Under the direction of successful entrepreneurs and accomplished academics, we help students start their own micro-businesses, offer them exposure to rapid-growth, scalable companies, and facilitate regular contact with successful entrepreneurs.

Our programs provide a distinctive approach to university entrepreneurship education. They challenge students to value the person along with achieving profitability. 

We are inspired by Pope Francis, who said that business is "a noble vocation, provided that those engaged in it see themselves challenged by a greater meaning in life; this will enable them truly to serve the common good by striving to increase the goods of this world and to make them more accessible to all."

We aim to inspire and equip our students with the virtues, skills, and initiative needed to launch ventures for impact as principled entrepreneurs, integrating virtue with sound business practice, designing dynamic enterprises that create value for customers and allow employees to flourish.

Learn about the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship

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    Business Course Helps Students Find Their Calling

    When teaching his signature course, Tools and Foundations for the Vocation of Business, Andreas Widmer asks questions that dare his students to think outside the textbook.

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