The eight Academic Areas within the Busch School of Business and Economics offer demanding and stimulating degree programs that apply advanced knowledge of business and economics to real-world challenges.

Every area of study emphasizes both technical skills and commitment to nurturing human dignity, enhancing solidarity, enabling subsidiarity, and benefiting the common good. It’s an innovative and exciting approach that infuses the principles of Catholic social doctrine in the entire curriculum, and one that many business leaders are now seeing as a very effective business strategy.

  • Accounting class


    In the Accounting area of the Busch School of Business and Economics, students learn that integrity is the basis of business success, beginning with the expert and truthful recording of financial information.

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  • Economics class


    Economics is essentially about justice. At the Busch School of Business and Economics, we draw on Catholic social doctrine as we study the area of knowledge concerned with production, distribution, and consumption of material things.

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  • Entrepreneurship class


    We help students start their own micro-businesses, offer them exposure to rapid-growth, scalable companies, and facilitate regular contact with successful entrepreneurs.

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  • Finance students on Wall Street trip


    In our Finance academic area, students learn that good stewardship of financial resources requires both in-depth understanding of investments and awareness of the impact of fiscal decisions on individuals and society.

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  • International business professor

    International Business

    Faculty in the International Business area help to prepare students to succeed in the global marketplace with a vision that is focused on expanding international opportunities to benefit businesses and people.

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  • International development class

    International Development

    The International Development academic area has pioneered groundbreaking programs in Integral Economic Development, an approach that seeks to strengthen the civil and social institutions required for sustainable development and that takes an integrated view of the person's role in society.

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  • Management class


    Faculty in the Management area emphasize human flourishing, not just human resources, teaching about leadership, best practices, and excellence in every aspect of business.

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  • Marketing professor


    Programs in the Marketing area prepare students for careers focused on researching consumer needs, developing products and services that meet those needs, and communicating through effective promotions.

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