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What does it mean to be a Catholic business school?


At Notre Dame, we are guided and challenged by moral imperatives of our faith. These universal principles are embraced and enlivened by our students and faculty who come from many different faith traditions.
Expect to think creatively, broadly and deeply about how business should operate more responsibly in an increasingly complex and integrated world – and what role you will take.

Principles of Catholic Social Teaching are rooted in the Gospels, in writing that addressed injustices during the Industrial Revolution, and in continuing Church documents on economic justice. They include:

Human dignity — Business leaders must recognize that every person has inherent value and dignity, independent of his or her race, gender, age or economic status. People should never be treated as merely a means to an economic end.

Stewardship — Business leaders must recognize that they are temporary stewards of resources and should seek long-term economic value. They must also be accountable to future generations for how their actions impact the environment — water, oil and other national resources.