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 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 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.

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.

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 International Club, Delta Mu Delta (business honor society) and Omicron Delta Epsilon (international honor society for economics).

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.