Authentic, rigorous and consequential Christian liberal arts education in economics and business.

We invite our students to engage in an authentic Christian liberal arts education that transforms our expectations of economics and business. We believe this is the best preparation for influencing and transforming business, industry and economics policy in today’s dynamic, demanding and complex world.

We provide a rigorous focus on the foundations of economics and business with appropriate specialization... at the right time and for the right reasons. We ensure that students understand theoretical and applied concepts in business and economics shaping their analytical, problem-solving and creative abilities. We provide opportunities to explore areas of focus with our majors and tracks in a way that doesn’t force a false urgency to specialize too early in your education.

We understand experience counts. We provide real-life experiences in genuine community that shape vocational insights and choices... early and often. You will gain valuable experience through internships, collaborative faculty student research, alumni and business networking events, entrepreneurial projects, business club professional development opportunities and client-led project work. We believe tangible application of your education reveals your calling, prepares you for post-graduation opportunities and positions you to compete for opportunities that lie ahead.

We value genuine community. We provide an intimate, collaborative educational experience with local and global community engagement.  This is evident in our class size, our commitment to faculty advising, the presence of alumni on campus and the constant engagement of leaders and professionals on campus in relationship with our students.  In addition, we are preparing 21st century students for a global society through our programs in Chicago, China, Jamaica, London and Philadelphia. These experiences provide the opportunity to engage the world broadly and deeply alongside other Hope students and faculty.

Dream big.  The opportunities to shape God's world are endless.

Hope by the Numbers

  • 200+Business Club Members

    With more than 200 members, the Business Club is the largest student-run organization on campus.

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  • 96%Employed or in Grad School

    Ninety-six percent of 2015 department graduates are employed or in grad school.

  • 150Firms On Campus

    In 2015, 150 firms visited campus to interact with students.

  • 98%Paid Internships

    Ninety-eight percent of 2015 department graduates had a paid internship experience.

Upcoming

  1. Meet the Firm: Stryker

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    During this session, professionals from Stryker will share about their work experience and career journey.  This event is a great opportunity to network and learn more about the company culture, recruiting process and future employment and/or internship opportunities. 

    Meet the Firm: Stryker
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    Location
    Graves Hall
    Meet the Firm: Stryker 11:00 am - Graves Hall, Winants Auditorium
  2. New York Life Career Social Event

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    You are invited to attend this event on Wednesday, March 1 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at J. Gardella's Tavern in Grand Rapids.  Whether you are preparing to graduate this spring or looking for an internship for the summer or fall, this is an event for you. 

    New York Life Career Social Event
    Date
    Location
    J. Gardella's Tavern
    New York Life Career Social Event 5:30 pm - J. Gardella's Tavern
  3. Accounting Group Advising Session

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    Accounting Group Advising Session
    Date
    Location
    Van Zoeren Hall
    Accounting Group Advising Session 11:00 am - Van Zoeren Hall, 297
  4. Meet the Firm: GFS

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    During this session, professionals from GFS will share about their work experience and career journey.  This event is a great opportunity to network and learn more about the company culture, recruiting process and future employment and/or internship opportunities. 

    Meet the Firm: GFS
    Date
    Location
    Graves Hall
    Meet the Firm: GFS 11:00 am - Graves Hall, Winants Auditorium
  5. Economics and Business Advising Session

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    Learn about the management major and the many programs and opportunities the Department of Economics and Business offers.

    Economics and Business Advising Session
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    Location
    Graves Hall
    Economics and Business Advising Session 4:00 pm - Graves Hall, Winants Auditorium