Aug 13, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023

College of Business


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Sarah Fisher Gardial, Dean, Jack C. Massey College of Business 
Jennifer Fowler, Senior Associate Dean
Dennis Chen, Associate Dean

Joe Alexander, Beverley Alleyne, Alex Assouad, Bryon Balint, Colin Cannonier, Dennis Chen, Brad Childs, Howard Cochran, Amy Crook, Jeff Cornwall, Francis Daniel, Del DeVries, Jim Doyle, SuzAnne Eubanks, Jennifer Fowler, Adam Fulton, Gary Garrison, John Gonas, Jose Gonzalez, Lora Harding, Yang He, Ken House, Kyle Huggins, Kenny Jordan, Cate Loes, Eduardo Lopez, John Maslyn, Haskell Murray, Jeff Overby, Barry Padgett, Luke Petach, Mark Phillips, Dan Privott, Paula Roberts, Dustin Rumbaugh, Tony Saunders, Ryan Seay, Mark Schenkel, Alexey Semenov, Boyd Smith, Kara Smith, Joe Smolira, Leif Torkelsen, Bernard Turner, Marieta Velikova, Charles Wainright, Lee Warren, Matthew Wilson, Rachel Wilson, Tommy Wooten, David Wyant, Sehyun Yoo, Grady York, Marilyn Young.

Admissions

There are no formal admission requirements for the Massey Undergraduate School of Business. However, students are expected to complete all tool courses before enrolling in core courses. All students must complete a minimum of 50% of their coursework in business courses at Belmont.

Mission

The Jack C. Massey College of Business is a faith-based, student-centered, and entrepreneurial learning community who believes in the power of education to transform individuals, organizations, communities, and, ultimately, the world.

Programs:

The Massey Undergraduate School of Business offers the Business Administration, B.B.A.  with a major area of concentration in at least one of the following:

  • Accounting
  • Business Systems and Analytics
  • General Business
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

The Massey Undergraduate School of Business also offers the Economics, B.S. International Economics, B.S. Hospitality and Tourism Management, B.S. , and Social Entrepreneurship, B.A./B.S. .
 

Learning Goals:

The Business Administration, B.B.A.  learning goals are:

  1. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to effectively collaborate in business contexts.
  3. Utilize analytical, quantitative, and technical concepts and methods to identify and propose solutions to business problems.
  4. Recognize ethical issues, argue the principles involved, and assess the potential consequences in the process of making socially responsible decisions.
  5. Understand global business issues including the diverse legal, economic and cultural environments of business.
  6. Recognize concepts, issues, the risk, and potential benefits of new enterprise.
  7. Demonstrate basic understanding of the disciplines included in the business core.

The Economics, B.S.  and International Economics, B.S.  learning goals are:

  1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the economic concepts and principles.
  3. Apply quantitative analysis and economic reasoning to decision-making.
  4. Utilize analytical and technical methods to identify and evaluate economic and public policy issues.
  5. Identify the impact and economic consequences of global interdependence.

Accreditation

Belmont University Jack C. Massey College of Business is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.

AACSB International accreditation assures stakeholders that business schools:

  • Manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission.
  • Advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship.
  • Provide high-caliber teaching of quality and current curricula.
  • Cultivate meaningful interaction between students and a qualified faculty.
  • Produce graduates who have achieved specified learning goals.

Jack C. Massey College of Business Ethical Behavior Pledge

“As a Belmont Jack C. Massey College of Business student, I pledge:

  • To commit to the enthusiastic pursuit of learning that will enable me to be ethically responsible and to become my best self;
  • To apply principles of personal integrity and academic honesty in all my decisions and behavior;
  • To make self-control central to my intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional and physical development, and to accept responsibility for all of my behavior;
  • To honor the dignity and worth of each individual I meet;
  • To pursue critical and independent thinking in my academic and professional life;
  • To make mutual respect and collaboration a goal in all my relationships;
  • To reflect community responsibility and accountability in my activities at Belmont and beyond so that I may honor the rights, laws, and property that promote responsible citizenship;
  • To join others at Belmont to practice committed stewardship in my treatment of the environment and natural resources, so that together we can facilitate the health and welfare of future generations.

As a Jack C. Massey College of Business student, I will also abide by Belmont University’s Honor Pledge, which states:

I will not give or receive aid during examinations; I will not give or receive false or impermissible aid in course work, in the preparation of reports, or in any other type of work that is to be used by the instructor as the basis of my grade; I will not engage in any form of academic fraud. Furthermore, I will uphold my responsibility to see to it that others abide by the spirit and the letter of the Honor Pledge.

In pursuit of my education in the Jack C. Massey College of Business, I commit to uphold this ethics statement to the best of my ability, so that I may become a better person and help Belmont be increasingly effective in improving human life throughout all of society.”

Honors Organizations

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi is a national honorary scholastic organization recognizing academic excellence in the business information field, including the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems. Membership in Beta Alpha Psi complements members’ formal education by providing students with opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility. Currently only schools that are either AACSB International or EQUIS accredited have Beta Alpha Psi chapters.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition for scholastic success that a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. Beta Gamma Sigma is open to all business majors.

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world’s largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities; the publication of its official journal, The American Economist ; and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the ODE Graduate Research and Undergraduate Research Award competitions.

Sigma Nu Tau

Sigma Nu Tau is the only honor society dedicated to entrepreneurship. The organization seeks to promote, recognize, and reward academic excellence in entrepreneurship and to encourage and recognize the practice of principled entrepreneurship. Membership is open to junior and senior entrepreneurship majors who have earned a 3.0 Belmont cumulative GPA or above, who are in good standing with the university and have completed the majority of coursework at Belmont.

Student Organizations

American Marketing Association (AMA)

The American Marketing Association is the largest marketing association in North America.  It is a professional association for individuals and organizations involved in the practice, teaching and study of marketing worldwide.  As a collegiate member, you have immediate opportunities for professional development and networking; and access to the latest in marketing news, insights, and information.

Association for Information Systems

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) serves society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems. AIS is the premier professional association for individuals and organizations who lead the research, teaching, practice, and study of information systems worldwide.

Business Student Advisory Board (BSAB)

The Business Student Advisory Board is an on-campus organization open to select undergraduate students in the Massey Undergraduate School of Business who demonstrate leadership potential and an interest in academic enrichment. Members have the opportunity to network, provide important feedback, develop business skills and serve the school and community.

Collegiate DECA

Collegiate DECA is an international organization for college students preparing for a variety of careers in business.  Members have the opportunity to showcase their skills while competing against their peers in such areas as marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

Enactus 

Enactus (Entrepreneurial Action for Others) is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus World Cup. In addition to the community aspect of the program, Enactus’ leadership and career initiatives create meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.

Equity Trading Club

The mission of the Equity Trading Club is to create a fellowship that enables students that have an interest in the financial markets to share their ideas and to research on investments. The main focus is to help members develop a discipline and systematic approach to evaluating the markets and build upon fundamentals and technical analytical skills.

International Business Society (IBS)

The International Business Society is a professional organization of Belmont University students interested in the field of international business. Members come from various backgrounds and majors but are united by their interests in international business issues and career opportunities.

Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interest of the HR profession.

Student Center for the Public  Trust

The Student Center for the Public Trust provides an interactive environment, including WELL Core programs and community service projects, where ethical business behaviors and ideas can flourish, while creating opportunities for students to network with the business community and develop professional leadership skills. Through support and guidance from the NASBA Center for the Public Trust, events and experiences are offered for students both on and off campus. Student CPT Membership is offered across all disciplines and provides a unique forum for ethics education.

Minor Fields

A Minor Field program requiring 18 hours in directed business subjects is also available. Minor areas include: Accounting , Business Systems and Analytics  , Business Administration , Economics , Entrepreneurship , Finance , International Business , and Marketing . Business minors are not intended for BBA degree seeking students.

The Massey Undergraduate School of Business also participates in an Interdisciplinary Ethics  Minor located on the Interdisciplinary page of the catalog.

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