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Economics, Business, and Finance

News and Events

Department News

  • YesCollege Podcast
    Professor of Economics and Business Robert Lemke joined the YesCollege Podcast for a discussion on economics degree programs and career paths.
  • A.B. Dick Professor of Economics and Business Robert Baade
    Ernest A. Johnston Professor of Economics Robert Baade’s take on a proposed stadium in Nashville was covered by the USA Today Network, the Houston Chronicle, and WRCB Chattanooga.
  • Maureen Langkamp of Allstate advised the standing-room-only crowd to "practice, practice, practice" interviewing.
    More than 50 students attended the Allstate Lunch and Learn in Vail Commons on Wednesday, October 11, to discover careers from company representatives, including Alex Kajcic ’17 who secured a job there in strategic planning and forecasting before he graduated.
  • Medline Corporation holds information session on campus.
    Medline Corporation visited campus on Thursday to share information on their organization and the opportunities they offer for internships and fulltime roles. Thirty-nine students and faculty members joined to learn more.
  • EBF lunch
    Students in the Economics, Business and Finance department gathered in the cafeteria for lunch to network and share career stories from the summer.   Organizations participating included Women in Biz, the Accounting Club, FMA (Financial Management Association), the Investment Club, and AMA (the American Marketing Association).
  • Toni Cerkez
    Three international relations majors enroll in master’s degree programs at world-renown universities.
  • Bryan O'Connor '04
    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.
  • Richter Scholars Kgotla Mmopi ’20 (left) and Hajar Habbal ’20 managed to have a good time breaking down the data ...
    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.
  • Notes from Abroad is a new feature on the Off-Campus Programs website, in which we highlight small snippets of a student’s experience.  This week’s feature is from Daniel Solano ’18 a double major in Political Science and Economics currently studying in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Stewart Foley offered expertise on the subject of Exchange Traded Assets on A.M. Best TV news program.
  • The niche online news service, 
    www.headoftrading.com, covered the launch of a new information service by Lecturer in Finance Stewart Foley’s financial consulting firm, Insurance AUM.
  • France 24, an international TV channel based in Paris, recently interviewed Rob Baade via Skype, about Paris 2024 and the economic impact of hosting the Olympic Games.
  • When he was a high school senior in North Carolina, Sam Freedberg ’17 almost tossed his recruitment letter from the Forester swim coach. This month, he set a meet record while swimming for Lake Forest College.
  • New Internationalist cites Professor of Economics Rob Baade as an expert in a recent article on the economics of the Olympic Games.
  • This year, to supplement the new accounting concentration available for business majors, students have an opportunity to join the newly formed Accounting Club. Professor David Jordan, who teaches some of the accounting courses, will serve as the faculty advisor, and Madison Coffey will serve as President. The goal of the club is for students to develop a professional network and gain an understanding of the accounting world through a variety of activities, including presentations by guest speakers, visits to Chicago-area firms, attending accounting-related seminars, and exploring career and internship opportunities. Look for more information on meeting times and activities at the start of spring semester or go to my.involvement on the my.lakeforest page.
  • Lucy-George Cooper (center) is pictured with fellow Peace Corps Volunteers.
    Lucy-George Cooper volunteers as an assistant school teacher with the Peace Corps in Togo, a small country in West Africa. She instructs students in English, using teamwork-based creative thinking exercises and gender equitable practices.
  • Rob Baade
    Professor of Economics Robert Baade was tapped as an expert in an article about the World Series’ effect on Chicago’s economy.
  • Students learned about the exciting prospects of an insurance career at a panel discussion co-hosted by the Jacobson Group on October 25.
  • Tom Ricketts, chairman of the Chicago Cubs and a lifelong fan, spoke about building a winning baseball team in an on-campus talk sponsored by the Department of Economics, Business, and Finance on September 29. 
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    The Chairman and owner of the Chicago Cubs, Tom Ricketts, brought students and faculty together Thursday night to hear how he used sabermetrics to build his winning team.
  • The Women in Biz organization on campus elected its 2016-17 executive board.  Kyra Vidas will serve as President, McKenzie Mac as Vice President, Callie Schaser as Secretary, and the new Treasurer is Anna Shcherbiak. Congratulations to all!
  • The new Finance program at Lake Forest College continues to grow, and has undertaken new initiatives this year to further enhance the opportunities available to students. Professor Stewart Foley summarized five.
  • Professor of Economics Rob Baade wrote an opinion editorial for MarketWatch about the downsides of hosting the Olympics. Click here.
  • Students toured World Relief as part of their summer research.
    As part of their summer research project, students visited World Relief, an organization that provides resettlement services, employment assistance, and counseling for recent arrivals from Bhutan, Burundi, Sudan, Ukraine, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and other countries.
  • Finance is one of the most-popular programs at Lake Forest College, with 146 students officially listed as majors. Psychology is a close second with 141 declared majors.
  • Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Darlene Jaffke (from left), emcee Dean DeBiase, and winners Charles Black '16,...
    Three student businesses earned top prizes and more than $10,000 in seed money during the final round of the College’s Shark Tank-style Pitch It contest held on April 19.
  • Notes from Abroad is a new feature on the Off-Campus Programs website, in which we highlight small snippets of a student’s experience.  This week’s feature is from Fernando Figueroa ’17, a Biology major and a minor in Economics/Chemistry currently studying abroad in Costa Rica.
  • Professor Tuttle is quoted in Nogales International article.
  • Notes from Abroad is a new feature on the Off-Campus Programs website, in which we highlight small snippets of a student’s experience.  This week’s feature is from Amy Sherman’17, an Economics/Spanish double major currently studying abroad in Seville.