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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 Fox News business analyst and web marketing entrepreneur 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
  • international business

 

 

 

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Dr. Brad Frazier – I am most looking forward to being a member of the dynamic and energized community that I have found here at Belmont Abbey. Everyone I have met here, regardless of their position, demonstrates the mission statement so well. As a business faculty member, I hope that I can share with students some insights based on my 20 years in the banking industry so that they may be successful in their careers. 

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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. In my career, I found the best employees were those who had a solid, well-rounded liberal arts education as well as professional skills. Belmont Abbey gives 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.

The Abbey Difference:

Guided by the tenets of Catholicism and the Benedictine hallmarks, Belmont Abbey College strives to provide 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 merited financial success and much more. 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.

Highlights of your experience:

This writing- and speaking-intensive course gives special attention to forms of communication commonly found in the business world.
This course surveys topics dealing with the basic nature and application of financial concepts. Various techniques and their use in financial decision-making and problem-solving within an organization will be given emphasis.
This course examines the substantive legal issues involved in American business, including contracts, torts, intellectual property, employment law, business entities, and real estate. The course also describes the processes by which business legal disputes are resolved, including litigation, mediation, and arbitration.

Business Management Resources:

Many students who major in Business Management pursue an internship to enrich their educational experience. Business students in the past have completed internships with a wide variety of companies including CBS radio, Lincoln Financial Securities, and the Charlotte Bobcats. Students who wish to find an internship in their area of interest may contact Stephannie Miles: stephanniemiles@bac.edu.
The Wall Street Journal is a must-read for Business students. The Journal primarily covers topics related to the American economy and international business. Students who read The Journal will acquire a more well-rounded view of the events and people shaping the worlds of business, finance, politics and technology. To learn more go to http://www.wsj.com/

Program Requirements:

This option is available for traditional students only. In addition to the other Core Curriculum requirements, the following requirements are specific to the Business major. 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.

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.

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

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 Adult 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 Adult 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.

Concentrations in Business Management 

Concentration areas for Business majors are only required for traditional students. 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. It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

Accounting 

  • 4 AC courses at 300 level or above
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
  • 4 EC courses at the 300 level or above
  • 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
Four of the following courses:

  • BU 335 Personal Finance and Investments
  • BU 311 Financial Management
  • BU411 Financial Investments
  • ET 303 Financing New Ventures
  • EC 440 International Economics and Finance
  • BU 307 Money and Banking I
  • BU 308 Money and Banking II
  • BU 410 Business and Society
  • BU 424 Public Finance
  • BU 404 Human Resource Management
  • BU 401 Organizational Behavior
  • BU 402 Labor Economics and Compensation
  • BU 408 Employment Law
  • IB 315 Fundamentals of International Logistics
  • IB 317 International Marketing
  • IB 318 International Management
  • EC 440 International Economics and Finance
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
  • CS 201 Introduction to Programming
  • CS 220 Introduction to Information Systems
  • CS 307 Files and Database Access
  • CS 309 Information Systems Analysis
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
  • ET 402 Product Innovation & Development
  • BU 404 Human Resource Management
  • BU 401 Organizational Behavior
  • BU 402 Labor Economics and Compensation
  • BU 408 Employment Law
  • BU 410 Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System
  • BU 421 Health Care Operations
  • Bu 422 Health Care Economics
  • BU 423 Law, Ethics, and Risk in Health Care
  • MS 201 Introduction to Motorsports Management
  • Any three MS Courses at the 300 level or above
  • SM 201 Introduction to Sport Management
  • Any three SM courses at the 300 level or above
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
  • HI/LD 3XX Leaders and Leadership in the Pre-Modern World
  • HI/LD 3XX Leaders and Leadership in the Modern World

Faculty:

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

Brad Fraizer – Associate Professor 
B.A., Pfeiffer College, 1992
M.B.A., Pfeiffer University, 2004
Ph.D., Lynn University, 2009

Dr. Hugh SalesAssociate Professor of Business
B.A., Trinity Christian College
M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas

Phyllis BarbourLecturer of Business
B.S., Queen’s University of Charlotte
M.B.A., Gardner Webb University

Steven BostianLecturer of Business
B.S., Appalachian State University
M.A., Appalachian State University

Debra Windley – Lecturer of Business
B.S., Appalachian State University
M.A., Appalachian State University

Elizabeth 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.S., Belmont Abbey College, 1991
M.B.A., University of South Carolina, 1993
M.A., University of South Carolina, 1995

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

Michael Szpindor Watson– Assistant Professor of Economics 
B.A., Indiana University, 2010
Ph.D. (candidate), George Mason University

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