Executive Education

Program Information

Experience a variety of Educational Opportunities at the Dolan School of Business

The Only Constant is Change - Learn How to Lead Change in Your Organization

Tuesday, September 13th, 7:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Lisa Stafford, Career and Talent Management Consultant and Adjunct Professor for the Dolan School of Business who is an expert in Management Studies.  

Panel Discussion: 

Lisa will be joined by Fairfield University Management Professor, Dr. Catherine Giapponi, Dean and Professor of Management, Dr. Donald Gibson, and Susan Domotor - Principal, Organization Excellence Group, Global HR Executive, Translating Change Theory Into Practical Action to discuss:

How can leaders best prepare their workforce to leap on board with the change?

  • What are the best practices that companies can adopt around managing change?
  • What are the most effective leadership behaviors that drive successful change in organizations?
  • How does a leader deal with employee resistance to change?

We encourage all company decision makers to join us at this event at the Dolan School of Business.   Please feel free to bring a guest. 

RSVP is required by September 6th to dolanbusiness@fairfield.edu or by calling 203-254-4307.


Message from the Dean

Events like this illustrate the variety of Educational Opportunities at the Dolan School of Business. In the high velocity, ever-changing business environment, it is essential for employees to continuously enhance their skills as a way to contribute to your business and advance their careers. Having professionals who can contribute to a company’s strategic goals is imperative for success.  Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business would like to work with you and your organization to further develop employees’ managerial and technical skill sets so you will be best prepared for the challenges ahead.

 We offer a variety of academic programs for employees at many levels: 

  • Graduate Degrees in our nationally ranked part-time or fulltime MBA, MS-Accounting, MS-Finance and MS-Business Analytics degrees.
  • Post Baccalaureate certificate programs in Accounting, Marketing and MBA preparation
  • Certificates of Advanced Study in all graduate business disciplines for employees with masters-level degrees
  • Professional certificates and Prep courses in human resource management and financial planning (CPA, CFP®, SHRM-CP or SCP®)
  • CPE seminars and training for CPAs and HR professionals
  • Part-time and fulltime Bachelor of Science degree courses with undergraduate majors in all business disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management and Marketing

As nationally and internationally recognized subject matter experts, our highly skilled business faculty members can also provide customized programs specific to your organization’s needs.  

Additionally, The Dolan School of Business has a thriving internship program. We view internships as a vital experience for undergraduate education, as 98% of business students from the class of 2016 completed at least one internship while at Fairfield University. Our students are smart, talented, creative, driven, and can offer your organization a fresh perspective and renewed energy on a variety of projects. 

We welcome the opportunity to discuss our academic offerings that address your specific needs and requests.  To schedule a phone or in-person meeting with me, Don Gibson, Dean of the Dolan School of Business, call 203-254-4307 or e-mail dolanbusiness@fairfield.edu. 


Donald E. Gibson, Ph.D.

Dean and Professor


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