Montreat College announced today that its School of Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS) is re-launching a completely retooled MBA degree program and launching new undergraduate business degrees in marketing and human resource management. All of the new degrees will be offered in Charlotte, Asheville and online beginning in August 2018.

“Our new business degree programs have been designed to meet the needs of the market and provide our students with the skills and training necessary to advance their careers,” said Montreat College Director of AGS Business Programs Dr. Paul Gratton. “We’ve created a more focused MBA program and added two new concentrations designed to give our students the best chance at success. And our two new undergraduate majors were created in direct response to the needs of the job market. All of these programs help students develop their skills in our Business Department’s four areas of focus: character development, communication skills, critical thinking and business competencies.”

Montreat College’s redesigned MBA degree can be completed in just 30 credit hours—under two years for most students. Optional concentrations in cybersecurity management or innovation and entrepreneurship add nine credit hours each.

All MBA students learn the theory and practice of contemporary business management, with practical application from domestic and global perspectives. And they develop the foundational analytical, financial, and operational skills and competencies required for today’s competitive business environment.

The innovation and entrepreneurship MBA concentration develops and prepares creative thinkers to turn business ideas into reality with a focus on start-ups, design thinking and product innovation and financing new business ventures. While the cybersecurity management MBA concentration equips cybersecurity professionals to effectively lead and manage cyber and IT teams, addressing organizational and technical issues, ethical and legal issues, and cybersecurity auditing and compliance.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management degree helps students develop an understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and its relevance in business. Students also learn to addresses the legal and ethical components of the decision making process involved in the human resources environment. The program is formally aligned with the curriculum guidelines of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree prepares students for a career in all aspects of marketing including how to identify customer needs, how to communicate information about products and services to customers and potentials customers, where to market, and the pricing of products and services. Students also learn to apply theory in real-world situations, preparing for leadership in a variety of marketing-related fields.

All of Montreat College’s new business degrees will be offered in Charlotte, Asheville and online beginning in August 2018. Learn more about Montreat College’s degree programs at www.montreat.edu/academics.