Business Economics

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

Department Chair

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

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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

A Moderate Recovery and Its Discontents

September 21, 2016

Fairfield, Conn. - On Thursday, September 29, at 12:30 p.m., Tanweer Akram, director of Global Policy & Economics at Thrivent Financial, will be the guest speaker as part of the Welch College of Business’ Research Seminar Series. The title of his talk is, “A Moderate Recovery and Its Discontents.” It will take place in the Martire Forum.

Business Economics Students Predict Slow Growth for the State Economy

May 6, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Nine Sacred Heart University business economics students revealed much about the state’s economy, including its slow growth, at their CT Economic Outlook presentation this month. Dressed in business attire, the seniors from Professor Lucjan Orlowski’s economic forecasting course spoke about the state’s economy in the finance lab in the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center. They touched upon the state’s education, manufacturing, taxes, real estate, unemployment and other conditions. Through their analysis, the students concluded that the state’s economy is growing at a slow rate.

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.