Why Study Business at Elizabethtown?

As a business major at Elizabethtown College, you can write your own business plan for life. Do you value individualized attention and nurturing relationships? Do you plan on starting your own business or social enterprise down the road? Are you interested in developing practical skills in accounting, marketing, finance, business law, management, economics, or entrepreneurship/ family business? Are you eager to use your future business skills to help the community? If yes, E-town business is for you!

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Featured News


International Business Students Attend Gala

On December 1, IB students, Lia Kopar, Maria Boretti, Joachim Hellesen, Kylie Bueti, and Madison McCall attended the 25 years Anniversary of Growing Trade, organized by the World Trade Center of Central Pa in Harrisburg (WTC).  Reflections from some of the students are:
Kylie Bueti (Senior IB Student):  "Having the chance to attend this event was a great real-world experience.  I had the opportunity to network as well as listen to an author whose book we spoke about in class.  This night was yet another event preparing me for graduation in May." 
Lia Kopar (Junior IB Student): "I am proud to see that there is so much being done to help promote foreign direct investment and importing in Pennsylvania. My favorite part was hearing Terri Morrison's presentation, the author of "Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands." Her presentation reinvigorated my interest in international business and taught me that there is always more to learn."
Madison McCall (Senior IB Student):  "The WTC's 25th Anniversary Gala was an evening full of great experiences.  As a senior international business major, I was able to mingle with potential employers and learn about different employment opportunities in the area. The keynote speaker, Terri Morrison, talked about an array of topics that fit nicely into material I knew from inside the classroom.  The evening at the WTC was another great stepping stone; allowing me to transition from student to employee."
Two pictures from the event are below.


Clark Associates, Inc. Internship & Scholarship

Clark Associates, Inc. is sponsoring two $5,000 scholarships with an internship opportunity to current sophomores and juniors who show outstanding leadership skills or who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit.  The application deadline is January 25, 2017!  For instructions on how to apply please contact Stephanie VanderMey.

The Business & Economics Digest

Each issue features stories by faculty and staff on topics such as life in the department, accomplishments and awards, research, reports and more.

See our recent feature for the new Trostle Finance Lab in Lancaster Online.

The 2016 Business and Economics Digest (PDF)

Department News

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Intern Locally & Globally

Employers are increasingly interested in hiring graduates who have had meaningful "hands-on" business experience during their college career. Elizabethtown College works closely with businesses, accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies located in central Pennsylvania, throughout the East Coast and around the world to place students into internships during their junior and senior years.

Manage Real Money

Student Investment Ticker

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.

Participate in a Club

students involved

For 21 years, the Elizabethtown ENACTUS (formerly 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, Delta Mu Delta (business honor society) and Omicron Delta Epsilon (international honor society for economics).

Study Abroad

students in Prague

Elizabethtown College offers flexible, short-term study tour programs in Geneva, Prague, and Beijing.

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.

Succeed after Graduation

Business majors at Elizabethtown College enjoy high placement rates. Our graduates are employed at a wide range of firms and have attended top-ranked graduate programs in business, law and economics.  We also have partnered with graduate schools to offer fast track admission.




Highly Ranked by Brookings' Value-Added Report for Alumni Salaries


Student Club Wins National Competition

Conduct Research

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 for one of your professors.

Learn in a State-of-the-Art Business Building

The Department of Business is located in the James B. Hoover Center for Business, one of the newest facilities on the Elizabethtown College campus.  The Center features classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, a finance lab, collaboration spaces, and a resource center.  The finance lab simulates a dynamic trading floor environment and enables students to act as investors.  The lobby features a student lounge area, two large-screen televisions tuned into CNBC, and a finance ticker display.

Networking Opportunities

As a business student, you will have the opportunity to build connections with local and regional business leaders. A large number of business leaders serve on advisory boards for our accounting, business, and international business programs. In these roles, they mentor our students and help develop internship and job opportunities with their companies.


The faculty in the Department of Business have earned the highest academic credentials -- most have attained terminal degrees in their fields. Several also have garnered significant corporate-sector experience. Members of the business faculty are fluent in several languages and have taught or lived in Europe, South Asia, the Middle East, and the Pacific Rim.

About Us

VISION: To be nationally recognized as a premier business undergraduate program with a distinctive blend of the liberal arts and professional studies.

MISSION: We seek to create an environment in which students develop intellectual capacities in reasoning and judgement, gain a comprehensive knowledge of business disciplines, and apply it in experiential fashion. Our students will develop lifelong skills necessary to manage organizations effectively, with a keen appreciation of social responsibility and global citizenship. They will learn from and work with faculty with the highest academic credentials and extensive corporate experience who are committed to superior teaching and mentoring, and scholarship in the applied, theoretical and pedagogical areas of business.


acbsp logo The programs in Accounting, Business Administration, and International Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

For more info
Tel: 717-361-1270
Fax: 717-361-1487
Hoover Center for Business, Elizabethtown College, 1 Alpha Dr, Elizabethtown, PA 17022