The University of St. Thomas

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Catholic Character of Business Schools

Catholic Character of Business Schools

First International Conference on Catholic Social Thought
and Business Eduation

Enhancing the Catholic Character of Business Schools

Loyola Marymount University
Conrad North Hilton Center for Business
Los Angeles, California
July 27-28, 1996


Saturday (July 27):

Breakfast is part of the room rate at the hotel

9:00 Plenary Session (Room 100)

1) Introduction: Michael Naughton

2) Woodstock Theological Center: Michael Stebbins and James Nolan

3) Overall Picture of Management Education Within Catholic Universities: Thomas Bausch  10:30 Break

11:00-12:30 Breakout Session I: Points of contact between Christian social thought and management

1) Business Law (Room 302)

*Michael Ambrosio and William Toth: "Natural Law and Corporate Governance"

*Ernest Pierucci: "Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing: An Opportunity for the Integration of Natural Law and Business Law"

Moderator: Jack Flanagan


2) Theology and Business (Room 304)

*Michael Stebbins: "The Religious Value of Business"

*Dennis McCann: "On Moral Business: A Theological Perspective"

Moderator: Thomas Bausch

12:30- Lunch (Room 300)

2:00-3:45 Breakout Session II

1) Perspectives on Management Education at a Catholic University (Room 302)

*Edwin Epstein: "Enhancing the Catholic Character of Management Education: A Non-Catholic Perspective"

*Oliver Williams: "A Framework for Envisioning the Role of Catholic Social Teaching in a Business School: Some Learnings from South Africa"

*Jorge Uribe S.J.: "Catholic Social Thought and Management in the Latin American Context"

Moderator: Robert Kennedy

2) Business Ethics (Room 304)

*Gerald Cavanagh S.J.: "Virtue Tradition and Business Ethics"

*Lou Gaspar: "Catholic Social Thought and Business Ethics"

*John Dobson: "Virtue Ethics in Business"

Moderator: Jim Nolan

3:45 Break

4:15-6:00 Plenary Session--An Open Discussion on the following questions in light of the two breakout sessions (Tom Bausch will moderate the discussion). (Room 100)

     What are the opportunities and benefits of integrating Christian social thought in the curriculum and research of Catholic business schools?

    What are the obstacles, dangers, and pitfalls of integrating Christian social thought in management curriculum and research?


6:00 Dinner (On Your Own)

Sunday (July 28):

Breakfast is part of the room rate at the hotel

 8:00 Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel

 9:00 Presentation by Jean-Loupe Dherse "Business Ethics Education within the European Context." (Room 100)

10:15 Break

10:45 Plenary Session--Discussion Moderator Robert Kennedy (Room 100)

1) Specification of the Scholarship Agenda

2) Planning for Next Year's Conference at the University of St. Thomas, MN.

3) Society of Christian Social Thought and Management

12:30 Concluding Lunch (Room 300)


 4:00 Mass with the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (Sacred Heart Chapel)


5:15 Keynote Address: Dominic Terantino, Chairman of Price Waterhouse World Firm Limited

6:45 Banquet: (cost approx. $25) (Room 100 and First Floor Foyer)

Welcoming Remarks: Rev. Thomas P. O'Malley, S.J. President, LMU; Dr. John T. Wholihan, Dean, College of Business Administration; Dr. Thomas Bausch.