Department of Economics, Business, and Finance

Our location near Chicago—a world-class business and financial center—provides numerous learning and career building opportunities for our students.Our location near Chicago—a world-class business and financial center—provides numerous learning and career building opportunities for our students.

The Department of Economics and Business offers majors and minors in economicsbusiness, and finance

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.

Department News

 UPCOMING DEPARTMENT EVENTS

“Corporate Commitment to Sustainability: Baxter International”

Mr. Art Gibson, Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability for Baxter International.  The talk will discuss why businesses are increasingly using environmental sustainability as a requirement for new investments, and what metrics are used.  Art will also discuss how Baxter deals with varying environmental policies in the many countries in which it operates. 

          Wed, Oct. 29, 4 pm  (Meyer Auditorium)

 

“Careers in Economics, Business, and Finance: Audit, Consulting, Financial Advising, Risk Management, and Tax”

Dr. Serena Huang, Senior Consultant, Deloitte Tax LLP.               

          Thu, Oct. 30, 7 pm  (Young Hall 320)

 

“Interoperability and Hospital Incentives in the Adoption of Electronic Medical Records”
Ms. Gabriella (Panatayova) Monahova (LFC alum), Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin Economics Department

          Tue, 11/4, 4 pm (Young Hall 320)

 

“The Effects of Time in Prison and Parole Supervision on Recideivism: Evidence from the Interaction between Judges and Parole Boards”
Ms. Maryiana Zapryanova (LFC alum), Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin Economics Dept.

          Thu, 11/13, 4 pm (Young Hall 320)

 

“Stopping out of College: The Role of Credit Constraints”
Ms. Amanda Gaulke (LFC alum), Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin Economics Dept.         

Mon, 11/17, 4 pm (Young Hall 320)

 

 

 

 

 

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