The Sheedy Family Program in Economy, Enterprise, and Society is open to College of Arts and Letters students with a minor or joint minor in the Mendoza College of Business and Mendoza students with a second major or minor in Arts and Letters.
Accepted students will have access to dedicated coursework designed to connect their interests in business and the liberal arts through serious intellectual inquiry. Each student will walk through the program’s three-course sequence.
Business in Context
For their first course, students will take a program-specific gateway seminar designed to introduce them to the biggest questions and most important debates in business. The course will focus on scholarship in the humanities, with an eye toward application in the contemporary practice of business.
Ethics and the Working Life
For their second course, students select a course on business and ethics aimed at asking practical, real-life questions facing anyone taking up the working life. For example, students can take The Working Life, a course focused on the philosophy of work. Any course students select in this category will also fulfill a university core requirement.
Business and the Liberal Arts
For their third course, students select an upper-level course that focuses on some specialized discipline, question, or area of study. These courses are taught by a rotating group of faculty affiliated with the program, and aimed at providing continuing research and scholarly and mentorship opportunities for those interested.
In addition to these required courses, students in the program will have access to special opportunities including internship and research support, mentorship, networking, and the chance for interested students to write theses under the supervision of affiliated faculty. In the spring of their sophomore or junior years, students can choose to apply for the program's honors track.