as a catholic, marianist business school, our mission is to prepare students to be business leaders with the ability to employ business knowledge and skills in a manner consistent with catholic and marianist values for the benefit of all stakeholders. our curricula and co-curricular activities rely strongly on the ud approach to experiential learning.
experiential learning - blending of theory and practice
ud experiential learning advances active learning and reflective practice focused on real human problems and needs, enabling students to: (1) cultivate their gifts and skills; (2) appreciate the interdependence of self and community; and (3) discover higher purposes for life, learning and work. this engagement with practice occurs inside and outside the classroom, on-campus and off-campus, as an individual and as part of a team. opportunities for blending of theory and practice occur in every major throughout the entirety of each of our business programs.
we provide many distinctive experiential opportunities. here are a few possibilities:
- as part of a team, manage a multi-million dollar investment portfolio
- be the ceo or other officer of a student-run business that grosses over $1 million annually
- collect and analyze data to make marketing recommendations to fortune 500 and other companies
- act as consultant to an organization in need of new business processes
- be an entrepreneur and start your own business with a startup fund of tens of thousands of dollars
this list could go on and on, but the bottom line is the outcome: practical wisdom gained here is a major differentiator for our graduates.
i extend an invitation to potential students, employers, alumni, businesses and associations to engage with us in this great learning experience.
dean and professor
school of business administration