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

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    Students got a leg up on interviewing and job search for the financial analyst industry when they met with professional investment advisors in Chicago.

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    She’s played sports her whole life, and now Kyra Vidas ’18 will get a behind-the-scenes look at a professional team as a summer intern for the Chicago Sky.

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    Fifty years after graduating from Lake Forest, insurance expert Tony Todd ’63 still gives back by bringing business professionals to campus for Saturday discussions with students.

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    Business faculty and successful Chicago-area business women met with members of the College’s new Women in Biz group during a panel discussion and networking event.
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Faculty

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Internships

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Alumni

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