Nov 26, 2020  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
    
College Catalog 2020-2021

School of Business


Dean of the School of Business

 

Faculty: Ciocirlan (Chair), Gabriel, Greenberg, Krichevskiy, Melvin, Miller, Neuhauser, Paul, Riportella, Sandu, Varamini

 

For more information, please visit the School’s website or check your course syllabi, which are available through the course instructor or at the High Library.

Vision and Mission

The School of Business is committed to providing students with cutting-edge business skills, a personalized learning experience, and strong ties to the business community. Our vision is “to be nationally recognized as a premier business undergraduate program with a distinctive blend of the liberal arts and professional studies.” Our mission is “preparing students for an ever-changing business world through enhancement of critical thinking skills and practical business application.”

The School of Business offers programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Economics, Finance, Financial Economics, International Business, and Marketing.

Honors in the Discipline

The School of Business participates in the College Honors in the Discipline (HID) Program. HID guidelines are listed here: https://www.etown.edu/depts/business/honors.aspx

Accreditation and Assessment

Professional Accreditation

The School of Business is globally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This requires the School of Business to adhere to international standards of excellence and undergo peer review of our programs and practices. Specifically, ACBSP has accredited our Accounting, Business Administration, and International Business majors. The Business Analytics, Finance, Financial Economics and Marketing programs are not yet accredited.

Outcome Assessment

The School uses feedback from a variety of measures –student assignments, presentations, alumni surveys, results of the Major Field Test (MFT) in business, and employer surveys – to gauge the effectiveness of its academic programs and institute curricular improvements. Data from these instruments is gathered and reviewed by the School’s Assessment Committees. Based upon this review, the committees submit an annual report to the School’s faculty and discuss any changes to the curriculum or program.

The School of Business is committed to enhancing students’ written communication skills: generally, the quality of writing is graded in all 200-level or higher classes that require writing assignments (essays, discussion papers, etc.).

Students entering college in Fall 2020 or later are required to complete a professional development program titled, Backpack-to-Briefcase. This program helps students to strengthen the skills that companies look for in college graduates (e.g., soft skills, leadership, teamwork, professionalism) and to transition smoothly from an undergraduate career to the professional workplace. Students will manage progress toward completion via a JayWeb form. Please see here for more information: https://www.etown.edu/depts/business/advising/backpack-to-briefcase.aspx

Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Minors