Are you passionate about teaching business through a Catholic lens? Do you want to ignite a deeper sense of purpose in your students beyond just pursuing a career?

 

Our Dual Enrollment courses are meticulously crafted by seasoned professors, adept at blending practical and intellectual instruction with the foundational principles of Catholic Social Teaching. The outcome? Well-rounded individuals who excel in all areas. What sets us apart is our focus on virtue, equipping each student for success in both their professional and personal lives.

Each course is designed to be "turn-key" - allowing your instructors to use our learning resources and digital content to lead these courses in person at your school. All course materials are proprietarily developed by the Busch School or open-source, keeping the textbook costs minimal. Options are available for your teachers to hold lecturer faculty status at The Catholic University of America. The dual enrollment courses provide a level of rigor equivalent to on-campus Busch School courses.

By partnering with The Busch School: 

  • Your high school can offer a single course or a suite of complementary courses that provide a comprehensive introduction to business and economics.
  • Instructors use our learning resources and digital content to lead these courses in person at your school.
  • All course materials are proprietarily developed by the Busch School or open-source, keeping the textbook costs minimal.
  • Each course is founded on virtue, emphasizing ethical principles and moral values to cultivate well-rounded business leaders.

 Curriculum

  • Course Information

    The Busch School Business Magnet program enables high school students to register for college-level courses and earn credits before graduating from high school. The curriculum is customizable, allowing your high school to offer a single course or a suite of complementary courses that provide a comprehensive introduction to business and economics. 

    • Information Management
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Management
    • Communications
    • Accounting 
    • Economics

    The courses developed for the Business Magnet Program are high quality, content-rich, mission-aligned, and designed to be delivered by an on-the-ground instructor via pre-made lesson plans. Courses will be hosted in Brightspace LMS and are accessed online once a week meeting for at least 75 min in order to get to the 3 credit hour.

  • Current Courses Available

    CEDE: Cathlic Entrepreneurship & Design Experience

    3.00 Credits (counts for ENT 118 or business elective ENT 150)

    This course aims to teach students entrepreneurial thought and skills in light of Catholic theology — to create a new generation of Catholics who are inspired by God to make a meaningful impact in the workplace and beyond. The basic course is made up of 12 foundational modules, with supplemental modules being created continuously. Each module is built around its own project, most of which are building blocks for the two capstone deliverables of the Moral Compass Paper and the Odyssey Project.

    SRES 101: Markets and Prosperity II

    3.00 Credit

    A blend of economic ideas and history of economic thought, this course is the first part of a complete introduction to the elements of economics. Topics include: economic exchange; markets, prices & information; scarcity, cost, and choice; coordination problems; gains from trade; property, specialization and the division of labor; sound money; time, risk, and uncertainty; entrepreneurship, economic dynamics; market failures and responses; and more.

    SRES 102: Markets and Prosperity II 

    3.00 Credit

    A blend of economic ideas and history of economic thought, this course is the second part of a complete introduction to the elements of economics. Topics include: economics of the firm and managerial economics; national economy, GDP, and modern economic growth; business cycles and fluctuations in economic activity; fiscal and monetary policy; capital markets; interest rates; labor markets; global markets; public choice; and more. Prerequisite: SRES 101

    ENT 118: The Vocations of Business

    3.00 Credits

    This course explores what business is and how it fits into one’s overall life mission. Students are introduced to the concept of Principled Entrepreneurship and business as co-creation with God. Beyond business basics, students are introduced to the virtues that help entrepreneurs flourish and learn how to live a happier and more integrated life.

    MGT 123: Foundations of Business

    3.00 Credits

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of strategy, management, and operations in a business organization. Topics include: economies of scale, value chains, integration and competitive advantage; the history of management thought; business ethics; incentives and motives; corporate strategy, culture, organization & governance; decision making; industry dynamics; operations management; human resources; leadership; and teamwork.

    MGT 171: Human Advantage and the Future of Work

    3.00 Credits

    In this course, students study the nature of business and the economy; examine the many misleading stereotypes about business; explore the key features of the high-tech workplace; and identify and cultivate the virtues needed to succeed in 21st-century business and life.

    ACCT 205: Introductory Accounting

    3.00 Credits

    Designed for both users and producers of accounting data. Balanced coverage of procedures used to prepare financial statements, the measurement theories underlying the procedures, and the economic environment in which accounting operates. Analysis of financial statement information.

    ACCT 206: Managerial Accounting

    3.00 Credits

    Use of accounting data by financial managers in the planning and control of organizational activities. Provides a framework to develop the methodology of managerial accounting as an integral tool of managerial decision-making in a contemporary business environment. Topics include cost concepts, profit planning, budget decision techniques, planning pricing decisions, inventory control, and quantitative decision techniques. Prerequisite: ACCT 205

    MGT 240: Management of Information

    3.00 Credits

    A survey course covering the fundamental aspects of information technology (IT) in today's economy and society.  This course introduces IT concepts and vocabulary and presents management perspectives on identifying, developing, implementing, and managing digital information systems.  A review of the many Web 3.0 technologies and their implications in the digital transformation currently happening in businesses is strongly emphasized.

    MGT 250: Business Communications

    3.00 Credits

    This course focuses on the principles, strategies, and techniques of effective written, oral, and digital business communication. The course addresses critical business communication skills with an emphasis on organization, preparation, grammar, and mechanics as students create successful oral and written messages including e-mails, memos, letters, presentations, reports, and other business documents.