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Siddarth KaushikSiddharth Kaushik
Class of 2011
"My experience at Pfeiffer University was amazing. It is a small school and its size gave me the opportunity to mingle with a small but diverse student body and learn from them. Pfeiffer's emphasis on student leadership has changed me as a person over the course of my time there. I would recommend prospective students to give Pfeiffer University's business program a shot because the business department has an incredible set of professors who impart their knowledge by using enriching class discussions and rigorous group projects in their courses. I personally learned valuable lessons in business communication, preparing professional case studies, corporate social responsibility and the international business environment while studying within the Pfeiffer University business program."


Jackie McMenimonJackie McMenimon
Class of 2011
“My experience with Pfeiffer University's Business Administration program could be summed up in one word: a blessing. If it were not for the textbook and hands on education each individual professor taught, I would not be where I am today. The professors broke down the materials into “real life” instances and incorporated their own personal experiences into the everyday classroom discussions. Having a small classroom atmosphere helped me personally develop relationships with the students and professors while also allowing me to feel comfortable enough to express my opinion and engage in conversation. Although some classes were harder than others, every single credit I took was well worth my time and money and I would not have traded it for anything.”

PBL President resizedJohn Anderson
Class of 2012
“Dr. Christopher Howard has not only been a professor and a mentor to me, but a friend as well. My experience with him as the leader of my trip to Europe for twenty-three days through the Global Pfeiffer Studies program was life changing. His vision towards education and empowering students has helped bring out my potential as a student and business owner. He has helped me to think outside the box and learn the subject matter thoroughly, not just memorize material to get a grade. I am more prepared to deal with real life business issues and my spiritual formation has been enhanced thanks to Doc Howard. He is a man of true class and while he likes to have fun, he is serious about his calling to be a molder of future business leaders.”


Grady Gaston resizedGrady Gaston
Class of 2012
“During my tenure at Pfeiffer University, I was blessed to be given the opportunity to be a part of the 3-2 program in business administration. My first three years were spent focusing on undergraduate coursework and the last two were spent on graduate work, which will conclude with me receiving my MBA. One clear distinction among Pfeiffer's business school faculty is that they worked for several years in their various fields before becoming professors. They utilize these experiences to help deepen students' understanding of the material. Furthermore, an internship at the David H. Murdock Research Institute allowed me to take the knowledge I gained in the classroom and apply it to more "real-world" experiences. Due to Pfeiffer's business administration department, I feel prepared and excited to enter the workforce.”


Ruth Dimmett resizedRuth Dimmett
Class of 2011
"Small decisions can make a huge impact on one's life. I made the decision to enroll in Pfeiffer University's business school after I visited an open house. I had two schools in mind that I was interested in attending, but that quickly changed. What surprised me the most about Pfeiffer was how nice everyone was and how much they genuinely cared about someone they had never met. I loved the environment at Pfeiffer. My professors were wonderful educators and were also concerned about my future after college. They personally assisted me when I needed extra help on problems, and they directed me in areas they thought I could improve.”

“As a member of Phi Beta Lambda and the Pfeiffer International Business Club, I gained knowledge of the business world in which I now work. The lessons I learned made me a more marketable individual in my job search. I started a job in finance one month after I finished college. I was surprised to find that getting a job, even in the tough labor market of 2011, wasn't that difficult after my time at Pfeiffer. I attribute that to the skills I garnered in my years at Pfeiffer.”

Clubs & Organizations

PBL SealFuture Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda

Why is FBLA-PBL so popular? It's simple. Phi Beta Lambda has developed a unique value program that excites students, faculty and administrators, and business professionals to join our organization. If you are interested in developing leadership, communication and team skills, or simply looking for an organization to meet and network with others at the local, state and national levels, then FBLA-PBL is the organization for you.


For more information, contact:


Kristina Trexler



IBC logoInternational Business Club

The IBC offers Pfeiffer students the opportunity to network, share and learn from the diverse experiences and knowledge of its members. Pfeiffer University's School of Business provides the perfect context for both international and U.S. students to interact both in the classroom and through social, academic and shared experiences.


For more information, contact:


Jimmy Molina

Business Management & Leadership - Degree Requirements


60 Semester Hours Minimum
Core Requirements:
ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting I BMAL 311 Business Statistics
ACCT 223 Principles of Accounting II BMAL 371 Organizational Behavior
BMAL 211 Calculus for Business BMAL 381 International Business
BMAL 241 Marketing BMAL 432 Financial Management
BMAL 251 Business Law  I BMAL 491 Business Strategy
BMAL 261 Principles of Management ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics
BMAL 271 Survey of Leadership ECON 222 Principles of Microeconomics
BMAL 301 Ethics in Business    

In addition to the above required courses for all majors, each student majoring in BUAD will complete at least ONE of the following concentrations:
 Entrepreneurship and Supervision Concentration (15 SH)
BMAL 361 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management BMAL 331 Risk Management and Insurance
BMAL 471 Organizational Change BMAL 461 Management of Human Resources
BMAL 201 Principals of Business COMM 345 Business Communication
    BMAL 400 Business Internship
Finance and Banking Concentration (15 SH) from:
ECON 421 Money and Banking BMAL 427 Investments
ACCT 310 Cost Accounting ECON 331 Public Finance
BMAL 231 Personal Finance BMAL 400 Business Internship

International Business Concentration (15 SH) from:    
BMAL 352 Government and Business ECON 326 Comparative Economic Systems
BMAL 481 International Trade and Finance ECON 327 The U.S. in the Global Economy
ACCT 315 International Accounting BMAL 400 Business Internship
COMM 311 Intercultural Communications    

Marketing Concentration (15 SH) from:
BMAL 342 Advertising and Sales Promotion BMAL 344 Consumer Behavior
BMAL 441 Marketing Management COMM 330 Public Relations
BMAL 341 E-Commerce BMAL 400 Business Internship
BMAL 343 Sales Development and Management    

27 Semester Hours Minimum
ACCT 221 Principles of Accounting I BMAL 371 Organizational Behavior
BMAL 326 Marketing BMAL 381 International Business
BMAL 251 Business Law I BMAL 432 Financial Management
BMAL 261 Principles of Management ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics
BMAL 271 Survey of Leadership    
LEADERSHIP (For non-business majors only)
18 Semester Hours Minimum
BMAL 261 Principles of Management BMAL 371 Organizational Behavior
BMAL 271 Survey of Leadership BMAL 461 Management of Human Resources
BMAL 361 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management BMAL 471 Organizational Change



Business Management & Leadership-Courses Offered

BMAL 201 Principles of Business F 3 SH
A survey of the major functional areas of business - accounting, human resources and organizational theory, marketing, finance and operations management - as well as the legal, risk, and social responsibilities related to the business environment. Emphasis will be placed on learning the language of business.

BMAL 211 Calculus for Business F; S 3 SH
Differential calculus, including first and second derivatives, partial derivatives, maximizing and minimizing functions, logarithms, exponential functions, and integration. BMAL 211 may not be taken if MATH 300 level or above has been passed. Prerequisite: MATH 220.

BMAL 231 Personal Finance S even
3 SH
Lifelong financial planning and decision-making; personal credit; insurance; income taxes; estate planning; personal investments; retirement planning. A general interest course for persons not majoring in a business area.

BMAL 241 (WI) Marketing F even; S 3 SH
Marketing organization and methods with emphasis on the social and economic aspects of distribution; consumer problems; marketing functions and institutions; marketing methods and policies. This is a writing intensive course.

BMAL 251
Business Law I F; S Even
3 SH
Legal concepts evolved through government regulation, administrative agencies, environmental law and community planning, consumer protection, and contracts.

BMAL 261
Principles of Management F; S even 3 SH
The study of management principles and techniques for all fields of business including business objectives, policies, functions, leadership, organization structure and morale, operative procedures.

BMAL 271
Survey of Leadership F 3 SH
This course is built on the premise that leadership is a dynamic process. Students will: (1) explore leadership's multifaceted process; (2) broaden their understanding of the implications of effective leadership in their specific career choice; (3) examine the role of ethical behavior in both leadership and management; (4) discuss the process of change and leadership's role as "change agent"; (5) apply leadership and learning theories to the process of experiential training.

BMAL 301
Ethics in Business S 3 SH
Application of the principles of philosophical ethics to the business community; philosophical ethics to such concerns as morality in advertising, environmental issues, values in economics, values of common good, and the role of the state in business practice.

BMAL 311 Business Statistics F;S even 3 SH
General principles and concepts of statistical methods; descriptive statistics; probability, sampling and estimation and hypothesis testing; regression and correlation, time series. Computer software packages applied.

BMAL 331 Risk Management and Insurance F odd 3 SH
Principals of risk; methods of handling self-insurance; principles of insurance and application to life, property, & casualty insurance.

BMAL 332 Investments F even 3 SH
Fundamental principles of investment; analysis of financial data; types of securities; security market operations and portfolio planning. Prerequisite: BMAL 231.

BMAL 341 E-Commerce S even 3 SH
This course examines the development of and future prospects for electronic commerce. Students will consider the emerging changes in business brought on by the Internet; the dynamics of innovation; the organizational consequences of moving commerce to the Internet; and evaluate the operations of a variety of web businesses even as they develop a business plan for their own Internet commercial venture. Topics covered: theory and models of electronic commerce; technology for electronic commerce; Internet and web XML; security electronic payment; architecture for E-commerce applications; industry perspectives; banking; retail; manufacturing/supply chain management; government and policy implications; case studies. Prerequisites: BMAL 241

BMAL 342
Advertising and Sales Promotion S odd 3 SH
A study of promotional communication practices and strategies used in the field of marketing in the areas of advertising, sales promotion, and personal selling. Special emphasis is given to the integrative nature which communication plays in identifying and targeting customers, providing product information, and creating demand for products and services. Prerequisite: BMAL 241

BMAL 343
Sales Development and Management F even 3 SH
A study of the theories and approaches required to effectively perform and manage the sales function. Students will make a sales presentation and participate in experiential exercises to reinforce elements of the professional selling process, including developing professional relationships, communications skills, handling questions, listening, prospecting and closing the sale. Prerequisite: BMAL 241

BMAL 344
Consumer Behavior F odd 3 SH
An in-depth study of the consumer and the relation of consumer behavior to pricing, advertising, product design, and research. Prerequisite: BMAL 251.

BMAL 351 Business Law II S 3 SH
Legal concepts involved in sales, negotiable papers, personal property, creditors' rights and secured transactions, real property, corporations, and agency and employment. Prerequisite: BMAL 251.

BMAL 352 Government & Business S odd 3 SH
Legal, political, and economic framework of the business-government relationship; antitrust policies; regulation of specific industries; effects of deregulation. Prerequisites: BMAL 251 and 261.

BMAL 361 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management S odd 3 SH
This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to originate and operate a small business entity. Focus of the course will be the development and management of a small business. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of theory with practice and creative initiative as an integral aspect of small business formation and management. Students will develop a written business plan for a viable venture. The written business plan will be formally presented for evaluation. Class format will incorporate both lecture and discussion addressing both theoretical and practical issues associated with business entrepreneurship. Prerequisites: BMAL 241, BMAL 261, ACCT 221, and ECON 221.

BMAL 371 Organizational Behavior S  3 SH
The study of the managerial consequences of behavioral concepts and the environmental variables. Prerequisite: BMAL 271

BMAL 381 International Business F 3 SH
The role of the international manager with regard to the environment of international business; topics include international management, international marketing, cross-cultural management, and the role of multinational corporations. Prerequisites: BMAL 241, BMAL 251, BMAL 261, and ECON 221.
BMAL 382 Globalization/Cultural Sensitivity F 3 SH
A formal study and analysis of culture and the effects that globalization has had in determining how people
view ethnicity and national cultures. The course will allow students to gain a new perspective which is how
cultures are interacting and influencing one another. Students will learn how to lead and manage in this
new reality. Cross-listed with BMAL 382. Prerequisite: BMAL 261.
BMAL 391 Logisitics/Supply Chain Management F 3 SH
The study of logistics and management of supply chains. The course will focus on management techniques
in design and control decisions; qualitative and quantitative problem solving; planning for and controlling
production, inventory, and quality.

BMAL 400 Business Administration Internship F 3 SH
A structured field experience in a profit or nonprofit organization of at least ten weeks duration. Students will be required to work the regularly scheduled hours of the office providing the internship. This course counts towards the Finance, Marketing, and Management Concentration in the Business  Administration major. This course may be repeated once for elective credit.

BMAL 432 Financial Management F odd; S odd 3 SH
Principles and practices of business and corporate financing; sources of capital; administration of working capital items; budgeting; and control, expansion, and treatment of earnings. Prerequisites: BMAL 211, and BMAL 311.

BMAL 441 Marketing Management S even 3 SH
This is the capstone course for the marketing concentration. Students will analyze case problems highlighting the marketing programs of businesses in different industries and formulate a comprehensive marketing mix consisting of product,promotion, distribution and pricing strategies to improve the company's marketing efforts and effectiveness. Prerequisites: BMAL 342, BMAL 343, and BMAL 344.

BMAL 461
Management of Human Resources S odd
3 SH
The study of the objectives, functions, and organization of human resources programs. Emphasizes job evaluation, selection and placement, education and training, safety and health, employee services, employee relationships, industrial relations, and personnel research. Prerequisite: BMAL 361

BMAL 471 Organizational Change S odd 3 SH
This is the capstone course for the Entrepreneurship and Supervision concentration. This course prepares students in the processes of planning, managing, evaluating, and leading organizational change which confronts every employee in today's business world. Students will explore the forces that are driving organizations to change and survey a range of approaches aimed at making organizational change more effective. The course will challenge students to dig deeper into why organizational change is often so difficult, how organizations institute and institutionalize change, and what organizations might look like in the future. Prerequisites: BMAL 361 and BMAL 371.

BMAL 481 International Trade and Finance S even 3 SH
This is the capstone course for the International Business concentration. Study of international trade and finance theory, including comparative advantage, barriers to trade, balance of payments problems, and exchange rates. Study of the framework within which international business is conducted. Prerequisites: BMAL 381 and BMAL 432.

BMAL 491 (WI) Business Strategy F
3 SH

The capstone course in business administration which introduces the student to the processes and methodologies of strategic management. The case method is employed to enable the student to apply his or her knowledge of all functional areas of business in the analysis of real-life business cases. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisite:
Must be senior standing.

Business Management & Leadership (BMAL)

logo for SOB resizedIMG 7634 resizedWhat's the difference between Pfeiffer's business programs compared with those of other universities?
Pfeiffer prepares students for the challenges that confront all graduates in today's global world. Whether students focus on finance and banking, international business and marketing, management or economics, they are poised to influence their communities and the world.

It's the difference between talk and action.
Our focus on student engagement provides a solid foundation for what's to come in the professional world. Business administration students are encouraged to get involved in Phi Beta Lambda (Future Business Leaders of America), International Business Club, Global Pfeiffer Study, internships, andservice and mission trip opportunities to gain experience outside the classroom that is relevant to working in today's economy.

It's the difference between a job and a calling.
We help our students discover their passion and utilize their gifts to make a positive difference in the world. Sadly, 86 percent of adults believe there isno purpose or meaning in what they do at work. Exposure to a variety of business disciplines helps Pfeiffer students determine what they care most about. At the same time, strong relationships with faculty and within the business community provide a valuable network to take them anywhere.

It's the difference between a special place and any place.
At Pfeiffer, a focus on critical thinking enables students to formulate unique solutions to complex problems. Led by faculty, students gain the tools for making sound decisions that can be applied to all life situations. This is accomplished through small classes that allow students to engage in meaningful interaction with their professors, paving the way to connections with not only faculty but their professional networks as well.