/ Economics and Business

Special Programs and Opportunities

Experience matters.

Off-Campus Study
Maybe you yearn to get outside the Hope campus “bubble” and study for a semester in a U.S. metropolitan landscape or venture out to another country. Consider ChinaLondon, or Jamaica May terms. In addition, Hope’s Fried Center for Global Engagement offers a wide variety of off-campus options.
Baker Scholars
Perhaps you are laser-focused on a career in business. Hope is one of only 33 schools nationwide to offer the prestigious George F. Baker Scholars Program.  
Business Club
Get involved right away as a freshman interested in economics and business. The Hope College Business Club is the largest student-led organization on campus, with 200+ members.  
Launch Program 
First-year students interested in the department can jump-start their journey through the nine-week Launch Program, which provides an introduction to the business world. 
Hope Entrepreneurship Initiative (HEI)
Whether you are interested in starting your own business or just challenging yourself to think in new and innovative ways, the Hope Entrepreneurship Initiative can help you develop critical skills through networking, exposure, personal development and hands-on experience. 
Markets &  Morality
Explore economics issues through a Christian lens. Join Markets & Morality and help bring speakers and film screenings to campus to enrich the Hope community’s understanding of markets.
Case Competitions
Team up with your business classmates and compete against other regional college teams in a variety of case competitions.
Center For Leadership
Ever thought about owning your own business? Or helping companies or nonprofit organizations with a business challenge? The Center for Leadership offers academic classes in leadership skills, invaluable start up advice to help get your company off the ground, and ways to connect with a group of students and experienced business leaders to consult on a project together.