Summer 2021 Benson Fellowships Announced
Three student-faculty research teams investigate business and economic historyLearn More
Hist 121: History in Video Games (AR)
New Fall 2021 course explores the historic content in popular video gamesLearn More
The Business and Economic History Program is part of the Department of History, housed in Xavier Hall on upper campus.Interactive Campus Map
Benson Summer 2020 Research Fellowship Results
A School of Business Team Studies Human Resources and Artificial IntelligenceMore Information
Business and Economic History Program at PLU
Business and economic history involves the study of business organizations, companies, entrepreneurs, workers, products, and consumers, as well as the economic forces that have shaped culture and society. PLU offers four courses in business and economic history, an annual lecture in October, summer research fellowships for students and faculty, and an endowed chair to coordinate activities, teach courses, and conduct original research.
The Business and Economic History Program at PLU is supported by a generous endowment provided by Dale and Jolita Benson in 2004.
Explore resources and materials related to PLU Business and Economic History on this website, including our Blog. Students interested in the Benson Family Summer Research Fellowship for Summer 2022 are encouraged to apply by the April 1, 2022 deadline. (This year’s applications are closed.)
Innovation Studies Program
For information about the popular Innovation Studies minor, see our website dedicated to the program. Innovation Studies is housed in the Division of Interdisciplinary Programs.