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Business

Business is an essential part of the world. It runs our economy and connects the world through trade causing the global market to thrive. In our department, we prepare students to make the world more accessible and prosperous by loving God and neighbor through business—which is a remarkable calling.

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Program Overview

Business is part of God's good creation and impacts the world in significant ways. In short, people all over the world have their "daily bread" needs such as food, drink, work, clothing, and shelter met through business. In that sense, business is the engine of society and a major means by which God shows grace to His people. Given this fundamental reality, Covenant prepares students to pursue careers in enterprise with a Christian worldview and to be agents of prosperity, stewardship, and renewal in the business sphere of God's world.

The business major is primarily designed to prepare students for careers in the for-profit industry; however, some graduates have also pursued careers in non-profit organizations. Business majors may gain optional specialization by completing a concentration in accounting, finance, or marketing. Students with a major other than in business may minor in business.

Graduate Outcomes

Our job placement and graduate school placement is outstanding with over 90% of our annual graduates placed into full-time business employment or full-time graduate studies within 3 months of graduation. 

Recent Job Outcomes for Covenant Business Majors:

  • Ernst & Young
  • PricewaterhouseCooper
  • Chattem
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Bank of America
  • VaynerMedia
  • Unum
  • Kenco
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Accenture
  • Cigna

Recent Grad Schools for Business Alumni:

  • Vanderbilt University
  • Duke University
  • College of William & Mary
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Southern California
  • University of North Carolina
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Jay Lykins ’73

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Mariah Westra ’21

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Tyler Kelly ’22

I love the small faculty to student ratio! The professors at Covenant genuinely care about us as students, but they also want to get to know us. Many professors like to have classes over for a home-cooked meal or even go on a hike with students. It is very encouraging to see your professors on campus and they know your name.

Baylie Sims '22

Business & Community Development double major

Programs & Features

Our department offers a major in business as well as concentrations in accounting, finance, or marketing. 

Accounting Concentration
Accounting benefits businesses and the surrounding communities. Students who choose the accounting concentration master the material, completing assignments that give them practice with the skills needed to become an accountant. 

Finance Concentration
Finance is the study of the strategic management and allocation of financial capital as a means of prospering businesses. Students in this concentration are well prepared to pursue careers in corporate finance, commercial banking, investment banking, and more.

Marketing Concentration
The marketing concentration teaches students to find solutions to meet real-time needs, considering the current cultural moment while building a foundation of research techniques and insights into consumer motivation.

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Non-business majors can minor in business or in sport management.

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Students in the entrepreneurship certificate program will consider problems and prototype potential solutions. They will navigate business model generation as they consider best practices, break-even points and financial projections, and gain experience writing a business plan.

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An arts administration certificate helps graduates think critically and creatively when solving challenges facing arts organizations. They will gain applicable skills and real-world experience that translate to job opportunities across the world.

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  • ACC 405 Principles of Taxation
  • BUS 350 Business Ethics Seminar
  • FIN 345 Corporate Financial Management
  • MKT 332 Consumer Behavior
  • SPM 345 Sales and Sponsorship in Sports

  • “Financial Leverage & the Use of Debt Financing”
  • “Marketing to the Generation of Echo Boomers”
  • “Corporate Theory & Social Responsibility”
  • “Generous Transparency: A Look at the Nonprofit Disclosure Discussion”
  • “The Importance of Food Culture: Sustainability in American Grocery Stores”
  • “The Importance of Diversity in Fortune 500 Leadership Ranks”

Guided Capstone Requirements

Some recent businesses where our students have completed internships:

  • FSG Bank
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Ernst & Young
  • Conference of State Bank Supervisors
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Southern Champion Tray
  • Disney
  • Signal Energy
  • M&M Industries

Meet the Business Faculty

Arwen Matos-Wood

Arwen Matos-Wood Assistant Professor of Marketing

Mark Slavovsky

Mark Slavovsky Assistant Professor of Accounting

Michaela Kourmoulis

Michaela Kourmoulis Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Paul Babin

Paul Babin Assistant Professor of Business

Scott Quatro

Scott Quatro Professor of Management
Department Chair

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Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Art

  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor

Biology

  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor

Business

  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor

Chemistry

  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • Economics minor

Education

  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration

English

  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 

Mathematics

  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor

Music

  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor

Philosophy

  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor

Physics

  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 

Psychology

  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor

Sociology

  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor

Theatre

  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor