About This Department

Department: Economics & Business
Insitution: Westmont College
  Santa Barbara, CA

Our student-centric approach and collaborative, friendly environment provide a healthy blend of quantitative analysis and economic theory with practical application in the marketplace. You gain information and expertise that make you a better contributor and communicator and prepare you for fascinating and gratifying business careers. You’ll work closely with professors and explore the often-challenging intersection of faith, learning and business. Successful Westmont alumni provide you with valuable networking, internships and mentoring, helping you discover, develop and use your God-given talents. Our graduates have become leaders in a wide range of industries worldwide, from Fortune 500 companies to Silicon Valley start-ups to non-profit organizations.

The department requires that students complete all lower division courses during their first two years. These preparatory courses are pre-requisites to the upper division courses completed during their remaining two years of study. Courses are designed to be sequential in developing a cumulative competency through a progression of terminology, models, and concepts that blend theory with applications. Study abroad at King’s College-London or American University-Paris should happen during Third Year (either semester), or Fourth Year (Fall semester only). The IBI program should happen during the summer after Third Year. In addition to the required courses, students take five elective courses.