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.
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
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
Students are encouraged to pursue research and present it at the Missouri Valley Economics Association.
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
World-class faculty, top students and an innovative curriculum are the hallmarks of Baker's Business and Economics Department.
Economics Scholarships & Financial Aid
During your time at Baker, you will be eligible for various types of financial aid and scholarships. General academic scholarships and scholarships for participation in campus activities are awarded starting your freshman year. Departmental scholarships awarded for academic excellence are awarded annually at the Honors Banquet, held each spring. Each scholarship stipulates in which year of study you are eligible.
You may be eligible for state, federal and private loans and grants throughout your college career. To learn about the types of financial aid available to you and the application process, visit the financial aid page.
Scholarships in Your First Year
See participation awards to learn what is available to incoming freshmen and transfer students.
Based on your high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores, you may be eligible for one of several general academic scholarships. Learn which academic scholarships are available in your first year.
Scholarships in Subsequent Years of Study
As you delve further into your studies, departmental scholarships for academic success are awarded. The recipients of almost all of these awards are announced each year at the Honors Banquet, held toward the end of the spring semester.
The Department of Business and Economics gives these awards with financial prizes to be applied to the following year's tuition:
*The William G. McGowan Scholarship funds one student annually at selected institutions across the nation. To be eligible, an institution of higher learning must be accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. The scholarship, made possible by the McGowan Charitable Fund, provides $18,000 toward tuition to one business student selected to conduct business research during the following academic year.
**The Professor Fran Jabara Leadership Award and an accompanying financial prize is presented to two senior business students who have demonstrated excellence in leadership throughout their academic career. The award is presented at spring commencement.