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Business Administration

Business administration is excellent preparation for a career in a wide variety of business organizations.

Montreat College’s Business Administration program builds on a strong Christian liberal arts core with professional training in business administration. Our faculty members bring extensive business experience to the classroom, and many courses involve problem-solving and services for real-world business organizations.


Montreat College’s Business Administration program combines the theoretical with the practical.

Montreat Business students compete against students from around the world in an annual business simulation course.

Hands-on internships with local and regional businesses are a core requirement for Montreat Business Administration students.

5 distinct concentrations: business management, cybersecurity, international business, marketing, and sports management.


Ethics Symposium

Montreat’s top Business students attend the annual College Ethics Symposium at Hilton Head, South Carolina.


Sample Courses

BS 308 Servant Leadership

A study of the concept of servant leadership and its applicability to today’s business environment. Students will examine leadership characteristics and strategies of the Great Teacher, Jesus Christ, and compare them to historical and current models for leadership including Nehemiah, Gandhi, Greenleaf, Deming, Covey, and others.

BS 402 Management of Not-for-Profit Organizations

A practical course designed to familiarize students with the unique management challenges of not-for-profits to include accounting and financial controls, bylaws, boards of directors, program planning, fund-raising, staffing, and community relations. Case studies of mission organizations, church administration, para-church organizations, and other nonprofits are examined.

BS 436 Ecommerce

This course provides insights into the applications of rapidly evolving electronic commerce to determine and satisfy the needs of customers via the internet. Issues and practices that deal with concepts, theories, tactics, and strategies of information technologies and changes in marketing functions to meet the organization’s objectives while delivering customer satisfaction and value are analyzed.

Career Opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Advertising Executive
  • Business Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Banker
  • Financial Officer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Non-profit Director
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Sports Marketing Specialist
Faculty
Dr. Stephen Dukas

Dr. Stephen Dukas

Associate Professor of
Accounting/Finance

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Dr. John Powell

Dr. John Powell

Associate Professor of Business

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Concentrations

International Business

If you’re interested in leading global business initiatives, then you’ll find your place in our international business concentration. This focus explores the areas of finance, human resources, and marketing. To take on an international business concentration, you must minor in a foreign language.

Business Management

Our business management concentration gets you started in manufacturing and service companies. Faculty members bring extensive business experience to the classroom, combining the theoretical with the practical. Real-world business experiences include at least one internship in your field, on-campus learning with local business leaders, plant or facility visits.

Marketing

Our marketing concentration helps you develop your oral and written communication skills—and can lead to a career in:

  • advertising
  • sales
  • market research
  • retail
  • public relations
  • product management
  • nonprofit marketing

Courses move beyond the textbook by emphasizing interactive projects, and at least one internship is required in your field of interest.

Sports Management

Our sports management concentration consists of three fundamental components: Business management, sports sciences, and practical experiences. Business management is heavily emphasized—it’s the equivalent of a business major at many institutions. Exemplary intradepartmental cooperation and innovative curriculum help you develop expertise in business management with an orientation toward the world of sports.

Cybersecurity

Money magazine rated a career in information security as one of the top 50 jobs in America. And the demand is high. According to a report by the Center of Strategic and International Studies, there are about 1,000 security people in the U.S. who have the specialized security skills to operate effectively in cyberspace, but 10,000 to 30,000 are needed. This concentration prepares you for the job. You’ll be able to design, implement, and execute information security mechanisms. Our combination of expert faculty and faith-integrated learning will prepare you for a career in this important, emerging field.

Special Emphasis

You can design a program of study focused on your interests, even when they’re outside your major. Our special emphasis concentration allows you to work with a faculty member to select courses from other institutions or departments at Montreat that can be integrated into your Business Administration program. Experiences may also qualify, including study abroad. The special emphasis must be approved by your academic advisor prior to completing 60 credit hours.

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