Why Study Business at Elizabethtown?
Excel in a Challenging Business Curriculum
Write your own business plan for life in the world of business. The Department of Business at Elizabethtown College 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.
Join a Nationally Recognized Program
Elizabethtown College has been listed in Barron's Guide to the Most Prestigious Colleges, Peterson's Competitive Colleges and Princeton Review's Best Mid-Atlantic Colleges.
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 large mural, a student lounge area and two-large screen televisions tuned into CNBC financial and economic news.
Get Involved with Fellow Business Majors
Get involved in the Elizabethtown College chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), one of the most active student organizations on campus. For 21 consecutive years, the Elizabethtown SIFE 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 (TIP) 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. Short-term programs include study tours in Geneva, Prague, Beijing and Tokyo. Or, 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.
Conduct Research with your Professors
You can carry out Independent Study or participate in the Honors-in- the-Discipline program. 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. According to our latest alumni survey, 99.4% of our graduates were employed full-time or enrolled full-time in graduate school within 8 months of graduation.