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, including accounting, finance, and marketing, along with important background in economics and statistics. Students can choose elective courses from a variety of areas, or they can choose to do a concentration in either accounting or marketing.
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.
Business and studio art major Sarah Spoto ’12 was named an “MBA to watch” by Poets and Quants for her success at the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School.
Bryan O’Connor ’04 was recently named in the top 100 of Forbes Magazine’s inaugural list of “America’s Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors” in the country.
Working with Professor of Economics and Business Robert Lemke has helped Hajar Habbal ’20 and Kgotla ‘Kotch’ Mmopi ’20 analyze one of the most complicated datasets out there.
Professor of Economics and Business Robert Baade weighs in on on the economic risks of Los Angeles’ 2024 Olympics bid in two publications.