Economics, Business, and Finance
The Department of Economics, Business, and Finance offers majors and minors in all three areas.
Lake Forest is one of only a few liberal arts colleges to offer a finance major. It prepares students for a career in investment analysis and trading, investment banking, and finance.
The business major is structured to provide an overview of various business operations (accounting, finance, and marketing), with an emphasis on the economic environment of business and on analytical and communication skills.
The major in economics is a strong, traditional program with a reputation for rigor, depth, and breadth.
Students in all three majors frequently take advantage of local, national, and international internship opportunities.
Our graduates have taken their strong preparation to careers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Morgan Stanley, as well as graduate programs at Northwestern, University of Chicago, and Harvard, among many others.
A research project Sonny Valcin ’16 worked on with Professor of Economics and Business Rob Lemke as a Richter Scholar in the summer of 2013—and ever since—was published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs.
Stewart Foley was among a panel of experts who participated in an online webinar on marketing to the insurance industry, hosted by Best’s Review magazine on November 13.
Students got a jumpstart on their careers at the Aurora University American Marketing Association 2015 regional conference.