Dr. Michael Welker, professor of economics, has been appointed the inaugural director of Catholic Business Management and Entrepreneurship
God doesn’t just need missionaries in the jungles or the mountains of impoverished third world regions. He also needs missionaries right here in the Western world of business—on Main Street, in a downtown office, on the floor of the exchange, and everywhere else Wall Street leads. He needs men and women who can be salt and light in the marketplace, transforming the culture through their witness.
If you feel called to be that salt and light, a degree from Franciscan University’s Department of Business will equip you to answer that call.
Our faculty members are teacher-practitioners. They bring a wealth of experience from a range of industries into the classroom and use it to share sound techniques, practices, and theories of accounting, economics,finance, international business, management, and marketing.
But they don’t just bring experience and sound instruction to the classroom. They also bring a deep understanding of the Church’s social teaching. At Franciscan University, we believe that the free market works best when those working in it recognize the difference between right and wrong, the importance of serving others, and the value of hard work. And our campus atmosphere reinforces the foundational principles from which good business ethics spring. Both in and out of the classroom, you’ll receive the moral and ethical formation you need to be a leader in every sense of the word in the world of business.
When planning your future in the business world you can plan on finding what you’re looking for here at Franciscan. Our department offers a number of different degrees and courses of study, some that will take you to other countries as part of the curriculum.
Our department offers a variety of degrees and majors for undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduates can earn their degree in six different major areas—accounting, economics, finance, management, international business management, or marketing.
Graduates can continue their studies here at Franciscan and pursue a Master of Business Administration.