Fairfield University Dolan School of Business

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Fairfield University
Dolan School of Business
MottoPer Fidem ad Plenam Veritatem – Through Faith to the Fullness of Truth
TypePrivate, Jesuit business school
Parent institution
Fairfield University
DeanZhan Li, DBA
Location, ,
United States
CampusSuburban 200 acres (809,000 m²)
Dolan School of Business

The Charles F. Dolan School of Business (or the Dolan School of Business) is the graduate and undergraduate business school of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. The school is named after Charles F. Dolan, H'04, founder of HBO, Chairman of Cablevision Systems Corporation and Fairfield University trustee, in recognition of his $25 million donation in 2000. The Dolan School of Business claims a commitment to the Jesuit tradition of educating the "whole" person to be a socially responsible professional, who is prepared to serve others. Its graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


The Dolan School of Business finds its roots in the Department of Business established in 1947 within the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University.

Approach to Dolan School of Business

In 2012, the school established its Entrepreneur In Residence Program designed to bring entrepreneurs to the school for a one-year term to share their experiences starting a business. In 2013, the school, in partnership with the Economic Development Department of the Town of Fairfield and Kleban Properties, established the Fairfield Accelerator and Mentor Enterprise (FAME), a business incubator for local entrepreneurs located in downtown Fairfield.[1]

Experiential learning[edit]

Rear of Dolan School of Business

Fairfield StartUp[edit]

Fairfield StartUp is a yearly program of events designed to assist young entrepreneurs in the creation of their own businesses. The program connects these students with mentors and Fairfield alumni who are already established in the worlds of business, finance and engineering to guide them through the ups and downs of creating a business and pitching it to potential investors. The program culminates each year at the StartUp Showcase, where students negotiate live with investors for seed money to start their businesses.[2]


Endowed faculty[edit]

  • Lucy Katz, J.D., Robert C. Wright Professor of Business Law, Ethics, and Dispute Resolution
  • Gregory Koutmos, Gerald M. Levin Professor of Finance
  • Winston Tellis, Stephen and Camille Schramm Professor of Business

Notable alumni[edit]

John L. Flannery '83
Chairman & CEO
General Electric (GE)

Notable graduates of the Dolan School of Business include:


  1. ^ Harriet Jones (October 31, 2013). "New Business Incubator at Fairfield University is a Place to Network". WNPR.
  2. ^ Aaron Johnson (April 4, 2016). "Fairfield StartUp preparing for the future". CT Post.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°10′54″N 73°17′25″W / 41.18153°N 73.29029°W / 41.18153; -73.29029