Economics Class

Economics & Business

Welcome to the Economics and Business Department at Gordon College! We offer four majors—Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, and Finance. In co-operation with the Political Science Department, we also offer an inter-disciplinary major in International Affairs. With more than 200 students majoring in these fields and seven full-time faculty members serving them, we are one of Gordon’s largest departments.

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Departmental Distinctives:

Strong teaching, committed to linking faith and the business world:

  • Average class size is just 22—there’s lots of good interaction between students and faculty
  • Comprehensive coursework emphasizing economic principles, quantitative methods, and sophisticated applications

A great track record!

  • Our grads are top performers in professional certification exams (CPA, CFA, CFP, etc)
  • Outstanding record of graduate school acceptances
  • Success at finding first jobs in business

Global emphasis

  • International Business concentration
  • Study-abroad programs ideal for ECB students (see below), many with internships
  • International Affairs major, jointly-offered with Political Science, for studying global politics and economics
  • Emphasis on global thinking, vital for business today
  • Faculty with international experience

Liberal arts orientation

  • Sharpens your speaking, writing and analytical skills
  • Prepares you not only for your first job, but also for the job you’ll have 15 years from now
  • Equips you to think about your career in terms of Christian stewardship, leadership, and vocation.

Read the department mission statement


The Economics department encourages Co-ops or internships for the following reasons:

  • The best hands-on experience is gained by interacting with professionals in the field.
  • Ethical issues are more vividly appreciated in the context of real-life situations.
  • Issues of character such as conscience and commitment taught in the liberal arts curriculum are translated to the professional world.


Time to pack your bags and books…You can choose among many semester, year, short-term or summer abroad programs around the globe through the Global Education Office (GEO). Tuition for the programs is the same as a regular semester or year on campus. Check out some of the many opportunities:

Contact the Economics and Business Department:

ent Seibert
Department Chair

Department of Economics and Business
Gordon College
Wenham, MA 01984