Wooster provides a rigorous program in business within the context of the liberal arts. Understanding contemporary societies and organizations requires combining economics, politics, psychology, and other disciplines. The business economics program combines practical experience, unique co-curricular activities, and coursework that is tailored to a student’s capabilities through one-on-one academic advising.
With this liberal arts approach, a student comes away with a sophisticated understanding of business operations and an appreciation for the social and economic complexities of the world in which firms operate. Especially important is the writing skills and quantitative training that our program offers that are immediately applicable in investment banking and other careers that require business and data analytics.
Wooster’s business economics major offers the necessary courses in accounting, finance, marketing, and management to make a student attractive to a first-time employer. As people rise in a business organization, they make more use of strategic thinking under uncertainty. The liberal arts approach at Wooster teaches students to learn from experience, to reason critically, to evaluate evidence in meaningful ways, and to identify opportunities.
Complimenting the academic curriculum is a student-managed investment club that invests over $4 million (part of the College's endowment) to provide funding for student scholarships and an available internship program that provides opportunities for you to work with for-profit or nonprofit organization while still at Wooster.
The Wilson Lecture Series brings prominent business leaders to campus to teach a class, meet with students, and to provide public lectures. CEOs of Fortune 500 companies Federal Reserve Board members, nonprofit presidents, and entrepreneurs have all been part of this series.
Students who are interested in international business may also wish to consider the International Business Economics minor which combines the study of business economics with foreign language and culture (currently French, German, or Spanish). With this minor, the senior project applies the knowledge from your business economics courses to the unique aspect of a foreign culture.