Jul 19, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025 
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

School of Business

Dean of the School of Business

Dr. Najiba Benabess
Hoover Business Building, Room 202


Faculty: Batakci, Ciocirlan, Doytchinov, Greenberg, Hughes, Krichevskiy, McDevitt, Melvin, Miller, Neuhauser, Paul, Riportella, Sandu, Soltys, 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 , Actuarial Science , Business Administration , Economics , Finance , Financial Economics , Healthcare Administration , International Business Marketing , and Mathematics .

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 Data Science, 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.).

The School of Business requires that all business majors complete an internship requirement of 120 hours minimum. The new requirement does not include any minimum number of academic credits associated with the internship hours and will not have a minimum number of weeks for completion. Students will need to maintain a 2.0 GPA as a pre-requisite. This new requirement applies to all majors as a graduation requirement and will go into effect for the incoming freshmen of the 2023 – 2024 academic year.

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


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