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.
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, 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.