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Fairfield CT 06825

Department Chair

Joshua Shuart, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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The Marketing Department offers a:

The rapid growth of the global economy and the increasing influence of technology on marketing, especially in all aspects of advertising and consumer behavior, have driven the development of our marketing programs. The impact of the digital revolution and the migration to integrated, multi-platform marketing and social networking have required a refocus of the marketing major. Marketing professionals now need to have functional marketing skills based on a solid theoretical foundation aligned with the development of specialized skills in new areas such as digital marketing, e-tailing, relationship marketing, and new dimensions of market research (including digital metrics).

In addition to the WCOB core courses and the major courses, students have an opportunity to become involved in the student-run Marketing Club. The Marketing Club is aligned as a Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association. As part of the Welch Experience, students also have the opportunity to attend timely presentations by key marketing and business professionals and to participate in extracurricular experiential learning opportunities. Internships are widely available and strongly encouraged. 

The Marketing programs are delivered by very experienced, creative, and knowledgeable professors who are active not only in the classroom but also in marketing research, consulting, strategic planning and implementation.  

In the Marketing program at SHU, you will:

  • Understand the historic evolution of the marketing discipline and how marketing has contributed to the political, economic, and legal dimensions of the contemporary global business environment;
  • Identify information needs critical to the practice of marketing management and gain access to relevant resources, evaluate and organize information sources, and integrate new information into the marketing decision-making process;
  • Explain the significance of global markets and the application of the marketing processes to develop global marketing plans;
  • Understand the impact and the opportunities offered by technology in business and develop effective technology related marketing management skills;
  • Develop effective oral and written marketing communication skills and be self-directed, fair-minded, and capable of critical thinking and problem solving;
  • Understand how to effectively and efficiently market services and products to clients and consumers worldwide;
  • Understand the process of ethical decision making and its application in marketing management as well as contribute to enhancing the ethical standards and conduct of marketing professionals;
  • Describe the complex nature of corporate ethics and the social responsibility of organizations in the conduct of marketing activities, as well as the personal responsibility to understand other cultures and negotiate different perspectives;
  • Examine the benefits and consequences of marketing activities on the physical environment and on the lives of others; and
  • Develop the skills necessary to assume multiple roles in a complex international business environment.

Latest News

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.

Welch College of Business Among Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools

October 28, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Princeton Review has once again named Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business (WCOB) one of the top schools in the nation. The education services company features the school in the new 2015 edition of its book, The Best 296 Business Schools (Random House/Princeton Review, $22.99).

SHU Procures 3D Printer for Use in Curriculum

October 1, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business has purchased a 3D printer for SHU professors and students to use as a tool of innovation in classrooms and for academic projects. The printer is a U.S.-made MakerBot Replicator 2 that features an 11-by-6-by-6-inch build volume and 100-micron layer resolution. It was purchased over the summer and is housed in the Ryan Matura Library to keep it easily accessible to all departments.