Fairfield University’s Charles F. Dolan School of Business boasts experienced faculty who teach students the fundamentals, ethics, and new developments in business on a local and global scale. Using an engaging, interpersonal approach, you will participate in group problem solving, casework, and computer simulations, providing you a strong foundation on which to build a successful business career. Most importantly, your study of business will reflect the 500-year-old Jesuit tradition of academic rigor and personal reflection, which will in turn provide an understanding of the larger ethical, moral, and global context of your life and your work.
Dolan School Learning Goals
All students enrolled in the BS degree program at the undergraduate level, regardless of major, are expected to achieve the following proficiencies:
The Accounting program offers students a complete liberal arts education combined with an innovative and integrated approach to business studies. Through the program, students acquire the conceptual and technical knowledge to develop, measure, analyze, and validate financial information.
Economics majors in the Dolan School of Business will test the claims of theory against the everyday experience of the marketplace. Courses develop reasoning capacity and analytical ability in students.
The Finance program at the Charles F. Dolan School of Business is designed to develop individual competency in the financial tools and analysis that help organizations stay informed and make wise fiscal decisions. Through the use of case studies and computer-based problem solving, the finance major blends theory and practice.
The Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) Department is designed to educate students to analyze, design, implement, and manage technology-driven business solutions.
The International Business program is designed to lead students to an understanding of the important issues and strategies utilized by global organizations to manage in a cross-cultural environment.
The Management program offers an innovative approach to the leadership, strategic planning and decision-making in business organizations.
The Marketing program offers students the opportunity to study marketing in the contexts of a broad liberal education and a dynamic and flexible business curriculum.
|A. General Education Core Curriculum Requirements||63|
|B. Business Core Requirements||27|
|C. Courses in the Major Field||18|
|D. Business Elective||3|
|E. Free Electives||12|
|Total required credits:||123|
|Total required courses:||41|
The General Education Core
The general education core curriculum provides a truly liberal education, drawing upon five major areas of knowledge. For each of these five areas of competency, business majors select courses as follows:
Area I: Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Area II: History and Social Science
Area III: Philosophy and Religious Studies
Area IV: English and Visual and Performing Arts
Area V: Modern and Classical Languages
All students must complete one U.S. and one world diversity course from a designated list of courses. The courses may be chosen from the University core, business core, major, or electives.
Business Core Requirements (27 credits)
These courses should be completed in the first year:
These courses should be completed in the second year:
This course may not be taken until the junior year:
This course may not be taken until the senior year:
Business major requirements (18 credits)
Descriptions and requirements of each of the six majors are detailed in the respective departmental sections that follow. Course descriptions are also included. Courses specific to the international studies/international business major are described under International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.
Business Elective (3 credits)
Each of the majors in the Dolan School of Business requires the completion of one business elective course of three credits. This elective course may be taken from any business offering, including an internship, provided all prerequisites are met.
Free Electives (12 credits)
All business students must complete four free electives totaling 12 credits. A free elective is a course chosen by students without any restrictions related to their majors. Students can use the free electives towards a double major or a minor.