Students who study economics and management at DePauw University obtain the intellectual skills needed to become informed citizens and leaders in the world’s dynamic economy. Economics provides valuable insight into contemporary issues that shape our society, such as income inequality, growth, poverty, discrimination, environmental regulation, trade and government policy.
Economics students learn to think critically and analytically, to evaluate problems using theoretical models and empirical techniques and to develop effective written arguments. The department’s faculty members offer challenging and intellectually engaging classes as they help students discover the value of economics to understanding the world around us.
Students may choose from a robust array of major courses and interdisciplinary minors in international business, business administration and accounting and finance. In addition, many students embark on experiential learning opportunities off campus and abroad, where they gain tactical knowledge and develop a sophisticated outlook that enables them to make sense of the world. Economics majors take leadership roles in Women in Economics and Business, the Consulting Group, the Investment Banking Workshop and other student groups through the Robert C. McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship.
Prospective students who desire an intense learning experience often apply to the Management Fellows Program, which provides training, over and above the major coursework, that enriches their educational experiences. Fellows are exposed to real-world experiences in business and entrepreneurship through semester- long internships and speakers who come to campus as part of the Robert C. McDermond Center Series and the Industry Insights Series.