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Economics & Management

Economics & Management

Economics provides valuable insight into contemporary issues that shape our society, such as income inequality, growth, poverty, environmental regulation, trade and policy. From decision makers in government to those at the helm of business and community organizations, leaders with an understanding of economics and management excel in our rapidly changing, interconnected world.

Learn to think critically and analytically; evaluate problems using theoretical models and empirical techniques; and develop effective written arguments. With intellectually engaging classes and co-curricular opportunities focused on addressing real-life challenges, you will discover the value of economics in understanding – and improving – the world around us.

 

Jessica Levy ’23

The amazing thing about the liberal arts is it offers you the ability to get involved in everything you want to and more.-Jessica Levy ’23


Internships

student talking in econ class

Internships students have participated in: 

  • Bank of Montreal

  • Cummins

  • Deloitte

  • Delta Air Lines

  • Goldman Sachs

  • JP Morgan Chase

  • KeyBank

  • Pacers Sports and Entertainment

  • Royal Bank of Canada

  • Salesforce


Graduate Programs

Graduate schools students have attended:

  • Duke University

  • Harvard University

  • Stanford University

  • Northwestern University

  • Indiana University

  • University of Chicago

  • Vanderbilt University

  • Washington University in St. Louis

business students

FACULTY

  • Jing Ao, Ph.D., Kent State University. Research interests: financial institutions and markets, corporate finance
  • Kassahun Geleta, Ph.D. candidate, Northern Illinois University. Research interests: labor economics, applied econometrics, development economics, and health economics.
  • Ophelia Goma, Ph.D., University of Missouri. Research interests: development economics.
  • Jeffrey Gropp, Ph.D., West Virginia University. Research interests: finance and econometrics.
  • Michael Kwag, Ph.D., New York University. Research interests: professional contributions to business organizations in the area of capital budgeting for renovation, expansion, and rebranding strategies.
  • Gary Lemon, Ph.D., University of Kansas. Research interests: microeconomics, public finance, and investments.
  • Town Oh, Ph.D., Purdue University. Research interests: labor and behavioral economics.
  • Bin Qiu, Ph.D., University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Research interests: corporate finance, investments, FinTech, and analysts
  • Guangjun Qu, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Research interests: international trade, international finance, corruption and anticorruption, and Asian economies.
  • Ryan Rudderham, Ph.D., University of Iowa. Research interests: macroeconomics, search theory, and entrepreneurship.
  • Ralph Sanders, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo. Research interests: interaction of the firm’s investment and financing decisions and the agency relationships that define the modern corporation and influence its performance.
  • Michele Villinski, Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Research Interests: environmental economics and economics pedagogy.