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College Catalog 2013-2014 
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Business

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Williams (Chair), Chung, Ciocirlan, Elicker, Gabriel, Greenberg, Krichevskiy, Melvin, Neuhauser, Paul, Riportella, Sandu, Varamini

For more information, please visit the Department’s website.

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

MISSION: We seek to create an environment in which students develop intellectual capacities in reasoning and judgment, gain a comprehensive knowledge of business disciplines, and apply it in experiential fashion. Our students will develop lifelong skills necessary to manage organizations effectively, with a keen appreciation of social responsibility and global citizenship. They will learn from and work with faculty with the highest academic credentials and extensive corporate experience who are committed to superior teaching and mentoring, and scholarship in the applied, theoretical and pedagogical areas of business.

The Mission statement is available here. It includes goals and student learning outcomes for each of the four majors in the Department of Business.

Professional Accreditation

Elizabethtown College, through its 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 strict standards of excellence and undergo peer review of our standards.

Outcomes Assessment

The Department uses feedback from a variety of measures – including surveys of alumni, the Major Field Achievement Test in business, and surveys of business executives – 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 Committee. Based upon this review, the Committee submits an annual report to the Department’s faculty to recommend any changes to the curriculum or program based on its analysis of the various measures.


The Department of Business permits students to have multiple internship experiences in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, and International Business (BA 470-474  or AC 470-473 ) 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.

Majors Offered

The Department of Business offers majors in Accounting , Business Administration , International Business  and Economics .

Minors Offered

The Department of Business offers minors in Business Administration  and Economics .

Students interested in business and technology are advised to read the description of the Industrial Engineering Management major offered by the Department of Engineering and Physics .

Honors in the Discipline

The Department of Business participates in the College Honors in the Discipline Program. Business majors are allowed to overload up to 20 credits in one semester, without paying an overload fee, only in the case that they decide to pursue an Honors in the Discipline project taken for credit. It is a significant 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.

For more information, please contact the Business Department Chair.

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