Economics and Business

Mission Statement

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

Program Information

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.

Faculty

Hannah Apps, Thomas K. Kreilick Professor of Economics and Business. AB University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD University of Pennsylvania

Menelik Geremew, Stephen B. Monroe Associate Professor of Money and Banking. BSc Alemaya University, Ethiopia MSc Addiss Ababa University MA, PhD Texas Tech University

Patrik Hultberg, Edward and Virginia Van Dalson Professor of Economics. BA Ohio Wesleyan University PhD Rice University

Sydul Karim, Assistant Professor of Business.

Amy MacMillan, L. Lee Stryker Associate Professor of Business Management. BA Colgate University MBA Harvard University

Timothy Moffit, Associate Professor of Economics and Business. BA Kalamazoo College MBA Dartmouth College DBA Nova Southeastern University

Charles Stull, Senior Instructor of Economics and Business. BA Northwestern University MS, PhD candidate University of Wisconsin, Madison

Darshana Udayanganie, Assistant Professor of Economics. BS University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) MS University of Maine MA, PhD University of New Hampshire

News

  • On World Health Day, Environmental Working Group Midwest Director Anne Schechinger ’10 wants you to think about your food and the climate crisis. The post Alumna Hopes World Health Day Prompts Food for Thought appeared first on News and Events.
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  • More than 250 students were recognized Friday during the annual Honors Day Convocation for excellence in academics and leadership. Students were recognized in six divisions: Fine Arts, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Physical Education. Recipients of prestigious scholarships were recognized, as were members of national honor […]
  • A nonprofit organization committed to cultivating leadership paved the way for two Kalamazoo College students to attend the Management Leadership for Tomorrow Seminar this spring. The event is attended by more than 120 employers and dedicated to nurturing and expanding minority leadership in technology. Seminar attendees, including Vanessa Vigier and Ricky Brown, both ’21, benefited […]