Business Administration Management

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration & Management provides the knowledge needed for:

  • Enterprise Management
  • Innovative Entrepreneurship
  • Business Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance

The mission of the Business Administration and Management program is to promote the intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth of our students; to educate them in business and leadership principles; to prepare them to be transformational leaders in business, entrepreneurial ventures, nonprofits and ministry organizations. There are a number of concentrations to choose from including Business Administration, Non-profit management & Management.

The Management concentration is ideal for students interested in a wide variety of industries and company types. Students studying Management will be prepared for an assortment of career possibilities, including Human Resources, Retail Management and Banking & Finance. Challenging classes and a practical internship provide both hands-on experience and a well-rounded business education.

MGMT 303 Principles of Leadership
BUSM 405 International Business
MGMT 304 Project Management
MGMT 440 Human Resources Management
Department Elective

The Entrepreneurship concentration is designed for persons interested in launching a new business venture, running a family business, joining a startup company, opening a franchise, and more. Students who study Entrepreneurship will learn the importance of ethical business practices and will also learn how to manage, raise capital and understand the unique challenges and opportunities facing small and growing companies.

BUSM 302 Principles of Entrepreneurship
MGMT 304 Project Management
BUSM 402 Principles of Social Entrepreneurship
MGMT 440 Human Resource Management
Department Elective

Non-Profit Management
The concentration in non-profit management is geared towards students who are interested in starting or working for a non-profit organization or government agency. Students learn best practices, legal aspects, and practical steps for the effective management of a non-profit or ministry. Specific classes in leadership, communication, and management equip graduates with the hard and soft skills needed to lead effectively in fulfilling the mission of their organization

MGMT 303 Principles of Leadership
MGMT 304 Project Management
BUSM 402 Principle of Social Entrepreneurship
MGMT 440 Human Resources Management

Department Elective

Business Administration and Management embraces a Christian worldview and encompasses the full array of organizational management and leadership curricula including introduction to business administration, marketing, management/administration, finance, strategic planning, and theories of leadership.

Upon completion of the BA in Business Administration and Management the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate from a Christian world view perspective ethical issues in management functions and how they affect organizational decision making.
  • Work in teams, using critical thinking to analyze and solve problems and effectively communicate to various stakeholders in any organization.
  • Demonstrate the use of effective written and oral business communication skills.
  • Demonstrate synthesis of managerial concepts, Christian leadership'principles, and theories by developing solutions to complex managerial and leadership problems.
  • Apply technology to analyze problems, develop business analysis, and recommend management decisions and actionable strategies.
  • Students in Business Administration and Management will be mentored by faculty and field professionals for careers in churches, non-profit ministries and agencies, and for profit businesses and organizations.


The economic brinksmanship of November 2008 has made it clearer than ever that the business world needs ethical and highly trained business leaders. The 21st century cannot afford to do business as usual. This program will develop highly skilled, multi-talented individuals through an emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking, and administrative leadership.

Required Courses:

BUSM: Entrepreneurship
BUSM: Creating Non-Profit Organizations
BUSM: Managing People in a Small Business Environment
BUSM: Financial Management and Raising Capital.

BIBL 101 Old Testament Survey3
BIBL 102 New Testament Survey3
BIBL 201 Principles of Biblical Interpretation3
BSCM 101 Spiritual Formation3
BSCM 241 Evangelism & Missions OR BIBL 351 Pauline Literature3
CHHS 203 History of Christian Thought OR THEO 301 Christian Apologetics3
THEO 201 Intro to Christian Doctrine3
CISY 100 Computer Literacy3
COMM 121 College Foundations3
COMM 150 Principles of Public Speaking3
COMM 250 Introduction to Innovation and Creativity3
ECON 201 Macroeconomics3
ENGL 101 English Composition I3
ENGL 102 English Composition II3
ENGL 200 Literature (American, English, World Lit)3
ENGL 200+ Additional Writing Elective3
HIST 222 Essentials of American Government3
HIST 231 Western Civilization I3
MATH 101 Contemporary Math3
Natural Science (e.g. Biology, Earth, Environmental Science)3
PHIL 201 Survey of Worldviews (Pillar course only)3
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology3
DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS (with course sequence)42 Credits
BUSM101 Introduction to Business3
ECON 205 Microeconomics3
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management3
BUSM 305 Business Law3
BUSM 308 Ethics3
MKTG 201 Principles of Marketing3
BUSM 301 Statistics & Research Methods3
BUSM 201 Business Communications3
MGMT 302 Managerial Finance3
BUSM 350 Internship3
MGMT440Human Resouirce Management3
MGMT 450 Strategic Management3
Entrepreneurship/MarketingManagementOrganizational Leadership
BUSM 302 Principles of EntrepreneurshipMGMT 303 Principles of LeadershipMGMT 303 Principles of Leadership3
BUSM 402 Principles of Social EntreprenuershipBUSM 304 Project ManagementBUSM 304 Project Management3
MKTG 401 Integrated Marketing StrategyBUSM 405 International BusinessBUSM 306 Mulicultural Organization3
COMM311 Art of PursuationBUSM307 Managing a Non Profit OrganizationBUSM 320 Organizational Development3
Department ElectiveDepartment ElectiveDepartment Elective3
International Business /ICOM
BUSM 405 International Business3
ICOM 320Culture in a Global Contect3
RLST451Middle Eastern Cultures3
COMM441 Hispanic & Latin American Cultures3
Department Elective3



Department Electives   - If no concentration selectedCredits6 Credits
Department Elective3
Department Elective3
Free Electives - If no concentration selectedCredits9 Credits
Free Electives3
Free Electives3
Free Electives3


Additional Graduation Requirements:√ 30 Credit limit on Prior Learning CreditProgram Total Credits123
√ At least 30 credits preceding graduation completed at Pillar√ All financial obligations must be met.Total Credits Potentially Earned0
√ Candidate for graduation must file application by the deadline set by the Office of the Registrar.√ Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or betterCredits Remaining123


Candidate for graduation must file application at the beginning of the semester prior to Commencement.

Financial Policies and Procedures

Pillar College is committed to providing an excellent cost-effective education for its students. Tuition and fee rates, payable each semester, are set annually according to economic conditions within the college and industry standards.

$22,056Annual Full Time Student Tuition (Domestic)
$30,000 Annual Full Time Student Tuition (International)*
Block Rate (12-17 credits per semester)
*Block rate is not available to LEAD, Online and Independent-study courses
International student tuition up to 15 credits maximum
$919Per credit rate (11 or less; 18 or more credits per semester); all Online and Independent Study Courses are charged at per credit rate
$158Audit rate per credit
Dual Enrollment (DEED) program per course (not per credit), taken at Pillar College
Dual Enrollment (DEED) program per course (not per credit), taken at local high schoolDevelopmental Courses (ESL and courses below 100 level) per credit

 For the LEAD program, tuition is determined at the cohort start date and remains the same for the duration of that program.
Courses taken outside of the LEAD program are charged at then current tuition rates.  Enrollment in a LEAD term financially obligates the student for the entire four class semester. General Semester Fees.  All Fees are non-refundable.