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Professor & Chair of Business & Management, Executive-in-Residence
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Major, Minor, Pre-professional Program, Early Admission Program
Business coursework at Knox is grounded in real-world experience. We call it "activated knowledge"—and it means you'll understand both the theory and how to apply it. A typical class might begin with a textbook discussion of (for instance) cash flow, but, from there, it quickly moves from the abstract to the very concrete. Why did Company X succeed? Why did Company Y fail? Our conversations are lively, thought-provoking, and wide-ranging, and you'll be expected to be an active participant.
While the business curriculum develops a broad skillset, students also have the opportunity to gain expertise in a focus area, which can involve classes in environmental science, mathematics, economics, and more. The focus areas are as follows: