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  • The construction of ethical and effective business careers through an in-depth understanding of business practice and ethics

Successful Business majors from Belmont Abbey College

  • have broad interests in business functions such as marketing and finance
  • organize information well
  • are a good steward of resources
  • want to motivate and lead people in a competitive business environment

Belmont Abbey College offers a tried-and-tested business curriculum that has produced successful, innovative entrepreneurs, like renowned beauty consultant Jennifer Walsh.

  • Build vital leadership qualities and skills by pursuing challenging classes and valuable internship opportunities
  • Improve your creative and critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving techniques, and communication skills

Students of Business at BAC will have many opportunities to build their credentials by pursuing internships with big-name companies like Clear Channel Media

With a Business Management bachelor’s degree from Belmont Abbey College, you will be able to pursue a variety of careers such as:

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Banking
  • Real Estate
  • Economic Advising
  • Insurance
  • Statistical Analysis and Research

The Abbey Difference:

Guided by the tenets of Catholicism and the Benedictine hallmarks, Belmont Abbey College strives to provide her students with a well-rounded education that promotes wise and ethical decisions.

The Business Management degree guides our learners as they explore the intrinsic connection between professional preparation and a liberal arts education. Business at the Abbey is about more than just financial success. In addition to imparting key skills and knowledge, the Business faculty is committed to modeling and encouraging the further development of honesty, integrity, and virtue in our students.

As part of our students’ development, they learn about the intrinsic connection between professional preparation and a liberal arts education.

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Dr. Nicholas Conger – I bring my international academic degree and my career as a Federal Bank Examiner and service as an active duty combat military officer to the classroom. Students will be introduced to both business theory and practical application of lessons learned and business best practices in support of a liberal arts education.

Highlights of your experience:

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Dr. Hugh Sales – After a very diverse and exciting business career I decided to return to school, obtain a PhD, and become a college professor. It is my hope that I can offer business students a blend of textbook learning with actual business experience. Why here? In my career, I was involved in a large number of hiring decisions. I found the best candidates were those who had a solid, well-rounded liberal arts education as well as professional skills. Dr. Hugh Sales – Belmont Abbey allows students this well-rounded background, with the added benefit of ethical and moral perspectives that can make them valuable and worthy citizens in life and business.

Business Management Resources:

Program Requirements:

This option is available for traditional students only. In addition to the other Core Curriculum requirements, the following are specific core requirements. To be eligible for acceptance into the program for the degree, the student must have completed AC 211, AC 212, EC 201, EC 202, BU 265, and must have earned a grade of C or better in all courses.

Major requirements:
15 lower-division hours

  • EC 201 Introductory Economics I
  • EC 202 Introductory Economics II
  • AC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • AC 212 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BU 265 Spreadsheet and Database Applications

27 Hours at 300 level or above

  • BU 300 Management
  • BU 306 Quantitative Analysis
  • BU 309 Marketing
  • BU 310 Finance
  • BU 315W Business Communication
  • BU 407 Management Seminar
  • BU 412 Legal Environment of Business
  • BU 436 Operations Management
  • IB 310 International Business

Other Courses

  • BU 453 Internship
  • Business concentration courses
  • General Elective courses

NOTE: Students seeking to graduate with a major in Business may have no more than two grades below a “C” in the major, and must have a major area GPA of 2.00 or higher.

For a B. A. degree, no more than eight (8) of the seventeen (17) departmental requirements in AC/BU/CS/EC/IB may be transferred or awarded as experiential learning credits. A minimum of eight (8) of the fourteen (14) AC/BU/CS/EC/IB courses at the upper level must be taken at Belmont Abbey College. Transfer or experiential learning credit will not be awarded for BU 407.

NOTE: The concentration required for the Business major may not be in Accounting.

Requirements for a double major in Accounting and Business Management: For a double major in Accounting and Business Management, the requirements for each major must be fulfilled.

Requirements for a double major in Sport Management and Business Management or Motorsports Management and Business Management:
For a double major in Sport Management and Business Management or Motorsports Management and Business Management, concentration courses are not required.

It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

This option is available for ADP students only.  To be eligible for acceptance into the degree program, students must complete all of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better: AC 211, AC 212, EC 201, EC 202, and BU 265. Any ADP student who has not previously attended college or has not been enrolled full-time during the past three (3) years must enroll in AD101 Adult to College Transition. In addition to the other Core Curriculum requirements, the following are specific core requirements:

  • EC 201 Introductory Economics I
  • MA 135 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts or MA 151 College Algebra

Major requirements:

15 lower-division hours

  • EC 201 Introductory Economics I
  • EC 202 Introductory Economics II
  • AC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • AC 212 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BU 265 Spreadsheet and Database Applications

27 hours at 300 Level or above

  • BU 300 Management
  • BU 306 Quantitative Analysis: Business Statistics
  • BU 309 Marketing
  • BU 310 Finance
  • BU 315W Business Communication
  • BU 407 Management Seminar
  • BU 412 Legal Environment of Business
  • BU 436 Operations Management
  • IB 310 International Business

Other courses:

  • 4 AC/EC/BU/CS/ET/IB courses at 300 level or above
  • General Elective Courses

It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

  • AC 211, EC 201, BU 300, and two additional upper-level (300 or 400) BU courses (excluding, BU 306 and BU 315).
  • A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in each course required for the minor.
  • At least three courses, including two upper-level BU courses, must be taken at Belmont Abbey College. A maximum of two courses may be transferred.

NOTE: A minor in Business Management is not available to Accounting majors.

It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

Each of the following courses:

  • ET 300 The Entrepreneur
  • ET 302 Launching New Venture
  • ET 303 Financing New Ventures

Business Management majors must also take the following two courses:

  • ET 401 Social Ventures
  • ET 402 Product Innovation and Development

Students not majoring in Business Management must take:

  • BU 412 Legal Environment of Business

And one of the following courses

  • ET 401 Social Ventures
  • ET 402 Product Innovation and Development

Note: All courses must be taken at Belmont Abbey College.

It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

Requirements for concentrations: Students should take concentration area courses during their junior and senior years. Students concentrating in Management, Marketing, and International Business should take the corresponding Major requirement course (e.g. BU 300, BU 309, IB 310, BU 310 respectively) prior to taking any concentration courses.

Accounting 

  • 4 AC courses at 300 level or above

Actuarial Science

Business Management majors may concentrate in Actuarial Science. This concentration is also available in the Mathematics program.

  • MA 201 Calculus I
  • MA 202 Calculus II
  • MA 203 Calculus III
  • MA 208 Statistics or BU 306 Quantitative Analysis
  • MA 305 Advanced Statistics

Any one of:

  • BU 311 Financial Management
  • BU/EC 307 Money and Banking I
  • BU/EC 308 Money and Banking II
  • EC 316 Intermediate Economics
  • EC 440 International Economics and Finance

Economics

  • 4 EC courses at the 300 level or above

Entrepreneurship

  • ET 300 The Entrepreneur
  • ET 302 Launching New Ventures
  • ET 303 Financing New Ventures

One of the following courses:

  • ET 401 Social Ventures
  • ET 402 Product Innovation & Development

General Business (for ADP only)

  • 4 EC/BU/CS/IB courses at 300 level or above

International Business

  • IB 315 Fundamentals of International Logistics
  • IB 317 International Marketing
  • IB 318 International Management
  • EC 440 International Economics and Finance

Management 

Four of the following courses:

  • AC 331 Managerial Accounting I
  • BU/SO 380 White-Collar Crime
  • BU/SO 401 Organizational Behavior
  • BU 404 Human Resource Management
  • BU 410 Business and Society
  • IB 318 International Management
  • PC 308 Theories of Personality

Management Information Systems 

  • CS 201 Introduction to Programming
  • CS 220 Introduction to Information Systems
  • CS 307 Files and Database Access
  • CS 309 Information Systems Analysis

Marketing 

Four of the following:

  • BU 318 Public Relations
  • BU 319 Advertising and Promotion
  • BU 409 Sales and Sales Management
  • IB 317 International Marketing
  • BU 419 Marketing Research
  • SO 305 Research Methods
  • SO 405 Demography

Motorsports Management 

  • MS 201 Introduction to Motorsports Management
  • Any three MS Courses at the 300 level or above

Sport Management 

  • SM 201 Introduction to Sport Management
  • Any three SM courses at the 300 level or above

It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

 

Faculty:

Dr. Gary Scott – Chair and Professor of Business
B.A., Bowling Green State
M.A., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Dr. James Powell – Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., Hunter College
M.A., University of Maryland
M.Ed., Plymouth State College
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Dr. Hubert Sales – Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., Trinity Christian College
M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas

Nicholas Conger – Assistant Professor of Business
M.A., American University
D.B.A., Swiss Management Center

Phyllis Barbour – Lecturer of Business
B.S., Queen’s University of Charlotte
M.B.A., Gardner Webb University
C.P.A.

Steven Bostian – Lecturer of Business
B.S., Appalachian State University
M.A., Appalachian State University

Dr. Susan Elizabeth Mack Davis - Lecturer of Business
B.S., Pennsylvania State University
M.B.A., University of Rochester
Ph.D., Capella University

Daphne Friday – Lecturer of Business
B.T., Appalachian State University
M.B.A., Appalachian State University

Leo Gunter – Lecturer of Business
B.S., Clemson University
M.B.A., University of North Carolina – Charlotte

Mitchell McIntosh – Lecturer of Business
B.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.B.A., University of South Carolina
M.A., University of South Carolina

Jerome Murray – Lecturer of Business
B.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.B.A., Pfeiffer University

Christine Richards – Lecturer of Business
B.A., Indiana University
M.S., Pfeiffer University

Carl H. Van Orden – Associate Professor Emeritus of Business
B.S., Rider College
M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University