Jul 14, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025 
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Business Administration (B.S.)

Preparation to become a business leader requires a broad background in business, a global perspective, a knowledge of the behavioral and social sciences, and the ability to use quantitative and qualitative techniques in solving problems. The business core, the Core Program, and specific quantitative and qualitative requirements provide this background. A student will gain further understanding of specific areas of business by concentrating in one of six areas: Accounting, Economics, Family Business and Entrepreneurship, Finance,Talent Management, Marketing. Please refer to the School of Business website for additional information and requirements: www.etown.edu/depts/business/advising.

Student Learning Outcomes for Business Administration:

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental theories and principles in each functional area.
  • Integrate and apply knowledge across functional areas.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely in written and verbal forms.

A student also must choose one of the concentrations described below:

A minimum of 11 credits beyond those listed above must be taken in the concentration area (at least eight of those 11 credits must be taken on the Elizabethtown College campus). 

Accounting concentration:

Economics concentration:

Entrepreneurship and Family Business concentration:

Finance concentration:

Talent Management concentration:

Marketing concentration:


Students may take EC 101  and EC 102  in any sequence.

EC 101  or EC 102  will fulfill both the Business Administration major requirement and the Social Sciences core requirement.

MA 251  will fulfill both the Business Administration major requirement and the Mathematics core requirement.

MA 251  should be taken in the sophomore year. Students should take any necessary prerequisites in the first year depending on their math placement.

BA 240  and BA 241  are to be taken in the sophomore year. Students should take BA 240 in the fall and BA 241 in the spring.

Internships are registered in the semester in which they end, therefore cumulative internship experiences (micro, virtual) will be registered when the student achieves the desired 120 hours tracked by the department/program governing the internship discipline.

For a suggested Four-Year Plan for the BA major, visit www.etown.edu/depts/business/advising/four-year-business-admin.aspx.