Why Study Business at Elizabethtown?
For prospective students
Excel in a Challenging Business Curriculum
Write your own business plan for life in the world of business. The Department of Business offers four major areas of study: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics and International Business. You may also pursue concentrations in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and entrepreneurship.
Learn in a State-of-the-Art Business Building
The Department of Business is located in the Hoover Center for Business, one of the newest facilities on the Elizabethtown College campus. The 30,000-square-foot Center features classrooms equipped with top-of-the-line projection equipment and data ports. The Center also houses research and collaboration spaces and a resource center. The lobby features a student lounge area, two large-screen televisions tuned into CNBC, and a finance ticker display.
Get Involved with Fellow Business Majors
Get involved in the Elizabethtown College chapter of Enactus (formerly SIFE), one of the most active student organizations on campus. For 21 consecutive years, the Elizabethtown team has won the Northeastern Regional Finalist Award at the national competition. Other related student organizations include the Accounting/Finance Club, a chapter of the American Marketing Association, the Management Club, the International Club, Delta Mu Delta (business honor society) and Omicron Delta Epsilon (international honor society for economics).
Manage a Real Investment Portfolio
The Trostle Investment Portfolio is a student-managed investment fund designed to provide Elizabethtown College students a real-world experience in the management of an investment company. Students create and manage a diversified portfolio of stocks that maximizes long-term expected returns with acceptable risk.
Go on a Business Trip: Study in Another Country
Elizabethtown College offers flexible study abroad programs. You may choose to study abroad for a semester at programs offered by our partner universities in several countries including Spain, Ireland, France, Germany, Mexico, Japan and England. Short-term programs include study tours in Geneva, Prague, Beijing and Tokyo.
Conduct Research with your Professors
You can carry out an Independent Study or participate in the Honors-in-the-Discipline program. In either case, you will get a chance to work with faculty, present your findings at the annual Student Conference in Business and Economics and get published in the Department's annual digest. You may also work as a student research assistant in the Department of Business, collecting data and assisting with articles.
Do Well after Graduation
Business majors at Elizabethtown College enjoy high placement rates. They are employed at a wide range of companies, and have obtained MBAs, JDs and PhDs from top-ranked universities.