Princeton Review Puts SHU Students Among Nation’s Happiest
The Sacred Heart University community hasn’t been exaggerating about its cheerful, generous and door-holding students. They are the real thing, and there’s proof—again.
According to The Princeton Review, SHU is not only one of the best 385 colleges and universities in the nation for undergraduates to earn their degrees, it is also home to happy students who give back. Out of 20 schools from across the country, SHU ranked 10th for “Happiest Students,” (up seven spots from last year) and 13th for “Students Most Engaged in Community Service” (up six spots from last year).
It’s wonderful to have this affirmation that our students enjoy Sacred Heart. They also understand the importance of volunteering and helping those in need. Many of our students spend their winter, spring and summer breaks on mission trips working with nonprofits to better the lives of families and children near and far. Social justice is a key piece of SHU’s mission, and our strong tradition of community service is an expression of that. This recognition of our students is well deserved.
Kevin O’Sullivan, Executive Director of Admissions, said the “Happiest Students” rank is a testament to the University’s commitment to providing students with first-class facilities and experiences,
This ranking confirms that we identify and meet students’ needs, allowing them to learn and thrive.
Kevin O’Sullivan, SHU Executive Director of Admissions
The Princeton Review company profiles and recommends SHU in the 2020 edition of its annual guide, The Best 385 Colleges. It selects only about 13 percent of America’s 3,000 four-year colleges and universities to profile, based on data it annually collects from administrators about their institutions’ academic offerings. The Princeton Review also considers data it gathers from surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences.
Responses from SHU students who answered The Princeton Review survey included, “We all hold doors for each other, help each other out, and look out for one another.” They described the student body as “one of the most tight-knit groups of people” to which they have ever belonged. Students also said the University offers “unique and amazing” internship and job opportunities,” professors are “enthusiastic, encouraging and helpful” and they appreciate that faculty members “allow students to engage with their research which then will allow kids to get published.”
We salute Sacred Heart University for its outstanding academics, and we are truly pleased to recommend it to prospective applicants searching for their personal ‘best-fit’ college,
Robert Franek, Editor-In-Chief & Lead Author of The Best 385 Colleges, The Princeton Review
The Jack Welch College of Business Executive Education Program is targeted at those who desire to become the best version of themselves. With guidance from our highly experienced faculty experts you can deepen your managerial and leadership skill set. Combining knowledge, innovation, reflection and project-based learning, our interactive seminars could be the key to unlocking your new way of thinking.
The series is composed of four separate sessions and different topics. Sessions can be enjoyed individually or as a combined series. Each session is a 90-minute long intervention where—based on an initial introduction of models, literature and practical examples—we work on the understanding of those learnings. Through discussions between participants and instructor, participants learn to recognize how they can use material in the context of their own organization and apply concepts in their professional environment.
SERIES STRUCTURE & CONTENT
Session 1: Influencing From the Dark Side – April 11, 2019
Unconventional approaches to influence and accelerate transformation within your organization to become a more effective change agent. Hone your ability to lead and inspire others, achieve results, and develop the skills to become a more purposeful leader.
Session 2: Design Thinking Fundamentals – May 16, 2019
Understanding the Design Thinking principle and process. Reflection on the conditions for the application of Design Thinking and identify how and when to use different problem solving techniques.
Session 3: Managing Change Under Uncertainty – June 6, 2019
The importance of the effect of uncertainty in everyday management. Where to apply mechanisms to help cope with the effects of uncertainty in the change management context.
Session 4: Fully Engaging Your Teams – August 8, 2019
Reflect on engagement principles in the day-to-day of organizations and identify how their own level of engagement can be improved. Apply concepts to help effectuate engagement or diminish dis-engagement.
WHO IS THE LUNCHTIME LEARNING SERIES FOR?
All participants are welcome, but this series is designed with a particular emphasis on the executive professional that may have a curiosity about any of the following:
Understand how we can deal with managing change in general
Get a grasp of what Design Thinking is and get a flavor for some of the ideation techniques
Learn how to fully engage teams in organizations
Influencing skills from unconventional approaches for positive causes
EXECUTIVE EDUCATION CONCEPT
Knowledge & Innovation
As a university-based Business School, we have access to the latest knowledge. Focusing on practice related concepts, models, insights and tools in managerial and leadership skills. Pushing the boundaries of knowledge and stimulating innovative thinking.
Using methods varying from real life projects to concise assignments, cases and simulation games allowing you to gain insights that are directly applicable to your position.
Interaction & Reflections
A diverse set of perspectives across industries, professional experiences, and academic disciplines—from faculty and participants—are key components of our applied learning approach. Learn by sharing new insights, challenging assumptions, and introducing new ways of the thinking.
LOCATION & TIMES
Lunchtime (12:00-1:45 PM)
Chamber of Commerce (training center) Luxembourg-Kirchberg (parking provided)
WHEN DO I NEED TO REGISTER?
Deadline Session 1: Monday, April 8, 2019 Session 1: Influencing From the Dark Side – April 11, 2019
Deadline Session 2: Monday, May 13, 2019 Session 2: Design Thinking Fundamentals – May 16, 2019
Deadline Session 3: Monday, June 3, 2019 Session 3: Managing Change Under Uncertainty – June 6, 2019
Deadline Session 4: Monday, August 5, 2019 Session 4: Fully Engaging Your Teams – August 8, 2019
HOW MUCH DOES THE LUNCHTIME LEARNING SERIES COST?
1 Session: €150 (Price includes lunch, learning materials and processing fees)
2 Sessions: €270 (Price includes lunch, learning materials and processing fees)
3 Sessions: €380 (Price includes lunch, learning materials and processing fees)
4 Sessions: €490 (Price includes lunch, learning materials and processing fees)
PAYMENT & CANCELLATION
Payment is due upon registration. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.
We understand that business professionals occasionally have changes in plans or schedules that will result in their not being able to attend a session as planned. If you wish to cancel and receive a full refund, you must submit your request in writing 10 business days prior to the session date. Cancellation requests are valid only upon the Jack Welch College of Business confirming receipt of your request. For more information about cancellation policies or assistance with the registration process, please contact: Alexandra Lewis (email@example.com) or Joshua John Dhillon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What You Will Learn
This course aims at providing a hands-on introduction to blockchain, distributed ledger and crypto-currencies. The course will address three major topics:
Use cases for blockchain technologies in supply chain management and payment systems as well as tokenization of assets.
An in-depth look at how blockchain technology is implemented using different programming frameworks (Ethereum and Hyperledger).
The design of payment architectures based on blockchain. More specifically, the class will focus on the Interledger protocol developed by Ripple as a key element to achieve global inter-operability.
Understand the opportunities, but also the limits of blockchain technology
Expertise in writing simple blockchain applications using the Ethereum platform
Understand the basic theory on consensus protocols
Develop basic monitoring tools for other blockchains (Ripple)
Understand the economic issues and incentives of a decentralized application
Governance approaches for blockchain based applications
Advanced topics: Ripple Interledger protocol, Tezos governance model
A practical and pragmatic approach to blockchain based technology.
Students will be lead to understand the key technology by working in teams on a semester long project (12 weeks). The project will aim at simulating a real-life scenario of a blockchain based start-up. Each team will identify a performance gap or strategic opportunity facing the start-up organization, and then build a comprehensive, technological strategy and implementation plan to address it, and showcase their findings in final pitch presentation. Faculty will be available throughout the course to provide feedback and advice.
Participants learn to recognize how they can use material in the context of their own organization and apply concepts in their professional environment.
A diverse set of perspectives across industries, professional experiences, and academic disciplines: students come from a variety of backgrounds and companies, ensuring exposure to a broad range of learning experiences.
This courses is academically accredited at the graduate level.
Credits earned may be applied toward the MBA Degree.
Who Should Attend?
Managers who want to refine their skills in strategic data management and fact-based decision-making
Individuals building and launching data science teams
Professionals in marketing, supply chain, information technology, human resources, talent management, product development, operations, and other strategy-related functions
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The candidates for degrees have been assembled; the Faculty members are in their places; Members of the Luxembourg Board of Regents, and other officials of the University are present. The 27th Graduation Ceremony of the Sacred Heart University, Jack Welch College of Business in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are now officially in session.
31 students from over 15 different countries walked across stage on Friday, December 14, 2018, and embarked upon a new journey as MBA graduates after receiving diplomas and words of advice and motivation from scholars, alumni and classmates.
The evening was a celebration of the achievements of the graduates and an expression of gratitude to their spouses, significant others, and families who helped them through the rigorous MBA and graduate professional certificate programs.
2018 was an eventful year for Sacred Heart University Luxembourg. In addition to awarding Master of Business Administration diplomas and Graduate Business Certificates to newly welcomed members of our ever growing Alumni Community; Sacred Heart University launched new Graduate Business Certificates in Private Equity and Digital Management as testament to our ever evolving curriculum, tailored to local Luxembourg Business community
The Ceremony opened with a wonderfully welcoming speech given by John Chalykoff Ph.D., Dean of the Jack Welch College of Business. Dr. Chalykoff kicked the evening off by welcoming loved ones as well as the numerous supporters of the program—private companies and governmental representatives—all of whom help to build relations and networking possibilities for the SHU student and alumni community. The Dean highlighted the rigorous requirements of the MBA program and the dedication of the University faculty and staff to every student’s success.
Luxembourg remains among the very best of Jack Welch College of Business graduates.
-John Chalykoff Ph.D., Dean of the Jack Welch College of Business, SHU
Following the ceremonial tradition of the singing for the National Anthem of the United States of America, performed by one of our Professors David John Pike accompanied on piano by Christoph Jung this was then followed by National Anthem of Luxembourg, sung by Christine Leick, our very own published Academic Director, Professor of Economics and Finance Dr. Alfred Steinherr, Ph.D. made his way to the podium to deliver his speech as Academic Director.
Dr. Steinherr was happy to point out that throughout SHU’s MBA program, the students’ personal objectives were a key focus during the course to teachers and mentors alike. Thanks were made to the faculty as well as recognition of the newest faculty members to join the SHU Luxembourg faculty team since the beginning of the 2017-2018 Academic Year SHU Zoltan Horvath , Adjunct Professor of Finance, Eros Sharma , Adjunct Professor of Management, Claude Faber, Adjunct Professor of Management, Radu State, Adjunct Professor of Managment, Raphael Frank , Adjunct Professor of Management, Pedro Faria , Adjunct Professor of Management, Gaston Trauffler, Adjunct Professor of Management and Jens Hoellermann , Adjunct Professor of Finance,
The instructors at SHU Luxembourg come from many different backgrounds including the main University campus in Fairfield, CT, U.S.A, and the European Investment Bank of Luxembourg.
In honor of the achievements celebrated throughout the evening and to inspire confidence in each of the graduates, captivating musical performances were given by David John Pike accompanied by Mr. Christoph Jung on piano.
This year to embrace the concept of change and our international and multi-cultural community Graduates, Students, Faculty, Alumni and Staff we opted for a Faculty Medley in place of the traditional commencement speech. We welcomed to the stage four of our Adjunct Professors to share a few final words of wisdom and guidance with our Graduates.
The faculty medley was started by Professor Marcus Müller speaking in German, followed by Esther Celosse; who unfortunately couldn’t attend the ceremony but kindly prepared a video in her Dutch. Esther was then followed by Nicolas Neysen delivering his message in French and the final message was delivered by Hedda Pahlson-Moller
Mr. Carmo gave a heartfelt Valedictorian speech talking about challenges you may face with the MBA program at Sacred Heart University which renewed his confidence, spirit and determination. Following the lead of the speakers before him, he stated that,
Determination is a key factor in obtaining the MBA.
The 27th Graduation Ceremony of SHU Luxembourg was also an opportunity to honor this year’s CAPSTONE COURSE client organizations for their commitment to SHU and its students with a Thank You Award for making a difference to SHU and the students.
Ampacet, represented by Marcello Bergamo
Governance.Com, represented by Bert Boerman
Healthy or Cheat Day?, represented by Iuliana Stan
LuxExpo The Box, represented by Morgan Gromy
Luxinnovation EcoInnovation, represented by Charles-Albert FLORENTIN
Luxinnovation Wood Cluster, represented by Philippe Genot
Technoport, Inspections represented by Diego De Biasio
UpFoundation, represented by Liz Kremer-Rauchs
SHU says thank you to you all for your help and support in providing and delivering Excellence in Business Education. Your commitment is an important and unique pillar in our students’ learning experience.
The ceremony concluded with a private cocktail dinner enjoyed by all graduates, SHU Alumni, family members and guests.
Presenting the Graduates of the SHU Jack Welch College of Business, Class of 2018
Master of Business Administration
Punit Rajendra Agrawal
Jehan Abdussalam M Ben Yousef
Mike De Dood
So Yeh Kim
Kiran Sasidharan Neeliath Nambiar
Maxime G. Nino
Justin Lyndal Peel
Dragos Alexandru Petre
Joseph Amith Ramesh
Fairuz Binti Samuri
Philipp Andreas Franz Schlöder
Ramesh Kumar Singh
Iuliana G. Stan
Esther Celosse, LL.M., Adjunct Professor of Management at SHU Luxembourg sits down with Ara City Radio Luxembourg to talk about what really makes the SHU Luxembourg business education programs stand out (MBA, MBA with internship, Executive MBA, Executive Education, Professional Certificates) and bring students to Luxembourg from around the world.