The Department of Business and Economics


  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship 

Additional Academic Opportunities

  • Internships
  • Study Abroad
  • FPI Abroad: International Study Program
  • Honors Program
  • Pi Gamma Mu

ThunderPitch 2024

thunderpitch-logoThe 3rd Annual ThunderPitch will be held on Monday, April 22nd in Barrows Auditorium at Wheaton College. This is an opportunity where Wheaton College students pitch their best business ideas to a live audience.

Courses and Requirements

Visit the Course Catalog for courses and requirement information.

Honors Program

The department offers an honors program for eligible junior and senior majors who want to undertake independent research. The honors program requires 4 hours of a research methods course (ECON 375 Econometrics) and four hours of honors thesis (B EC 499 or ECON 499). Additional details about the honors program are available from the department office.

Wheaton Business Econ Students at Colortheory

Department Events

Check here to find out the latest events for Business and Economics majors, like department chapels and opportunities to hang out for fun and learning opportunities together.

APEX 2019 winners

Department Opportunities

Get involved with the department through internships, mentoring, study abroad, clubs and more!

CFI Student Scholars
Partnership Highlight

Wheaton Center for Faith and Innovation

CFI logoThe Wheaton Center for Faith & Innovation provides opportunities for Wheaton students to apply and participate in the Innovation Scholars program. Innovation Scholars are trained in cutting edge Agile project management and design thinking and are given opportunities to participate in Innovation Lab projects. Innovation Lab projects are sponsored by corporations and provide opportunities for students to work on "wicked problems" to provide innovation solutions.

Innovation Scholars have opportunity to lead and participate in CFI events throughout the school year: 

  • Annual Fall Executive Forum
  • Spring Redemptive Entrepreneurship Workshop
  • Wheaton Global Christian Business Conference (launching spring 2021)
  • Monthly Flourishing in the Marketplace Breakfasts (held every third Thursday)
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Choosing Better Podcast

Professors Timothy Taylor and Enoch HillInterested to know what Wheaton Professors think about in their spare time? Why not listen in as Professors Timothy Taylor (International Relations) and Enoch Hill (Economics) converse about wacky ideas, economics, and the art of living well.
Listen to the Choosing Better podcast

Meet Our Faculty Business and Economics Faculty

Teaching and mentoring are priorities for our professors. Wheaton has 12 tenure-track business and economics professors, including specialists in all four major sub-disciplines of business — accounting, finance, management, and marketing – and both areas of economics – microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Stephen Bretsen, J.D. Headshot

Stephen Bretsen, J.D.

William Volkman Professor of Business and Law, Associate Professor of Business and Law, Pre-Law Advisor
Jeremy Cook, Ph.D. Headshot

Jeremy Cook, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics
Denise Daniels, Ph.D. Headshot

Denise Daniels, Ph.D.

Hudson T. Harrison Professor of Entrepreneurship
Nick Lei Guo, Ph.D. Headshot

Nick Lei Guo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics
Enoch Hill, Ph.D. Headshot

Enoch Hill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics
Robert Knisley, D.B.A., C.P.A. Headshot

Robert Knisley, D.B.A., C.P.A.

Associate Professor of Business
Min-Dong Paul Lee, Ph.D. Headshot

Min-Dong Paul Lee, Ph.D.

Co-Director of M.A. in Leadership; Norris A. Aldeen Professor of Business, Department Chair
Jason Long, Ph.D. Headshot

Jason Long, Ph.D.

George F. Bennett Professor of Economics
Seth Norton, Ph.D. Headshot

Seth Norton, Ph.D.

Carl R. Hendrickson Distinguished Chair in Business/Professor of Business & Economics
Ho Lun (Alex) Wong, Ph.D. Headshot

Ho Lun (Alex) Wong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics

Location and Contact Info

Visit us in the 

Memorial Student Center

Third Floor

501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187


Charity Fort, J.D.
Business Economics Alumni Spotlight

Charity Fort '12

"I cannot begin to say how much I appreciate possessing a liberal arts degree. The training that I received at Wheaton in a variety of fields, with a theological perspective, was invaluable. While various classes in one's chosen field provide advantageous information, there is nothing more important than being introduced to new perspectives and approaches to work and life."

Charity graduated from Harvard Law School in 2015.


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Contact Us

Have a question? Need more information? Contact the Business and Economics Department

630.752.5035 |