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Fairfield, CT 06825

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Khawaja Mamun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics & Finance
Martire Center W330 
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The finance program at Sacred Heart University provides students with the knowledge and skills required to apply the tools and techniques of financial management in all types of organizations. The Bachelor's Degree in Finance focuses on financial management as it relates to the raising and investing of capital consistent with the stated goals of an organization. The program also covers topics related to personal investing from the perspectives of both the individual investor and the people entrusted to manage investment funds.  

Small classes and a dedicated faculty with strong academic credentials and extensive corporate and government experience enable students to apply theory and skills to practical applications including financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, investment management, capital budgeting and risk management.

The finance program will enable you to:

  • Effectively begin your career as a finance professional
  • Develop  knowledge and problem solving capabilities in corporate finance, investments, financial markets, international finance and private wealth management
  • Use quantitative methods to solve problems
  • Effectively conduct research in finance
  • Understand how the legal, regulatory and ethical environment affects business decision making
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills appropriate for a finance professional
  • Effectively use technology for financial applications
  • Demonstrate time management and deadline delivery skills
  • Work effectively in teams
  • Develop an awareness of the career opportunities available in the field of finance

Finance Degree Programs Offered




Latest News

DBA Program Hosts Speakers, Poster Presentation at Stamford Graduate Center

November 24, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – On Friday, November 6, Sacred Heart University’s doctor of business administration in finance program hosted an afternoon of lectures, research presentations and professional networking at its Graduate Center in Stamford. The seminar—titled “Volatility of Futures Markets and the Real Economy”—featured presentations by Lucjan T. Orlowski, professor and director of SHU’s DBA in finance program, and Kwamie Dunbar, associate professor of finance and associate dean.

Low-residency DBA Program Ranked One of the Best

November 10, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University has been ranked one of the best colleges for an affordable low-residency doctorate of business administration, according to a report published by Nonprofit Colleges Online.The report ranked SHU 23 on the list of 30 colleges and universities offering fully online or low residency doctoral-level programs in business administration or related fields of study, based on their affordability.

Goldman Sachs COO Cohn Speaks at New Finance Center Opening

May 6, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – On the heels of a visit from former General Electric Company Chairman & CEO Jack Welch and his wife, Suzy, Gary Cohn, the president and COO of investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs, stopped by for a “fireside chat” at Sacred Heart University, late Tuesday afternoon, April 28. Cohn’s visit coincided with the celebration of the opening of the new Finance Center, located in the University’s new Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center. More than 100 business students, faculty and SHU administrators gathered for the presentation.