The economics department hosted students and community members to a daylong workshop on corporate valuation and financial modeling, sponsored jointly by the Oberlin Student Finance and the Investment Club. Photo credit: William Bradford
Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Economics has been described as the study of the issues arising from the allocation of limited resources to meet society’s unlimited human wants. Students with an interest in data analysis, mathematical modeling, finance, and quantitative matters will find the economics course of study sound preparation for continued study in economics or business.

Program Director

Ron Cheung

Chair and Associate Professor of Economics
Department Affiliation

Terri Pleska

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8483

Why is Studying Economics at Oberlin Unique?

Associated Faculty
Study Away Programs
Variety of Courses

Sample Courses

  • ECON 101 - Principles of Economics 4 credits
  • ECON 211 - Money, the Financial System and the Economy 4 credits
  • ECON 313 - Games and Strategy in Economics 3 credits
  • ECON 452 - Seminar on Financial Crises in the United States 4 credits

Economics News

A Wealth of Knowledge

November 23, 2016
Oberlin’s student-led finance and investment club makes education a priority.

Life After Oberlin

Source: Career Center, Survey Class of 2015. Sample: 34

group of grads

What Grads Do

Full-time employment: 70%

Part-time employment: 2%

Volunteer/Service: 2%

Postgraduate/Fellowship: 8.8%

Graduate/Professional School: 14%


Graduate/Professional School

Boston University

Claremont McKenna College

University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

University of Pennsylvania

University of San Francisco



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