Business Administration

School of Adult & Graduate Studies

Advance your business career.

Montreat College’s Bachelor of Business Administration program provides a valuable balance of theory and practical experience, preparing students to work effectively in today’s complex business environment. The program promotes immediate implementation of classroom theory to the work environment, with courses on finance and accounting, decision-making, data analysis, management, and entrepreneurship.

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Degree Highlights

  • Gain a broad knowledge and applicable skills in business management that offer immediate value for a real-world work setting.
  • Learn to apply cutting-edge business and leadership theories in the workplace.
  • Prepare for the complex challenges of the global economy.

For over 25 years, Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies has been helping adult students acquire essential skills, complete their degrees, and take their career to the next level. Montreat offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs in a classroom or online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Montreat College’s Business program offered?

Courses are offered in Asheville, Charlotte, and online.

When are the start dates for the Business degree program?

There are six start dates for new students every year, in January, February, May, June, August, and October. The next start date is the week of September 29, 2019.

How long does it take to complete the Business degree program?

The Bachelor of Business program requires completion of 120 credit hours. If students take one class at a time continuously throughout the program they should complete the program in 4 years.

How much does the Business degree program cost?

The cost is $395 per credit hour, or $47,400 total for the 120 credit program, plus a $35 technology fee per semester. Keep in mind that there are multiple college and government financial aid programs available to help mitigate the cost of your education. You can learn more about your financial aid options here.

What jobs can you pursue with a business degree?

According to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics (BLS), the job market for business and financial professionals is expected to grow 10% from 2016-26, faster than the job market generally. Business and finance jobs include: accountants and auditors, budget analysts, financial analysts and advisors, financial examiners, fundraisers, loan officers, market research analysts, purchasing agents and managers, tax specialists, and many more.

What is the job market like for people with business degrees?

Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors. In addition, increasing usage of data and market research in order to understand customers and product demand, and to evaluate marketing strategies, will lead to growing demand for market research analysts.

How much money do business and financial professionals typically make?

According to the BLS, business and financial professionals earn an average annual salary of $68,350. However, the amount of money that such professionals make depends on many factors, including region, industry, and specialization.

Academic Information
Admissions Requirements

Applicants must submit the following for admissions consideration:

  • Montreat College Application for Admission
  • Official, final transcripts of all college courses taken*
  • Overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or higher in all previous college work attempted.
  • Official, final high school transcript or its equivalent (if transferring less than 12 semester credits of college credit)*
  • American Council on Education (ACE) verification demonstrating any eligible CLEP and DSST examinations, and non-collegiate military training.

*All final transcripts must include graduation information

Program Requirements

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Sample Courses

BS 308S Servant Leadership

This course studies the functional, moral, and spiritual aspects of leadership in organizations. Students gain an appreciation of the nature, strengths and weaknesses of servant leadership and become prepared to develop as a leader according to a personalized leadership plan.

BS 366S Money, Markets, and the Economic Environment
This course explores the fundamental elements of developed market economies and the major factors that affect them. This includes investigating the core assumptions of economies, how government regulation affects economic growth, and the impact of globalization on world markets. Students learn to analyze economic policy to make business decisions that help them navigate the economic environment.

BS 414S Process Management and Systems Thinking
This course explores the development and management of business processes and business systems. Business processes allow organizations to define and order actions in order to result in repeatable, consistent outcomes. In this course, students will learn to develop business processes and measure their effectiveness. Additionally, students will learn to address the complexity of modern process-oriented organizations through the application of systems analysis and systems thinking.

Laresa Griffin '06
I think Montreat College is a gem and more people should know about it. I found Montreat’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies to be the best plan for my busy lifestyle.
Laresa Griffin '06
I think Montreat College is a gem and more people should know about it. I found Montreat’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies to be the best plan for my busy lifestyle.
Faculty
Portrait of Stephen Dukas

Dr. Stephen P. Dukas
Associate Professor of Business​
stephen.dukas@montreat.edu

Portrait of Paul Gratton

Dr. Paul Gratton
Associate Dean for Adult and Graduate Studies
Business Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Business​
paul.gratton@montreat.edu