Three students sitting at desks at a computer lab and looking at the flat screen monitors. The two students closest to the camera are looking at the same screen and smiling.As a discipline, economics employs a wide range of critical thinking skills in a way that lends order to events taking place at local, national, and global levels. A command of its principles thus provides students pursuing a variety of majors and careers with the ability to describe and predict changes and trends in the pattern of public affairs.

At Defiance College, the economics minor is designed to provide students with an appreciation for the principles of constrained choice.


International Accreditation Council for Business Education

The Academic Business Unit at Defiance College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11960 Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. For a list of program accreditation status(es), please view our IACBE member status page.

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Central Mutual Insurance
Chase Brass and Copper Company
ConAgra Foods
Dana Holding Corporation
Ernst and Young
Farmers and Merchants Bank
German Mutual Insurance
Huntington Bank
Ohio Auditor of State
Ohio Gas Company
Quicken Loans
Sauder Woodworking, Co.
Shultz Huber and Associates, Inc.
State Bank and Trust
Steyer and Co.
U.S. Food and Administration
US Department of Defense
Wright Patterson Air Force Base


Sam Cai, Ph.D.
Brett Decker, Ed.D.
Nady El-Zayaty, Ph.D.