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Economics

Program Information

Economics and Business

Professors: Apps (Chair), Geremew, Gonzalez (President), Hultberg, Hussen, MacMillan, Moffit, Stull

 

Mission Statement

Integrating Economics and Business, theory and practice, we develop creative, broad-minded problem-solvers and leaders.

The department's primary objective is to ensure that our students can apply economic and business principles to the world around them. To achieve this objective, the department introduces the students to economic and business problems, theories, and policies within the context of a liberal arts education. The department's courses fall into four broad categories: (1) economic theory at the introductory and intermediate levels, (2) quantitative tools and methods, (3) fundamental business principles, and (4) economic and business field courses. In addition to the department's course work, students also benefit from practical experience through internships, a senior individualized project, and a senior seminar. The math cognate courses are required to provide students with a strong foundation in contemporary business and economic decision-making processes that are increasingly based on marginal analysis, optimization, and descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. The department encourages additional mathematics and statistics courses for all our majors, especially for majors who wish to pursue graduate degrees.

The department offers two distinct majors: a major in economics and a major in business, both of which require a total of ten units for completion. A student cannot major in both economics and business.

Economics and Business Department News

Fulbright Allows Student to Retrace Her Heritage in Lithuania

Katie Johnson Fulbright Lithuania Imagine an opportunity to travel abroad, retrace your heritage, teach English in a foreign [...]

Award Recognizes Stull’s Love of Teaching

Scenic photo of Lucasse teaching honoree Chuck Stull Ask students what they admire about Kalamazoo College economics and business Senior Instructor [...]

K Student Wins Alpha Lambda Delta Graduate Fellowship

Alpha Lambda Delta Honoree Guillermo Dominguez-Garcia Alpha Lambda Delta, the National Honor Society for top first-year students, is awarding [...]

Five Faculty Members Receive Tenure

Noriko Sugimori presenting at inauguration With specialties ranging from the psychology of adolescents to Victorian literature, five [...]

K Students Win Scholarship for Business Plan Addressing Pay to Play

Scholarship Winners for Pay to Play plan stand outside the Hicks Student Center Two Kalamazoo College juniors have won a scholarship for their innovative plan to use a [...]

Economics and Business Instructor Receives Lucasse Award

Lucasse Fellowship Winner Chuck Stull Kalamazoo College announced today that Senior Instructor of Economics and Business Chuck Stull [...]

Initial Wait Leads K Student to Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarship Winner Kimberly Yang “Pleasant surprise” and “final exams” rarely are uttered in the same breath even at Kalamazoo [...]

Former K Economics Professor Dies

Former Kalamazoo College Professor Fred Strobel Frederick Strobel, who taught economics and business administration at Kalamazoo College for [...]

Company Co-Founders Award Achievement in Business Education at K

Olivia Cares ’16 and Christopher Monsour ’16 Congratulations to the inaugural winners of prizes awarded to two graduating Kalamazoo College [...]

Distinguished K Professor and Administrator Dies

Distinguished K Professor and Administrator Dies Former Kalamazoo College professor of economics and business Sherrill Cleland died of natural [...]