Low-residency DBA Program Ranked One of the Best

News Story: November 10, 2015
DBA candidate Carolyne Cebrian Soper talks with Bluford H. Putnam, chief economist of CME Group, during the "Volatility of Futures Markets and the Real Economy" event at Sacred Heart University's Stamford Graduate Center on November 6.

Sacred Heart University has been ranked one of the best colleges for an affordable low-residency doctorate of business administration, according to a report published by Nonprofit Colleges Online.

The report ranked SHU 23 on the list of 30 colleges and universities offering fully online or low residency doctoral-level programs in business administration or related fields of study, based on their affordability.  Nonprofit Colleges Online, a resource promoting nonprofit colleges and universities offering online degree programs, published the ranking in its Students Before Profits award series, which recognizes colleges and universities that put education before the bottom line.

“This is great news for prospective students interested in obtaining their doctorate in business administration,” said John Chalykoff, dean of the Jack Welch College of Business. “Students should be excited that SHU offers a high quality, low-residency program.  SHU’s applied doctorate program is focused on a superior educational experience and helping students reach their goals, whether that be continuing in the private sector or transitioning to academia.”

According to Nonprofit Colleges Online, the ranking was limited to schools accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies for institutions of higher education that have lower-than-average tuition rates. The 30-school ranking comprises doctorate of business administration programs available through distance or low residency education. As prospective students are typically employed full-time and working rigorous hours, Nonprofit Colleges Online believes the ranking should “prove to be an invaluable resource for anyone seeking advanced education in this field.”