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Belmont University

College of Business Administration

Getting In


Belmont University Undergraduate School of Business

1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville , Tennessee 37212

Program e-mail address:

Program telephone number:

(615) 460-6784


Private Institution

  AACSB accredited:


Accreditation other than AACSB:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Year in which the undergraduate business program was founded:



Four Year

  Business program:

Four Year

Degrees offered:

Degree/Program Name:
BBA/Business Administration
BS/International Economics


Annual Tuition (Resident):

$  21,270

Annual Tuition (Non-Resident)

$  21,270

Cost per academic credit (resident)

$  820

Cost per academic credit (non-resident)

$  820

Required fees

$  1,090

Room and board:

$  8,590


$  1,300


Total college enrollment for 2009-10:


Full-time undergraduate business student enrollment:


Part-time undergraduate business student enrollment:


ADMISSIONS - Getting Into the Institution

Required standardized tests for entire college:


Minimum SAT score for entire college on 1600 scale:


Minimum ACT score for entire college:


Minimum high school GPA for entire college:


  Interviews for entire college:

Not required

Additional application requirements for entire college:

International students and permanent residents whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency through a minimum TOEFL score--550 Paper Based test, 213 CBT (Computer Based test), or 80 iBT (Internet Based test). International applicants with college level coursework from a foreign institution must, in addition to an official transcript from that institution, have their transcripts evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service such as WES (World Education Services).

Upcoming application deadlines for entire college:

Semester: 08/01/2010
Deadline: 08/01/2010
Semester: 01/01/2011

Selectivity -- applicants admitted, entire college, 2009-10:

70  %

Yield -- accepted applicants enrolled, entire college, 2009-10:

44  %

Total number of full-time applications for entire college:


International applicants, entire college, 2009-10:

2  %

Female applicants, entire college, 2009-10:

60  %

Relative Importance of Application Elements:

  Secondary School Record:

Very Important

  Class Rank:

Very Important


Very Important


Not Considered

  Extracurricular Activities:


  Volunteer Work:


  Character/Personal Abilities:


  Application Essay:


  Work Experience:


  SAT/ACT Scores:

Very Important



  High School GPA:

Very Important

ADMISSIONS - Getting Into the B-School

Undergrad business program admissions managed by:

The university admissions office

Total undergraduate business program applicants, 2009-10:


Applicants admitted to undergraduate business program, 2009-10:

75  %

Admitted applicants enrolled in undergrad business program, 2009-10:

51  %

Minimum requirements for business program:

Minimum SAT score: NA
Minimum ACT score: NA
Minimum high school GPA : NA

  Entrance exam requirement other than SAT/ACT for business program:


  Interview to enter business program:

Not required

  Freshmen admitted into business program:


Percentage of business students admitted as freshmen:

77  %

  Are the freshman admits to the business program required to complete pre-business courses before beginning upper-level courses in the junior year?


  Freshmen admitted by:

Indicate interest on university application

Additional application requirements for freshman admits:


Minimum college GPA for internal business program transfers:


Additional requirements for internal transfers:



Class Profile:

Female: 47  %
International : 1  %

Entering students by age:

Mean: 20
Median: 20

Percent of Students Who Were In:
      Top 10% of high school class:

28  %

      Top 25% of high school class:

64  %

HS GPA of 3.75 or higher:

71  %

HS GPA of 3.5 to 3.74:

21  %

SAT scores for full-time entering business students on 1600 scale:

        Mean:  1,157
        Median:  1,140

SAT middle 50% range on 1600 scale:

        From:  1,080
        To:  1,240

ACT scores for full-time entering business students:

        Mean:  26
        Median:  26

ACT middle 50% range:

        From:  23
        To:  28

Citizenship of entering students

U.S.: 99  %
Other countries: 1  %

Percentage of US citizens in entering class who are:

African American: 3.4  %
Asian American: 2.8  %
Hispanic or Latino American: 2.9  %
Multiethnic/Multiracial : 0.1  %
Native American: 0.5  %
White (Non-Hispanic): 87  %
Chose not to report: 3.3  %

Entering students are from the following regions:

Northeast: 5.4  %
Mid-Atlantic: 7.6  %
South: 49  %
Southwest: 12  %
Midwest : 22  %
West: 4  %
Possessions and territories: 0  %


  Financial aid handled by:

Central financial aid office at the university

Financial aid web site

Institutional scholarship money distributed to undergraduate business students in previous academic year:

$  5,097,927

Institutional scholarship money to be distributed to undergraduate business students in current academic year:

$  5,420,861

Scholarships awarded to students in the business program based on:

A combination of need and merit

Other scholarship considerations:


Undergraduate business students receiving institutional scholarships for 2009-10 academic year:

51  %

Undergraduate business students with full-tuition scholarships 2009-10:

2  %

Percentage of institutional scholarship money distributed to business students based on merit, 2009-10 year:

15  %

Percentage of institutional scholarship money distributed to business students based on need, 2009-10:

56  %

  Scholarship consideration process:

As part of the admissions application

  School offers guaranteed loans:


Academics & Lifestyle


Institutional freshman retention rate:

82  %

Business students who graduate within four years:

50  %

Business students who graduate within 6 years:

67  %


Credit hours required for graduation:

Degree: BBA
Hours: 128
Degree: BS
Hours: 128

Other degree requirements:

Overall GPA of 2.0 in core business courses and in concentration.


Average class size in required business courses:


Average class size in business electives:


Average class size in non-business electives required for admission to business program:


Class size:

Classes with fewer than 20 students: 46  %
Classes with 21 to 50 students: 54  %
Classes with more than 50 students: 0  %

Required business courses that reached maximum enrollment by the first day of class, previous academic year:

38  %

0  %


Number of elective courses available in business program:


Electives added in current academic year:

Building Stakeholders Relations
Leading in the 21st Century
Project Management
International Management
Nonprofit Marketing

Year of the last major change to the business program's core curriculum:


Leading areas of study:



General Management



Music Business

Special programs for business students:

University Convocation Program requirement for all full-time undergraduate students, Executive-in-Residence Program, Center for Business Ethics Speaker Series, Moency Entrepreneurship Lecture Series, Career Development Center Speaker Series, Music Business Showcase Series, Music Business Seminars and Lab Speaker Series.

  Business program offers work study or co-op opportunities:


Work study opportunities description:

Internship opportunities are available through the COBA Career Development Center and through the Music Business Internship Office. Internship opportunities are also available through the University Career Services Office. Students may work part-time, full-time, off-campus or on-campus in either paid or volunteer positions.

  Business program offers study abroad opportunities:


Study abroad program description:

The College of Business International Business Program works closely with the University International Education office to coordinate studies abroad opportunities for business students. Approximately 10% of the university's student enrollment studied abroad in 2009.

  Volunteer work and community service opportunities:


Volunteer opportunities description:

The University has a non-academic credit convocation program that recognizes and incentivizes students' individual involvement in Community Service. Students are required to participate in ten off-campus community service activities that serve a charitable mission or cause. The University also requires as part of its general education requirements that each student enroll in at least two courses with an experiential learning designation, one option for the EL designation is service learning. The College of Business also has a Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) chapter that is actively engaged in volunteer work and community service.

Business clubs and extracurricular activities:

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
International Business Society (IBS)
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO)
Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX)
American Marketing Association (AMA)
The Recording Academy (NARAS) Student Chapter
Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA)
Music Business Student Leadership Council


Largest on-campus organizations for business students:

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX)
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO)
International Business Society (IBS)
Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS)

  Freshmen are required to live on campus:


  Business students are grouped in learning communities:




Full-time faculty : 50
Adjuncts and visiting faculty: 38
Permanent/tenured professors: 28
Percentage of permanent/tenured professors who are women: 29
Percentage of permanent/tenured professors who are underrepresented minorities: 8
Percentage of permanent/tenured professors who are also members of company boards of directors or of advisors: 28
Percentage of permanent/tenured professors who are business owners: NA

Prominent faculty:

Jeff Cornwall Jack C Massey Chair of Entrepreneurship
Joe Alexander Senior Professor of Performance Excellence
Don Cusic Music City Professor of Music Industry History

Alumni Affairs & Careers


Total number of undergraduate business program graduates since inception:


Total living alumni:


Percent of alumni who gave, 2008-09 academic year:

7  %

Mean alumni gift 2008-09:

$  217

Median alumni gift, 2008-09:

$  50

  Single donation in excess of $10 million in 2008-09?


Prominent alumni:

Name: Claire Gulmi
Title: Exec. V.P., CFO, Secretary & Director, AmSurg Corp.
Name: R. Milton Johnson
Title: Exec. V.P. & CFO, Hospital Corporation of America
Name: Howard H. Ely, Jr.
Title: Founder & CEO, Infrastructure Corp. of America


Percent of 2009 graduates who provided employment information:

100  %

Seeking full-time employment in business: 41  %
Not seeking full-time employment in business: 59  %

Number of companies recruiting undergraduate students on campus in previous academic year:


Companies posting full-time job offers on school job boards, previous academic year:


Career services provided for business majors:

The College of Business has a dedicated Career Development Center that provides comprehensive career services to undergraduate business students. Additionally, Music Business students are served by a dedicated Career Development Specialist and a dedicated internship office. Each office provides students earning a BBA degree with the following services: Individual coaching/counseling sessions, Career assessments, resume reviews, Job Search strategy, interview preparation, Mock Interviews Exclusive online resources including Career Beam, Perfect interview, and Focus, Career and Internship Fairs, Workshops and seminars, and an Alumni Career Network.

Job offer results, 2009 graduates:

Accepted first job offer by graduation: 14  %
Accepted first job offer in three months following graduation: 7  %
Accepted first job offer more than 3 months after graduation: 33  %
Did not report having accepted a job offer: 46  %

Top hiring firms:

Deloitte Touche Tomatsu
State Farm

Other Hiring Firms:

Word Entertainment/Warner Music Group
Flood Bumstead and McCready
HCA Corporate
Avenue Bank
Universal Music Publishing Group
Service Source
Reliant Bank
Nashville Predators
Sam's Club

Graduate compensation:

Mean base salary: $  32,294
Median base salary: $  32,500

Grads accepted jobs in following functional areas:

Consulting: 7  %
Finance/Accounting: 15  %
General Management: 17  %
Human Resources: 4  %
Management Information Systems: 5  %
Marketing/Sales: 30  %
Operations/Production: 11  %
Logistics/Transportation: 2  %
Other: 9  %

Grads accepted jobs in following industries:

Accounting: 2  %
Consumer Products/Retail: 13  %
Consulting Services: 4  %
Financial Services: 7  %
Government/Education: 2  %
Pharma/Biotech/Health: 5  %
Manufacturing: 0  %
Media/Entertainment: 37  %
Petroleum/Energy: 4  %
Real Estate: 3  %
Sports/Leisure: 2  %
Technology/Science: 5  %
Non-Profit: 9  %
Transportation: 2  %
Utilities: 0  %
Other: 5  %

Percentage of job acceptances, US and Canada:

US: 100  %
Canada: 0  %

Grads accepted jobs in the following US regions:

Northeast: 2  %
Mid-Atlantic: 2  %
Midwest: 5  %
South: 86  %
Southwest: 0  %
West: 5  %
US Possessions/Territories: 0  %


Number of companies recruiting interns on-campus, 2008-09 academic year:


Companies posting internships on job boards, previous academic year:


Top internship recruiters, 2008-09:

Deloitte Touche Tomatsu

Other Internship Recruiters:

Universal Music Group Nashville 16 Maxx Productions 11 Curb Records 10 Echo 10 Warner Bros Records 10 Big Machine Records 8 Capital Records Nashville 7 Q Prime 7 Rick Clark Productions 7 Enterprise Rent-A-Car 2 HCA 2 Healthways 2 Loews Hotel 2

Percentage of internships that were paid, previous academic year

22  %

Mean internship compensation per week:

$  279

Median internship compensation per week:

$  150

Average internship, in weeks:


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