Plans are underway to break ground in coming months.
This new building will exemplify what the Dolan School has become: a leading center for business education, forming students to be ethical leaders
— Mark R. Nemec, PhD, President
Fairfield University is pleased to announce that the Dolan School of Business will move to a new state-of-the-art academic building in 2019. Plans for the new building feature modern simulated trading in a dynamic and interactive learning environment, a big data analytics lab, an entrepreneurship center with ideation lab space, a gaming lab, active learning and case-based classrooms, and more.
The new $40 million building is one of several planned for or under construction as part of the University’s Master Plan supported by the Fairfield Rising Campaign.
Fairfield Rising — the largest capital campaign in the history of the University — has exceeded its $160 million financial target ahead of the projected timeline. As a result, the University has reset the goal by an unprecedented $50 million, bringing the new target to $210 million with an estimated completion date of December 2018.
“We are humbled and honored by the dedication and commitment of our alumni, parents, and friends,” said Mark R. Nemec, PhD, President of Fairfield University. “The extension of the Fairfield Rising Campaign ensures that Fairfield continues its rise as the modern, Jesuit Catholic University, building a community animated by innovative teaching and learning, so that we may continue to best serve the world as it is.”
“The Fairfield Rising Campaign will ensure that the University meets the needs of today’s students and those of generations to come,” said Wally Halas, vice president for University Advancement. “The extension of the campaign to $210 million will support new academic programs, endowed faculty, and the infrastructure to support a diverse, growing and demanding population of new students.”
Breaking ground in the coming months, the new Dolan School building will support the School’s exceptional faculty, nationally-ranked business disciplines, strong student internships, and professional development programs, all backed by the University’s engaged alumni network. Last year, Dolan School graduates achieved a 96.7% placement rate within six-months after graduation.
“This new building will exemplify what the Dolan School has become: a leading center for business education, forming students to be ethical leaders for a global future,” Dr. Nemec said. “It will be the nexus for our students, faculty, and staff, allowing them to collaborate in an environment that rivals the most state-of-the-art facilities for its technology and cutting-edge spaces.”
As one of the highest ranked business schools in the country, the Dolan School has been named among the best undergraduate business schools in the United States and the best in Connecticut according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek and US News & World Report. College Factual ranked Dolan's accounting, finance, and marketing disciplines in the top 25 nationally. Additionally, the Dolan School is one of only 5% of schools worldwide to be accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Dolan School of Business was named in 2000 in honor of media and communications pioneer Charles F. Dolan, founder of Cablevision and Home Box Office.
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