School of Adult & Graduate Studies

Classes start June 24, 2024

Advance your business career.

Montreat College’s Management program provides adult learners with tools and skills needed to excel as managers and leaders. Coursework has a qualitative focus that develops the individual’s leadership abilities, prepares students to lead and manage teams, advances their ethical reasoning, and refines their capacity for dealing with today’s complex business environment. Students do not need to have a business background; rather the program helps students of all backgrounds develop into confident managers and leaders.

Management Degree Highlights

  • Explore and learn to understand a wide range of essential business management concepts, including organizational behavior, strategic planning, marketing, and more.
  • Learn how to apply these leadership concepts in today’s work environment.
  • Learn from instructors with real-world, working experience in both the public and private sectors.

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 Management program offered?

Courses are offered online.


When are the start dates for the Management degree program?

Please see the admissions page for specific enrollment and start dates.

What are the length of online courses?

Starting Fall 2021, all courses will be eight-week sessions. There are 2 sessions in a semester. To be considered a full-time undergraduate student, a student must take 12 credit hours per semester. For the 12 credit hours, the student must take 2 courses (6 credit hours) the first eight-week session and 2 courses (6 credit hours) the second eight-week session. Semesters in this program are Spring, Summer, and Fall.


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

A Bachelor’s Degree is 120 credit hours and can take one to four years to complete depending upon the amount of credits you transfer in.


How much does the Management degree program cost?

Montreat College programs are competitively priced, and we offer multiple forms of financial aid to help you achieve your educational goals.  Please see the current AGS Tuition and Fees page here.  Also, please 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

What jobs can you pursue with a Management degree?

According to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics (BLS), the job market for management jobs is expected to grow 8% from 2016-26. Management jobs include: marketing managers, architectural and engineering managers, computer and information systems managers, construction managers, financial managers, food service managers, medical and health services managers, education administrators, public relations and fundraising managers, non-profit managers, sales managers, and many more.


How much money do Management professionals typically make?

According to the BLS, people in management occupations earn an average annual salary of $104,240. However, the amount of money that such professionals make depends on many factors, including region, industry, and specialization.


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

Employment growth in management is expected to be driven by the formation of new organizations and expansion of existing ones, which should require more workers to manage these operations.


What are the 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

What are the degree requirements?

  • Completion of the Bachelor General Education Core (39 credits)
  • Completion of the BSM prerequisite CYBR 1131 also required in the Gen-Ed
  • Completion of the BSM Courses (39 credits)
  • Completion of electives to reach 120 credits**
  • Completion of Capstone Project (culminates in BUSN 4416)
  • Completion of 120 credit hours (two terms and 32 credit hours must be completed at Montreat College)

ENGL 3510 in the major can fulfill the Gen-Ed oral competency requirement.


Prerequisite Courses: CYBR 1141 Information Systems Technology for Managers

Information Systems Technology for Managers requires students to meet computer competency first. This prerequisite must be met by successful completion of one of the following (minimum grade of C within the last ten (10) years:

  • CYBR 1131 Computer Applications and Concepts
  • Equivalent introductory computer course from a regionally accredited college or university (official transcript showing proof must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office)
BUSN 2401 Principles of Management

An introduction to management structures, including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Management process in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, both large and small, are examined. Special topics include globalization, quality, Competitiveness, teamwork, ethics, and entrepreneurship.

BUSN 3501 Business Ethics and Business Law

This course examines, analyzes, and applies the nature, formation, and system of law in the United States to the modern business environment. It also raises basic questions on moral reasoning and the morality of economic systems both in the United States of America and internationally, and examines the ethical relationships between the corporation, its employees, and its customers.

BUSN 3404 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.

BUSN 3302 Marketing for Managers

This course covers the principles of marketing that need to be understood by managers in order to develop and utilize effective marketing practices. Concepts of the global economy, including major social, psychological, and political influences, will be explored and their marketing implications considered from a manager’s perspective.

BUSN 3444 Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management

This course examines the process of learning in individuals and organizations in order to facilitate organizational effectiveness. Students will also apply fundamental theories related to knowledge management and learn to use technology tools in order to implement positive systemic change in organizations.

BUSN 3802 Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organizations

Leading and managing nonprofit organizations requires distinctly different skills and competencies than for-profit organizations. In this course, students will learn about the unique legal, organizational, financial, and managerial issues related to leading nonprofit organizations. In additional, they will develop skills necessary for leading. Topics include nonprofit governance, volunteer management, grant-writing, fundraising, financial controls, marketing, and community relations.

BUSN 3442 Groups, Teams, and Organizational Behavior

This course explores the interaction of groups and teams through the study of organizational behavior. Through this course, students will grow in their understanding of social dynamics in organizations and learn to lead groups and teams constructively. Topics covered include: organizational culture, motivation, group dynamics, high-­performance teams, role definition, self-organization, team assessment, and team design.

BUSN 3703 Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This course introduces models of innovation and creativity that can be used to develop new entrepreneurial ventures. Innovation will be taught through exercises, games, and business case review; the Lean startup methodology will be used to create business plans through iterative experimentation.

BUSN 4408 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.

BUSN 4416 Strategic Planning and Competitive Advantage (Capstone Project)

Planning and executing strategy is a key part of organizational leadership. In this course, the fundamental aspects of strategy development are examined and taught through case studies, examples, and exercises. Competition and competitive advantage will also be investigated, using tools such as Porter’s 5 Forces model and SWOT analysis.

BUSN 4420 Leading Effective Project Management

This course prepares students for real-life application of project management skills including the study of multiple models of project management and the best use them. Topics covered in this course include developing a project plan, budgeting, managing resources, controlling project scope, forecasting and maintaining a project schedule, quality management, risk assessment, and effective communication.

CYBR 1141 Information Systems Technology for Managers

This course provides a thorough overview of information systems technology for management. Through lecture, case study, Internet exploration and hands-on applications, students examine a wide variety of critical uses of information technology by management. Prerequisite: CYBR 1131

ENGL 3510 Managerial Communications

This course aims at improving the speaking, writing, listening, and facilitating skills of students who are, or aspire to be, supervisors and managers. Prerequisites: ENGL 1121 and ENGL 1122. Oral expression competency.

Marsha Barnes ’13

Montreat taught me strategy, to think outside the box, to be creative. And having a faith-based education and that background from Montreat helped a ton…it’s helped carry me through this entire process. Montreat had a great impact on me and still does to this day.

Marsha Barnes ’13

Montreat taught me strategy, to think outside the box, to be creative. And having a faith-based education and that background from Montreat helped a ton…it’s helped carry me through this entire process. Montreat had a great impact on me and still does to this day.


Portrait of Stephen Dukas

Dr. Paul Gratton
Associate Professor of Business

Portrait of Paul Gratton

Dr. Stephen P. Dukas
Associate Professor of Business​

Dr. Bola Bayode
Assistant Dean of Distance Education
Program Director, Business
Assistant Professor of Business

Laurel Schneider
Department Chair, Business and Technology
Assistant Professor of Business