Finance

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Fairfield CT 06825

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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 finance program at Sacred Heart University provides students with the knowledge and skills required to apply the tools and techniques of financial management in all types of organizations. The Bachelor's Degree in Finance focuses on financial management as it relates to the raising and investing of capital consistent with the stated goals of an organization. The program also covers topics related to personal investing from the perspectives of both the individual investor and the people entrusted to manage investment funds.  

Small classes and a dedicated faculty with strong academic credentials and extensive corporate and government experience enable students to apply theory and skills to practical applications including financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, investment management, capital budgeting and risk management.

The finance program will enable you to:

  • Effectively begin your career as a finance professional
  • Develop  knowledge and problem solving capabilities in corporate finance, investments, financial markets, international finance and private wealth management
  • Use quantitative methods to solve problems
  • Effectively conduct research in finance
  • Understand how the legal, regulatory and ethical environment affects business decision making
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills appropriate for a finance professional
  • Effectively use technology for financial applications
  • Demonstrate time management and deadline delivery skills
  • Work effectively in teams
  • Develop an awareness of the career opportunities available in the field of finance

Finance Degree Programs Offered

Undergraduate

Graduate

Doctorate

Latest News

Goldman Sachs COO Cohn Speaks at New Finance Center Opening

May 6, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – On the heels of a visit from former General Electric Company Chairman & CEO Jack Welch and his wife, Suzy, Gary Cohn, the president and COO of investment banking and securities firm Goldman Sachs, stopped by for a “fireside chat” at Sacred Heart University, late Tuesday afternoon, April 28. Cohn’s visit coincided with the celebration of the opening of the new Finance Center, located in the University’s new Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center. More than 100 business students, faculty and SHU administrators gathered for the presentation.

Jack & Suzy Welch are Featured Speakers at New Home of Welch College of Business

April 22, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University celebrated the new home of the Jack Welch College of Business (WCOB) Monday with a visit from the college’s namesake and his wife, Jack and Suzy Welch. A reception and tours of the Frank and Marisa Martire Business and Communications Center preceded a public conversation between SHU President John J. Petillo, former General Electric CEO & Chairman Jack Welch, Jr., and Suzy Welch, former editor-in-chief of Harvard Business Review, in the building’s two-story atrium. John Chalykoff, dean of the WCOB, introduced the trio. The talk was followed by a signing session for the couple’s new book, The Real-Life MBA. Hundreds of people, including former N.Y. Mets Manager Bobby Valentine, who is SHU’s executive director of Athletics, attended.

College of Business Announces New Summer Institute for Global Management

February 5, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Beginning in July, Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business (WCOB) will offer a four-week Summer Institute for Global Business Management (SIGBM) at its Fairfield campus. The program will be offered to rising seniors and those who recently completed an undergraduate program. It is intended to help participants develop a fundamental understanding of the challenges business leaders face and the many dimensions of global business management.