Drew offers numerous on-campus opportunities for economics and business majors to advance classroom learning.
Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world’s largest academic honor societies for both undergraduate and graduate students. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics, and the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty within Drew University’s Economics and Business programs.
Currently, Omicron Delta Epsilon has 681 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France, Kazakhstan, and United Arab Emirates. With such a broad, international base, chapter activities vary widely, ranging from invited speakers, group discussions, dinners, meetings, etc., to special projects such as review sessions and tutoring for students in economics. Omicron Delta Epsilon plays a prominent role in the annual Honors Day celebrations at many colleges and universities.
For more information on the Drew University Chapter of ODE, please contact Dr. Miao Chi (email@example.com).
The faculty members of the Drew Economics and Business department and the Business Studies Committee, and the students of the Drew Economics and Business Society (DEBS) sponsor, organize, direct and participate in an end-of-semester cocurricular program called “Shark Tank”. Loosely modeled after the popular television program of the same name, students from a variety of different courses in the economics and business majors apply their classroom learning and skills to develop proposals and plans for the organization and management of new entrepreneurial ventures and/or to analyze the operation of markets and business in a wide range of fields. Students from our Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Intermediate Microeconomics, International Business, Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior, Corporate Finance and Wall Street and other courses produce and display posters and make group presentations on markets, financial practices, and organizational structures and strategies for conducting business in different sectors and in different countries around the world. Many Drew alumni and local business leaders participate as panel members, charged with judging the efficacy of the business proposals and plans. Shark Tank provides our students with opportunities to use the theory and knowledge acquired in classroom settings in creative ways and to develop their presentation skills before their peers, faculty mentors, alumni, and professionals working in business, finance, government, and non-profit organizations.
For more information on Shark Tank, please contact Dr. Miao Chi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The mission of DEBS is to promote academic discussion of economics and business and to create and strengthen relationships between members and the economics and business community.
Past DEBS events include: