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Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society

The Carlyse and Arthur A. Ciocca '59 Center for Business, Ethics, and Society prepares students to become ethical leaders and critically engaged citizens of a society deeply shaped by business. It offers multiple opportunities to explore questions about how business can contribute to the common good and promote real, long-term sustainable value for society.

The Ciocca Center at Holy Cross offers multiple pathways for students interested in business. A liberal arts education is most valuable in today’s world when students have opportunities to connect their classroom learning to real-world environments and problems. Thus all of our pathways include significant experiential learning components. You can choose any major you are passionate about, while gaining real-world business exposure and perspective.

Offerings in the Ciocca Center are open to students of all majors and class years. Advisors offer one-on-one guidance to connect you to the resources and tools that will enable you to achieve your individual career goals

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Gain business skills through experiential learning and gain an understanding of the technical, practical and inner workings of business.
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Gain entrepreneurial skills and learn the fundamentals of starting a venture and keeping a company relevant.
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Explore the institutional framework and career specializations of finance and banking.
Coursework in the minor addresses central questions about the role of business in a just and flourishing society.
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Explore business fundamentals, entrepreneurship and innovation; marketing communications and more; and the world of finance and banking.
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View the full list of opportunities offered through the Ciocca Center.
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Advisors in the Ciocca Center are available to help students understand program options and to develop a plan for completion.
Holy Cross Means Business

A Holy Cross education prepares students exceptionally well for careers in business. In fact, 87 percent of our alumni work in business roles. 

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Business Blog

Keep up with news and events on the Holy Cross Business Blog. Profiles of alumni and students help illustrate how you can major in anything and succeed in business.

Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society News

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Holy Cross Alumnus Paves Way for Ethical Business Leaders

Apr 19, 2019

Before tech startups flocked to Silicon Valley, before entrepreneurs competed for millions in funding on the TV show “Shark Tank,” and before entrepreneurship was part of the cultural zeitgeist in the U.S., Arthur “Art” Ciocca ’59 saw entrepreneurship as the …

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No Matter the Path, Holy Cross Students Thrive

Mar 25, 2019

College can often feel like a linear journey — take a few classes, decide on a major, join a club or two, fulfill your requirements and graduate in four years. For many, though, that path is much less precise. Interested …