At The Catholic University of America, we believe that business and economics should work for persons, not the other way around. In far too many places, ethics have little to do with economics, profit margins dictate company policy, and business decisions are driven solely by the bottom line. The good news is that there’s another school of thought.
Since Pope Leo XIII’s 1891 encyclical, Rerum Novarum, the Catholic Church has developed a body of social doctrine which outlines the principles to guide political, social, and economic decisions. This body of teaching is directly integrated into business education at the Busch School of Business and Economics. We cultivate Catholic minds for business, aiming to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders to work so that their communities thrive alongside of their businesses.
We seek to transform the world of business through our commitment to four key principles: that business is a noble vocation; that business can be a force for good; that business can help to alleviate poverty; and that the human person, who is the center of the economy, finds inherent dignity in work.
We teach our students that business and economics – when guided by principles of the faith – have a positive impact on people and profits.