JPCatholic exists for one reason: to Impact Culture for Christ. The world is not impacted through law and policies alone, and businesses have a sweeping influence over the culture at large. That's why the business program at JPCatholic is so closely tied to our mission - to truly change the culture for the better, we must know how to live and work ethically, not just strive for efficiency and bottom line. You'll learn your trade, and how to guide your skills through the teachings and life of Jesus Christ and his Church.
At JPCatholic, you’ll have the option to choose from three emphases: Creative Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Management, Sales & Marketing. The best way to learn is by doing, and applied learning is at the core of the entire business program. In fact, in our Business Launchpad, you have the chance to start your company while you’re still a student, guided by the mentorship of faculty who have been in your shoes.
“The degree of well-being that society enjoys today would have been impossible without the dynamic figure of the entrepreneur, whose function consists in organizing human labor and the means of production in order to produce goods and services.”
POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
SALES & MARKETING
Grow in faith and understanding, with a rich sequence of coursework in Scripture, Theology
Grow in understanding, with a rich sequence of coursework in Philosophy.
Study the human condition by actively engaging in an exploration of art, literature, culture, politics, economics, and more.
SEE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
what makes us different?
Build Your Own Company
The Business Launchpad is an optional sequence of courses that gives you professional mentorship to conceive, nurture, and launch a real company. Within the safe environment of the Launchpad, we aim to significantly increase the likelihood of your company's success, while also helping you minimize risk from failures and setbacks. Passion and hard work are required for students to participate in the Launchpad, as the experience is rigorous, time-intensive, and takes seriously the academic and hands-on commitment required to nurture sustainable companies.
Once your company successfully moves through the Launchpad sequence of courses, it may be eligible for free office space on campus in our Business Incubator. This room provides space for business ideation, prototyping, and validation, so your start-up can continue to grow and achieve your goals. It provides you with desk space, access to a conference room, and other business-support infrastructure. Most importantly, students and alumni in the Business Incubator also continue to receive ongoing weekly mentorship with a business professional.
Our Authentically Catholic Community
Our campus is a place where students can grow both professionally and spiritually. We’re a unique community of artists and innovators, centered around our faith in Jesus Christ and the beauty of the Catholic faith. Immerse yourself in an abundance of opportunities for spiritual growth, including Daily Mass, Confession, Adoration, Rosary, Retreats, and Service Projects.
Our Small Campus Environment
With a total student body under 300, JPCatholic offers a warm, tight-knit campus community. Foster lifelong friendships, form creative partnerships, and surround yourself with a supportive environment that encourages your growth in both virtue and artistic excellence
Our small classroom sizes offer the chance for one-on-one mentorship from industry professionals who have worked at Pixar, Warner Bros., Disney, and Hanna-Barbera Studio
Graduate in 3 Years
Our unique academic model prepares students for the real-world pace of professional life in the industry, with a focus on hands-on projects, internships, and portfolio preparation. The program is structured on a year-round quarter system, and you graduate with your Bachelors Degree in just 12 quarters. Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with about 3 weeks of break between each quarter.
Located in San Diego County
John Paul the Great Catholic University is centered in north county San Diego, just a 35-minute drive from downtown in America's Finest City. Southern California is famous for its fantastic weather, beautiful beaches and mountains, and bustling metropolitan areas. Our campus is just 15 miles from the beach, a short trip by car or train. And with Los Angeles and Hollywood within striking distance, students have even more opportunities for internships and networking.
Meet the Faculty
Professor of Business
Professor of Business and LauncPad Mentor
Professor of Business
Adjunct Professor of Law
Adjunct Professor of Marketing & Advertising
Professor of Business
"The professors with their practical insights and encouragement are one of my favorite things about the program. They have a lot of wisdom we can learn from."
Class of 2014
Co-Owner and Manager, St. Paul Book and Gift Store, Memphis, TN
"The professors are not just academic: they do not preach solely from the textbook. The lessons come from real life past successes and war stories, applying textbook theories into real life business."
Class of 2015
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist, Collegis Education
Curator of The Ultimate Catholic Comic Book
"An entrepreneur can create value in any situation; if there are no jobs, we make them. That is why I went to JPCatholic. I was blessed with an integrated educational experience."
Class of 2011
Partner, Yellow Line Digital