Sacred Heart University

Jack Welch College of Business & Technology

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Finance


Office of Graduate Admissions

5151 Park Ave

Fairfield, CT 06825

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Business Administration in Finance

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Our established Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Finance program, part of Sacred Heart University's AACSB accredited Jack Welch College of Business & Technology, is an applied research doctoral degree designed for finance executives, advanced business professionals and finance academicians to expand and deepen their knowledge and to acquire state-of-the-art qualifications for furthering their careers.

Unlike the traditional Ph.D. model that prepares candidates for academic careers, the DBA program focuses on developing knowledge with direct global business applications and prepares graduates for executive careers in business and financial institutions, consulting firms, government agencies or academic careers that require an equivalent of a Ph.D. degree from an accredited institution.

You will find our DBA program to be highly focused and personalized, as it leads to specialized, original dissertation research projects matching the student's interests and career aspirations. Courses are developed and taught by accomplished Sacred Heart University scholars in the discipline of finance as well as visiting faculty from around the world.

The DBA uses a unique student cohort model, hands-on learning laboratories and blended “executive program” style meeting formats to encourage collaboration and networking among colleagues. During the first two years of the program, the weekend residency focuses on face-to-face classroom instruction, while independent research and dissertation preparation take center stage in the DBA’s final year. To fit the schedules of busy working professionals, most classes in the three-year, part-time program will meet at our new Martire Business & Communications Center located in Fairfield, CT five Friday evenings and Saturdays each trimester.

In keeping with the program’s mission and vision, five key program-level goals have been determined:

1. You will be prepared for a highly specialized career in a business or financial institution, consulting firm, government agency or academic career.
2. You will acquire advanced knowledge in finance and gain research skills for conducting independent, complex financial projects.
3. You will demonstrate the creation of new knowledge through original research.
4. You will gain global perspective on issues related to financial markets and institutions.
5. You will comprehend and appreciate the importance of high ethical standards and values for finance professionals. 

Scacred Heart University's DBA in Finance Program is a member of EDBAC - The Executive DBA Council.


The DBA in finance program is offered through Sacred Heart University's Jack Welch College of Business, a member of fewer than five percent of elite business schools worldwide that are accredited by AACSB International. Sacred Heart University is also an active member of EDBAC - The Executive DBA Council.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 48

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

Find Schools