• business ethics, leadership qualities and skills, creative and critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving using strategies, tools, techniques, and communication skills, as well as understanding globalization and diversity in the U.S. workplace and marketplace
  • become an independent learner and thinker with the knowledge, skills, discipline, and ethics needed for personal and career success
  • learn to manage business systems and resources
  • want to motivate and lead people in a competitive business environment
  • have broad interests in business functions such as marketing, finance, etc.
  • organize information well
  • are an ethical decision maker
  • want to learn to be a good steward of resources
  • working in a variety of business positions
  • team leadership
  • engaging in diverse business functions including, marketing, finance, and operations

Department Mission:

The Business Department aims to develop knowledge and skills in effective communication practices, critical thinking, intelligent problem-solving, informed decision-making, and responsible action.

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

Our hope is to provide an atmosphere of learning and study that will, in keeping with the highest values of a Catholic and Benedictine education, enable young men and women to engage in Business practices that help to make the world a better place to live

Departmental Goals:

To prepare our Business majors with the knowledge, skills, discipline, and ethics needed for personal and career success; to instill in our Business majors a commitment to ethical business practices and social responsibility; to provide our Business majors with opportunities to apply knowledge and skills gained during coursework to field experiences and in profession-affiliated student organizations; and to enhance our Business majors’ ability to become independent learners and thinkers who can take responsibility for their careers in a changing business environment. We seek to achieve these goals within the context of a learning environment that reflects the values of Belmont Abbey College.

In support of these goals, the Business curriculum focuses on building the following kinds of knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Business ethics
  • Leadership qualities and skills
  • Creative thinking and taking initiative
  • Critical thinking and reasoning
  • Decision-making and problem-solving: using strategies, tools, and techniques
  • Communications skills (including composing papers and giving presentations)
  • Understanding globalization and diversity in the U.S. workplace and marketplace
  • Technology (including using word processing, presentation software, spreadsheets, databases, and the internet)
  • Team building and collaboration

B. A. in Business Management (Traditional day students)
(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, 202 – Introductory Economics I and 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
  • BU315W – 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.

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

B. A. in Business Management (ADP students)
(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 (macro)
  • MA 135 or 151

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.

Minor in Business Management
  • 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.

Minor in Entrepreneurship
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 & 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 & 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.

Concentration areas for Business majors

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.

Double Major in Accounting and Business Management
For a double major in Accounting and Business Management, concentration courses cannot be in Accounting.

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

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. 

 

 

Faculty:

Dr. Gary Scott – Chair and Professor of Business
B.A., Bowling Green State, 1986
M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1987
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1993

Travis Feezell – Associate Professor of Business
B.A., University of Wyoming, 1990
M.A., University of Wales, 1992
Ed.D., University of Idaho, 2005

Dr. James Powell – Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., Hunter College, 1984
M.A., University of Maryland, 1989
M.Ed., Plymouth State College, 1994
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2011

Dr. Hubert Sales – Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., Trinity Christian College, 1976
M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University, 2001
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 2012

Phyllis Barbour – Lecturer of Business
B.S., Queen’s University of Charlotte, 1986
M.B.A., Gardner Webb University, 1990
C.P.A., 1992

Steven Bostian – Lecturer of Business
B.S., Appalachian State University, 1969
M.A., Appalachian State University, 1970

Dr. Susan Elizabeth Mack Davis – Lecturer of Business
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1975
M.B.A., University of Rochester, 1982
Ph.D., Capella University, 2004

Daphne Friday – Lecturer of Business
B.T., Appalachian State University, 1977
M.B.A., Appalachian State University, 1979

Leo Gunter – Lecturer of Business
B.S., Clemson University, 1978
M.B.A., University of North Carolina – Charlotte, 1988

Mitchell McIntosh – Lecturer of Business
B.A., Belmont Abbey College, 1991
M.B.A., University of South Carolina, 1993
M.A., University of South Carolina, 1995

Jerome Murray – Lecturer of Business
B.A., Belmont Abbey College, 1994
M.B.A., Pfeiffer University, 1997

Christine Richards – Lecturer of Business
B.A., Indiana University, 1992
M.S., Pfeiffer University, 2001

Carl H. Van Orden – Associate Professor Emeritus of Business
B.S., Rider College, 1958
M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1973