Economics and Business

You are an important builder of your future in a world governed by changing trends in business, trade, resources, interest rates, and international policy? Studying economics, business, or accounting at Ohio Wesleyan helps you understand the nation’s economy and business environment within a global context and gives you a solid understanding of the central role that economic, business, and accounting thinking plays in all aspects of society.

Careers in Economics and Business Can Look Like: 
Data Analyst Economist Financial Analyst
Financial Planner Accountant Management Consultant
Accountant Executive Human Resources Professional Compensation Manager
Loan Officer Portfolio Manager Sales Consultant
Budget Analyst Investment Banker Operations Analyst

On-Campus Organizations

The Ohio Wesleyan Investment Club manages a $170,000+ stock portfolio. This portfolio is chosen democratically by students in the organization. We welcome students of all majors and meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m. in Corns Room 303. For the time being, we are meeting virtually via Zoom.

For More Information please contact Professor Barbara Macleod at

The Ohio Wesleyan Community Research Fellows program involves highly motivated, top notch students working under the guidance of faculty members on research projects for Central Ohio nonprofits, businesses, and governments.  

Ohio Wesleyan Marketing Group (OMG) is an OWU student run marketing group of passionate individuals. OMG has devised marketing plans for many commercial and non-profit companies, providing students a chance to work on real world projects that will help them be better prepared for the professional market after graduation.

The Accounting & Finance Fellows Program is a selective program that empowers students to explore the wide range of careers available in the fields of accounting and finance, develop a unique awareness of current issues and ideas that shape the fields, cultivate a depth of knowledge on a specific and relevant topic within the fields, build their professional networks,  and connect their studies and interests to the broader world through a travel learning experience funded by The Woltemade Center.

This program is supported by an endowment established by Ohio Wesleyan University graduates Mr. James W. Pry II ’67 and Mr. C. Nicholas Pry ’63 in tribute to their mother, Louise Crider Pry. The Louise Crider Pry Memorial Endowment supports the Accounting and Finance Fellows Program, enriching the education of promising accounting and finance students with practical learning experiences and academic support.

You can learn more about the Accounting & Finance Fellows Program on their website!

The Latham Bishop Ventures (LBV) program is an institutional collaboration managed by The Woltemade Center to expand the scope and impact of entrepreneurial education and opportunities at OWU. Building upon the success of the Latham Entrepreneurial Scholars Program (LESP), LBV provides a comprehensive entrepreneurial ecosystem that is accessible to all interested OWU students. The program fosters and grows upon the entrepreneurial culture on campus, attracts and retains entrepreneurially minded students, and creates a community of students passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation.

The Woltemade Economics and Business Fellows Program (formerly the Economics Management Fellows Program) is intended for the best of the best. Only 15-20 students are accepted each year. Fellows are quickly introduced to all of the faculty and resources within the Economics and Business Department, as well as to alumni and professional mentors.

Seeking Alumni in Econ & Business? Look no further! We have a cultivated list of Alums who are eager to speak with you. Check out their profiles and reach out to them! Access tools on our Build a Network page for further templates and resources!

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Day of the week
Hours Drop-Ins
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Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm  

Contact & Location

(740) 368-3152

Slocum Hall 207
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015