Why Study Business at Etown?
Because here, every student matters. We celebrate your strengths. We care about your academic and career goals. In the Elizabethown College School of Business, you will learn to fly with confidence. We let you hold the steering wheel early and be there to catch you if you fall. We guarantee you will graduate in four years with the best business skills the market can afford.
Meet the Dean
Najiba Benabess is the Dean of the School of Business at Elizabethtown College. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Master’s degree in Economics from Western Illinois University. Prior to Elizabethtown College, Dr. Benabess served as the Dean of the Tabor School of Business at Millikin University in Central Illinois for five years and as the Director of School of Business and Management in Norwich University in Central Vermont. Benabess has recieved the Academic Global Business Advancement’s Dean Of The Year award in 2021. In 2018, Dr. Benabess received the Fellow Award in AGBA’s 15th Annual World Congress that held at the National Institute of Development Administration in Bangkok Thailand, the highest honor bestowed to an academic scholar leader recognizing a person’s globally acclaimed professional accomplishments.
“Educate for Service” guides all that we do at Elizabethtown College. From our faculty to our staff, students, alumni and partners, there is a shared purpose that drives us and ultimately leads to great things. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the School of Business, a highly ranked business school that provides comprehensive, contemporary, and rigorous business programs. The School of Business at Etown College is a community of thinkers and doers who see the current business environment not as a challenge to be managed but as an opportunity for exploration and transformation.
We are committed to providing students with cutting-edge business skills, a personalized learning experience, and strong ties to the business community. Our mission is “preparing students for an ever-changing business world through enhancement of critical thinking skills and practical business application.” We teach students to think deeply, broadly, creatively, and analytically to seek new ideas every day and to become lifelong learners. Our students don’t only become proficient in their chosen careers, but they also learn how to make a difference and add value wherever they go.
Our faculty are dedicated world-class teachers and scholars who are committed to student success. Many of our faculty members have industry experience in their areas of expertise, as well as on-going research activities. Small class sizes allow for a supportive, highly interactive, and engaging learning environment. Case competitions, consulting projects, and co-op programs & internships give our students the opportunity to apply their business skills and gain real-world experience.
I invite you to explore the rest of our Web site to immerse yourself and learn more about our programs, our faculty, our students, and our Centers --- and all the opportunities that await you. Please contact us if you have specific questions that we have not covered on this site. We're quite sure that the more you learn about our programs, the more you'll know that an Etown Business education may be the best investment you will ever make. Come join us!
Dean, School of Business
Our Graduates are Ahead of the Game
More than 95% of our graduates find a job in less than a year. That’s faster than the national average of 50%. In fact, many of our students receive job offers before they graduate! Companies that employ our students include:
Many of our students continue their education at prestigious institutions around the world:
Birds of a Feather
To be the best, you need to learn from the best. Our expert faculty have a wide range of business experience from companies both large and small, with skills in finance and investment, marketing, accounting, and more. Every business student at Etown has access to a faculty-mentor who helps you to be exceptional. Our students also have access to a flock of more than 20,000 alumni who feel the call to help their fellow Blue Jays succeed.
Do Good. Live Well.
Today, when business schools focus too much on hard skills, we pay particular attention to developing our students’ soft skills: empathy, self-awareness, cross-cultural understanding, and ethics. Our Educate for Service motto is central to everything we do. There is plenty for you to do outside of the classroom at Etown. Join a club, or step into the world with us on a short trip to Prague, Geneva, or Beijing to develop your cross-cultural understanding. Nothing develops your empathy and cross-cultural understanding better than going abroad. Elizabethtown is also just 20 minutes away from some of the most beautiful towns in America: Lancaster, Lititz, and Hershey as well as a short train ride away from centers of the business world like Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City.
'E' is for Exceptional
We are proud to be one of the top undergraduate business programs in Pennsylvania.
We’re one of only 3% of institutions worldwide and one of 20% of U.S. institutions accredited by ACBSP*. Our retention, graduation, and job placement rates can be found here.
*Accounting, Business Administration, and International Business are accredited; our newest programs, Business Analytics, Finance, Financial Economics, and Marketing, are not yet accredited. Business programs offered by the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (sgps) are not ACBSP-accredited either.
Colleges of Distinction Recognition
Elizabethtown College has been recognized for its honorable commitment to helping undergraduate students learn, grow, and succeed by Colleges of Distinction, a unique guide for college-bound students. Specifically, Etown’s School of Business has received specialized recognition for its excellence in multidisciplinary education, practical experience, business ethics, dedicated advising, and high-impact practices.
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