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.