Economics & Business

An economics and business degree from VMI prepares you for almost any leadership position in the 21st Century. Our graduates are prepared to take on careers in finance, management, marketing, investment, banking, or the military. The EC/BU degree is excellent preparation for graduate work in economics, business, public administration, health administration, or law.


Alumni Panel Launches Entrepreneurship Club

After returning from a summer internship with alumnus Mike Lloyd ’07, the 1st Class cadet went to work to begin the Entrepreneurship Club. He helped launch the club with a panel discussion in early November, followed by a membership meeting
a few nights later.

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Nascar Advertising Project

NASCAR Driver Offers Real-World Marketing Project

Cadets in Dr. Bruce MacDonald’s advertising class are applying marketing principles to a NASCAR driver with a VMI connection.

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Reading Group Explores Behavioral Economics

Five 1st Class cadets under the direction of Lt. Col. Sam Allen have the opportunity to practice their critical thinking and interdisciplinary skills in the field of economics this semester, thanks to a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.

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Gratzl New Grant

New Class, New Grant

This fall has brought changes to the Department of Economics and Business, with one new class being offered as part of the department’s new global management concentration and an existing class incorporating undergraduate research for the first time through funding from a Jackson-Hope grant.

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Tinni Sen - New Concentration

Concentration Adds International Perspective

Starting this fall, economics and business majors will have the opportunity to sign up for a concentration in global management. The new concentration was approved last spring by VMI’s Academic Board.

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Garrett, Norfolk Intern

Cadet Earns Norfolk Intern of the Year

One 1st Class cadet got a very pleasant surprise this summer when he was selected over others much older than himself to receive the Marcus D. Jones Intern of the Year Award from the City of Norfolk.

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