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

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 [...]

Paper’s Tops at Conference

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

Pie are squared away in K alumna’s Detroit bakery

Sister Pie Hatch Detroit 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

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