EBA graduates learn the principles of economic theory, which seek to explain the accumulation and distribution of limited resources among various "players" in the marketplace. Those players include private consumers, private companies, public utilities, government organizations and their international counterparts throughout the world. 

In the Economics & Business Analytics major, students take a variety of courses in economic theory, advanced mathematics, and business analytics. The following distinctives create a unique major not readily found at other institutions. EBA graduates are uniquely prepared to serve and lead with a biblical perspective in a complex marketplace with character, analytical skills, and integrity. 

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EBA Program GuideStudents study a broad range of economic theories with a rare emphasis on conservative, free-market principles equipping graduates for success in any marketplace. Available courses include Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Institutional Economics, and International Economics.

As technology expands in every sector of society, enormous amounts of data are being generated. Mathematics and data analytics have become essential tools for today’s leaders to gain decision-making insight into trends and available strategies for their organizations. Students will study advanced mathematics classes in Statistics, Econometrics, Differential Equations, Integral Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Discrete Mathematics.

In addition to Economics and Advanced Mathematics, students will also have the opportunity to grow in their business acumen skills while learning from experienced senior executives. Students will learn a broad range of concepts and roles essential to the efficient functioning of an economic enterprise. Available courses in this arena are Competitive Strategy, Leadership & Organizational Behavior, Ethics, Business Methods & Entrepreneurship, and Financial Analysis. Students have the opportunity to learn from real-world experience through internships and the study of Harvard Business case studies.

Undergirding these specific aspects of the major is the Core Curriculum, which teaches the historical emphasis on free markets in American economics as well as fundamental political theory, logic, and biblical theology. The Core Curriculum emphasizes good writing and verbal communication skills. Graduates will be prepared to enter directly into the business world, graduate studies, or the public policy arena.



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Explore the variety of learning opportunities within the EBA major:

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  • Learn how governmental policy impacts both the economy at large and individual businesses.

  • Think like a CEO and entrepreneur, learning to successfully start, build, sustain, improve, and grow a prosperous economic enterprise. 

  • Learn how to use advanced mathematics to analyze the past performance and current health of businesses, industries, and economies.

  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze and create competitive strategies within an organization, corporation, and industry.

  • Acquire an understanding of competing economic models that exist at both the macroeconomic and microeconomic levels.

  • Improve business acumen skills, especially in the area of financial management and the analysis of various economic enterprises.

  • Increase oral and written communication skills, thereby enhancing interaction with senior-level business executives.

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply biblical principles to the study and practice of economics and business.



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The Patrick Henry College Investment Group Official Charter

Read EBA Flipbook copyThe Economics & Business Analytics (EBA) Program serves to extend the Mission of Patrick Henry College (PHC) into the world of economics and business. PHC created the Patrick Henry Investment Group (PHIG) within its EBA Program to provide students with real-world, hands-on investment and leadership experience. PHIG is a student-led organization that manages an investment fund, overseen by the Director of the EBA Program and owned by Patrick Henry College.

The Official Charter incorporates the best practices of 15 student-led investment funds from across the nation. The investment program, an educational instrument within the EBA Program, empowers students to participate in investment decisions, while tempering those decisions with the wisdom and experience of senior members, financial professionals serving as Investment Advisors, and the PHIG Program Director. Extensive market research conducted and presented by student teams under an Investment Advisor’s guidance will inform the group’s collective trading decisions. 

PHIG LogoThe core leadership of PHIG is found in its Executive Board and team of Senior Analysts, both made up of students who have a passion for investment analysis and an aptitude for leadership. The Executive Board provides direction, facilitates coordinated research, communicates investment results to the College Administration, and assists in the selection and training of future leadership to carry on the group’s legacy of stewardship.

The Purpose, Mission, and Vision of this program fosters a culture where students can learn to be financial stewards of God’s resources, equipped to be faithful and impactful in the marketplace.



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Obtain Practical Experience in the Creation of Professional Business Plans

The Economic & Business Analytics Program at Patrick Henry College offers a variety of advanced courses in Economics, Mathematics, and Business within the major’s elective program. BUS443 (Financial Analysis: Case Study Methodology) is one of those courses. This course introduces corporate financial analysis with an emphasis on company valuations and financial statements such as Cash Flow, Balance Sheet and Income Statement. For the final exam, each student must learn how to create and submit an entire business plan for the start-up and/or acquisition of a new company or franchise of an existing company. An award is given to the top business plans submitted from each class.

Learn more about prior award recipients and view the quality of the work that the students produce within the program:
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Daniel Fierer
2018 Graduate

Upon graduation, Daniel worked in client services and pursed a degree in advanced mathematics at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

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M Monroe, EBA

Meredith Monroe
2019 Graduate

After college, Meredith served as a data analyst and completed a Global MBA at Tel Aviv University in Israel.                                 

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Emil Meintjes

Emil Meintjes
2020 Graduate

Emil worked in financial services after graduating and earned a joint JD/MBA at Southern Methodist University.                             

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J Van Ness, EBA

Justine Van Ness
2021 Graduate

At PHC, Justine was captain of the Women's Soccer Team. After college, Justine began working full-time as an analyst for the U.S. Government.

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James Dunning
2022 Graduate

James was the COO of PHC’s student-led investment group. After graduation he accepted a full-time position with Capital One as a business analyst.

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GraceAnna Schmidt

GraceAnna Schmidt
2023 Graduate

GraceAnna was on the Mock Trial Team, VP of Student Body, and campus leader and joined the The Aerospace Corporation as a Program Financial Analyst.

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Hunter Erickson 2024

Hunter Erickson
2024 Graduate

Hunter was the COO for the Patrick Henry Investment Group and upon graduation accepted a position as an Associate at Mission Property Advisors, Inc.

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Patrick Henry College (PHC) students take second place in a global case competition sponsored by The University of Copenhagen’s Business School in Denmark

Four PHC students—Everett Chew, Reagan Van Belle, Inge Washburn, and Josiah Kitching—earned second place in the final round of GLOBAL 2023, an international case competition where undergraduate and graduate students have 24 hours to come up with a solution to a real-life business case that is judged by a panel of industry-leading professionals. These four students comprised the Executive Team in the spring of 2023 that ran the student-led Patrick Henry Investment Group (PHIG), a key component of the Economic & Business Analytics Program at PHC.

According to their web page, “GLOBAL is an international case competition and CBS Case Competition’s response to an increasingly digitized world;” it is the largest open case competition in the world, with more than 3,600 students from 90 nationalities participating. Read more here.


EBA Case Competition

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