MBA Program

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Martire Business & Communications Center
5401 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

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Grace Guo, Ph.D.
MBA Program Director
Assistant Professor of Management
Tel: 203-416-3462 

Make a global impact. Be the leader you aspire to be.

Today’s ever-changing global landscape requires leaders who know how to implement innovative ideas and create value. At Sacred Heart University (SHU), the Welch Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides students with the multifunctional perspectives, global insights, tactical knowledge and practical skills necessary for navigating complex business challenges.

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Why should I choose the Welch MBA?

Gain essential tools and insights you need for changing times. Successful leaders understand the big picture. They know that business functions are not siloed. A marketing decision can have a profound impact on finance and sales functions; a financial decision can affect every aspect of a business, from the boardroom to the factory floor. That’s why our courses don’t focus solely on marketing, finance or accounting. Rather, they emulate the real world, teaching you to apply business skills that cross many business functions—from strategy, finance and management to operations, accounting and marketing. Put simply, our integrated core helps you move from functional expert to multifaceted leader.

Let your MBA challenge, change and transform you.
A Sacred Heart MBA will prepare students for senior positions in diverse business environments by developing strong, tangible leadership qualities that organizations depend on every day. As a result, students learn to think and act as leaders rather than solely functional experts.

Learn from and be surrounded by the best. At SHU you will learn from and have access to topnotch faculty including senior executive practitioners, and high profile guest speakers. You will also spend each class collaborating with clever, diverse and involved classmates who will constantly challenge you to not only give your all, but to inspire others. With a Welch MBA, you will broaden your professional network and grow your lifelong support system to help you get the most out of your MBA experience.

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Create your own path at SHU

Extend your knowledge, further develop an existing specialty or facilitate a career change by selecting one of four areas of concentration (a professional planning course will help students identify their optimal course of study):

In addition, students have the option to begin or advance their career with one of eight certificates, with which you can tailor your learning to match your career interests and goals in the following areas:

What you’ll take away from SHU’s MBA program

Built on the pillars of leadership, commitment to providing cutting-edge knowledge, ethical responsibility and global awareness, the Welch MBA program is focused on helping you:

  • Broaden your understanding of the business disciplines and functional skills
  • Enhance your oral and written communication skills
  • Identify factors that affect business practices in the global environment and propose decisions and actions that are appropriate in specific situations
  • Apply analytic and problem-solving skills to business challenges
  • Make decisions and think critically        
  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership theory, managerial skills and the global business environment
  • Explore ethical standards of behavior and develop a frame of reference and standards to guide your professional behavior

The future of business starts with you. Apply today.

Grace Guo, Ph.D.
MBA Program Director
Assistant Professor of Management
Jack Welch College of Business
Fairfield, CT 06825
Tel: 203-416-3462 

Latest News

SHU and the City of Milford to Collaborate on Marketing Campaign

May 4, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Students from Sacred Heart University will be assisting the City of Milford’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) to create messaging, design, copy and a media plan for a full marketing campaign to attract businesses and demonstrate that Milford is a place for startups, those looking to expand and grow their business and those looking for a new home.

Milford Patch: Town Creates Plan with SHU to Attract New and Growing Businesses

April 13, 2016

Milford Patch: Town Creates Plan with SHU to Attract New and Growing Businesses: Milford’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) has teamed-up with Sacred Heart University students to create messaging, design, and media plans for an enhanced marketing campaign to attract even more businesses to the City. With an increase of businesses moving to Milford in recent years - 394 new businesses last year alone- the City sees huge opportunity.

Welch College of Business is one of Bloomberg’s 2015 Best Business Schools

October 21, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Students and alumni have spoken to the value of a Sacred Heart MBA. Bloomberg listened, and we are pleased to announce that the Jack Welch College of Business has been of named one of their Best Business Schools for 2015. The College of Business ranked 70 in the list’s Best Part-Time MBA category. It was the only part-time MBA program in Connecticut to make the list.