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Can you tell me more about the history of The Busch School of Business?
Since the 1960's, The Catholic University of America has taught business courses that incorporate Catholic social doctrine. The University's business program recently became a school in 2013, and has been growing at a rapid pace ever since, tripling in size in the past five years.
How is Catholic Social Doctrine woven into The Busch School of Business curriculum?
Catholic Social Doctrine is incorporated in every aspect of the school, both inside and outside of the classroom. From a student’s first business class, entitled, “The Vocation of Business,” students are introduced to the idea that business is not only a job, but a calling. By promoting better business practices, including human dignity, solidarity, subsidiarity, and the common good, The Busch School of Business teaches its students how to create value for society and its members.
Tell me more about The Busch School of Business faculty experience.
Many of our faculty members bring their real-world experience outside of academia into the classroom. For example, Associate Dean Harvey Seegers worked for Jack Welch at GE and then designed Home Depot's online operations. Professor Mark Weber, Director of the Sales Program, served as the senior vice president of NetApp. Professor Andreas Widmer, Director of the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship, served as a Swiss Guard for Pope John Paul II and co-founded the SEVEN fund, a non-profit that works towards finding solutions to poverty. The lessons these professors share provide students with unique perspectives on the world of business.
What is the job placement like for The Busch School of Business graduates?
Six months after graduation, over 97 percent of Busch School graduates are successfully placed in jobs. With help from the school's career services and career coaches, students receive assistance in perfecting their resumes and preparing for interviews.
What is the internship process like for The Busch School of Business students?
Current students receive weekly notices from the school's career services about internship offerings, particularly in the D.C. metro area. Students can apply for many opportunities online, and can intern for credit during the semester or during the summer. Many students intern on Capitol Hill or in downtown D.C., and have easy access to the city by way of the Metro, located right off of the University's campus.
What type of advising resources are available to The Busch School of Business students?
The Busch School of Business has its own Office of Career Development that provides resume help, career guidance, and interview practice for students in search of jobs or internships. Students also have access to the school's advising center to ensure they are selecting classes that will contribute to their major. Students are assigned a faculty mentor, who can recommend specific courses that students should take based on their interests. In addition, another student resource includes the Major Mentor Program, in which first-year students are paired with upperclassmen mentors for student-to-student advice on how to navigate the first year of college.
Tell me about the accreditation process with AACSB for The Busch School of Business.The Busch School's application for accreditation has been accepted and the school is actively pursuing accreditation through AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). This accreditation is over and above the University's accreditation through Middle States and reflects the Busch School's commitment to excellence. AACSB is the premier global association for business schools and is committed "to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders." You can see a description of the accreditation process here.
The Busch School is on track to complete the initial self evaluation (iSER) for submission by December 2021. The next phase of accreditation includes an implementation phase of the key projects and initiatives outlined in the iSER report. A final self evaluation report (SER) is submitted to AACSB for full approval. The final step in the accreditation process should be completed in 2024.
Questions about accreditation? Please contact Kevin Rensch.