Management

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

Department Chair

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

Freshmen Show Their Business Savvy with Presentations

May 19, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Little sparks that blazed into big business ideas held the spotlight recently when Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business presented its fourth New Business Plan Poster Session and Final Presentations. The event began with the poster session in the Edgerton Center and continued in University Commons, where about 125 people sat in as eight teams of freshmen—finalists from the eight sections of SHU’s Introduction to Business course—presented their work.

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.

SHU Hosts High School Junior Achievement Business Challenge

April 15, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Sixty-eight students from 14 local high schools participated in the Junior Achievement (JA) High School Business Challenge in the Bloomberg Finance Lab at Sacred Heart University’s Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center recently.