Business gives students
the knowledge to help
Here’s the bottom line
Imagine a trillion-dollar asset manager sitting down with you, explaining what he does and answering your questions. That’s what happens at Drew. The sweet part is that he happens to be a Drew alum, and part of your circle when you graduate.
What business wants are people who can think clearly in situations of uncertainty. And you’ll be able to persuasively and powerfully present solutions so people can implement them right away. That’s full-impact learning, rooted in the liberal arts and deployed to propel business forward.
We’re 29 miles from New York City and our Wall Street Semester puts you in the heart of it twice a week. You’ll connect with working professionals and our ever-expanding network of alumni.
Our History of Work course is taught by historians. Our Business Ethics course is taught by specialists in ethics and comparative religions. We want you to work directly with experts in all the topics we cover. That’s what gives such depth to our major.
Careers Made easy
It’s Who You Know
Our students intern at the biggest names in business, from JPMorgan Chase and UBS to Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson.
We host frequent events where students get to meet alumni working in Manhattan and throughout the tri-state region. Our alums are there when you need them.
Many of our graduates head to Wall Street and major brokerage investment, securities or underwriting firms.
I interned at BNY Mellon in Manhattan as a wealth management analyst. There, I was exposed to techniques for allocating assets, such as investment-based programs that help clients secure their financial future. It taught me to be as proactive as possible and to always ask questions.
A course called Corporations in Context launched my interest in how businesses work. Around the same time my buddies and I thought it’d be a cool idea to start a business of our own, and the professor, Fred Curtis, introduced me to other students and teachers who were of great help.
My research interests include gender and labor markets/poverty in the Middle East, time-use issues and the impact of religion on economic institutions.
Ph.D., University of California–Davis
My work in health economics is focused on modeling the demand for medical care in order to design financial tools to better manage risk. I love when I hear students repeating catchphrases I use in class, like “All models are wrong, but some are useful.”
Ph.D., Rutgers University
I’m an economic historian who researches late 19th-century industrial history and labor relations, with a particular interest in the garment industry. If I attempt to regale my wife and kid with tales of the old “schmatta” business, they roll their eyes and yell, “Zip it, Dad!”
Ph.D., Yale University
My research involves labor and demographic economics and applied microeconomics, and I teach econometrics, labor economics and microeconomics. I also happen to be a former Tai Chi instructor.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Professor of economics
I’m working on a long-term project connecting oil depletion and climate change to global trade and local economies. I’d call myself an ecological economist, and in my spare time, I meditate.
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
My specialties include political economy, migration, subjectivity, alternative economies, with a research focus on the economics of immigration. On top of that, I recently started swimming. I realized it’s never too late to fall in love with something.
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
I once had a grateful student tell me that he was able to recognize and then go over to talk with Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke at a restaurant after taking my intermediate macroeconomics course. As for me, I’m investigating how stock traders act, in real time, on monetary policy information released during trading hours.
Ph.D., Cornell University
When you arrive at Drew, ask me about an article I’m writing titled, “Investor Impatience and Returns: A Laboratory Experiment.” Or about my family’s vineyard in Italy, where I work when I visit my father.
Ph.D., University of Virginia
- Financial software consultant,
BL Nickerson & Associates, Mendham, N.J.
- Engineering consultant,
Robert Half International, Princeton, N.J.
- Research associate,
Kessler Research Foundation Center, West Orange, N.J.
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My Favorite Course
“Ironically, there are no actual tests in this course. You’re tested on problems that anyone who wants to run or manage a sustainable business will face.”
William Shanks on Management