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.


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

Entrepreneurship
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

Pillar College announces Business Administration Degree Concentration in
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

There are 10k annual openings for Project Management roles with a median salary of $109k. The demand for Project Management occupations continuesto grow through 2025*

Project Management competencies students will develop include:

• Project-planning skills • Personnel management skills • Team management skills •  Project-based learning • Strong business communication skills  • Use of project management tool • Risk assessment skills• Critical and systems-based thinking • Understanding the core Project Management philosophies.

By the end of their coursework, students will be ready and confident to undertake the following certification: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM). 

Occupations: General and Operations Managers, Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialist, Personal Service Managers, Entertainment and Recreation Managers,
Construction Managers, First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers, Industrial Production Managers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs that utilize Project Management Skills such as Computer, Construction, and Information Managers are expected to experience strong growth through 2026.*
Source *Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

There are over 18,000 people working within the growing Supply Chain industry and increasing demand for Supply Chain Management (SCM) occupations through 2025*

The Supply Chain Management (SCM) concentration is designed to provide students with skills to help them secure an entry-level position in SCM.

SCM competencies the students will develop include:

• Capacity analysis and planning  • Demand/supply management  • Logistics and distribution • Market and manufacturing trend analysis • Currency Factors • Legal practices • Cultural/communication skills

In addition to classroom training, students will complete a capstone course created in partnership with corporations, giving them the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the type of work they will be required to perform in a professional setting and create a portfolio of work that can be shared with potential employers.

Various Supply Chain Management Occupations: Logisticians, Industrial Production Managers, Purchasing Managers, Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs that utilize Supply Chain Management skills such as Operations Research Analysts, are expected to experience strong growth through 2026.*
Source *Occupational Outlook Handbook: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

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.

Rationale:

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.

BIBLICAL STUDIES CORE 21 Credits
BIBL 101 Old Testament Survey 3
BIBL 102 New Testament Survey 3
BIBL 201 Principles of Biblical Interpretation 3
BSCM 101 Spiritual Formation 3
BSCM 241 Evangelism & Missions OR BIBL 351 Pauline Literature 3
CHHS 203 History of Christian Thought OR THEO 301 Christian Apologetics 3
THEO 201 Intro to Christian Doctrine 3
GENERAL EDUCATION 45 Credits
CISY 100 Computer Literacy 3
COMM 121 College Foundations 3
COMM 150 Principles of Public Speaking 3
COMM 250 Introduction to Innovation and Creativity 3
ECON 201 Macroeconomics 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
ENGL 200 Literature (American, English, World Lit) 3
ENGL 200+ Additional Writing Elective 3
HIST 222 Essentials of American Government 3
HIST 231 Western Civilization I 3
MATH 101 Contemporary Math 3
Natural Science (e.g. Biology, Earth, Environmental Science) 3
PHIL 201 Survey of Worldviews (Pillar course only) 3
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology 3
DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS (with course sequence) 42 Credits
BUSM101 Introduction to Business 3
ECON 205 Microeconomics 3
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting 3
MGMT 201 Principles of Management 3
BUSM 305 Business Law 3
BUSM 308 Ethics 3
MKTG 201 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSM 301 Statistics & Research Methods 3
BUSM 201 Business Communications 3
MGMT 302 Managerial Finance 3
BUSM 350 Internship 3
MGMT440 Human Resouirce Management 3
MGMT 450 Strategic Management 3
Entrepreneurship/Marketing Management Organizational Leadership
BUSM 302 Principles of Entrepreneurship MGMT 303 Principles of Leadership MGMT 303 Principles of Leadership 3
BUSM 402 Principles of Social Entreprenuership BUSM 304 Project Management BUSM 304 Project Management 3
MKTG 401 Integrated Marketing Strategy BUSM 405 International Business BUSM 306 Mulicultural Organization 3
COMM311 Art of Pursuation BUSM307 Managing a Non Profit Organization BUSM 320 Organizational Development 3
Department Elective Department Elective Department Elective 3
International Business /ICOM
BUSM 405 International Business 3
ICOM 320 Culture in a Global Contect 3
RLST451 Middle Eastern Cultures 3
COMM441 Hispanic & Latin American Cultures 3
Department Elective 3

 

 

Department Electives   - If no concentration selected Credits 6 Credits
Department Elective 3
Department Elective 3
Free Electives - If no concentration selected Credits 9 Credits
Free Electives 3
Free Electives 3
Free Electives 3

 

Additional Graduation Requirements: √ 30 Credit limit on Prior Learning Credit Program Total Credits 123
√ At least 30 credits preceding graduation completed at Pillar √ All financial obligations must be met. Total Credits Potentially Earned 0
√ Candidate for graduation must file application by the deadline set by the Office of the Registrar. √ Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better Credits Remaining 123

 

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.

$22,056 Annual Full Time Student Tuition (Domestic)
$30,000  Annual Full Time Student Tuition (International)*
$11,028
$15,000
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
$919 Per credit rate (11 or less; 18 or more credits per semester); all Online and Independent Study Courses are charged at per credit rate
$158 Audit rate per credit
$525
$263$306
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


Note:
 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.