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Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought

Curriculum and Publications

Resources for Integrating Faith into Business Education

We support the integration of Catholic social teaching into all facets of business education and leadership development.

Below are resources for teaching business and liberal arts topics in ways that respect the autonomy of the discipline, while engaging the spiritual and moral claims of faith.

Our full collection of publications is found in the Center for Catholic Studies publication library.

Business and Catholic Social Thought

Teaching Resources: Vocation of the Business Leader

The Vocation of the Business Leader is from a collaboration between the Ryan Institute and the Holy See’s Dicastery of Integral Human Development. Following are college and university teaching resources.


Purchase or download copies of the Vocation of the Business Leader handbook through the Center for Catholic Studies publication page.

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PowerPoint Presentations

Includes summary of the handbook, a “Business as Vocation” presentation and a four part leadership program.


Provides sample syllabi for theology and business ethics.

The 3 Goods of Business Teaching Resource

Lesson notes and articles on “Good Goods”, “Good Work”, and “Good Wealth”.

Handbook Translations

View full text versions of Vocation of the Business Leader, translated into 13 different languages.

Supplemental Material

Includes articles by Michael Naughton and John Allen, remarks by Cardinal Turkson and handbook reviews.