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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:

  1. Thinking & Expression- Upon graduation, students will demonstrate that they are able to: 1) think critically and analyze information using both qualitative and quantitative data, 2) convey their thoughts clearly and concisely in writing.
  2. Leading, Teambuilding & Presenting- Upon graduation, students will demonstrate their abilities to: 1) effectively work on teams, 2) take leadership roles, and 3) effectively influence others via oral presentations.
  3. Acting Ethically, Responsibly & Legally- Upon graduation, students will be able to: 1) identify, respond to and provide solutions for both ethical and legal dilemmas, and 2) understand the social responsibility of business.
  4. Acquiring Discipline-Specific Knowledge- Upon graduation, students will demonstrate content knowledge in a particular discipline (accounting, finance, IS/OM, management, marketing).

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Accounting

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.
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Business Analytics

Business analytics is an application of new methods and insights to business problems using data, apps, statistical models, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. A variety of industries need capable individuals who can take on positions to collect, analyze, and interpret data in order to make sound business decisions. Being a popular field among recruiters, the Fairfield Dolan business analytics major was designed to either to complement a student’s existing major or to serve as a standalone major.
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Economics - Business

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.
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Finance

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.
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Information Systems & Operations Management

The Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) Department is designed to educate students to analyze, design, implement, and manage technology-driven business solutions.
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Information Systems & Operations Management

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International Business

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.
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Management

The Management program offers an innovative approach to the leadership, strategic planning and decision-making in business organizations.
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Management

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Marketing

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.
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Core Requirements

The Dolan School of Business has two components to its student undergraduate core curriculum. Fairfield’s Magis Core, common to all undergraduates, provides a solid grounding in liberal arts skills and habits of mind: critical thinking, oral and written communications, and reflective practice, to name a few. The Dolan Business Core provides a solid foundation in the business disciplines while preparing them to delve deeply into their chosen major.

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