Economics and Business

Program Information

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

Former K Economics Professor Dies

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

Company Co-Founders Award Achievement in Business Education at K

Congratulations to the inaugural winners of prizes awarded to two graduating Kalamazoo College [...]

Distinguished K Professor and Administrator Dies

Former Kalamazoo College professor of economics and business Sherrill Cleland died of natural [...]

Paper’s Tops at Conference

Amy MacMillan, the L. Lee Stryker Assistant Professor of Business Management, co-authored a [...]

Pie are squared away in K alumna’s Detroit bakery

AND THIS JUST IN!!!!   SHE WON!!!  Lisa Ludwinski ’06 and her Sister Pie bakery has won this [...]

Inaugural Symposium Features Distinguished Alumnus

The first ever economics and business Senior Individualized Project symposium is bringing back [...]

K Alumnus Wins Dissertation Award

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research annually honors the best doctoral [...]

Alumnus Wins Nobel Prize

Robert Shiller, who became famous for calling the housing and Internet stock bubbles, was one [...]

K Business Students Claim Project Management Prize

Four Kalamazoo College students won a fourth-place team prize—and a $1,000 check—in an [...]

Alumna Speaks in Mumbai on the Value of the Liberal Arts

The Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) invited Hema Shroff Patel ’86 to speak at a [...]