Business Administration Management

The mission of the Business Administration and Management program is to promote the intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth of our students and educate them in business and leadership principles to influence their non-profit/for-profit organizations, churches, professions, and cultures for the Kingdom of God.

Business Administration and Management, enterprise management, and innovative entrepreneurship are skills that both reflect the divine image in humans and advance God’s redemptive purposes in the world. The Larger Story of God includes the stories of Abraham, Joshua, Deborah, Nehemiah, and others who owned properties, oversaw construction projects, assessed situations, and made strategic decisions. Business Administration is about the faithful and wise stewardship of resources and materials and the release of creativity and energy for the promotion of human flourishing.

The mission of the Business Administration and Management program is to promote the intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth of our students and educate them in business and leadership principles to influence their non-profit/for-profit organizations, churches, professions, and cultures for the Kingdom of God.

Business Administration and Management, enterprise management, and innovative entrepreneurship are skills that both reflect the divine image in humans and advance God’s redemptive purposes in the world. The Larger Story of God includes the stories of Abraham, Joshua, Deborah, Nehemiah, and others who owned properties, oversaw construction projects, assessed situations, and made strategic decisions. Business Administration is about the faithful and wise stewardship of resources and materials and the release of creativity and energy for the promotion of human flourishing.

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.

Key elements of the Program:

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

  1. Evaluate from a Christian world view perspective on ethical issues affecting management functions and its implication in organizational decision making.
  2. Work in teams, using critical thinking to analyze and solve problems and effectively communicate to various stakeholders in any organization.
  3. Demonstrate the use of effective written and oral business communication skills.
  4. Demonstrate synthesis of managerial concepts, Christian leadership
    principles, and theories by developing solutions to complex managerial and leadership problems.
  5. 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 Semester

BIBL 101 Old Testament Survey 3

BIBL 102 New Testament Survey 3

BIBL 201 Principles of Bib. Interp. 3

BIBL 230 Life & Teachings of Christ 3

BSCM 101 Spiritual Formation 3

CHSH 201/202 Church History I or II 3

THEO-101 Intro to Christian Doctrine 3

GENERAL EDUCATION - 57 Credits

BSPM 250 Intro to Innovation and Creativity 3

COMM 101 Media, Tech & Society OR Computer Lit. 3

COMM 121 College Foundations 3

COMM 150 Principles of Public Speaking 3

ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

ENGL 200 Literature (American, English, World or Western Classics) 3

ENGL 101 English Composition I 3

ENGL 102 English Composition II 3

HIST 222 American Government 3

HIST 231 World Civilization I 3

MATH 101 Contemporary Math 3

MATH 201 Intro to Statistics and Probability 3

Natural Science (e.g. Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science) 3

PHIL 101 Survey of World Views 3

PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology 3

General Education Elective 3 General Education Elective 3 General Education Elective 3 General Education Elective 3

*Bold courses are prerequisite courses required during the first year at Pillar College.

DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS 39 credits

BUSM 101 Intro to Business Administration 3

BUSM 102 Personal Finance 3

BUSM 202 Principles of Accounting 3

BUSM 203 Principles of Leadership 3

BUSM 205 Principles of Marketing 3

BUSM-305 Business Law 3

BUSM-308 Business Ethics 3

BUSM 350 Internship 3

BUSM 450 Strategic Planning and Design 3

Choose a Concentration or take 2 Dept electives + 2 free electives

Entrepreneurship - 12 credits

BUSM 302 Principles of Entrepreneurship 3

BUSM 307 Creating Non-Profit Organizations 3

BUSM 401 Managing People in a Small Business Environment 3

BUSM 403 Financial Management and Raising Capita 3

FREE ELECTIVES 3 Credits

Free Elective, Any Department 3

Additional Graduation Requirements: Program Total Credits 120
Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or betterTotal Credits Potentially Earned 0
At least 30 credits preceding graduation completed at Pillar College must be met. Credits Remaining 120 All financial obligations 

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.

$19,800

Annual Full Time Student Tuition (Domestic)

$22,500

 Annual Full Time Student Tuition (International)

$9,900
$11,250

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

$825

Per credit rate (11 or less; 18 or more credits per semester); all Online and Independent Study Courses are charged at per credit rate

$150

Audit rate per credit

$500
$250
$275

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 school
Developmental Courses (ESL and courses below 100 level) per credit

Note: For International Students Tuition Rates please see the International Student Admissions page.

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.