Management

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Roncalli Hall 257
5151 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

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.

SHU Celebrates Opening of Martire Business & Communications Center

March 20, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Approximately 100 local dignitaries, trustees, special guests and friends, along with about 300 students, faculty and staff from the Sacred Heart University community, gathered on Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center on the corner of Park Avenue and Jefferson Street. The building will house the University’s prestigious John F. Welch College of Business (WCOB) and rapidly growing Department of Communications & Media Studies.

Freshmen Present Concepts at New Business Plan Poster Session

December 10, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University experienced a minor outbreak of the dreaded jitters recently, though it was confined to University Commons. There were no openly visible symptoms, and only a small population of freshmen was affected. The catalyst for the sudden onset was the University’s New Business Plan Poster Session and Final Presentations, which required teams of first-year business students from the John F. Welch College of Business (WCOB) to present their business concepts in front of an audience of more than 150 peers, esteemed judges and various faculty—certainly a tall order for mostly unpracticed young people.