Real-world approach to teaching.
World-class faculty, top students, and an inventive curriculum are the hallmarks of Baker’s Business and Economics Department.
At Baker, you will work alongside professors who have real-world experience to gain an understanding on how the market system works by analyzing how consumers, businesses, and governments interact. A degree in economics from Baker University will prepare you for a variety of professional endeavors in business, finance, or government positions. It is also an excellent preparation to continue your studies with a graduate or law degree.
Bolster Your Resume
Baker offers three honor societies for students in the business field—Omicron Delta Epsilon, Delta Mu Delta, and Pi Gamma Mu. Boost your resume and learn more about the field by joining.
Learn Hands On
Practical experience is a core component of any degree, so economics majors are required to complete one internship while at Baker. We have developed many ongoing relationships with businesses throughout the area and they’re eager to host our interns. A faculty advisor will help you get connected.
Put it to the Test
On the national Educational Testing Service exam, which determines students’ knowledge upon graduation, Baker business students routinely score in the top 20 percent among their peers from other schools across the country.
Our economics majors have gone on to the following careers:
- Statistics Consulting
- Sales Banking
- Financial Services
- Budget Analysis
The Department of Business and Economics gives these awards with financial prizes to be applied to the following year’s tuition:
- Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship for Business and Economics
- KPMG-Cecil Miller Scholarship
- Carley M. Upp Memorial Scholarship
- William G. McGowan Scholarship
- Professor Fran Jabara Leadership Awards
- Outstanding First-Year Business Major
- Outstanding Sophomore Business Major
Economics Course Work
Meet the Faculty
Dr. Alan Grant
Professor of Business & Economics
B.S., M.A., Ph.D. Kansas State University
Expertise: inflation forecasting and lottery finance
Office: Mabee 308
Dr. Lowell Jacobsen
Elizabeth Harvey Rhodes Professor of International Business
Ph.D. in Economics, Edinburgh University; M.I.M. Thunderbird School of Global Management; B.A. in Economics and Finance, Buena Vista University
Expertise: business strategy, finance, international economics
Office: Mabee 306
Dr. Judy Smrha
Professor of Business & Economics, Chair of Business & Economics Department
B.A. Mills College; M.A., Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
Expertise: applied microeconomics, statistics, sports economics
Office: Mabee 303