Economics and Management

The 2022 Gustie Cup

by Claire Drapeau The Gustie Entrepreneur Cup is a student competition that is judged based on the development of an innovative idea and the ability to create a business around that idea. For the Cup, students identify real problems and opportunities, find realistic solutions, use data, and integrate important research to develop a business model. […]

Ungrading

By Professor Kathy Lund Dean When I read about the current state of mind our students are carrying around, I see descriptions from educators all over the world like, “They’re so done” or “They are completely disengaged” “They are not interested in learning anything.” From my perspective, and what seems to be going on with […]

Consider These Courses for Fall 2022

As registration for the fall semester approaches, students should consider taking Introduction to Management or Marketing. These courses are offered by the Economics & Management Department, however, they are applicable to many areas of study. Students from all majors are encouraged to enroll.  Introduction to Management: Helpful for All Students Introduction to Management (E/M 160) […]

Homophily Research Presented in Hawaii

On March 19, 2022, Cat LaCasse ’22 and Kathy Lund Dean in the E/M department presented their research paper at the Western Academy of Management (WAM), in Kona, Hawaii. The paper examined possible reasons why management research has been criticized as irrelevant to leadership practice using social network analysis methodology. Cat was one of four […]

Looking for a Job?

by Claire Drapeau With summer and graduation quickly approaching, many Gusties are probably beginning their hunt for jobs and internships. Although the warmer months seem far away, February is the time to begin the job search, especially for summer opportunities. A great way to begin this process is through attending the Minnesota Private Colleges Job […]

Homophily Research in the E/M Department

Professor Kathy Lund Dean and senior Cat LaCasse’s paper, “Not even trying to be innovative? Network ties and homophily in management research leadership,” was accepted for presentation by the Western Academy of Management. The Academy is an affiliate of the National Academy of Management and promotes research, advancement, and the application of knowledge in the field […]

December Door Decorating Contest

The Economics and Management Department is getting into the holiday spirit! The Christmas trees are up in the Beck Atrium, snow is finally on the ground, and the Department is having a December Door Decorating Contest! E/M majors are invited to tour the office Thursday, December 9th and Friday, December 10th to vote for the […]

The Gustavus Finance Club

by Claire Drapeau The Department of Economics and Management at Gustavus has a wide variety of clubs and student organizations that further advance educational opportunities on campus. One of these student led organizations is the Finance Club. I talked with Jill Shoen ‘22, the current president of the Finance Club, to take a deeper look […]

E/M Department Clubs

The Economics and Management Department has many educational organizations where students can engage and learn outside of the classroom. These clubs allow students to explore and prepare for future careers. They also provide powerful networking opportunities where students can connect with alumni in areas where they have interest. Members of Gustavus Women in Leadership, Accounting […]

Student Internships Experiences

Student Internship Experiences Today, we will be highlighting two hard-working seniors and one outstanding junior on their internship journeys within the past year. First off, we have Public Accounting Major, Communication Studies Minor, Katelyn Weide, who is originally from Sartell, MN and graduated this January 31, 2021. Katelyn Weide This year, Katelyn has gotten the […]