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Business & Catholic Studies

A degree in Business and Catholic Studies: What are the benefits?

At St. Thomas, many students have chosen to combine a degree in business with a degree in Catholic Studies, with the intention of integrating their faith into their career aspirations. This pairing offers a number of benefits including mentorships and internships, study abroad, and a vibrant Catholic community. Read on to learn more about the various opportunities available to students studying Business and Catholic Studies.

STUDY ABROAD

  • Challenge yourself in a new way
  • Enjoy St. Thomas’ established international communities in:
    • Rome (Catholic Studies)
    • London (Business)

INTERNSHIPS

  • Businesses offer internships to Catholic Studies students
  • Past internships have included Northwestern Mutual and Cedarcrest Academy

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

  • Participants engage with Catholic professionals who help them to understand and live out their professional Catholic lives.
  • Participants are integrated into a network that offers practical experience in discerning their future work.

LEADERSHIP INTERN PROGRAM

  • Further develop leadership skills while rooted in your faith
  • Vibrant community of upperclassmen
  • Train in both Catholic vision and application
  • Spring Institute (past institutes have been in Peru, France, Washington D.C. and Colorado)

COMMUNITY LIFE

  • Monthly Community Nights (Mass, Discussion and Dinner)
  • Annual Spring Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
  • Conference at the University of Notre Dame
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Casino Night
  • Other lectures and events throughout the year
  • Various liturgies and retreats
  • Catholic Women’s and Men’s Floor in the Residence Halls

COURSES ON FAITH AND BUSINESS

  • Christian Faith and the Management Profession (CATH 306/THEO 422)

UST OPUS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

  • AACSB accredited – the highest standard of quality for business education

CATHOLIC STUDIES

  • First and largest of its kind in the U.S.
  • About 300 majors and minors in the Department of Catholic Studies
  • Three major institutes: John Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought and Management, Terence Murphy Institute of Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy, and the Habiger Institute for Catholic Leaderhsip
  • A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Logos
  • Graduate Program