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

News Story: November 6, 2013

The Princeton Review has named Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business (WCOB) an outstanding business school. The education services company features the school in the new 2014 edition of its book, The Best 295 Business Schools (Random House/Princeton Review, $22.99).

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s senior vice president for publishing, "We are pleased to recommend the WCOB to readers of our book and users of our site,, as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA. We chose to highlight schools based on their academic programming and a review of their institutional data. We also merit the opinions of students attending the schools, who rate and report on their campus experiences on our 80-question survey for the book.”

John Chalykoff, dean of the WCOB, acknowledges that the University benefits from an ideal location for business education at the heart of one of America’s busiest corporate centers. “We have been able to attract a first-rank faculty of experienced practitioners and respected educators, and our students have ready access to mentoring opportunities and internships literally right at their door. The WCOB is named for our long-time friend and adviser, the legendary former CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch—GE World Headquarters is just a mile from campus—and our students are educated in his legacy and tradition.”

In its profile on the John F. Welch College of Business, The Princeton Review notes that the WCOB grants the master’s of business administration degree as well as professional certificates both through its Fairfield and Stamford campuses and an international center in Luxembourg. Accredited by the AACSB, the leading accrediting agency for business schools worldwide, the WCOB is particularly known for its small classes and personal attention with a direct focus on “real world” business applications. Students acknowledge the dynamic format of the college that embraces the fast-paced changes of the modern business world. The depth of knowledge throughout the college’s faculty is outstanding and diverse. Professors train students to become effective leaders and analytical decision makers in various aspects of the business world. In addition to the help of experienced professors is a full-time Career Development officer on staff to assist MBA students with possible internships and job planning. Because of the smaller class sizes, students benefit from “the opportunity to get to know one another” and their teachers in the classroom. All students in the program enjoy a “strong sense of collegiality and collaboration.”