Dec 08, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Jack C. Massey College of Business

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Sarah Fisher Gardial, Dean
Grady S. (Stan) York, 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, Gregory Faulk, Jennifer Fowler, Gary Garrison, John Gonas, Jose Gonzalez, Lora Harding, Yang He, Ken House, Kyle Huggins, Cate Loes, Eduardo Lopez, John Maslyn, Michael McDonald, Haskell Murray, Jeff Overby, Barry Padgett, Luke Petach, Mark Phillips, Dustin Rumbaugh, Tony Saunders, Mark Schenkel, Ryan Seay, Alexey Semenov, Lakisha Simmons, Boyd Smith, Kara Smith, Joe Smolira, Bernard Turner, Marieta Velikova, Charles Wainright, Lee Warren, Matthew Wilson, Beth Woodard, Tommy Wooten, David Wyant, Sehyun Yoo, Grady York, Marilyn Young.


There are no formal admission requirements for the College 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.


The mission of the College of Business is to be an innovative learning community that prepares entrepreneurial, ethical and socially responsible future business leaders for the dynamic global economy.

We are committed to:

  • relevant, interactive and experiential academic programs.
  • continually improving our intellectual capital through contributions to practice, learning and pedagogical, and discipline-based research.
  • serving the needs of the community through educational and professional partnerships.


The College of Business offers the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)  with a major area of concentration in at least one of the following:

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

The College of Business also offers a Bachelor of Science in Economics , International Economics  and Hospitality and Tourism Management .  The degree options for Social Entrepreneurship  are a Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA).

Minor Fields

A minor field of study may be taken in Accounting Business Administration , Business Systems and Analytics , Economics , Entrepreneurship , Finance , International Business ,and Marketing . Business minors are not intended for BBA degree seeking students.

The Jack C. Massey College of Business also participates in an Interdisciplinary Ethics  Minor located on the Interdisciplinary page of the catalog.

Learning Goals:

The Bachelor of Business Administration  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 Bachelor of Science in Economics  and International Economics  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.

The Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts learning goals in Social Entrepreneurship, B.A./B.S.  are:

  1. Understand basic ethical principles for business and for working in community.
  2. Demonstrate competence in the skills set essential to entrepreneurship.
  3. Acquire an understanding of social, political, and cultural frameworks.
  4. Develop a full understanding of how to create and utilize a project plan that includes sustainability.
  5. Demonstrate the unique set of skills necessary to managing and sustaining an entrepreneurial initiative.


Belmont University 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.

College of Business Ethical Behavior Pledge

“As a Belmont 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 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 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 that recognizes scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievement in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities.

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 (AIS)

The Association for Information Systems 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 College 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 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

Equity Trading Club is a Belmont organization that creates fellowship and enables students to have an interest in the financial markets to share their ideas and to conduct research on investments.

Ethics Bowl Team

The Ethics Bowl Team is comprised of undergraduate students who have an interest in the application of ethical principles in a competitive environment.  Team members study cases prior to competition and are questioned regarding a particular case.  Students are evaluated based on intelligibility, focus on ethically relevant considerations, avoidance of ethical irrelevance, and deliberative thoughtfulness.  Top regional teams go on to compete at a national level of competition.

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.

Student Center for Public Trust (Student CPT)

Student Center for Public Trust provides an interactive environment where ethical business behaviors and ideas can flourish while creating opportunities for students to network with the business community and develop professional leadership skills.

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Society of Human Resource Management is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management.


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