Economics & Management

The mission of the Department of Economics & Management is to engage our students in a liberal-arts based education in economics, management, and accounting. We focus on educational opportunities that are consistent with Gustavus’ core values of community, faith, excellence, service, and justice. 

The E/M department wishes to continue building high-demand, quality programs in Economics, Management, and Accounting. To this end, we strive to be the department of intentional choice for high potential students who enroll at Gustavus.

Specifically, we will offer our students programs of study that are liberal arts based with a global perspective. In keeping with the liberal arts tradition, we will aim to integrate each of our majors with the other disciplines within the Department as well as other related fields of study. To provide an appreciation for life-long learning, we will encourage our students to take advantage of experiential opportunities such as internships, student-faculty research, and study abroad. To assist the students we will provide a strong mentoring program and maintain good relations with the Career Center. Students will use a liberal arts approach to the study of economics, management and accounting while developing the qualities and skills to succeed in their vocational pursuits.

E/M Faculty and Staff
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.