Business Economics

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5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield CT 06825

Department Chair

Khawaja Mamun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics & Finance
Roncalli Hall 246
Tel: 203-371-7857 
Fax: 203-365-7538
Mamunk@sacredheart.edu

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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.

Latest News

Professor Orlowski Honored for Contributions to Economics with Honorary Doctorate from Poland University

March 19, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A special honor was bestowed upon Lucjan Orlowski, chair of the Department of Economics and Finance and DBA program director at Sacred Heart University, on March 6, when he received the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the Wroclaw University of Economics in Wroclaw, Poland. Wroclaw University is among top five best economics universities in Poland. He was the university’s 25th honoree to receive the Honoris Causa doctorate.

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.