Jack Welch College of Business to Offer Hybrid MBA Program

News Story: June 3, 2015

Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business (WCOB) is offering a hybrid MBA beginning in January 2016. The Welch Hybrid MBA will offer a blended program of online learning along with 15 Saturday sessions over a two-year period. The program is designed to provide working professionals with the benefits of SHU’s unique, integrated core curriculum, along with the convenience of online learning.

The first year consists of online completion of all required classes in accounting, finance and management. During that time, there will be three Saturday sessions to help participants build relationships with their classmates and the faculty. The second year focuses on the integrated core and capstone experience, which involve business plan development and action learning projects. In addition to online classes, there will be 12 Saturday sessions at either the Fairfield or Stamford campus.

“The active learning that takes place in our program is what prepares our MBA students to reach the next level in their managerial careers. They develop a greater working knowledge of innovation, how to grow a company and how the various functions in a company have to fit together for it to thrive,” says Anthony Macari, executive director of Graduate Business programs for the WCOB. “We are excited about the Welch Hybrid MBA because it provides flexibility for professionals who want to experience our master’s, but can’t commit to onsite classes on a weekly basis.”

Admission to the program will begin July 1. Applicants are expected to have a strong academic track record and at least five years of substantive work experience, which will allow waiver of the GMAT. For more information, contact Pam Pillo at pillop@sacredheart.edu or 203-365-4716.