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

Yolanda W. Rabun ’90
Yolanda Rabun ’90 Is Not Done Yet
Rabun blazed a path across Mount St. James with big plans that are still unfolding more than 30 years later
Yolanda Rabun ’90 Is Not Done Yet
It was the first football game of the 1986 season, Holy Cross versus Lehigh — a season that would culminate in a Patriot League championship for the Crusaders.
Ja-Na? Duane works with students in Stein Hall in 2018.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Teaches Ethical Leadership
When Ja-Naé Duane introduces entrepreneurship to students at the College of the Holy Cross, she doesn’t start by talking about business ideas, product development or marketing strategy. Rather, she tells students: “Pick a problem.”