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. Career Panel: Operations

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    Please join us for a panel discussion focused on careers in Operations.

    Career Panel: Operations
    Date
    Location
    Graves Hall
    Career Panel: Operations 3:00 pm - Graves Hall, Winants Auditorium
  2. Corporate Fraud and Forensic Accounting Discussion

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    Please join us as Kyle Sutton '13 and Plante Moran facilitate a discussion on Corporate Fraud and Forensic Accounting.  

    Corporate Fraud and Forensic Accounting Discussion
    Date
    Location
    A. Paul Schaap Science Center
    Corporate Fraud and Forensic Accounting Discussion 11:00 am - A. Paul Schaap Science Center, 3130
  3. Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism

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    Free film and free concessions. A lecture by Dr. Jonathan Pidluzny of Morehead State University will follow the screening.

    Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism
    Date
    Location
    Knickerbocker Theatre
    Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism 7:00 pm - Knickerbocker Theatre
  4. Travelers Luncheon

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    Have lunch with Traveler's Insurance to learn about their underwriter trainee position in their Troy office.  The luncheon will be held in the Department of Economics and Business, room 174. RSVP is required.

    Travelers Luncheon
    Date
    Location
    Van Zoeren Hall
    Travelers Luncheon 12:00 pm - Van Zoeren Hall, 174
  5. Career Panel: Finance

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    Please join us for a panel discussion focused on careers in Finance.  The panel will consist of professionals from various companies who are experts within the field.  This event is open to all students who are interested in learning more about the field of Finance.  

    Career Panel: Finance
    Date
    Location
    Graves Hall
    Career Panel: Finance 3:00 pm - Graves Hall, Winants Auditorium