What is «Integral Economics»?
«Integral Economics» is a one-year graduate academic qualification. The modular program is offered by the Faculty of Theology at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, which is organized and carried out by the «Center Faith & Society» and the «Interdisciplinary Institute of Ethics and Human Rights» in Partnership with the Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). The course extends over 18 study days, consisting of twelve online half-days and six days of personal attendance.
For whom is «Integral Economics»?
«Integral Economics» is aimed at young professionals and people working in the business world who want to increase their business ethics expertise and strengthen their reflective judgment and decision-making capacities. Furthermore, CAS «Integral Economics» is designed for people who wish to gain a theological view on economics and are interested in transferring their Christian beliefs into practice at their workplaces. The six in-person study days provide a great opportunity to meet like-minded participants and to extend your network.
Is «Integral Economics» internationally orientated?
«Integral Economics» offers you a unique opportunity to get to know different Christian business networks and church institutions. A bachelorʹs degree or equivalent university education is preferred. Applicants without a degree from a higher education institution can still be admitted through an application-based procedure. Business education is not required. Yet, having relevant business experience is considered an asset. You can expect to meet an international, diverse, multidisciplinary cohort eager to impact the economy of today. Top academics and industry experts from all around the world will be your facilitators.
What is the «Integral Economics» learning approach?
In-Person and Online
«Integral Economics» consists of Live Events, Video Lectures, Live Webinars, Reading Assignments, Q&A Sessions and Discussions.
Between study days, you will have learning goals set for the month, including video lectures and reading assignments.
The recorded video lectures are conducted by academics and business experts.
During the program, there are six weekends with live webinars conducted by our lecturers and guest speakers.
As part of the live webinars, course leaders will also conduct Q&A sessions during the streaming of the events.
A Program Support Team will follow up via emails and via zoom calls with participants, if necessary.
Continuous Program Access
You will continue to have access to the program videos and learning material for up to 24 months from the program start date.
« I find it exciting that in this course we learn what implications a christian worldview has for my daily working life and how we can help shaping the society and economy we live in. »
What will be your takeaway?
At the end of the course you will be able to:
The value of faith-based economics in your own personal and business context.
How to contribute to Ethics of Sustainability from a Christian perspective.
Steps for becoming empowered in order to lead change towards a better world.
Interested in «Integral Economics»?
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It is time to rediscover the fundamental purpose of economics and entrepreneurship and to acknowledge the significant role of faith and theology in shaping economic processes.
Participants of the CAS «Integral Economics – Incorporating Sustainability, Ethics & Faith» will spend twelve months dealing with twelve major themes, which are fundamental to the Christian faith and to a theologically informed perspective on work, values and business ethics.