Feb 27, 2021  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Business

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

For more information, please visit the Department’s website at www.etown.edu/depts/business.

VISION: To be nationally recognized as a premier business undergraduate program with a distinctive blend of the liberal arts and professional studies.

MISSION: Preparing students for an ever-changing business world through enhancement of critical thinking skills and practical business application.

The Mission statement is available at www.etown.edu/depts/business. It includes goals and student learning outcomes for each of the eight majors in the Department of Business.

Professional Accreditation

The Department of Business is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This requires the Department 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.

Outcomes Assessment

The Department 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 Department’s Assessment Committees. Based upon this review, the committees submit an annual report to the Department’s faculty and discuss any changes to the curriculum or program.

The Department 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 Department of Business encourages students to have multiple internship experiences in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Financial Economics, Family Business and Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and International Business (the following courses: BA 470-474 , AC 471 , or FBE 470-474  could be used for credit internships) up to a combined maximum of 12 credits. Students will not be awarded internship credit a second time for work performed during a different term in the same position at the same company. In order to receive academic credits for an internship, students must register for the appropriate internship before the due date each semester or during the summer.

Majors Offered

The Department of Business offers majors in Accounting , Business Administration , International Business Economics , Finance , Financial Economics , Marketing , and inter-disciplinary majors in Business Data Science  and Mathematical Business .

Business students are also eligible to complete their degree under a co-op option. During the co-op experience, the students work full-time at an approved co-op site, also maintaining their status as enrolled students at Elizabethtown College. During co-op semesters, students are charged a $500 administrative fee and are registered for a zero credit BA 475  Business Co-Operative Fellowship. Scholarships and grants are deferred during co-op semesters. Financial aid is not awarded during co-op semesters. Any student participating in the co-op program should notify the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. Students may choose to live on campus with standard room and board fees during their co-op experience, but must live in off-campus housing if they choose the co-op experience for a fifth year.

The Department of Business sets a minimum grade of C- in the pre-requisite courses required for all Business Administration and International Business concentrations.

Minors Offered

The Department of Business offers minors in Business Administration , Economics , Family Business and Entrepreneurship , and Finance . Our faculty also teaches courses and shares advising for two inter-disciplinary minors: Data Analytics  and Arts Administration . See the Data Analytics Center website at www.etown.edu/centers/data-analytics/index.aspx for more details.

Honors in the Discipline

The Department of Business participates in the College’s Honors in the Discipline Program. Business majors are allowed to overload up to 20 credits in one semester, without paying an overload fee, only if they decide to pursue an Honors in the Discipline project taken for credit. Conducting an HID project is a significant learning opportunity for seniors who have excelled in the curriculum to conduct research resulting in publication in the proceedings from the Annual Student Conference in Business and Economics at Elizabethtown College. Invitations for the program are sent in April of each year. Students who are invited and accept to pursue an HID project should enroll in the BA 400 Senior Project in Business course in their senior year; it is suggested that they enroll for 2 (two) credits in Fall and 2 (two) credits in Spring.

For more information, please visit https://www.etown.edu/depts/business/honors.aspx.

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