Data Analytics Concentration
Entrepreneurship and Family Business Concentration
HR & Talent Management concentration:
Two of the following electives:
A student who is majoring in International Business and wishes to declare a self-designed concentration will ordinarily need to do so in writing after completing 48 credit hours. The student will consult with his/her faculty advisor to prepare the proposal and the supporting documents. The student will submit a program of study and the supporting documents to the Dean of the School of Business, who will review it together with the Curriculum Review Committee (School committee). If approved by the Curriculum Review Committee, the proposal will be reviewed by all business faculty via School meeting. Once the proposal is discussed and voted on by the schoolfaculty, the Dean informs the student and faculty advisor about the decision.
The proposal for a self-designed concentration must have the following components:
- A personal statement of intent (300-word minimum) that explains the reason for requesting the self-designed concentration; the statement of intent should include the reason/rationale for the request and the expected learning outcomes;
- List of the courses the student intends to complete
For the self-designed concentration to be approved, it should meet the following criteria:
- Be composed of no less than 11 credit hours
- Include at least 8 credit hours taken at Elizabethtown College
- Include at least 8 credit hours unique to this concentration (cannot be counted for any other major, minor, concentration, or CORE)
- Demonstrate a cohesive plan of rigorous study (for instance, through taking the 300- or 400-level courses/and or courses related to a common theme/field of study)
The Dean of the School of Business and the faculty advisor must approve any changes to the self-designed concentration.
See more information on concentrations here: https://www.etown.edu/dept/business/advising/ibconcentrations.aspx
Requirements for the modern language component include 211 and 212 of a modern language and a minimum rating of Intermediate High/1+ on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) scale for French or Spanish. Those pursuing the Japanese language must achieve the designated level of the Japanese Foundation Proficiency Test.
To meet requirements of the experiential learning component, a student must complete an internship, and study abroad in a foreign country where the target language is spoken. The study-abroad requirement is at least one semester with a program approved by the School of Business and the Office of Registration and Records.
Admission to the International Business major is limited to 25 first-year students each year in order to maintain the quality of the program and to provide the necessary assistance for each student. Transfers are permitted from within the College or from other institutions on a space-available basis.
First-year international business majors are selected by the School of Business faculty. The selection process includes consideration of: 1) academic accomplishments, 2) motivation and aptitude, 3) preparation for international business study, 4) leadership and communications, and 5) interest in international business.
A prospective student must submit an application with all supporting documents to the Admissions Office before March 15. Applications received after March 15 only will be considered on a space-available basis.
Foreign students who are majoring in International Business should consult with the Director of the program during their first year to discuss their specific course requirements.
Admission to the International Business program does not imply that a student is guaranteed completion of the entire course of study. Generally, a student needs a 3.00 grade point average to qualify for a study-abroad program which is a requirement for graduation in this major.
For further information: Contact Dr. Hossein Varamini, or Dr. Cristina Ciocirlan Program Co-Directors.
Specific entry-level course in language will be determined after results of language placement test are received. Students interested in completing a Spanish minor should speak with the Language Program regarding the specific Spanish minor language level requirements.
Refrain from fulfilling the Western Cultural Heritage or Creative Expression requirements of the Core before going abroad. This is because an International Business major could take some of the courses in these core areas during the study-abroad period.
If students are interested in Accounting, they should enroll in the beginning Accounting course (AC 101 ) in the first year.
Normally, by the junior year, a major in International Business chooses one of the following as an area of concentration: Accounting, Data Analytics, Economics, Family Business and Entrepreneurship, Finance, HR & Talent Management, Marketing, or a self-designed concentration.
International students are not required to take foreign language courses for their International Business major. However, students are required to take an Ancient or Modern Language to satisfy their core Power of Language - Other.
- EC 101 or EC 102 will fulfill both the International Business major requirement and the Social Sciences core requirement.
- PS 150 or PS 245 will fulfill both the International Business major requirement and the Non-Western Cultural Heritage core requirement.
- MA 251 will fulfill both the International Business major requirement and the Mathematics core requirement.
- BA 270 and BA 271 should be taken in the second year. Students should take BA 270 in the fall and BA 271 in the spring.
For a suggested Four-Year Plan for the International Business major, visit www.etown.edu/depts/business/advising/four-year-int-business.aspx.