Business Economics

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

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Khawaja Mamun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Martire Center W330
Tel: 203-371-7857 
Fax: 203-365-7538
mamunk@sacredheart.edu

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The Business Economics program gives students a solid understanding of today’s global business environment and market structure. It combines in-depth study of economic theory with business applications within an ethical framework. Students acquire the analytical and problem solving skills needed to investigate and critically evaluate economic trends and business conditions. Our program is designed to prepare students to succeed in business and government careers, graduate schools, law schools as well as to become better-informed and productive citizens.

The educational objectives of the Business Economics program are to enable students to:

  • Interpret current economic events and conditions confronting society (e.g. deficits, inflation, unemployment, poverty, economic growth)
  • Understand the economic factors affecting individuals (e.g. wages, cost of living, taxes)
  • Gain an understanding of how economics impacts the decision-making process of firms.
  • Develop an awareness of the ethical dimensions of economics
  • Acquire the analytical skills needed to investigate and critically evaluate  economic effects of various policy actions at the local, state, national, and international governmental levels

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Latest News

Sacred Heart University Ranks in Bloomberg’s Best Undergraduate Business Schools

April 22, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business (WCOB) has once again made Bloomberg’s Best Undergraduate Business Schools ranking. A total of 114 undergraduate business schools were in the rankings released this week by Bloomberg, a global business and financial information leader. Rankings are based off data collected from an employer survey and a student survey. Bloomberg also looks at starting salaries and internships. Nearly 30,000 students and recruiters from 600 companies were surveyed for the listing, according to Bloomberg.

Business Students Provide Economic Outlook for State of Connecticut

May 28, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A group of 16 students from Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business spent their spring semester working on an economic outlook for the state of Connecticut for 2015-2017. This is an annual project for the students in Professor Lucjan T. Orlowski’s economic and financial forecasting class.

Freshmen Present New Business Plans

May 14, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Forty-four groups, made up of four or five freshmen students from Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business (WCOB), presented their plans for a new business recently at the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center. The event, which began with a poster session, was sponsored by Christopher Rosen, COO of Hyperbaric Medical Solutions. The students represented eight sections of SHU’s Intro to Business class, which became mandatory for freshmen business students this year. The students not only had to create a new business, but needed to research risks and rewards, determine their breakeven point and consider plans for future expansion.