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Fairfield, CT 06825

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Andra Gumbus, Ed.D.
Associate Professor

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The Management program is a broad-based program enabling students to understand how organizations operate in the contemporary global environment.  Management students acquire an understanding of the external environment of business and how it affects the internal activities of an enterprise.  Drawing on management theory as well as current business practices, students develop knowledge, skills and competencies that will enable them to assume positions in a wide variety of industries and organizations. The Management curriculum places special emphasis on personal ethical accountability and corporate social responsibility.

In addition to coursework in business disciplines such as accounting, economics, finance, law, marketing, management information systems and operations management, students complete management courses that explore how resources – whether human, information, technology, knowledge or materials – all strategically combine to achieve the goals of an organization.  Communication, teamwork and leadership skills needed in managerial roles are emphasized across the curriculum. 

All Management students are encouraged to complete an internship and are offered an array of experiential learning opportunities. Sacred Heart University also offers the MBA degree (Master of Business Administration).  Qualified students can complete both the BS and MBA degrees in a special five-year MBA program and an accelerated bachelor's-master's degree program in Human Resource Management

In addition, a Minor in BusinessMinor in Global Business ManagementMinor in Human Resource ManagementMinor in Management, and Minor in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship are offered. The minors are an excellent augment to most non-business majors and provides a fundamental education in business.

The courses in the Management program are offered by knowledgeable and experienced professors who are active not only in the classroom but also through research, policy advising and consulting.  Faculty members collaborate with both domestic and international academic institutions and professional organizations, serve on boards of directors, and provide consulting and training to numerous types of organizations.

Programs Offered in Management

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.

Bank of America Continues Support of Program-Based Learning with Second $10,000 Grant

July 14, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University has received a second consecutive grant of $10,000 from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation as part of its ongoing partnership with the company. This grant funds the Bank of America Problem-Based Learning Projects for Not-for-Profits Organization program. SHU's Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Lab is a learning program designed to expose students to real-world business problems, requiring them to come up with real-time solutions.

Students Give Barnum Museum Insights for Future Growth

July 14, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Still recovering from a devastating EF1 tornado in 2010 that left their landmark facility in shambles, executive leaders of Bridgeport’s Barnum Museum welcomed a benchmarking analysis conducted recently by students in Sacred Heart University's Jack Welch College of Business. The document was created by students Danielle Licursi, Sarah Lucas, Enzo Luppi Mackenzie, Catherine McLean and Christina Sanzo, under the guidance of SHU Assistant Professor Valerie Christian, and showed how other similar institutions are marketing themselves and operating. The insights will help the museum take appropriate steps forward in its re-envisioning process.