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Charles F. Dolan School of Business. Sophomore Symposium Class of 2016. Charles F. Dolan School of Business. Your Future Begins Now. Plan Ahead Be Proactive Take Ownership of your Education & Career Plans Embrace the Opportunities & Resources Available. Business Core (27 Credits)

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Charles F. Dolan School of Business

Sophomore Symposium

Class of 2016

Charles F. Dolan School of Business

Your Future Begins Now

  • Plan Ahead

  • Be Proactive

  • Take Ownership of your Education & Career Plans

  • Embrace the Opportunities & Resources Available

Business Core (27 Credits)

Financial Accounting

Managerial Accounting

Intro. to Information Systems

Intro. to Finance

Intro. to Management

Principles of Marketing

Operations Management

Legal Environment of Business

Strategy in the Global Environment

Charles F. Dolan School of Business

Curriculum(41 courses / 123 credits)

University Core (63 Credits)

Majors (18 Credits)

  • Accounting

  • Finance

  • Information Systems

  • International Business

  • Management

  • Marketing

    Electives (15 Credits)

  • 4 Free Electives

  • 1 Business Elective

Dolan School of Business Majors


Accounting Department

Dr. Joan Van Hise, Chair

Accounting Department

Accounting Careers

Public Accounting Careers

  • Auditing

  • Consulting

  • Tax Planning

  • Tax Return Prep

  • Forensic Accounting

Accounting Department

Accounting Careers

Non-Public Accounting Careers

  • CFO

  • Treasure

  • Accountant

  • Corporate Controller

  • Litigation Consultant

Accounting Department

Accounting Employers

Most Fairfield graduates work toward CPA certification at…

  • Big 4 Firms

    • Deloitte; Ernst & Young

    • KPMG; PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • National Firms

    • e.g., UHY

    • e.g., McGladrey & Pullen

  • Regional/Local Firms

    • e.g., Blum Shapiro

    • e.g., Dylewsky, Goldberg & Brenner

  • Accounting Department

    Steps to CPA Certification

    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and…

    • Exam

      • Uniform CPA Exam

  • Education

    • ~30 more credit hours of study

    • Options include MSA/MST/MBA degree

  • Work Experience

    • ~ 1-3 years post-bachelor’s degree

  • Continuing Professional Education

    • ~40 hours/year of professional training

  • Key: requirements vary state-by-state

    • Consult with an accounting faculty member for state specific requirements

  • Accounting Department

    Accounting Information Systems Minor

    • Highlights the impact of technology on the accounting profession

    • For students who want to supplement an Accounting or other major

      • Required courses:

        • AC 11 Introduction to Financial Accounting

        • IS 100 Introduction to Information Systems

        • AC 203 Intermediate Accounting I

        • AC 265 Accounting Information Systems

        • IS 240 Systems Analysis and Logical Design

        • IS 260 Database Systems

    Accounting Department

    Accounting Co-Curricular Activities

    • Accounting Club

      • Monthly meetings with speakers

      • Previous speakers from WWE, Bromley Teas, IRS

      • Opportunities for underclassmen to become leaders

  • Beta Alpha Psi

    • Honor Fraternity for Accounting/Fin’l Information Professionals

    • Must be an Accounting Major/Minor or AIS Minor

    • GPA > 3.0


    (Association for Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting)

    • Open to all Accounting and Finance Majors/Minors

    • Meetings with speakers & service opportunities

    • Opportunities for underclassmen to become leaders

  • Dolan School of Business Majors


    Finance Department

    Dr. Walter Hlawitschka, Chair

    Finance Department

    Finance Programs

    Undergraduate Programs:

    • Finance Major (18 credits, 3 required and 3 electives)

    • Finance Minor (15 credits, Intro to Finance, 2 required and 2 electives)

    Finance Department

    Finance Programs

    Graduate Programs:

    • MS in Finance (30 credits, 7 required courses plus 3 electives)

      The program may be completed within a year on a full time basis

    • MBA with concentration in Finance

    Finance Department

    Practical Experience Before Graduation

    Internships for Finance Majors

    • Morgan Stanley

    • Merrill Lynch

    • Smith Barney

    • UBS

    • Wachovia

    • Various Hedge Funds

    • And More…

      Many of these internships have led to job offers

    Finance Department

    Practical Experience in Finance

    Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)

    • A group of students manage a small portion of the University endowment under the direction of a faculty member

      New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA)

    • A team of students under the direction of a faculty member competes with several participating business schools in doing security analysis.

    Finance Department

    Practical Experience in Finance

    BEST Classroom

    • We offer simulation of securities trading as well as hands on experience with the Reuters terminal for security analysis and research

      Finance Club

    • Finance Club analyzes the workings of financial markets and the financial intermediaries involved. Students attend presentations from companies to learn about future career options. All majors are welcome!

    Finance Department

    Careers in Finance

    A Broad Outline…

    • Commercial Banking

    • Corporate Finance

    • Financial Planning

    • Insurance

    • Investment Banking

    • Money Management

    • Real Estate

    Finance Department

    Professional Certifications

    • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

    • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

    • Financial Risk Manager (FRM)

    • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)

    Dolan School of Business Majors

    Information Systems

    Information Systems Department

    Dr. James He, Chair

    Information Systems Department






    Business Clients

    IS Professionals

    Technology Providers

    Who We Are – The Innovation Process

    Information Systems Department

    What We Do – Common Job Descriptions

    • Project Management

    • New Product Development

    • Management and Systems Consulting

    • Process Improvement/Reengineering

    • Business Process Outsourcing

    • Systems Design & Acquisition

    • Information Services & Support

    Information Systems Department

    Where We Work – Employment / Intern Prospects

    • No let-up in demand for IS graduates

    • Opportunities in every industry

    • Recent employers include

      • UBS, Merrill Lynch, …

      • Ernst & Young, KPMG, …

      • McKinsey, Gartner Group, PwC Consulting, …

      • General Electric, Pitney Bowes, …

      • IBM, United Technologies, …

      • And many more

    College of Arts and Sciences


    Dolan School of Business

    Dr. Terry-Ann Jones – Director

    Mr. Jermain Griffin – Associate Director

    International Studies Program

    Dolan School of Business Majors

    International Business

    International Studies Program

    International Business Program


    The International Studies program draws from an

    interdisciplinary group of faculty, practitioners and students

    from all over the world.

    The program offers the following majors:

    • International Studies (BA College of Arts and Sciences)

    • International Business (BS Dolan School of Business)

    International Business Program

    International Business Major

    Foundational Courses

    IL 50 World Regions

    IL 51 Challenges of Global Politics

    IL 52 Cultural and Political Economy

    (INBU majors take EC 11 and EC 12)

    IL 300 Capstone

    International Business Program

    International Business Major

    Choose two electives from the following thematic areas:

    • Global Development

    • Conflict, Peace building, and Diplomacy

    • Social Justice and Humanitarianism

      Choose a co-curricular minor or major with the Dolan School of Business

    International Business Program


    • Internship Program

    • International Business/Studies Club

    • Model United Nations Club

    • Program events

    • Study Abroad

    • Fulbright and other scholarships

    Dolan School of Business Majors


    Management Department

    Dr. Carl Scheraga, Chair

    Management Department

    Management is…

    What is Management?

    • Getting things done through other people

    • Learning how to motivate others

    • Teamwork

    • Leadership

    • Learning how to work with different kinds of people

    • Understanding Ethics

    • Understanding legal implications

    Management Department

    Management is essential to…

    • Success in Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Info Systems, International Business

    • Careers in Human Resource Management

    • Careers in Law

    Management Department

    The Management Major

    • General Management

    • Concentrations in:

      • Business and Society

      • Human Resources

    Management Department

    Additional Offerings…

    • The Management Minor

    • Business Law and Ethics Minor

    • Entrepreneurship Minor

    • Environmental Studies

    Management Department

    Career Opportunities

    Recent Employers Include…

    • GE Energy

    • NBC Universal

    • UBS

    • New Milford Police Department

    • Bank of America

    • United Technologies Corp.

    • Walt Disney World

    • And many more…

    Dolan School of Business Majors


    Marketing Department

    Dr. Rajasree Rajamma, Chair

    Marketing Department

    What is Marketing?

    Marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.

    Marketing Department

    Marketing Major

    For an 18-credit Major:

    • MK 212- Consumer Behavior

    • MK 311- Marketing Research

    • MK 312- Global Marketing

    • 3 MK Electives*

      *Following courses available; specific course combinations create concentrations (based on career interests) within the major:

      • Sales/Sales Management

      • Advertising

      • Internet Marketing

      • Marketing Channels

      • Business to Business Marketing

      • Public Relations

      • Brand Management

      • Contemporary Issues

    Marketing Department

    Marketing Minor

    For a 15-credit Minor:

    • MK 101- Principles of Marketing

    • MK 212- Consumer Behavior

    • MK 311- Marketing Research

    • 2 MK Electives*

      *Following courses available:

      • Sales/Sales Management

      • Advertising

      • Internet Marketing

      • Global Marketing

      • Marketing Channels

      • Business to Business Marketing

      • Public Relations

      • Brand Management

      • Contemporary Issues

    Marketing Department

    Practical Experience

    Internships provide valuable experiences and networking

    opportunities within the various fields of marketing. The DSB

    Internship Program provides for-credit opportunities in many

    areas, including:

    • Advertising

    • Financial services

    • Marketing communications

    • Marketing research

    • Public relations

    • Sports marketing

    Marketing Department

    Career Opportunities

    • Advertising

    • Brand development

    • Distribution/Vendor relations

    • Marketing research

    • Merchandising

    • Public relations

    • Retailing

    • Sales (products, services, financial services)


    Minors and Complementary Programs

    Interdisciplinary Programs

    • American Studies

    • Latin and Caribbean Studies

    • Women’s Studies

    • Asian Studies

    • Environmental Studies

    • International Studies

    • Peace and Justice Studies

    • Black Studies

    • And More…

    DSB Minors

    • Accounting

    • Accounting Information Systems

    • Business Law and Ethics

    • Finance

    • Information Systems

    • Management

    • Marketing

    • Operations Management

    What will your individualized plan of study be?


    Complementary Programs

    Complimentary Programs within Arts and Sciences…

    • Politics

    • Economics

    • Visual and Performing Arts – Art History, Studio Art, New Media, Theatre

    • Math

    • Foreign Language

    • Communication

    • History

    • And More…

    What will your individualized plan of study be?

    Charles F. Dolan School of Business

    Advising & Registration

    • Advisor/Advisee Relationship

    • Plan Ahead

    • Be Prepared

    • Utilize All Resources

      • Faculty Advisors

      • Deans/Assistant Deans

      • Department Chairs

      • Degree Evaluation

    Charles F. Dolan School of Business

    Extra-Curricular Involvement

    • Accounting Club

    • Finance Club

    • International Studies Club

    • Management Club

    • Marketing Club

    • Information Systems Club

    • Beta Alpha Psi

    • Fairfield Investment Group

    • Young Business Leaders of America

    Get Involved

    • Develop Leadership Skills

    • Develop a Professional Identity

    • Personal Development

    • Professional Development

    Charles F. Dolan School of Business

    Career Planning

    Career Planning Center

    Ms. Cath Borgman, Director

    Charles F. Dolan School of Business

    Career Planning


    • Personalized Resume Review

    • Workshops

      • Cover Letter/ResumeWriting

      • Interviewing

      • Choosing a Major

      • Job Search Strategies

      • Career Fair Prep

      • Networking

      • Business Etiquette

    • Personalized Career Interest,

      Personality, and Values


      • Strong Interest Inventory

      • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

    Charles F. Dolan School of Business

    Career Planning

    Services Available…

    • Career Fairs

    • On-Campus Recruiting/eRecruiting

    • Practice Interviews

    • Employer Presentations & Information

    • Informational Interviewing

    • Career/Internship Resources on the Web

    Charles F. Dolan School of Business



    Ms.Tara Rupp, Director of Internships

    Internship Program

    Purpose of Internship Program

    • Career-related work experience for qualified students

    • Extension of a student’s academic program

    • Opportunity for practical application and testing of principles and theories

    Internship Program


    • Complete and apply an internship in one of two ways

      • For three academic credits applied as an elective

      • Not-for-credit

      • One credit internships are available during the summer and winter break

    • All DSB internship listings qualify for credit

    • Students may receive both academic credit and compensation

    • Internships are offered Fall, Spring and Summer

    Internship Program


    • Internship database is located on MENTOR. Click on Institutional Tools tab on the top menu bar and then on the Internships tab on the resulting page.

    • Email – [email protected] – attach resume as an MS Word document

    • First internship must be in your major; may pursue second internship in a business minor

    • Not restricted to internships on the database

    Internship Program

    To be eligible to earn academic credit for an internship, a student must have…

    Eligibility and Requirements

    • Completed Sophomore year

    • GPA 2.5+

    • Approval prior to starting internship

    • Work a minimum of 12 hours per week

    • 6-8 page paper

    • Meet with assigned Faculty Internship Advisor

    • Register for credit in the 391/392/393/394 course listing

    Internship Program

    Additional Internship Information

    • 8 total internship credits may be earned

    • Applied as electives

    • Will not substitute any course in major or minor field of study

    • Two internships at same placement

    • Grading – Pass/Fail

    Internship Program

    Expectations of Interns seeking academic credit as well as those who are not…

    Expectations of Interns

    • Behave in a professional manner

    • All students are representatives of the University

    • The Director of Internships maintains regular contact with companies

    • Feedback is obtained whether or not credit is being sought

    • On-line evaluation to be completed by all interns

    Internship Program

    Responsibilities for students seeking academic credit…


    • For-Credit Internship Application & job description

    • Minimum 12 hours per week

    • Meet with Faculty Internship Advisor

    • Complete a final paper

    • On-line evaluation

    Internship Program

    The Internship Faculty Advisor

    The role of the faculty advisor is to…

    • Discuss parameters of the paper

    • May assign additional independent study

    • Focus on relating experience to course work in student’s major

    • Read and grade paper

    Merrill Lynch


    Ameriprise Financial Services

    GE Corp. State Tax Group

    J Brand Jeans

    Hearst Corp./Esquire

    Octagon Inc.

    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

    Michael Kors

    Letarte Swimwear

    CBS Sports Network


    And More…

    Internship Program

    Participating Companies/Organizations

    Internship Program

    Advantages of an Internship

    • Academic credit

    • Professional work experience

    • Marketable skills

    • Resume building

    • Competitive edge

    • Test-drive a career choice

    • Meet professionals who will mentor

    • Develop confidence

    Internship Program

    Advantages of an Internship

    • New knowledge in specialized field

    • Sharpen communication skills

    • Apply classroom theory

    • Networking

    • Possible job offer

    Internship Program

    Prepare during sophomore year…

    Sophomore Year

    • Utilize the Office of Career Planning

    • Resume Writing

    • Cover Letter

    • Become Familiar with DSB Internship Database and Eligibility Requirements

    Internship Program




    Charles F. Dolan School of Business

    International Education

    Office of International Programs

    Mr. Christopher Johnson, Director

    Charles F. Dolan School of Business

    International Education

    Fairfield Opens Doors To The World

    60+ Programs

    40+ Countries

    Charles F. Dolan School of Business

    International Education



    • IFI Rouen France

    • Institut Quimic De Sarria (IQS)Spain

    • Maastricht University Netherlands

    • Regent’s CollegeEngland

    • National University of Ireland, GalwayIreland

    • Beijing Center for Language & CultureChina

    • Florence University of the Arts Italy

    • API-American Programs InternationalSpain

    • University of EdinburghScotland

    • Herzen University Russia

    • Sophia UniversityJapan

    • Baden Württenberg Exchange Germany

    • CIEE- Council Study CentersWorldwide

    Charles F. Dolan School of Business

    International Education

    Selecting the appropriate program…

    • Program of Study/Major

    • Language

    • Individual Program & Courses Offered

    • Career Interests

    Charles F. Dolan School of Business

    International Education

    Business Programs

    • Rouen, France

    • Barcelona, Spain

    • Maastricht, Netherlands

    Charles F. Dolan School of Business

    International Education

    Next Steps…

    • Meet with academic advisor


    • For more information –

    Charles F. Dolan School of Business

    Sophomore Symposium

    Questions & Comments

    Connect with the Dolan School of Business


    Twitter: @FairfieldDSB

    Good Luck Class of 2016!

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