From economics to accounting and from marketing to management, the skills and knowledge you gain from earning a bachelor's degree in business administration will prepare you for success in the business world. The Business Administration program at the Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies was designed for busy adults like you, whether you are looking to start your own business, enter the workforce, change careers or move up the ladder.
Our curriculum aims to prepare you for increasingly responsible leadership roles in the contemporary business community, one which is characterized by global reach, diversity and technology. The College's comprehensive liberal arts core is blended into the curriculum, allowing you to graduate with a set of skills and competencies that position you to compete and to succeed in the rapidly changing business world.
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Career Opportunities And Outlook
The opportunities for those earning a degree in business administration are broad--and many of the industries for which you'll be qualified are in demand. Here are just a few examples from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from the Department of Labor:
- Market research analysts - employment expected to grow 41 percent between 2010 and 2020, much faster than the average occupation.
- Human resources specialist - employment expected to grow faster than average, about 21 percent--and as high as 55 percent in the employment services industry--from 2010 to 2020.
- Advertising, marketing and promotion managers - employment is expected to grow fast as the average for all occupations from 2010 to 2020, about 13 percent.
Graduates of the Elizabethtown College SCPS Business Administration program work in many industries, including advertising, marketing, retail, banking, insurance, sales and accounting. Examples of positions include:
- Market research analyst
- Account manager
- Marketing manager
- Customer service manager
- Project manager
- Human resources specialist or manager
- Small business owner
Richard Drouillard, Mountville, Pa., Business Administration
Don't consider, do it. As an adult and having a family, [the accelerated format] made it possible to get an education. A classroom education. The 5-week classes made it so much better than 15-week classes.