Department Chair: Dr. Arthur Raymond, Professor of Economics
Professors: Kish-Goodling, Marshall, Miller
Associate Professor: Knox
Assistant Professors: Fadlon, Nagy, Ray-Chaudhuri, Teng
Senior Lecturer and Internship Director: Eisenberg
Visiting Lecturer: Slane
The economics major provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles that underlie the functioning of the market system and the national and international economy and the analytical and quantitative skills needed for a thoughtful assessment of current economic issues and policies. Additionally, the major prepares students for graduate work in business and economics and careers with business and government. The department houses a chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society in economics.
Besides Muhlenberg’s traditional study abroad programs, an international program has been designed especially for students in the Accounting, Business, and Economics Department. The program is offered through the Center for European Studies at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands and would generally be taken during the fall semester of the junior year, but fall semester enrollment during the senior year is possible. In this program, students attend courses in European business, economics, and politics, taught in English. Besides deepening global and cultural awareness, students have opportunities to travel to France, Belgium, and Germany, and meet business and political leaders from those countries.
Participating students take four courses. All business or economics courses enrolled by participating students may be used to satisfy major requirements. Early consultation with the faculty advisor is encouraged.
A departmental honors program is available on an application basis to students who establish outstanding academic records (minimum College GPA of 3.70). Interested students should discuss the requirements and rewards of this program with their faculty advisor before the end of their junior year.
The department has an extensive internship program that provides the economics major with a wide range of opportunities to gain valuable work experience. Supervised paid and unpaid internships, which contribute to the Muhlenberg degree, are available during the regular school year. In addition, the department offers assistance in obtaining paid summer internships that may also contribute to the degree.