Business and Economics Department

Welcome to the Department of Business & Economics

The Department of Business & Economics provides undergraduate and co-curricular programs in business, economics, accounting and marketing. We offer opportunities for you to explore diverse careers while acquiring the knowledge and developing the skills to become contributing members of a global society.

Committed to this mission, the department challenges students to:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge to collect, analyze, synthesize, apply and evaluate information responsibly.
  • Communicate effectively with defined audiences in multiple contexts and media.
  • Adapt to a changing world creatively, collaboratively and ethically.
  • Develop respect and appreciation for diverse ideas and cultures.

The department also offers a mentoring, networking and internship program via its Talent Pool. By participating in the Talent Pool, you'll showcase your academic knowledge and talents while making valued contributions to a partnering business or organization. It's a great opportunity to gain experience.

Success in Business

Brooke Ballou '15 is finding post-graduate success with the Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha, Nebraska. The 2015 Hastings College graduate from Wilsonville, Nebraska, landed a job as an account representative, managing accounts with chemical shippers. more
Though they each have individual roles, four Heartland Bank employees relate to a special understanding that brings them together -- a Hastings College education. more
Hastings College has partnered with Omaha-based ScoreVision to install a new state-of-the-art scoreboard in Lynn Farrell Arena—and pilot a new internship program. This summer, four Hastings College students are exploring uncharted territory in... more
Jed Cornforth '00 majored in economics and business administration and is now the Strategic Planning and Business Analysis Director of USA Football. more
Devon Wetteland, a 2015-16 Talent Pool member, decided to apply for the competitive internship program based on an article about how employers value internships. more