools guidebook will be available on stands starting April 20.