Business Students Excel Nationally
Students in Baker's business policy class placed in the top 9% nationally on the ETS Major Field Test for business majors. Senior Eric Hendricks scored in the top 3%. Read More
Alan Grant, professor of business and economics, won the Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Award, which honors innovative teaching at the introductory level. Read More
Lowell Jacobsen, Rhodes Professor of International Business, received the Mike Wood Presidential Citation of Merit in recognition of his service to the International Relations Council. Read More
Students are encouraged to pursue research and present it at the Missouri Valley Economics Association.
Students in the Baker Organization Observation for Knowledge (BOOK) program research the organizations where they serve as interns and then present their experience before judges who award a cash prize. Read More
World-class faculty, top students and an innovative curriculum are the hallmarks of Baker's Business and Economics Department.
A degree in business, accounting, economics or international business will prepare you to join the workforce or to pursue an advanced degree in business or law school.
Bachelor's Degree in Business
Business at Baker
With majors offered in business, accounting, economics and international business, a well-rounded education from Baker can prepare you to join the workforce or pursue advanced degrees at business schools or law schools.
Our faculty are passionate about student success, and our alumni remain loyal to our students and assist them in their postgraduate endeavors.
The program focuses on the fundamentals of business and emphasizes problem solving and ethical and social responsibilities before moving on to global industry, trade and economics.
Internships & Hands-On Learning
Internships and other opportunities will be integral to your Baker experience. Our students have interned at national accounting firms, major corporations, professional sports teams and federal agencies. And many students study abroad for a semester or during an Interterm course over the winter.
Students pursue research opportunities and have presented their work at the Missouri Valley Economics Association. A group of students recently placed first in an entrepreneurship case analysis and presentation at the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute.
You will work alongside professors who have real-world experience in accounting, economics, law, entrepreneurship, marketing and international business. Our faculty will teach you the fundamentals of business so that you can apply those principles to real-life situations, culminating in Business Policy, the capstone course. You will research and analyze a real corporation before preparing a proposal for business improvement.
A solid liberal arts curriculum complements a well-rounded business program. You will learn how to learn, how to continue learning and how to adjust as society and industry change. You will leave Baker with the confidence to succeed in your first job and to adjust to subsequent professional pursuits.
The Department of Business and Economics is committed to excellence. The accounting, business and international business majors offered by the College of Arts and Sciences on the Baldwin City campus are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).