• MBA with a World-Class Accreditation in Europe

Our 25-year history tells our story

Our school was renamed in 2006 after the legendary Jack Welch. He was for 20 years Chairman and CEO of General Electric Company, which was named the world’s most valuable corporation and was consistently voted the most admired company in the world by Fortune magazine.

In addition to the AACSB accreditation, earned by only 5% of business schools worldwide, our MBA programs are formally recognized by the Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education and well respected by the business and finance community.

Discover an empowering MBA culture

A European spirit permeates the Sacred Heart MBA Program—it’s a diverse mix of entrepreneurial thinkers, innovative problem-solvers, egalitarian team players and motivated professionals who thrive in a flexible environment.

Connect with an experienced, diverse class

In programs like ours, each student has a greater impact. SHU MBA students are chosen for more than their GMAT scores. They are chosen for what they can contribute to the class and to future employers. SHU MBAs bring a strong blend of work experience, professionalism, creativity and enthusiasm. They also bring tremendous diversity. SHU MBA students come from over 40 countries and nearly 40 percent are women. Here, students build teams that transcend cultural viewpoints and gain a deeper perspective from an open exchange of ideas.

The personal attention may surprise you

The SHU MBA Program is small by intention. Smaller classes mean students get more time with faculty and staff. The intimate size means that students have a voice in fine-tuning the MBA Program and making it more effective. Students get to know their peers in a series of small group interactions. Student needs are met quickly and efficiently. Starting in 2016 each student has a privileged and exclusive relationship with a mentor.

“For over 20 years, Sacred Heart University has been proud to call the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg its home in the heart of the European Union.”
John J. Petillo, Ph.D.
President - Sacred Heart University

“It takes more than just keeping up to succeed in business. You need the vision to motivate a team, the ability to embrace new technologies, and the creativity to crack seemingly unsolvable problems. Instilling these qualities is the mission of Sacred Heart University’s Jack Welch College of Business & Technology.”
Alfred Steinherr, Ph.D.
Academic Director Sacred Heart University Luxembourg
“Together, our students and alumni, are helping to transform the world of business, armed with exceptional technical and management skills and a deep-seated consideration for the ethical components of business success as well.”
John J. Petillo, Ph.D.
President - Sacred Heart University

“At Sacred Heart University Luxembourg, we measure our success by the achievements of our students. Through personal attention and dedicated services, we take our students’ careers seriously.”
Alfred Steinherr, Ph.D.
Academic Director Sacred Heart University Luxembourg

Luxembourg Board of Regents

Norbert Becker
Chairman of the Board of Regents

Chairman of the Board of Directors
PayPal Europe

Romain Bausch

Chairman of the Board of Directors
SES Global

Federico Galizia

Chief Risk Officer
Inter-American Development Bank

Guy Harles

Founding Partner & Co-Chairman
Arendt & Medernach

Marc Hoffmann

Managing Director & CEO
Compagnie de Banque Privée Quilvest

Jean-Claude Hollerich

Église Catholique à Luxembourg

Alain Kinsch

Managing Partner
EMEIA Private Equity Fund Leader
EY Luxembourg

Karin Schintgen

House of Startups

Paul-Michael Schonenberg

Chairman & CEO
AMCHAM Luxembourg

Carlo Thelen

Director General
Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce

Mark Tluszcz

Co-Founder & CEO
Mangrove Capital Partners


Sacred Heart University has been in Luxembourg since 1991 offering graduate level programs tailored to the needs of the working individual. We have students from over sixty different nationalities and our well-qualified faculty and staff give our program a truly international flavor that so many other business schools cannot offer.

Conveniently located in the Chamber of Commerce Luxembourg-Kirchberg our facilities are dynamic and provides many online learning and research tools. The campus also consists of a library for students to utilize as a quiet place to study or project teams to meet for course work.

In January 2006, the University’s College of Business & Technology was named for the legendary former Chairman and CEO of the General Electric Company, John F. Welch. Identified throughout the world of business simply as “Jack,” he was associated with GE for an incredible 41 years. Fortune magazine has called him the Manager of the Century, and Business Week dubbed him “one of the greatest innovators of the past 75 years.”

As part of his commitment to the University, Mr. Welch volunteered to be actively involved with the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology through ongoing advice and guidance. He has assisted the College as it continues its mission of providing students access to a top-quality education and preparation for careers in business. Further, he provided the largest gift in the University’s history to assist students in financial need and to foster faculty development and research.

In January 2007, the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology earned an accreditation from AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It joins an elite membership of fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide. AACSB International is considered the premier global accrediting body for schools that offer undergraduate, master and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

In August 2007, Sacred Heart University earned the Grand Ducal Decree which provides recognition of SHU the diplomas in Luxembourg, providing the opportunity to register diplomas with the Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education.

Sacred Heart University was founded in 1963 by the Most Reverend Walter W. Curtis, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport. It was established to provide the community with an affordable, quality education at a local Catholic university. From its outset, the University bore the mark of innovation. Charting a new direction within American Catholicism, the University was to be led and staffed by the laity independent and locally oriented, serving the needs of the diocese and of southwestern Connecticut.

Signs of the University’s growth and vibrancy are evident. Enrollment has risen from the original class of 173 to 6000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students, and the faculty has increased from 9 to 187 full-time professors and over 300 adjunct professors.
The University has enhanced the undergraduate student experience in several notable ways. In 1990, it accepted for the first time students who wanted the residential experience. The first dorms, Scholars Commons (Previously known as J-Hill), were built 1991. It now has 10 residential buildings with 70% of the full-time undergraduates residing in university housing.

New degree programs and majors in relevant disciplines are regularly added to the curriculum. The University offers Division I athletics with 32 varsity teams. The $17.5 million William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center is available to all students and to the community at large. Recognizing the importance of technology, Sacred Heart University provides all undergraduate students with a laptop computer. The University campus is a wireless environment.

On Sunday, September 27, 2009, Sacred Heart University dedicated and opened its new chapel. The worship space, following the teachings of Vatican Council II has been named the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.

The main campus is located in suburban Fairfield, CT, 50 miles north of New York City and 150 miles south of Boston.

  • Cambridge Campus (Trumbull, CT)
  • Oakview Campus (Trumbull, CT)
  • Stamford Campus (Stamford, CT)
  • Griswold Campus (Griswold, CT)
  • Luxembourg Campus (Luxembourg)
  • Dingle, County Kerry Campus (Ireland)


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