School of Adult & Graduate Studies

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?

There are six start dates for new students every year, in January, February, May, June, August, and October. Please see the following for specific enrollment and start dates.

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?

The cost is $395 per credit hour plus a $50 technology fee per semester. In addition, 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.

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.

How much money do business and financial 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.

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 339S 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.

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.

BS 451S 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.

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. Stephen P. Dukas
Associate Professor of Business

Portrait of Paul Gratton

Dr. Paul Gratton
Associate Dean for Adult and Graduate Studies
Business Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Business