January 21, 2013

The Catholic University of America in Washington is spinning off its current economics and business curriculum from its School of Arts and Sciences and fashioning a new business school with the idea of infusing ethics into all course offerings.

In 2014, graduates will receive their degrees from the new School of Business and Economics.

The action to create a new school was taken in a December vote by the university’s board of trustees, following three years of evaluating and planning.

Andrew Abela, an associate professor of marketing who currently chairs the university’s department of business and economics, said, “There’s something about the program that the students find appealing,” Abela said.

He believes it is the application of natural law in the curriculum.