Fairfield University Dolan School of Business

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Fairfield University
Dolan School of Business
Fairfield University Dolan School of Business logo.png
Motto Per Fidem ad Plenam Veritatem -- Through Faith to the Fullness of Truth
Established 1947
Type Private, Jesuit
Dean Donald E. Gibson
Location Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Campus Suburban 200 acres (809,000 m²)
Website DSB Website
Dolan School of Business

The Charles F. Dolan School of Business is a graduate and undergraduate business school and one of the professional schools of Fairfield University located in Fairfield, Connecticut. The school offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs, according to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The school is named after Charles F. Dolan H'04, founder of HBO, Chairman of Cablevision and Fairfield University trustee, in recognition of his $25 million donation in 2000.[1] The Dolan School of Business is committed to the Jesuit tradition of educating the "whole" person to be a socially responsible professional, who is prepared to serve others.[2]

History[edit]

  • 1947: - the Department of Business Administration was established within the College of Arts and Science.
  • 1978: - the School of Businesswas established as a separate school from the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • 1981: - the School of Business introduced the Master of Science in Financial Management Program. This program is now known as the Master of Science in Finance Program (MSF).
  • 1984: - the Certificate for Advanced Study in Finance was introduced.
  • 1994: - the School of Business introduced the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program which has concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems and Operations Management, International Business, Marketing, and Taxation.[3]
  • 1999: - the School of Business introduced the Master of Business Administration in Public Accounting Program. This program is designed to provide students with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with an opportunity to complete a Master of Business Administration degree within a 12- to 15-month period - as well as fulfill the 150-hour criterion to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination, as passed in the State of Connecticut as well as most other jurisdictions. Concentrations available to students in this program are Accounting and Taxation, Finance, and Information Systems and Operations Management.[3]
  • 2000: - the school was named the Charles F. Dolan School of Business in response to a $25 million gift from Charles F. Dolan, founder and chairman of Cablevision Systems Corporation and long-time friend and trustee of the University.[3]
  • 2005: - the school introduced the Master of Science in Taxation Program (MST). This program is geared toward industry managers and executives, financial services and public accounting professionals, and others seeking a specialized education in taxation.[4]
  • 2005: - the school initiated the Dolan Advisory Council led by John O'Neill '71 (Partner and America's Director of Private Equity at Ernst & Young) and consisting of seventeen business executives charged with advising and assisting the Dean in the advancement of the Dolan School of Business.[5]
  • 2006: - the school introduced a Master of Science in Accounting Program (MSA). The full-time one-year cohort program prepares individuals for a career in accounting. The MSA degree fulfills the 150-credit hour requirement in most states to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.[6]

Academic programs[edit]

Undergraduate programs[edit]

Graduate programs[edit]

Rankings and ratings[edit]

  • Distinguished among "Small Colleges and Universities Strong in Business" by The Fiske Guide to Colleges
  • Ranked 7th best school for accounting professionals according to LinkedIn.[7]
  • Ranked one of the top 15 accounting programs in the country by Princeton Review's "Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools"[8]
  • Ranked among the "Top 100 Undergraduate Business Schools" by Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • Ranked among the "Best 237 Business Schools" by The Princeton Review[9]

Experiential Learning[edit]

Approach to Dolan School of Business

BEST Classroom[edit]

The Business Education Simulation & Trading (BEST) classroom provides Dolan School of Business undergraduate and graduate business students the opportunity of working on a financial markets trading floor. The 2,300-square-foot (210 m2) high-tech BEST classroom provides students with the experience of dealing with real-world financial market trading situations ranging from case studies and contact with other companies to discussion of economic and business events.

The BEST classroom is equipped with a stock ticker and a data wall displaying real time quotes and 34 workstations loaded with financial software including: RITC (Rotman Interactive Trader) for market trading simulations; Bloomberg Professional with business and economic news and data; Research Insight including Compustat and Global Vantage containing financial information on every publicly trading company in the world; and CRSP with stock returns for all U.S. companies.[10]

Community engagment[edit]

Center for Microfinance[edit]

The Center for Microfinance works to help develop self-sustaining business operations in developing countries. In keeping with the Jesuit mission of Fairfield University, Dr. Winston Tellis and Dr. Michael Tucker co-founded the Center in 2001 where they have helped develop self-sustaining businesses in poor rural areas of Haiti and Nicaragua. The Center was honored for its work for Haiti's poor by FONKOZE USA (F/USA) which supports Fonkoze (Fondasyon Kole Zepol), Haiti's only alternative bank for the poor. F/USA is one of only five non-profit organizations approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to solicit U.S. investments for foreign organizations.[11]

Universidad Centroamericana Partnership[edit]

CMAC is participating in a signed partnership between Fairfield University and the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), in Managua, Nicaragua. UCA sponsors the largest microfinance institution in Nicaragua, Fondo de Desarrollo Local (FDL). Through that organization Dolan School of Business students spent part of the 2005 winter break working at the FDL's León branch office.[12]

Charles F. Dolan Lecture Series[edit]

The Charles F. Dolan Lecture Series features guest speakers who include:

People[edit]

Endowed faculty[edit]

  • Dr. Arjun Chaudhuri (Rev. Thomas R. Fitzgerald, S.J., Professor of Marketing)[24]
  • Dr. Lucy Katz, J.D. (Robert C. Wright Professor of Business Law, Ethics, and Dispute Resolution)[25][26]
  • Dr. Gregory Koutmos (Gerald M. Levin Professor of Finance)[27]
  • Dr. Winston Tellis (Stephen and Camille Schramm Professor of Business)[25]

Notable alumni[edit]

Dolan graduates with an Accounting degree include:

Dolan graduates with a Finance degree include:

Dolan graduates with an International business degree include:

  • Jorge Figueredo — executive vice president of McKesson Corporation and former president of Liz Claiborne International named a 100 "Most Influential Hispanics" by Hispanic Business.

Dolan graduates with a Marketing degree include:

Dolan graduates with a Management degree include:

Affiliations[edit]

JesuitMBA School[edit]

The Dolan School of Business is a JesuitMBA member school. Formed in 1996, JesuitMBA is a consortium of 28 Jesuit and Jesuit-friendly schools promoting the many benefits of a Jesuit business education. As a JesuitMBA school students are offered the collective resources of these schools including opportunities for portability of credits, international travel options, Beijing study exchange, powerful alumni connections, career support, and curricula steeped in business ethics and social responsibility.[45]

National School of Banking[edit]

Fairfield University is home to the America's Community Bankers National School of Banking ("NSB"). Founded in 1960, NSB is a graduate level program designed to provide a study of today’s community banking industry and to prepare department or division managers for senior management positions.[46] Dr. Philip J. Lane, Associate Professor of Economics at Fairfield University, is the NSB Academic Director.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], "Fairfield University's business school a valuable resource," Fairfield County Business Journal, January 2003.
  2. ^ Charles F. Dolan School of Business Mission Statement
  3. ^ a b c d [2], About the Dolan School of Business
  4. ^ http://www.fairfield.edu/x8596.html
  5. ^ Fairfield University :: Fairfield University's Charles F. Dolan School of Business launches Dolan Advisory Council with top business leaders
  6. ^ Fairfield University :: Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business to offer new Master of Science degree in Accounting
  7. ^ Best schools for accounting professionals
  8. ^ Princeton Review's "Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools"
  9. ^ http://www.fairfield.edu/x18802.html
  10. ^ Fairfield University Dolan School of Business: BEST classroom
  11. ^ http://www.fairfield.edu/x6860.html
  12. ^ Fairfield University :: Dolan School of Business :: Center for Microfinance Advice and Consulting (CMAC)
  13. ^ Fairfield University :: Dolan School of Business :: Jack Welch
  14. ^ Fairfield University :: Dolan School of Business :: C. Michael Armstrong, AT&T
  15. ^ Fairfield University :: Dolan School of Business :: Alan C. Greenberg
  16. ^ Fairfield University :: Dolan School of Business :: Karen Katen, Pfizer
  17. ^ Fairfield University :: Dolan School of Business :: Anne Mulcahy, Xerox
  18. ^ Fairfield University :: Dolan School of Business :: Jeffrey R. Immelt, General Electric
  19. ^ Renowned equity money manager Peter Lynch to deliver Fairfield University's Charles F. Dolan Lecture
  20. ^ Abby Joseph Cohen, one of Wall Street’s most influential investment strategists, to deliver the annual Charles F. Dolan Lecture at Fairfield University
  21. ^ Fairfield University's Charles F. Dolan School of Business present Sanford I. Weill and daughter Jessica M. Bibliowicz in talk about leadership, markets and globalization
  22. ^ Charles F. Dolan Lecture Series at Fairfield University to feature a conversation with Howard Marks, chairman of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., renowned for his insights, accessed April 12, 2012.
  23. ^ Home Depot Co-founder Kenneth Langone Gives Dolan Lecture
  24. ^ Fairfield University :: Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business to install Arjun Chaudhuri as first person to hold the new Rev. Thomas R. Fitzgerald, S.J., Chair in Marketing
  25. ^ a b Fairfield University :: Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business appoints two professors to endowed chairs
  26. ^ Fairfield University :: NBC Universal CEO Bob Wright to speak at installation of first Robert C. Wright Chair in Business Law, Ethics and Dispute Resolution at Fairfield University's Charles F. Dolan School of Business
  27. ^ Fairfield University :: Gerald M. Levin Chair in Finance announced at Fairfield's Charles F. Dolan School of Business
  28. ^ Board of Trustees gains six new members, Fairfield Mirror, October 10, 2001.
  29. ^ Fairfield University Dolan School of Business: Christopher Cardell
  30. ^ AICPA: Susan Coffey Bio
  31. ^ Fairfield University Dolan School of Business: Gavin O'Connor
  32. ^ UBS: Robert Stefanowski
  33. ^ Hologic Executive Officers: Robert Cascella
  34. ^ John Flannery Named President and CEO Of GE India
  35. ^ Cantor.com - Shawn Matthews
  36. ^ Craton Equity Partners: Robert W. MacDonald
  37. ^ Greenhill SAVP: John Mullin
  38. ^ Knight Capital: Christopher Quick
  39. ^ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute-Palm Beach Event Chair: Thomas C. Quick
  40. ^ Madison Avenue Sports & Entertainment: Ed Horne
  41. ^ BusinessWeek Executive Profile: Peter J. McDonald, accessed August 25, 2011.
  42. ^ American Combat Association: Granimal
  43. ^ NNDB: Frank J. Fanzilli Jr.
  44. ^ BusinessWeek Best Global Brands: Jim Garrity
  45. ^ JesuitMBA
  46. ^ National School of Banking Mission

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