Sep 24, 2023  
School of Undergraduate Studies 2022-2023 
School of Undergraduate Studies 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics and Business

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Department Chair: Kristen Cooper

Faculty: Stephanie Hadden, Mandy Liu, Kent Seibert, Greg Smith, Alice Tsang. Part-time: Stuart McMahon, Andy Moore, Margaret Niehaus, Rick Sweeney, Meirwyn Walters, Jeff Young​.

MISSION: The Department of Economics and Business seeks to prepare students for lives of service and leadership in a variety of settings, from the business firm to government, in the national and world economies. The department strives to graduate men and women with solid technical preparation, personal integrity, and concern for issues of justice and stewardship, well equipped for graduate studies and service in business and economics. The department seeks to develop students’ intellectual maturity and Christian character through the careful study and application of economic and business principles within the moral framework of the Christian faith.

Majors within the Department and Common Requirements

The Department of Economics and Business offers four distinct majors: accounting, business administration, economics and finance. Students majoring in business administration may also elect to complete a concentration in international business, management, marketing, or sport management. 

All students majoring in accounting, business administration, economics or finance are required to take Foundations courses located at the beginning of all Economics and Business majors.

Additional requirements for these majors are listed below. Double majors must completely satisfy the separate requirements for each major. Triple majors in the department are not permitted.

Honors in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics and Finance

In exceptional cases, majors in the Economics and Business Department may earn honors in accounting, business administration, economics or finance by researching and writing an honors thesis over the senior year. Under the direction of a faculty advisor, candidates will develop a thesis proposal in the spring prior to the senior year and, with department approval, register for and complete 8 credits of independent research in the senior year (ECB 471 - Honors Research I , ECB 472 - Honors Research II ). For honors the thesis must be of high quality and be defended orally in front of department faculty toward the end of spring term. The minimum GPA for honors candidates is 3.50 in the major and 3.00 overall.

An honors thesis should be considered by students intending to complete advanced degrees in any economics or business fields. See department faculty for details.

International Seminar: Development of Modern China

The Economics and Business and History Departments offer intensive combination of study and travel to China which focuses on one of the world’s largest economies. Students prepare through meetings and assigned reading during spring semester, then travel to key sites of historical and economic development interest. Offered periodically. Earns 4 semester hours of credit through either the Economics and Business Department or History Department. Contact Global Education Office to apply.




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