School of Business
Please note: Beginning in the fall of 2017, Aquinas will no longer offer degrees in arts and sciences, business and nursing, nor provide residential housing and student life activities. Aquinas will focus its academic programming on the School of Education and on course offerings in philosophy and theology. Read more here.
The School of Business at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee provides students with real-world insight grounded in ethical principles and sound business practices with a distinctly Catholic, Christian perspective. An Aquinas business education begins with a strong liberal arts foundation, which includes an emphasis on theology, philosophy, and ethics along with other disciplines to help form the character of our students.
After the foundation has been laid and a context established, students in the School of Business receive well-rounded preparation in quantitative, communication, and interpersonal skills to prepare them for a broad range of careers in the business world. The program’s course of study is modeled on the nation’s top undergraduate business programs to ensure that our graduates possess the same vocabulary, tools, and techniques as those who receive their degree at other leading institutions.
But where the Aquinas School of Business, as a Dominican and Catholic business school, truly differentiates itself is in the “caritas,” or charity, with which it embraces each individual. Students are provided the attention, the encouragement, the skills and the confidence they need to realize their true potential.
The Catholic Church has long maintained the legitimate role of profit in a business enterprise, but has also asserted that it cannot be the only measurement of business success. Therefore, while our students receive the same breadth and depth of curriculum as those at much larger institutions, the goal of Aquinas College’s School of Business is to train competent business professionals who are conscious of their broader social responsibilities and recognize business as a vocation.