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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Business Certificate Programs

Certificates provide you with comprehensive and structured programs to acquire technical business skills and experiences alongside your liberal arts education.

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Business Fields

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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Advising and Resources

Advisors in the Ciocca Center are available to help students understand program options and to develop a plan for completion.

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Holy Cross Means Business

A Holy Cross education prepares students exceptionally well for careers in business. In fact, three out of four 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

Women’s Impact on Business World Celebrated at Holy Cross Conference
The 17th annual Women in Business event encouraged alumnae, faculty, staff and students to share experiences and learn from each other.
Joanna Geraghty '90 (far left) president and chief operating officer of JetBlue Airways, is one of the highest ranking women in the U.S. airline industry today, leading with a distinctive Holy Cross mindset: service, values and community.
Joanna Geraghty ’94 Leads JetBlue With a Holy Cross Mindset

Joanna Geraghty ’94 has 30 minutes for this interview, her fourth of the day, which started early on the ABC network’s national morning show, “GMA.” Demands on your time outstrip hours in the day when you’re president of the seventh …

New Ciocca Center Director Looks to Expand Student Opportunities, Business Curriculum

Former international business executive Robert Murner wants to build on the center’s foundation to position students for post-graduate success.