Business and Economics

At EMU we prepare you to be successful, to promote the common good and to be an active leader in today’s marketplace. Our professors will help you increase your business knowledge, learn important hands-on skills, and develop a values-based approach to business and management.

Our graduates understand the value of people in business, and know how important meeting economic need is to the state of the world and the peacebuilding process. We’re committed to excellence, ethics and social justice, and we encourage study across disciplines, a focus on sustainability, and the development of a global perspective. At EMU you’ll:

  • study in a cross-cultural setting
  • consider sustainability and stewardship in decision-making
  • collaborate on original research with faculty with industry experience
  • put your classroom learning to use in off campus internships
  • learn to work effectively in teams and hone communication and financial skills
  • learn from professors who’ve lived and worked internationally

About 90% of the 2012 graduates who responded to our survey were employed full-time, in grad school, or serving in a volunteer/mission position within one year of graduation. EMU business alumni consistently rank high on nationally standardized business exams, with many pursuing graduate degrees in their majors.

A new study suggests that business administration is one of the five most employable majors. Read the article here.

Program News

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    Scholars in Washington D.C. this fall semester land prestigious internships

    September 25th, 2015

    Eastern Mennonite University’s home away from home in Washington D.C. — the Washington Community Scholars’ Center (WCSC) — is just that to three diverse groups of students this semester. Living and working in the nation’s capital and in the multicultural Brookland neighborhood is always a cross-cultural experience, but this group is unique: the nine students …More

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    Eastern Mennonite University welcomes twelve new faculty members for 2015-2016 academic year

    August 28th, 2015

    Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) welcomes 12 new faculty to the ranks for the 2015-16 academic year. The new faculty, announced by Fred Kniss, provost; Michael King, vice president and seminary dean; Deirdre Smeltzer, vice president and undergraduate academic dean; and Jim Smucker, vice president and dean of graduate and professional studies are: Abigail Berkey, PhD, …More

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