Business and Economics Department

The Wheaton College Business and Economics Department offers students broad, versatile preparation for lifelong careers in business, government, law, public policy, and a wide variety of other professions. You'll also gain excellent background for further graduate study in economics, business administration, law, and other fields.


Alumna on Faith in the Marketplace

Marta KlochMarta Klock (formerly Marta Norton, Wheaton '03, Economics), Portfolio Manager, Head of U.S. Outcome-Based Strategies at Morningstar Investment Management LLC in Chicago, discusses her faith and career in this Faith Marketplace podcast.

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Mary Elizabeth Goodell

Ms. Goodell"I had been a huge literature and art fanatic in high school, so I knew I belonged at a liberal arts college, but I had no way to be sure that I would thrive as a business student. Numbers tend to make me a little nervous and I could not have explained to you what a stock was when I came in as freshman." 
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Why Business and Economics at Wheaton?

The mission of the Business and Economics Department is to serve Jesus Christ and advance His Kingdom by developing students’ intellectual competence in the disciplines of business and economics in ways that integrate Christian values, foster Christian character, and inspire commitment to build the church and benefit society worldwide.

Our Distinct Advantages

  • Access to faculty.
    For our full-time professors, teaching and mentoring are priorities. Wheaton  has 10 tenure-track professors, including specialists in all four major sub-disciplines of business—accounting, finance, management and marketing. Meet Enoch Hill, one of our newest professors.
  • Mentors that truly make a difference.
    As part of the Principles of Management class, each student seeks out a mentor and blogs about what they learn. Read more.
  • Liberal arts edge.
    Our students develop critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and problem-solving skills through courses in and outside our majors. They are also encouraged to pursue a concentrated focus of study in fields such as advertising, human resource management, actuarial science, financial information, marketing, management, finance, and law. Find out where our recent graduates are working
  • Business and economics from Christian perspectives.
    Wheaton’s professors teach about our global markets through distinctly Christian lenses. A few of the important questions our students consider include:
    • How can we best foster sustainable enterprise in the majority world?
    • How can economic models help us make informed choices about public policy? 
    • What does it look like for businesses to promote justice, peace, dignity, and community?
    • Why do the values we bring to the marketplace matter?

Learn More and Apply

Have questions or want to schedule a visit to with our deparment? Contact us today. Or if you're ready, find out more about how to apply.


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