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MBA Application Deadline Extended

MBA Admissions COVID-19 Response

MBA Application Deadline Extended

At the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology at SHU Luxembourg, we recognize the extraordinary personal and professional challenges that the coronavirus pandemic poses, including your application to business school.

We admire your decision to invest in yourself in this time of uncertainty.

An MBA from the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology at SHU Luxembourg will help future-proof your career as the the global economy rebounds.

We’ve made adjustments to our MBA admissions process to accommodate you, wherever you are in the process.

PERSONAL CONSULTATIONS

Connect one-on-one for a personal admissions consultation with an admissions representative via Skype, WebEx, or WhatsApp to talk about your goals, the application, our program, culture and any other questions you may have.

ONLINE GMAT AND/OR TOEFL TESTS

We encourage you to take at-home version of the GMAT and TOEFL.

ATTENTION: The Online GMAT is available starting April 20. The benefit of the GMAT Online exam is that candidates can schedule appointment times around the clock—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—allowing for greater flexibility during an evolving situation.

  • GMAT Update on Coronavirus and its Impact on Testing
    • Program Name: MBA with internship (Luxembourg)
      Program Code: FCG-P4-17
      School Name: Jack Welch College of Business & Technology
      Institution Name: Sacred Heart University
    • Program Name:MBA, Part-Time (Luxembourg)
      Program Code: FCG-P4-93
      School Name: Jack Welch College of Business & Technology
      Institution Name: Sacred Heart University
  • Pearson VUE Updates – GMAC’s testing partner
  • NEEA Updates – National Education Examinations Authority of China

The TOEFL is also now available online:

Sacred Heart University may offer Provisional Acceptance for students who do not meet the minimum English Language requirements.

  • Students may complete Online ESL courses at Sacred Heart University’s English Language Institute or other ESL school prior to starting their academic program.
  • If applicant does not have an English Proficiency Exam Score, complete the ESL Exam Waiver Request

GMAT WAIVERS

We’re offering GMAT waivers to the Full-Time MBA with internship and Part-Time MBA programs to accommodate the current testing limitations.

EXTENDED DEADLINES

For more information about deadline extensions, please contact us at mba@shu.lu or info@shu.lu.

FREE PERSONAL ASSESSMENT OF ELIGIBILITY

Our Graduate Admissions Office can offer you a free personal assessment of eligibility. After which, we will then be able to provide a more precise potential start-date and individual schedule for your potential MBA and/or Business Certificate program.

To begin the process, please send the following documents to Admissions & Administrative Director, Mr. Antoine Rech (arech@shu.lu):

  1. Transcript(s)
    Copy/Scan from all previous colleges and universities attended—i.e., Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree
  2. Diploma(s)
    Copy/Scan
  3. Professional Certificate(s) and/or Professional License(s)
    Copy/Scan
  4. Resume/CV

NON-EU NATIONAL APPLICANTS

STAY UP TO DATE

Stay up to date with the campus-wide responses at the SHU Coronavirus Information page.

We’re committed to helping you at every step of the application process and hopefully welcoming you in the Class of 2020. We look forward to receiving your application for this fall.

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CONNECT & EXPLORE WITH US

Summer Voices: Meet our Alumni Konstanze Hoellermann: an MBA to be successful together

“I graduated in 2016. I started with this MBA, because I was interested pursuing further studies, without knowing where it might lead me to.

In addition, I did it for fun, to learn, to meet new peoples, and to listen to other experiences. I was interested in the world pulse and where can you experience it better than by pursuing an MBA at an internationally acknowledged university, the Sacret Heart University in Luxembourg.

As Luxembourg is a multi-cultural and international place where almost every nation is represented, you are forced to keep an open mind and stay curious. Often, I blinked at some opinions and noticed, as always, that one can have different views on matters and because of that, have a different outcome.

The most challenging was to learn and to hear the other views, try to understand them, try to explain also a personal opinion (in case of a different views) and then to find a common ground to be successful – TOGETHER. We had to do some individual exercises, but many in groups where sometimes you could influence with whom to work with, and sometimes this was not possible.

When groups were assigned I learned most, and I still value this experience today. It brought me to really understand what matters, how to act, and how to succeed.

I can only recommend to pursue any kind of courses at SHU, be it an MBA or just a certificate. It will improve and enhance your way of thinking.”

Konstanze Hoellermann, Alumni 2016
Manager @Edisseri S.à r.l. & InTabulis S.C.Sp

LPEA-SHU Private Equity Training: OCT 5 – NOV 30

PRIVATE EQUITY & OTHER ALTERNATIVE ASSET CLASSES

OCT 5–NOV 30

9 WEEKS

18:30–21:30

3 hours
per class

12 CLASSES

1-2 classes
per week

Certificate
Course

€1,950

Chamber of Commerce

Training Center
Luxembourg-Kirchberg
(parking provided)

LPEA & SHU PARTNERSHIP

The Luxembourg Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LPEA) and the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology at SHU have joined forces to create a business certificate for Luxembourg professionals, specifically designed to focus on Private Equity: The Private Equity Business Certificate Program.

Together, the LPEA and SHU developed a comprehensive curriculum that offers a unique opportunity to deep-dive into Private Equity and Venture Capital.

EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE ARE KEY PILLARS OF LPEA’S MISSION

This initiative with the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology is the first of a long-term development in Luxembourg that aims at enhancing the skill set of newcomers and current practitioners in Private Equity and Venture Capital, while embracing the University’s “Learn Today, Apply Tomorrow” mission.

JOIN OUR FLAGSHIP COURSE:

PRIVATE EQUITY & OTHER ALTERNATIVE ASSET CLASSES

You’ll gain first-hand insight from seasoned professionals and experts on how best to apply what you learn,
into your current business or future career.

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REGISTRATION REQUIRED

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5, 2020

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DIVE INTO PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL

Private Equity is one of the best performing asset classes.

Over the past decades, the industry has consistently grown to exceed €4 trillion in assets under management. Those distributions, combined with the poor performance and volatility linked to traditional asset classes, have driven a number of new investors to enter the Private Equity world.

Luxembourg is one of the most popular jurisdictions for private equity and venture capital. Whilst historically a local presence in Luxembourg was limited mostly to smaller and/or emerging General Partners, many large international houses have set up and conducted business out of Luxembourg since the middle of the last decade with a considerable and growing local substance.

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) introduced new organizational requirements and specific disclosure rules regarding AIFMs managing AIFs which acquire control of non-listed companies and issuers. Focus shifted from well-known product regulation to manager regulation.

The alternative investments industry accepted the challenge and is governed today by a framework that is eligible to develop into a brand, just as the UCITS Directive.

PE managers appreciate Luxembourg's business friendly environment and they have embraced the introduction of the Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF), which completed the Luxembourg investment fund toolbox by a manager-regulated alternative fund.

In a fast changing environment, the industry is however facing challenges of an economic and regulatory nature. While Luxembourg has been active in the Private Equity field for more than two decades, until recently very few large investment vehicles were established there. In this new paradigm, the appetite for the Luxembourg fund structuring toolbox has increased beyond expectations. The diverse range of vehicles, from unregulated to regulated products, together with the asset class expertise developed over the years within the professional community and the CSSF are key factors of this collective success.

This shift is driving a strong demand for skilled employees who understand how the industry operates in its entire value chain—from fund structuring through to operations and exits.

The Private Equity & Other Alternative Asset Classes course and the Private Equity Business Certificate Program aim to meet the growing demands of the industry by delivering both engaging and challenging courses, providing participants with tailored curriculum and professional insights to develop new skills and knowledge directly applicable to the day-to-day business operations.

REGISTRATION DETAILS - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

  • Standard Price: €1,950 (EUR)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 5, 2020
  • REGISTER ONLINE – REGISTER NOW
    When you are ready to register, access the online registration system HERE.
  • Partial Payment is due upon registration. Participants will be invoiced separately for the remaining fee balance. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.
  • Price includes learning materials and processing fee.

DATES & TIMES

OCT 5 – NOV 30 | 12 CLASSES | 3 HOURS/CLASS | 1-2 CLASSES/WEEK

Class Day Date Time
1 Monday 5-Oct-2020 18:30-21:30
2 Tuesday 6-Oct-2020 18:30-21:30
3 Saturday 17-Oct-2020 14:00-17:00
4 Monday 26-Oct-2020 18:30-21:30
5 Monday 2-Nov-2020 18:30-21:30
6 Tuesday 3-Nov-2020 18:30-21:30
7 Monday 9-Nov-2020 18:30-21:30
8 Monday 16-Nov-2020 18:30-21:30
9 Tuesday 17-Nov-2020 18:30-21:30
10 Monday 23-Nov-2020 18:30-21:30
11 Saturday 28-Nov-2020 09:30-12:30
12 Monday 30-Nov-2020 18:30-21:30

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This course will provide an overview of the main approaches, structures and actors in Alternative Assets and specifically Private Equity. With well-known on the ground practitioners the elements of a successful Private Equity Fund will be described and discussed in detail.
The course will specifically address:

  1. Alternative Asset Strategies such as Venture Capital, Leveraged Buyout, Real Assets and Private Debt.
  2. The fundraising, investment and portfolio management of Private Equity funds.
  3. Legal and tax aspects of selecting and setting up Private Equity vehicles.
  4. The exiting and performance measurement and reporting for Private Equity funds.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Grasping the Big Picture.
  • Introduction to the Private Equity market in Luxembourg.
  • Overview of different elements of a successful operation of a Private Equity fund.
  • Understand the opportunities and functioning of the Alternative Asset classes and the Private Equity market.
  • Lectures by and discussion with specialized practitioners of Alternative Asset market segments.

COURSE FEATURES

  • Lecture-based teaching method with interactive in-class discussions.
    (Basic preliminary studies, i.e. via internet, would be helpful.)
  • Practitioners such as fund managers, lawyers, auditors, tax advisors and other service providers to the industry will share their knowledge and experience and discuss theoretical and practical challenges of their specialization.
  • Participants will be required to participate actively in the class discussions.
  • Team Project: Your Private Equity/Alternative Asset Fund
    Participants will be split into teams the start of the course. The project will aim at simulating a real-life launch of an alternative fund using the topics covered throughout the course, and displaying that you understood the “Big Picture”. Participants will showcase their findings and fund in final pitch presentation.
    Faculty will be available throughout the course to provide feedback and advice.
  • Grading will be based on discussion participation and the Team Project.
  • Participants learn to recognize how they can use material in the context of their own organization and apply concepts in their professional environment of future career.
  • A diverse set of perspectives across industries, professional experiences and academic disciplines: participants 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 Private Equity Business Certificate or the MBA Degree.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is designed as overview/introduction to Private Equity/Alternative Assets with more detailed and specialized discussions of the alternative asset universe.

  • Financial sector professionals with an interest to develop in Alternative Assets and Private Equity.
  • Individuals aspiring to start a career in the Alternative Assets and Private Equity markets.
  • Professional AND Individuals looking to expand their understanding of Private Equity.
  • Basic prior understanding of Private Equity and finance concepts will be helpful for this course, but is not a “must-have”.
    (Basic knowledge can be obtained via prior self-studies.)

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

EXPERT APPEARANCES

Experts in the Private Equity and Venture Capital field, including fund managers, lawyers, auditors, tax advisors and other service providers to the industry will share their knowledge and experience and discuss theoretical and practical challenges of their specialization.

DOWNLOAD COURSE SYLLABUS

FREE DOWNLOAD

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Entrepreneur-in-Residence Mentors Students with Big Ideas

Ventures are open to everyone, not only business majors

When a student or professor in Sacred Heart University’s community has a brilliant idea for a new product or service but doesn’t know how to turn the thought into a plan, it’s time to see Richard Guha, SHU’s entrepreneur-in-residence. Even while most University business and classes are being conducted online during the pandemic, Guha is still available to mentor inspired Pioneers.

Richard Guha Over the last 28 years of Guha’s distinguished 45-year career, he has engaged with startups as founder, board member, CEO, mentor and investor. Several of the startups in which he has been involved have had multi-million-dollar exits—meaning the business was acquired or, rarely, it issued an initial public stock offering—and one currently has a $1 billion valuation.

“When classes are in session on campus, I walk around and chat with students,” Guha said. “As I develop a rapport with them, they gain the courage to ask questions and talk to me about ideas that have been floating around in their heads.” Without the current ability to chat informally with students, he’s reminding them that they can still reach out to him during this time.

Guha’s mission as SHU’s entrepreneur-in-residence has three components. The first is encouragement of students’ curiosity about new ideas and possibilities. “I want them to come to me even if they are just curious about being an entrepreneur. You can even come talk if you don’t have any ideas but want to find out what’s involved in being an entrepreneur,” Guha said.

The second component is guidance. Guha teaches students how to execute the next steps for pursuing their venture. He guides them through negotiating the legal structure and finding a lawyer who will work with them for free or inexpensively, setting up their books, developing a plan or product road map, marketing their business and hiring the right people when the time comes. “I won’t do the work for them, but I help them do it themselves. If there is something they cannot do, I help them find someone who can work with them.”

Third, Guha helps introduce his clients to those in the industry who may be able to help with investments and business set-up to get them on their way.

Entrepreneurship is not only for business majors. “Whatever your degree is, you can apply it to being entrepreneurial,” said Guha. All experience is relevant. “Don’t think that your life has to be linear. Just because you want to do something different than what you’ve done so far, doesn’t mean that you don’t have the experience to make it work.”

Don’t let a fear of failure get in your way, he advised. “I’ve mentored students who went off and did something entrepreneurial for a year or two after college, and either it failed, or they lost interest. When they joined a large corporation, they went into a higher-level position than they would have straight out of university.” Corporations value the experience gained from being an entrepreneur, even if one fails. “There is nothing wrong with trial and error. As an entrepreneur, you are the CEO, the chief innovator and the chief marketing officer. The things you learn are more relevant than you realize.”

People with entrepreneurial spirit are excellent assets to the innovation within companies—often called intrapreneuring—because they come up with new ideas for new businesses within the corporation. Nonprofit organizations also offer opportunities for entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs.

Wilder Rumpf ’20, who carried a double major in finance and economics at Sacred Heart, consulted with Guha for over a year while forming FinTron, a broker-dealer business currently developing a banking and investing app for people between the ages of 18 and 39. “FinTron has gone on to raise more than a half a million dollars in just under a year,” said Rumpf, noting that he also owes special thanks to Professor Mark Ritter and late Professor John Gerlach.

“Richard is a wonderful mentor with an endless Rolodex of connections. He provided me with industry insight, connections to resources and a friendly face during some tough times I’ve faced as a founder,” said Rumpf, who plans to launch FinTron this summer.

“Richard has given me great advice on what direction to take with my business endeavors and what I can do to proceed,” said Caitlin Golynker ’23, a business management and finance major at Sacred Heart. “He possesses connections in various fields that can help your idea progress and give you the ability to collect more information on your idea.”

Tobi Aminu ’20, who graduated with a degree in finance and plans to continue his education in Sacred Heart’s MBA program, has spent a great amount of time with Guha preparing business plans for his venture. “I feel like a sponge whenever I speak with Mr. Guha,” said Aminu. “His wisdom is endless and I know I will benefit from this opportunity.”

“The Sacred Heart community is lucky to have someone with Richard’s depth of business acumen and experience, who is available to help create the entrepreneurs of tomorrow,” said Martha Crawford, dean of the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology. “Anyone with an inkling of an idea should spend some time talking to Richard. He’s an invaluable resource to our students and faculty.”

Guha also often serves as a judge and mentor for startup weekends, much like Techstars and Sacred Heart’s virtual startup weekends. Participants often contact Guha after the weekend is over, seeking advice on how to move their business plan forward.

The goal of the entrepreneur-in-residence program is to produce Sacred Heart alumni with an entrepreneurial frame of mind who believe there are no boundaries to what they can accomplish.

Anyone from Sacred Heart can reach out to Guha at Richard@guha.us at any time, even if it’s just to talk about what entrepreneurship entails.

Lunch & Learn: Get Unstuck – Own Your Career

Wednesday, June 10 | 18:00 – 19:00 pm (GMT +2)

You have identified that it’s time to take responsibility and add value to your career. Taking ownership of your career will involve some short-term effort, but can quickly evolve into an exciting opportunity on your own terms. This session will offer up some great insights to help you build a new framework for your career.

This week’s fourth Wednesday Webinar in the Lunch & Learn series, sponsored by The Center for Career and Professional Development, features Rudy Favard ’15, Erica Lucca ’11, Courtney Perlee ’10, and Maureen Mackey and Meg Sahagian of Mackey Staffing as they focus on ways to own your career, how to move forward, and identifying when it’s time to say goodbye.

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Lunch & Learn: Marketing Yourself for Career Success

Wednesday, June 3 | 18:00 – 19:00 pm (GMT +2)

Navigating your professional career can be challenging especially in times of uncertainty. Do not stop working on your career action plan because of our ‘new normal’. This session will help ignite your star power to design a marketing strategy for you to pivot and stand out.

This week’s third Wednesday Webinar in the Lunch & Learn series, sponsored by The Center for Career and Professional Development, will feature Taylor Anastasio ’15, Juliana Fetherman ’18, ’19, Nicole Gittleman ’15, and Chuck Marcelin ’13 as they share their insights on the methods and benefits of effectively marketing yourself, crafting your pitch, and how to stay positive and encouraged during these challenging times.

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