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.
Les Dlabay, Professor of Business, recently published the 9th edition of Principles of Business (South-Western/Cengage), which is the market-leading high school book for students to learn about the fundamentals of business operations, finance, marketing, technology, and management.
Professor Rob Baade was quoted in the International Business Times about the economic impact of the relocation of the NFL’s Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles.
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.