Roncalli Hall 257
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield CT 06825
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:
Develop an awareness of the ethical dimensions of economics
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)
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
Gain an understanding of how economics impacts the decision-making process of firms.
Our graduates have pursued careers in corporations (General Electric), banks (Fleet Bank, SBC Warburg, People’s Bank), became successful entrepreneurs (Sage Work Inc.), entered Ph.D. programs (Fordham U.) and various law schools.
Jack Welch Meets with Business Students and Faculty
October 23, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, for whom Sacred Heart University’s College of Business is named, was on hand last week to answer questions and exchange ideas with business students and faculty members at an invitation-only event in the Schine Auditorium. The event was moderated by SHU President John J. Petillo, who is the former dean of the Welch College of Business.
A Career on Wall Street
September 30, 2013
Sacred Heart University will host "A Career on Wall Street" with Richard Yamarone, senior economist, Bloomberg Brief: Economics, on Thursday, October 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Pitt Center Boardroom.
Students Examine Connecticut’s Economic Slowdown
July 16, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Guided by Professor Lucjan Orlowski, a group of Sacred Heart University students recently prepared and released a comprehensive analysis and outlook for the Connecticut economy. Their findings show that Connecticut has been severely impacted by the recent financial crisis, perhaps more so than other states. “Students in my economic and financial forecasting class employed a wide range of modern econometric techniques to formulate reliable forecasts for the Connecticut economy. Their analysis has adequately captured the ongoing structural changes in the state’s economy, specifically the declining role of the public and the financial services sectors and the weaker housing market,” says Orlowski.