Dean's Message

John Chalykoff, Ph.D.‌Welcome to the John F. Welch College of Business, named after the legendary CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch. A business education at the Welch College is much more than simply acquiring knowledge; it is also about gaining a deep understanding of the subject matter and the insight to apply it in real-world settings. 

Our goal at the Welch College is to develop the next generation of leaders, and all our activities and programs are focused on enhancing student learning. This is achieved through our vision of a business school that co-creates educational experiences with our students, our faculty and our network of business partners.

You will work with a dedicated community of scholars and practitioners rooted in the Catholic intellectual traditions, ethics and values. You will learn both inside and outside of the classroom – through  our learning communities, in-service experience with area non-profits and international exposure through courses at our Luxembourg and Dingle campuses – all designed to prepare you for a life of achieving your goals, giving back to your community and making a difference in global society.

An education at the Welch College is focused on career readiness. Our undergraduate program, complemented by the Welch Experience, is truly unique and focused on enriching your educational experience and heightening your attractiveness to employers. Also named after Jack Welch, this concept in undergraduate education enhances the learning environment with a comprehensive approach to critical thinking, career knowledge and professional development. 

Our differentiated graduate programs – MBA, digital marketing and human resource management – prepare our students to lead in the global economy. Master's programs in accounting and finance and a doctorate program of business administration in finance will round out our graduate offerings.

We invite you to explore these pages further and welcome you to visit the College.

John Chalykoff, Ph.D.
Dean, John F. Welch College of Business
Roncalli Hall 248
Tel: 203-396-8084
Fax: 203-371-7869