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: Paul Estenson, Kathy Lund Dean, Kathi Tunheim, Russ Michaletz, Bruce Smith, Larry Wohl, Laura Bowyer, Sheng Yang, Bruce Johnson, Marta Podemska-Mikluch, Jane Chouanard, Sonny Jirik, Jeff Owen. Missing from the picture are Kristian Braekkan, Mercy Palamuleni, and Rita Ray.
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 Professor of Leadership and Ethics||507-933-7407|
|Paul Estenson||Associate Professor||507-933-7408||web|
|Kathi Tunheim||Associate Professor and Board of Trustees Endowed Chair in Management and Leadership||507-933-7409|
|Sheng Yang||Associate Professor||507-933-7014|
|Laura Bowyer||Assistant Professor||507-933-7299|
|Kristian Braekkan||Assistant Professor||507-933-7406|
|Marta Podemska-Mikluch||Assistant Professor||507-933-6120|
|Rita Ray||Assistant Professor||507-933-6273|
|Bruce Smith||Adjunct Associate Professor||507-933-7436|
|Wei Fu||Visiting Assistant Professor||507-933-6141|
|Sonny Jirik||Visiting Assistant Professor||507-933-7410|
|Russ Michaletz ’74||Visiting Assistant Professor||507-933-7068|
|Mercy Palamuleni||Visiting Assistant Professor||507-933-7405|
|Li Sun||Visiting Assistant Professor||507-933-7011|
|Jane Chouanard||Administrative Assistant||507-933-7414|
|John Bungum||Professor Emeritus|
|Bruce Johnson||Professor Emeritus|
|Ellis Jones ’52||Professor Emeritus|
|Clair McRostie ’52||Professor Emeritus|
|Ellery Peterson ’49||Professor Emeritus|