MBA Program

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Department Location

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

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Program Director

Anthony Macari, J.D., MBA
Executive Director Graduate Programs

Tel: 203-416-3512

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.

Anthony Macari, J.D., MBA
Executive Director Graduate Programs
Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance
Jack Welch College of Business
Fairfield, CT 06825
Tel: 203-416-3512

Latest News

MBA Students Assist Town of Fairfield with Strategies for Increased Business

July 29, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – During the last days of June, five graduating MBA students from Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business met with Town of Fairfield members to present their capstone project: a retail market assessment of downtown Fairfield. The purpose of the study was to understand key market drivers, to help the existing retail base and to identify opportunities for recruitment of complimentary retail businesses.

Jack Welch College of Business to Offer Hybrid MBA Program

June 3, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business (WCOB) is offering a hybrid MBA beginning in January 2016. The Welch Hybrid MBA will offer a blended program of online learning along with 15 Saturday sessions over a two-year period. The program is designed to provide working professionals with the benefits of SHU’s unique, integrated core curriculum, along with the convenience of online learning. For more information, contact Pam Pillo at or 203-365-4716.

MBA Students Work on Burr Mansion Revitalization Project

May 14, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Never let ‘em see you sweat is what business mentors will tell you, and four Sacred Heart University MBA students put that advice to the test recently as they presented their “Phase II Business Plan and Economic Impact Study of the Burr Mansion Revitalization” to a panel of executives and community leaders at the Fairfield Museum and History Center.