Economics & Management
The Department aims to provide a broad understanding of the functioning of our economic system and the organization and operation of business enterprise within the system, as well as to stimulate an analytical approach for evaluating and determining economic policy.
The program of courses is designed not only to provide a strong foundation for graduate study, but also the basic economic and business fundamentals needed for direct employment in business upon graduation, and for teaching business subjects in the secondary schools.
The Department encourages its majors and minors to study or work abroad to gain international awareness and experience. For example, the Denmark International Studies (DIS) Program in Copenhagen, the Gustavus-Murdoch Exchange Program in Perth, Western Australia, the Kansai Gaidai Program in Japan, and an economics program in Uppsala, Sweden offer courses acceptable for major or minor credit at Gustavus. Students should talk to their advisors early in their studies about international programs and internships.
Pictured from left: Sheng Yang, Jeff Owen, Jane Chouanard, Jon Halvorson, Rita Ray, Bruce Johnson, David Reese, Larry Wohl, Paul Estenson, Katherine Tunheim, Bruce Smith, Kristian Braekkan, Tim Peterson, and Laura Bowyer
The Gustavus General Catalog is available online to allow you to check current information about Gustavus major, minors, and courses. You may also view information pertaining directly to Economics & Management.
|Jeff Owen ’92||Associate Professor (Chair)||507-933-7420|
|Kathy Lund Dean||Board of Trustees Distinguished Chair in Leadership and Ethics||507-933-7407|
|Glenn Barnette||Associate Professor||507-933-6120|
|Paul Estenson||Associate Professor||507-933-7408||web|
|David Reese||Associate Professor||507-933-7405|
|Sheng Yang||Associate Professor||507-933-7014|
|Kristian Braekkan||Assistant Professor||507-933-7406|
|Timothy Peterson||Assistant Professor, Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Management Accountant||507-933-7410|
|Rita Ray||Assistant Professor||507-933-6273|
|Kathi Tunheim||Assistant Professor and Board of Trustees Endowed Chair in Management and Leadership||507-933-7409|
|Bruce Smith||Adjunct Associate Professor||507-933-7436|
|Kristina Terkun Castro||Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics||507-933-7068|
|Laura Bowyer||Visiting Instructor||507-933-7299|
|Jane Chouanard||Administrative Assistant||507-933-7414|
|John Bungum||Professor Emeritus|
|Ellis Jones ’52||Professor Emeritus|
|Clair McRostie ’52||Professor Emeritus|
|Ellery Peterson ’49||Professor Emeritus|