Business and Economics

At EMU we prepare you to be successful, to promote the common good and to be an active leader in today’s marketplace. Our professors will help you increase your business knowledge, learn important hands-on skills, and develop a values-based approach to business and management.

Our graduates understand the value of people in business, and know how important meeting economic need is to the state of the world and the peacebuilding process. We’re committed to excellence, ethics and social justice, and we encourage study across disciplines, a focus on sustainability, and the development of a global perspective. At EMU you’ll:

  • study in a cross-cultural setting
  • consider sustainability and stewardship in decision-making
  • collaborate on original research with faculty with industry experience
  • put your classroom learning to use in off campus internships
  • learn to work effectively in teams and hone communication and financial skills
  • learn from professors who’ve lived and worked internationally

More than 90% of EMU alums are working or studying in their field of study within a year of graduation. EMU business alumni consistently rank high on nationally standardized business exams, with many pursuing graduate degrees in their majors.

Program News

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    35-year-old alum named president of Blue Ridge Bank

    January 18th, 2015

    A 35-year-old alumnus of Eastern Mennonite University started 2015 as a new bank president. Brian Plum became president and chief executive officer of Blue Ridge Bank of Luray, Va., on Dec. 17. Blue Ridge, founded in 1893, is a locally owned and community-based bank with 46 employees and branches in Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Luray, McGaheysville and …More

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    For fight against Ebola, international students plan fundraising event with Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee

    January 15th, 2015

    After spending the summer thousands of miles from her native Liberia and watching nervously from afar as Ebola swept through her country, sophomore Winifred Gray-Johnson wanted to take action when she returned to the Eastern Mennonite University campus. She never imagined that desire, born from hours of long-distance conversation with her family members and prayer …More

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