From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more.
The integration of philosophical and religious precepts that inform business thinking and practice often does not occur on our campus, at least not explicitly as part of students’ coursework. Instead, they take an assortment of humanities offerings early in their initial careers, followed principally by business classes that rarely, if ever, reflect back on previous materials. As a consequence, some students may view them as independent with little to do with one another.
Thus, we seek to offer a co-taught course between the business school and philosophy/theology as a first attempt at integration that would have the following mission: to give students an opportunity to fully integrate the philosophical and theological roots of their early liberal arts education into their business training and practice. This course would also encourage our students to hear from and work with innovative and socially intelligent business practitioners, inviting the private sector to take an active role in the evolution of this educational vision. Accordingly, this class would have the following characteristics:
Knowledge and values: