Introduction to the Department

You are an important builder of your future in a world governed by changing trends in business, trade, resources, interest rates, and international policy. Studying economics, business, or accounting at Ohio Wesleyan helps you understand the nation's economy and business environment within a global context and gives you a solid understanding of the central role that economic, business, and accounting thinking plays in all aspects of society.

Department Distinctions

  • Transformative Academic Experience: Students will be exposed to a wide variety of perspectives offered by our liberal arts curriculum. Besides broadening their knowledge, students will sharpen their skills in critical thinking and in effective oral and written communication. Students will have the opportunity to work personally with expert faculty on their coursework and academic plans, and may work with faculty to pursue special research, travel, and independent study projects.
  • Fellowships and Research Opportunities: The Department of Economics and Business offers three intensive fellowship programs (Economic Management, Accounting, and Entrepreneurship) designed to help students discover their academic strengths and interests and launch their careers through unique networking and real-world learning opportunities. The Department also offers its students three grant programs created to financially support and academically guide students as they conduct research or pursue internships.
  • On-Campus Entrepreneurship Incubator: Economics and Business students have the opportunity to learn from and work with successful entrepreneurs who are enmeshed in the Columbus and Delaware business communities. Ohio Wesleyan's on-campus entrepreneurship incubator - the Delaware Entrepreneurial Center (DEC) is a partnership between the University, the City of Delaware, and Delaware County. The DEC regularly hosts speakers, networking events, and professional development opportunities. It also offers OWU student internships with resident businesses.
  • Career Connections: In addition to the University's robust career services, the Department of Economics and Business offers economics and business specific career connections for its students. Our career coordinator has spent years cultivating relationships with businesses throughout the region and beyond, and works individually with students to help them find the right job and internship opportunities.
  • Building a Professional Network: Department of Economics and Business students will have constant on-campus opportunities to build an invaluable and diverse professional network through economics and business focused conferences, panels, lectures, job fairs, and firm specific recruiting events.
  • Outcomes: 97% of 2020 OWU grads reported a positive career outcome.

Available Majors

Available Minors

Department Contact Info

Location

R.W. Corns Building 225
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3535
F 740-368-3551
E econ.bus@owu.edu

Department Contact

Chair: Goran Skosples
Associate Professor of Economics
740-368-3547
ggskosple@owu.edu

Academic Assistant: Lori Lucas
740-368-3535
lalucas@owu.edu