College of Business Announces New Summer Institute for Global Management

News Story: February 5, 2015

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.

“It is imperative that we continue to develop programs that will help our students succeed in today’s expanding global environment,” said John Chalykoff, dean of the WCOB. “In addition to learning to think globally, students will develop skills in effective collaboration, critical thinking and decision-making, business and financial analysis, strategy development, economics and leadership.”

Participants will have the opportunity to take part in practical experiences through corporate visits and discussions with business leaders and faculty, who will combine theory with real-world experience. Students who succeed in this course will qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver if they choose to pursue an MBA or master’s in finance and investment management at Sacred Heart. Students can also choose to complete the optional Business ESL class for consideration for the TOEFL requirement.

“We believe this program will appeal to domestic and international students who want to learn how to overcome business challenges on their way to becoming leaders in the global marketplace,” Chalykoff adds.

The inaugural session of the SIGBM will run from July 13 to August 7, 2015. For more information, please visit www.sacredheart.edu/sigbm or contact Douglas Ouimette at 203-371-7851 or ouimetted@sacredheart.edu.