The goal of our Bachelor of Arts in Management degree is to help Tucson flourish by investing in its local population. The program was designed for Tucson, and shaped by Tucson. We collected the ideas and insights of over 300 individuals in the Tucson community, forming partnerships along the way with several local organizations and businesses. These include the City of Tucson, the Diocese of Tucson, HSL Properties, Jim Click Automotive, and Pima Community College.
Local businesses and partners have not only helped design the program; they will contribute to it through workshops, business roundtables, career development events, mentorship, and guided internships for our students.
We look forward to continuing these partnerships and hope to gain more partners as the program expands.
“Catholic University’s partnership with Pima Community College is right on point because it allows our students to get a four-year degree at a reasonable price while staying in Tucson. This provides additional economic opportunities for young people, working families, and for our community.”
Regina Romero Mayor of Tucson
“I am truly excited that our young people will have an opportunity to receive an education from The Catholic University of America steeped in our Catholic intellectual tradition without having to leave Tucson. Through this program the future is bright for Tucson as students contemplate living a life of meaning and are shaped into virtuous business leaders.”
Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger Diocese of Tucson
“I got involved because it's a pilot program that hasn't existed anywhere else. Bringing online concepts to study at your own pace, and to deliver to students who wouldn't have been able to, with a prestigious university.”
Humberto S. Lopez Founder & Chairman HSL Properties
“As a home-grown Tucson company for 35 years, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR loves to keep talent in this community after graduation! Qualities that stand out when we hire include initiative, judgment, communication skills, confidence, and high energy. We know that partnering with Catholic U will afford us positive connections where we can share insights and opportunities and collaborate with the next generation of leaders.”
Barbi Reuter Chief Executive Officer and Principal PICOR Commercial Real Estate Services
“I am a big believer in Tucson. When I heard about this innovative Catholic University program with its desire to form deep partnerships with local Tucson employers while providing a quality education at a fraction of the cost, I just had to collaborate and bring others to be involved. This is a wonderfully amazing opportunity for our young people right here in Tucson.”
Jim Click, Jr. President Jim Click Automotive Team
“When I first heard about what Catholic University was doing in Tucson, I lit up like a Christmas tree, and it was for two reasons: 1. Preparing local people to be part of our businesses 2. What it means to be a human being and fully who you are — it's needed in a lot of our education today.”
Rob Lamb Chief Operations Officer GHLN Architects & Engineers, Inc.
“Pima couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Catholic University to expand educational opportunities in our region. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, Pima is dedicated to ensuring our region has the resources students need to create better lives for themselves and their families.”