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Beginning Friday, March 13, ALL classes at the SHU Luxembourg campus moved and will run ONLINE.

All classes will remain ONLINE for the foreseeable future.

The University’s decision was not taken lightly, but it was the most responsible decision, given the recommendations from public health officials to avoid when possible bringing together groups of people for events and gatherings in spaces that do not allow for social distancing. We want to emphasize that there are no known or suspected cases of coronavirus on campus, but we want to provide faculty, students, and staff with as much guidance as possible.

We encourage all students to be as proactive as possible and prepare for the switch to online instruction.

Tips for Success in Online Courses

All further course communications will be handled by the course professors directly. Correspondence will be made through SHU email, Blackboard, and other enterprise applications supported by the University (including Blackboard, WebEx, Microsoft Office 365 and Lecture Capture). All students are required to use and check this account frequently.

Until further notice, please contact SHU Luxembourg Staff by email or phone only.

The University deeply appreciates all that faculty are doing to ensure that our educational, research, and service missions continue, as we lead our students and the community through this unprecedented public health challenge. We of course also appreciate the flexibility of our students during this time. The University’s leadership is continuing to work closely with public health officials to keep up to date on the situation and to implement appropriate policies. For more information about the coronavirus and the University’s response, visit our dedicated website.

As a reminder, we encourage you to refer to local resources available, such as the Covid-19 Helpline (phone number 8002 8080) and a government-run website. The Office of Global Affairs and your local staff are also available for help.

Feel free to reach out to SHU Luxembourg Staff with any questions.

Blockchain & Big Data/Crypto Currencies: APR 2 – JUN 18

Open Enrollment Course


APR 2 – JUN 18


Time commitment
per week


1 class
per week




YOU choose the
learning environment

that works best for YOU!

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:

  1. Use cases for blockchain technologies in supply chain management and payment systems as well as tokenization of assets.
  2. An in-depth look at how blockchain technology is implemented using different programming frameworks (Ethereum and Hyperledger).
  3. 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.

Key Benefits

  • 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

Course Features

  • A practical and pragmatic approach to blockchain based technology.
  • Team Project
    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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APR 2 – JUN 18

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Sacred Heart’s MBA Program Takes its Place Among the Best

Sacred Heart’s MBA Program Takes its Place Among the Best

Sacred Heart University photo by Tracy Deer-Mirek 11/13/19

Sacred Heart University has earned a place among the nation’s outstanding business schools for a master’s degree in business administration, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles SHU in its recently reported list, “Best Business Schools for 2020.”

The Princeton Review compiled its list of the 248 top business schools using institutional data, information provided by students enrolled in MBA programs and data from school administrators. The profiles also have five categories of ratings that The Princeton Review tallies based on data from its administrator and/or student surveys. Rating categories encompass academic experience, admissions selectivity, career and professors who are interesting and accessible.

“We are pleased The Princeton Review has once again recognized the value of our program. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring students receive the best business education. Sacred Heart’s MBA program prepares students to be as successful as our college’s namesake and long-time friend, the legendary former CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch.”

Martha J. Crawford
Dean of the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology (JWCoBT)

The MBA faculty members in the JWCoBT, which holds accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, are recognized scholars and experienced practitioners in the business world, Crawford said. Under their tutelage, students complete required coursework and a capstone project, working with their peers to help local businesses develop a product or service. In the course of this effort, they hone their management skills, apply the business concepts they’ve learned and make presentations to business professionals, nonprofit executives and faculty on the new product or service they developed. Students gain first-hand experiences and a glimpse of what business success entails.

According to The Princeton Review, SHU’s MBA students commended the JWCoBT faculty members’ “breadth and depth of knowledge,” calling them an “outstanding group of professors with diverse backgrounds to teach various aspects of the business world. Their skills and knowledge in their particular subject are outstanding” and relative to today’s business world.

Because “the school is not too large,” students said, they benefit from “the opportunity to get to know one another” and their teachers.

The JWCoBT recently moved to SHU’s West Campus, formerly General Electric’s global headquarters. The facility offers cutting-edge classrooms and includes labs for finance, artificial intelligence and cyber-security, a makerspace, incubator spaces, a co-working area and other educational facilities.

Corporate Awards Ceremony: DEC 11

DECEMBER 11 at 4:00 p.m.


This event is open to the public. Registration is Mandatory.

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Chamber of Commerce

7, rue Alcide de Gasperi
2981 Luxembourg

As a conclusion to our MBA program, the final stepping stone our MBA students take before graduating is the

Teams of 4-6 students act as consultants to clients from the local Luxembourg business community, facing real-life challenges such as market entry, product/service development, fundraising, expansion or economic development.

The Jack Welch College of Business & Technology at Sacred Heart University Luxembourg is pleased to honor the following corporations for their support of our MBA students through their collaboration on the final and key challenge of the MBA program at SHU.


15:30 – Event Check-in Opens

16:00 – Welcome

16:15 – Introduction of Capstone Course & Projects

16:30 – Presentation of Corporate Awards
Including a brief presentation of each
Capstone Student Team Project

17:00 – Closing Remarks
Followed by Question & Answer

17:15 – Networking Cocktail

The CAPSTONE Course is not an academic exercise.

A number of business plans developed by students over the years have been implemented by the respective client corporations; a testament to SHU’s successful integration of theory and practice in our programs, embracing the University’s “Learn Today, Apply Tomorrow” mission.

The CAPSTONE Course is a key pillar of the University’s immersion into and collaboration with the Luxembourg community. Each year SHU and its students are given the chance to make a difference….thanks to client organizations challenging students with exciting projects.

Tonight, we would like to honor this year’s CAPSTONE Course client organizations for their commitment to SHU and its students with the CAPSTONE Corporate Award for making a difference to SHU and our students, and for their support in providing excellence in business education.

This event is open to the public. Attendance is complimentary. Registration is Mandatory.


Parking available at the Chamber of Commerce

Bus Line: 8, 20
Bus Stop: Leon Hengen

For any inquiries regarding your registration please contact:
Email: or
Call: +352 22 76 13 – 33


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Please print your ticket from the order confirmation email or pull it up in the Eventbrite app on your mobile device to make sure you’re ready to attend.

Conference Check-in Opens at 15h30. Your QR-Code will be scanned. The QR-code is allowing only one entry per scan.

Can I update my registration information?

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
Please submit one registration form per guest.