An Economics major is a flexible and relevant option for students who don’t want to narrow their field of specialization. In OU’s SBA, Economics majors learn how economic analysis applies to major problems facing individuals, businesses, the nation and the world. While preparing students for the workplace, this major also provides an excellent foundation for law school or master’s degrees in public administration, economics or business administration.

The Economics Department has established a strong academic record and tradition. A scholarly journal, Economic Inquiry, ranked it fourth overall in producing the most published works among economics professors in universities across Michigan. Nationally, Oakland University was ranked seventh among comparable schools that offer undergraduate economics degrees.  
Academic Programs

Contact Us
Anandi Sahu
Department Chair
447 Elliott Hall
(248) 370-3537

Shannon Johnson
Office Assistant
440 Elliott Hall
(248) 370-3283

Advisory Board
Edward A. Eickhoff - Board ChairSenior Vice President DevelopmentRamco-Gershenson
Valiena A. AllisonPresidentVertex Adventures LC
Alfredo CasabAttorneyDawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC
Melinda Conway Callahan, CFREChief Development OfficerFocus: HOPE
Allen C. GoodmanProfessor, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of EconomicsWayne State University
Julie GranthenAttorney 
Lynn GrossSenior Estate Advisory SpecialistMichigan Wells Fargo Private Bank
Daniel P. HunterManagerOakland County Planning & Economic Development Services
Marc MillerRating AnalystBlue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Anandi P. Sahu, Ph.D.Professor & Chair, Department of EconomicsOakland University, School of Business Administration
George SeifertPresidentGeorge & Elizabeth Seifert Foundation, Inc.
Paul SwansonRetired VP, Human ResourcesTrinity Health
Jessica Vila-GouldingSenior Economist (Europe)Ford Motor Company
Faculty &

Please see the School of Business Administration Faculty/Staff Directory for more information, including office location, link to personal web pages and more.


Anandi Sahu, 370-3537
Zeina 370-3282
Addington 370-3541
Timothy Russell 370-3524
Man 370-4086
Nivedita 370-2707
Kevin 370-3294
Ram 370-4965
Jonathan 370-4966
Miron 370-3291
Kasaundra 370-4975
Ronald 370-3514
Xie 370-2505

Research Center

Southeastern Michigan Economic Data Center