FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University’s master of business administration (MBA) program has earned a place as one of the best in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s newly released 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings.
In the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology (WCBT), the MBA program takes a unique approach that combines managerial skills with technical skills, so students graduate with a deep understanding of how various aspects of business work together, as well as the knowledge they will need to manage people successfully.
According to U.S. News & World Report, the “Best Graduate Schools” rankings are based on expert opinions about program excellence and the quality of each school’s faculty, research and students. Surveys sent to more than 24,600 academics and professionals in fall 2019 and early 2020 provided the data on which the ranks were based. Using this information, the publication recognized SHU’s part-time MBA program as one of the best. “Our students and professors are incredibly hard-working,” said Martha J. Crawford, WCBT dean. “I am proud of what we have been able to do, and it always pleases me when I see our students succeed in their careers upon graduation. Being ranked in U.S. News is added validation that we are doing our job and doing it well.”
As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University’s nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change—in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 385 Colleges–2020 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best 252 Business Schools–2019 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theater. www.sacredheart.edu