Doctor of Business Administration in Finance

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Paul Rychlik
Tel: 203-365-4804

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Martire Business & Communications Center
5401 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

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Propel Your Career & Influence Business

Finance ProfessorPrepare to enrich the business and financial worlds as you expand your qualifications and develop knowledge with direct global business applications.

Earn Your Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Finance

Our pioneering program allows you to continue to explore your passions, advance your career opportunities, and enhance your decision-making, leadership and management skills.

Through the DBA degree program, you will:

  • Prepare for a highly specialized career in a business or financial institution, consulting firm, government agency or academia
  • Acquire advanced knowledge in finance and gain research skills for conducting independent, complex financial projects
  • Develop new knowledge through original research
  • Gain global perspective on issues related to financial markets and institutions
  • Comprehend and appreciate the importance of high ethical standards and values for finance professionals

Gain an attractive qualification that combines research and application

The efficiency of the business industry relies on clever and innovative professionals, specifically those with a DBA. Graduates of this program stand out in a competitive market and achieve leadership positions in:

  • Academic institutions
  • Financial management
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Investments
  • Risk management
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Consulting
  • Government
Jack Welch Speaking at Martire Center

Enjoy a flexible program structure

This three-year, low-residency program uses a unique student cohort model, hands-on learning laboratories and blended meeting formats to encourage collaboration and networking. The program is designed to accommodate the schedules of working adults.

DBA classes meet at our Martire Business & Communications Center, located on Sacred Heart University's Fairfield, CT campus. The cohort style of this program enables you to:

  • Engage in group research projects
  • Gain direct access to resources such as the library, the learning (finance) laboratory, research materials, equipment and databases
  • Establish networking opportunities with faculty and fellow students
Lucio Vinhas de Souza DBA Seminar
January 2017: DBA seminar on “Recent
Economic Policies of the European
Commission” presented by Dr. Lucio
Vinhas de Souza – Director of the
European Political Strategy Center of the
European Commission

Additional Program Benefits

  • In-depth coursework that covers extensive quantitative methods and mathematical modeling, global financial markets and institutions, and advanced risk management.
  • Development of a specialized, original dissertation research project matching your interests and career aspirations.
  • Accomplished, recognized faculty with a record of prestigious scholarship, professional engagement and experience.
  • Part of SHU’s Jack Welch College of Business, a member of fewer than five percent of elite business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International. 

Keep your finger on the pulse of global business and finance. Apply for your Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Finance today.

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Sacred Heart University Moves Up in Carnegie Classification to Doctoral University Category

April 17, 2019

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has reclassified Sacred Heart University to Carnegie’s newly named Doctoral/Professional Universities category. Sacred Heart is one of 151 institutions in the new category that includes Gonzaga, Hofstra, Elon, University of San Francisco, Santa Clara and Pepperdine.

Finance Forum: A Young Alumni Panel Discussion

February 1, 2019

The Center for Career and Professional Development Industry Series presents “Finance Forum: A Young Alumni Panel Discussion” on Friday, February 8, from 4-6 p.m. in the Martire Forum, 5401 Park Avenue, Fairfield. Join us for a discussion with young alumni professionals currently working in the field of finance. A meet and greet reception will follow the discussion. All interested students and alumni are welcome.

Sacred Heart Students Take on the Fed's College Challenge

December 21, 2018

Sacred Heart University students recently competed in a challenge put on by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York that is known nationwide as the College Fed Challenge. The competition provides an opportunity for college students to demonstrate their understanding of macroeconomics, monetary policy and the Fed's role. The New York Fed calls students' participation their "most important achievement."