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.
- Challenge yourself in a new way
- Enjoy St. Thomas’ established international communities in:
- Rome (Catholic Studies)
- London (Business)
- Businesses offer internships to Catholic Studies students
- Past internships have included Northwestern Mutual and Cedarcrest Academy
- 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)
- 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
- 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