Students studying economics and finance learn about the nature, operation, and financial issues faced by modern organization, including for profit and for non-governmental organization, business, and government.
What opportunities are available for students?
Investment Club: The Illinois College Warren Billhartz Student Investment Club is a student organization where students learn how to invest wisely. Using real money, the students have the chance to see firsthand the effects the market has on the investment portfolio. The group also takes trips throughout the year to businesses, such as the Archer Daniel Midland's headquarters in Decatur, IL and Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting in Omaha, NE.
Internships/Field Work: Illinois College economic majors often participate in internships with companies in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. Recent internships have been done at Merrill Lynch, Morgan County Housing Authority, AG Edwards, Jacksonville Savings Bank and DOT Foods.
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) is a global not-for-profit education organization aimed at helping world citizens understand the principles and values of market economics. Members of SIFE compete nationally against teams from other colleges and universities based upon completed projects and formal presentations.