Ernest C. Trefz School of Business


The University of Bridgeport’s Ernest C. Trefz School of Business offers seven undergraduate majors and nine graduate concentrations, a wide range of choices to fit your educational requirements, and the ability to customize your program to fit your specific career goals.

Our teaching-oriented professors with extensive business experience will provide you with individual attention in small classes, where you will learn the concepts necessary for you to think critically and creatively, as well as the hands-on skills and knowledge desired by business.

We understand that for you to be successful across time, you will need to adapt to new careers and new circumstances. Consequently, we emphasize learning how to learn throughout our programs.

Please examine the various majors and concentrations, and the opportunities and requirements of each program, to see which satisfy your interests and the direction of your business career.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs


All degree programs in the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business are licensed and accredited by the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In addition, the School of Business undergraduate and graduate programs are professionally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

* ACBSP accreditation does not include AA degree in Business Administration


For more information about the business programs, call 203-576-4384

To enroll, contact Admissions at 203-576-4552 or


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Welcome Back Weekend 2015 @ University of Bridgeport Campus
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm

Oct 09th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Oct 10th 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Oct 11th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

University of Bridgeport Campus

Come show your Purple Knight Pride! 

Alumni, students, families, faculty, staff and friends of UB are all invited to come to campus for Welcome Back Weekend 2015!  Reconnect with old friends and rediscover the University of Bridgeport by attending one of many great events throughout the weekend!


Online registration is now closed. You can register in person at the Student Center (Knights End, ground level) on Saturday or at Marina Dining Hall on Sunday.

$20 for adults, $15 for students and children under 18, and free for students on a UB meal plan.

Your registration includes a free tee-shirt, continental breakfast and BBQ lunch on Saturday, and brunch at Marina Dining Hall on Sunday!  Also includes entry into events throughout the weekend (exceptions: UBCC Dinner, Athletics Hall of Fame, 5k). Pick up your shirt, lanyard, and more info at the Cox Student Center on Saturday and the Marina Dining Hall on Sunday.

Schedule of Events – See below for details or Download PDF

Friday, October 9

Saturday, October 10

Sunday, October 11

All events, locations, and times subject to change.

Hotel and Travel

The University of Bridgeport has arranged discounted rates at local hotels for anyone attending Welcome Back Weekend:

  • Holiday Inn – 1070 Main Street, Bridgeport: $89 room rate will be offered until 9/25/15. Call (203) 334-1234 and ask for the Welcome Back Weekend UB room block or make a reservation online (discounted rate is applied automatically).
  • The Marriott – 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull: $119 room rate will be offered until 9/18/15. Call (203) 378-1400 and ask for the University of Bridgeport room block


On Saturday, October 10, the University of Bridgeport shuttle will be making stops between campus, the Bridgeport train station, and the Holiday Inn downtown between 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and adding in a stop at Murphy’s Law beginning at 5:30 p.m. All shuttle services will conclude at 11 p.m. that evening.

Local Restaurants

  • Amici Miei Café
    957 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    15% discount for Oct 9-11
    Reservation not needed but preferred (203) 540-5360
  • Two Boots
    281 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    15% discount for Oct 9-11
    Reservation not needed but preferred (203) 331-1377
  • Metric Bar and Grill
    39 Cannon St, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    10% discount for party of 6 or more
    Reservation not needed but preferred (203) 576-6903
  • Barnum Publick House
    1020 Broad St, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    10% discount for Oct 9-11
    Reservation not needed but preferred (203) 690-1044
  • Testo’s Restaurant & Catering
    1775 Madison Ave, Bridgeport, CT 0660
    10% off Oct 9/10 (closed Sundays)
    (203) 372-1627

More information

Campus Map

Academic Open Houses
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Academic Open Houses

Join us on campus for various Academic Open Houses during Welcome Back Weekend! Revisit your old classrooms or learn about a new department. Volunteers will be on site Saturday between 2-4 p.m. to answer questions and give tours at the following locations:

  • Fones School of Dental Hygiene: Health Sciences Building (4th fl), 60 Lafayette Street
  • Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD): Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue
  • Student Entrepreneur Center of the Trefz School of Business: 250 Myrtle Avenue

There will also be a full day of events at the College of Chiropractic and an Engineering Carnival from 1-4 p.m.

Innovators Series: Directing your creativity into a successful business @ Schelfhaudt Gallery in the Arnold Bernhard Center
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“Creative” entrepreneurs discuss how they incorporate education, partnerships, and networks to direct their natural and cultivated creative talent into a successful business.


  • Ramon E. Peralta, Jr., Founder & Creative Director, Peralta Design
  • Robert Valle, Event Planner/Decorator, Robert Valle Designs
  • Valeria Garrido-Bisceglia, M.B.A., Business Advisor, Connecticut Small Business Development Center

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Wine and Cheese
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Program and Q&A
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Networking

Free to attend. RSVP to or 203-576-4151.




Undergraduate Open House: School of Business @ Mandeville Hall
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register Here!

Learn about the undergraduate programs at the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business. View the newly renovated facilities, hear about our skills-focused teaching methods, and meet students and faculty invested in your success.

Activities will include:

  • Admissions & financial aid presentation
  • Faculty meet-and-greet
  • Chat with current UB students
  • Program overviews