Business Department
Business Department
  • The construction of ethical and effective business careers through an in-depth understanding of business practice and ethics


Successful Business majors from Belmont Abbey College:

    • have broad interests in business functions, such as marketing and finance
    • organize information well
    • are a good steward of resources
    • want to motivate and lead people in a competitive business environment


Belmont Abbey College offers a tried-and-tested business curriculum that has produced successful, innovative entrepreneurs, like Fox News business analyst and web marketing entrepreneur Jennifer Walsh.

    • Build vital leadership qualities and skills by pursuing challenging classes and valuable internship opportunities
    • Improve your creative and critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving techniques, and communication skills

Students of Business at BAC will have many opportunities to build their credentials by pursuing internships with big-name companies like Clear Channel Media.

With a Business Management bachelor’s degree from Belmont Abbey College, you will be able to pursue a variety of careers such as:

    • Marketing
    • Advertising
    • Banking
    • Real Estate
    • Economic Advising
    • Insurance
    • Statistical Analysis and Research
    • International Business

The Abbey Difference:

Guided by the tenets of Catholicism and the Benedictine hallmarks, Belmont Abbey College strives to provide students with a well-rounded education that promotes wise and ethical decisions. The Business Management degree guides our learners as they explore the intrinsic connection between professional preparation and a liberal arts education. Business at the Abbey is about merited financial success and much more. In addition to imparting key skills and knowledge, the Business faculty is committed to modeling and encouraging the further development of honesty, integrity, and virtue in our students.

Highlights of your experience:

This writing- and speaking-intensive course gives special attention to forms of communication commonly found in the business world.
This course surveys topics dealing with the basic nature and application of financial concepts. Various techniques and their use in financial decision-making and problem-solving within an organization will be given emphasis.
This course examines the substantive legal issues involved in American business, including contracts, torts, intellectual property, employment law, business entities, and real estate. The course also describes the processes by which business legal disputes are resolved, including litigation, mediation, and arbitration.

Business Management Resources:

Many students who major in Business Management pursue an internship to enrich their educational experience. Business students in the past have completed internships with a wide variety of companies including CBS radio, Lincoln Financial Securities, and the Charlotte Bobcats. Students who wish to find an internship in their area of interest may contact Stephannie Miles: stephanniemiles@bac.edu.
The Wall Street Journal is a must-read for Business students. The Journal primarily covers topics related to the American economy and international business. Students who read The Journal will acquire a more well-rounded view of the events and people shaping the worlds of business, finance, politics and technology. To learn more go to http://www.wsj.com/
Study.com Recognized School
2020-2021 Business School of Distinction

Program Requirements:

This option is available for traditional students only. In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements, the following requirements are specific to the Business major:

Major requirements:
15 lower-division hours

  • EC 201 Introductory Economics I
  • EC 202 Introductory Economics II
  • AC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • AC 212 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BU 265 Spreadsheet and Database Applications

27 Hours at 300 level or above

  • BU 300 Management
  • BU 306 Quantitative Analysis
  • BU 309 Marketing
  • BU 310 Finance
  • BU 315W Business Communication
  • BU 407 Management Seminar
  • BU 412 Legal Environment of Business
  • BU 436 Operations Management
  • IB 310 International Business
  • BU 453 Internship

NOTE: Students seeking to graduate with a major in Business may have no more than two grades below a “C” in the major and must have a major area GPA of 2.00 or higher.

Notes on Requirements for double majors: For a double major in Accounting and Business Management, the requirements for each major must be fulfilled.

It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

This option is available for CCPS students only.

To be eligible for acceptance into the degree program, students must complete all of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better: AC 211, AC 212, EC 201, EC 202, and BU 265.

In addition to the other Core Curriculum requirements, the following are specific core requirements:

  • EC 201 Introductory Economics I
  • MA 135 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts or MA 151 College Algebra

Major requirements:

15 lower-division hours

  • EC 201 Introductory Economics I
  • EC 202 Introductory Economics II
  • AC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • AC 212 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BU 265 Spreadsheet and Database Applications

27 hours at 300 Level or above

  • BU 300 Management
  • BU 306 Quantitative Analysis: Business Statistics
  • BU 309 Marketing
  • BU 310 Finance
  • BU 315W Business Communication
  • BU 407 Management Seminar
  • BU 412 Legal Environment of Business
  • BU 436 Operations Management
  • IB 310 International Business

It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

In addition to the other Core Curriculum requirements, the following are specific core requirements:

Major requirements:

9 lower-division hours

  • EC 202 Introductory Economics II
  • AC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • BU 265 Spreadsheet and Database Applications

27 hours at 300 Level or above

  • BU/MK 309 Marketing
  • BU/MK 319 Advertising and Promotion
  • BU/MK 409 Sales and Sales Management
  • BU/MK 419 Marketing Research
  • IB/MK 317 International Marketing
  • ET/MK 402 Product Innovation & Development
  • BU 350 Consumer Behavior
  • BU 351 Marketing Strategy
  • BU/MK 453 Internship

It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

  • AC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • EC 201 Introductory Economics I OR
    EC 202 Introductory Economics II
  • BU 300 Management
  • Two additional upper-level (300 or 400) BU courses (excluding, BU 306 and BU 315W)

A minimum grade of “C” must be earned in each course required for the minor.

At least three courses, including two upper-level BU courses, must be taken at Belmont Abbey College. A maximum of two courses may be transferred.

NOTE: A minor in Business Management is not available to Accounting majors.

It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

All of the following courses:

  • ET 300 The Entrepreneur
  • ET 302 Launching New Venture
  • ET 303 Financing New Ventures

Business Management majors must also take the following two courses:

  • ET 401 Social Ventures
  • ET 402 Product Innovation and Development

Students not majoring in Business Management must take:

  • BU 412 Legal Environment of Business

And one of the following courses

  • ET 401 Social Ventures
  • ET 402 Product Innovation and Development

Note: All courses must be taken at Belmont Abbey College.

It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

Each of the following courses:

  • EC 202 Introduction to Economics II
  • BU/HC 420 Healthcare Management
  • BU/HC 421 Healthcare Operations
  • BU/HC 423 Law, Ethics, and Risk in Healthcare
  • BU/HC 424 Public Finance

Students not majoring in Business Management must first complete as a prerequisite:

  • BU 201 Introduction to Business

It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

Each of the following courses:

  • IB 310 International Business
  • IB 317 International Marketing
  • IB 318 International Management
  • IB/EC 355 Political Economy I
  • EC 440 International Economics and Finance

Students not majoring in Business Management must first complete as a prerequisite:

  • BU 201 Introduction to Business

Note: All courses must be taken at Belmont Abbey College.

It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

Each of the following courses:

  • BU 309 Marketing
  • BU/MK 319 Advertising and Promotion
  • BU/MK 409 Sales and Sales Management
  • BU/MK 419 Marketing Research
  • IB/MK 317 International Marketing

Students not majoring in Business Management must first complete as a prerequisite:

  • BU 201 Introduction to Business

Note: All courses must be taken at Belmont Abbey College.

It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

Faculty:

Brad Frazier
Chair of Business Management
B.A., Pfeiffer College, 1992
M.B.A., Pfeiffer University, 2004
Ph.D., Lynn University, 2009

Dr. Gary Scott
Professor of Business

B.A., Bowling Green State University
M.A., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Dr. Hugh Sales
Associate Professor of Business

B.A., Trinity Christian College
M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas

Phyllis Barbour
Lecturer of Business
A.A.S. Gaston College 1983
B.S. Gardner-Webb University, 1986
M.B.A. Queens University, 1990
C.P.A, 1996
C.M.A., 1999

Daphne Friday
Assistant Professor of Business
B.T., Appalachian State University, 1977 
M.B.A., Appalachian State University, 1979 

Leo Gunter
Lecturer of Business 

B.S., Clemson University, 1978
M.B.A., UNC Charlotte, 1988

Mitchell McIntosh
Lecturer of Business 
B.S., Belmont Abbey College, 1991
M.B.A., University of South Carolina, 1993
M.A., University of South Carolina, 1995

Jerrome Murray
Lecturer of Business 
B.A., Belmont Abbey College, 1994
M.B.A., Pfeiffer University, 1997

Tad Hixson
Assistant Professor of Business
B.B. A., University of Georgia
M.B.A., Winthrop University

Daniel Kling
Assistant Professor of Finance 
B.A. Truman State University, 2007
M.A. George Mason University, 2012
Ph.D. George Mason University, 2018

Dr. Hannah Kling
Assistant Professor of Data Science and Economics
B.A. Hillsdale College, 2009
Ph.D. George Mason University, 2017

Debra Windley
Lecturer of Business

B.S., Appalachian State University
M.A., Appalachian State University

Michael Szpindor Watson
Assistant Professor of Economics 

B.A., Indiana University, 2010
Ph.D. (candidate), George Mason University

Dr. Brad FrazierI am most looking forward to being a member of the dynamic and energized community that I have found here at Belmont Abbey. Everyone I have met here, regardless of their position, demonstrates the mission statement so well. As a business faculty member, I hope that I can share with students some insights based on my 20 years in the banking industry so that they may be successful in their careers. 

Dr. Brad Frazier

Hugh SalesAfter a very diverse and exciting business career I decided to return to school, obtain a PhD, and become a college professor. In my career, I found the best employees were those who had a solid, well-rounded liberal arts education as well as professional skills. Belmont Abbey gives students this well-rounded background, with the added benefit of ethical and moral perspectives that can make them valuable and worthy citizens in life and business.

Dr. Hugh Sales

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