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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Executive Speaker Series: Rob Kelly ’89 @ Jacobson Lecture Hall, Mandeville 104
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Rob Kelly ’89 presents “The 7 Secret Skills I Wish I Knew Earlier”

  • 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.   Refreshments
  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.   Presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.   Q&A, Networking

This free event is open to all UB students, faculty, and staff. Guests are warmly welcomed.



Innovators Series: Taking Your Company from Long Shot to Snapchat @ Schelfhaudt Gallery in the Arnold Bernhard Center
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Innovator Series

Effective fundraising for your start-up: best practices in crowdfunding, venture capital, and family financing.


  • Elena Cahill, Senior Lecturer


  • Ron Paliwoda, President, The Paliwoda Group
  • Mark Nowotarski, Principal, Markets, Patents & Alliances

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

Welcome Back Weekend 2015 @ University of Bridgeport Campus
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm

Oct 09th 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct 10th 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Oct 11th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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!


$20 for adults, $15 for students and children under 18, and free for students on a UB meal plan.
Take advantage of a special $5 off early bird rate now through August 31, 2015!

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.

Register Here for Welcome Back Weekend at UB

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

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