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Economics, Business, and Finance

The Department of Economics, Business, and Finance offers majors and minors in all three areas.

Economics

The major in economics is a strong, traditional program with a reputation for rigor, depth, and breadth.

Business

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.

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.

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Economics

Economics can be broadly defined as the study of how people and institutions allocate scarce resources. Economics helps us to understand historical trends, interpret today’s headlines, and predict future trends.

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Business

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. 

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Finance

The finance major at Lake Forest prepares students for careers across the broad and diverse financial services industry including investment management, trading, corporate finance, commercial and investment banking, insurance and risk management.

Learn Analytical and Quantitative Skills

The economics major allows students to develop the analytical and quantitative skills that virtually all employers value. Courses tap into the rich resources of Chicago providing students with firsthand insight into the influence of economic forces in society. Our professors are experts in their field with broad experience and national and international recognition yet teaching is their top priority. Students have access to some of the finest internships available to undergrads anywhere.

Chicago: A Business World Leader

With easy access to one of the leading corporate centers in the world—Chicago—students majoring in business at Lake Forest College have career-building opportunities you won’t find at most other colleges. Professors have vast connections and use the rich resources of Chicago to complement class work and demonstrate the practical applications of theories learned in the classroom. Students are exposed to some of the finest internship opportunities in the country and graduate with the skills and experience necessary to become successful business leaders.

Explore Finance in Chicago

Lake Forest College is one of the few liberal arts colleges that offers a major in finance. We prepare students for careers in a diverse financial services industry including investment management, trading, corporate finance, commercial and investment banking, insurance and risk management. Chicago is one of the top ten global financial centers in the world, and our ideal location provides students with unparalleled access to this dynamic community through experiential course work and some of the finest internships anywhere. Lake Forest College finance majors graduate prepared to compete successfully in today’s job market.

One of the things we’re very fortunate to have at Lake Forest College is alumni support for our students. Dan took time out of his busy schedule to meet with our students and help give them not only a greater understanding of their future in banking, but also an important contact.

Contact Us

Harriet Doud
Department Supervisor
847-735-5121
doud@lakeforest.edu

Jennifer Davy
Department Assistant
847-735-5122
davy@mx.lakeforest.edu

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