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!
The programs in Accounting, Business Administration and International Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). We are one of only 3% of institutions worldwide accredited by ACBSP and one of 20% of U.S. institutions.
Our students score in the 94th percentile on the Standardized Major Field Test in Business. This means they score better than 94% of students from the 566 institutions who take the test around the country.
We are proud to announce that we were awarded the Colleges of Distinction Badge for Business!
We are recognized for excellent teaching, innovative learning experiences designed to engage students, and the high value that employers place on our graduates.
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.
We have a great location
30 minutes – State Capital, Harrisburg, PA
30 minutes – Downtown, Lancaster, PA
1 hour – Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
1.5 hours – South Street, Philadelphia
3 hours – Times Square, New York City
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.
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).
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.
From the Department of Business
Economics student paper accepted for publication
'Journal of International Thought' selects piece on maternity leave
Friends of Dannielle Kerstetter ’19 were comparing maternity leave policies in the United States to those in European countries. Under the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, employees in the U.S., who have worked for a company for at least a year, may take 12 weeks of unpaid leave, whereas European countries, specifically Scandinavia, have parental leave that spans several months. The discussion prompted research by Kerstetter, an economics major, and an eventual paper. This spring she submitted her essay to the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg’s Journal of International Thought. It was accepted for publication this past spring along with pieces by Elizabethtown College business students Victoria Edwards ’19 and Nicholas Lecatsas ’19. A piece by Kerstetter’s advisor Sanjay Paul, associate professor of economics, also was published.
“The publication is good for my resume … I’ll be looking for more journals to submit to. Right now, I’m looking at the discrepancies in the minimum wage.”
E-town announces SAS data analytics joint certificate program
Offers real-world learning with regional firms
Elizabethtown College has partnered with SAS to offer a joint certificate for students in the College’s data analytics minor. SAS is a data analytics powerhouse with customers in 149 countries. The certificate is specifically for students in the data analytics minor with a capstone course, providing in-demand skills for the digital age and real-world learning opportunities. Upon completion, students receive the SAS certificate along with their diploma, allowing them to compete at a higher level compared to other programs, opening opportunities to jobs they might not have been prepared for without the SAS certificate.
“None of our peer institutions have a data analytics minor with a project-based capstone that is tied directly to a competency certificate program with the largest data analytics software firm in the United States.” -- Sylvester Williams, co-director of E-town’s Data Analytics Center.
From the Department of Business
Sophomore business major is executive director, president of shoe-based charity
Elizabethtown College student supplies 'Kix for Kids'
Family business and entrepreneurship student Nickolas Levin said he has always had a passion for collecting rare sneakers. That passion turned into purpose when he formed Kix for Kids, an organization that supplies sneakers to children in underprivileged and underfunded areas. Levin said he was inspired to start a sneaker charity after Social Enterprise Institute Director James Reeb spoke to Levin’s entrepreneurship class about corporate social responsibility. Levin also runs Nick’s Kicks LLC, a sneaker resale business he started at the age of 16.
“Ultimately, my goal is to help those who have less to have more.”
In the Department of Business
Paul Lecurieux-Lafayette '18
International student lands high-profile internship with Fortune 500 thanks to alumni connection.
Internships confirm career paths, shed light on other possibilities and, from time to time, help students consider alternate professional interests. Paul Lecurieux-Lafayette’s summer internship offered some of each. Majoring in industrial engineering management and minoring in business administration and data analytics, Lecurieux-Lafayette landed a premier position with Morgan Stanley in Baltimore, Maryland. He was also selected for one of the company’s Richard B. Fisher Scholarships, which helped pay part of his tuition this year. Lecurieux-Lafayette learned of the internship when Sanjay Paul, associate professor of economics, connected him with economics alum Ryan Mulcahey ’11, an associate at Morgan Stanley. Lecurieux-Lafayette said he learned a lot about himself and the company and also learned the value of networking.
“If you don’t do an internship, you don’t have exposure to the work world or senior leadership. I recommend it to all students.”
Hoover Center for Business, Elizabethtown College, 1 Alpha Dr, Elizabethtown, PA 17022