The ACBSP-accredited Robert L. Tillman School of Business at the University of Mount Olive offers excellent traditional undergraduate, online adult undergraduate and graduate degree programs rooted in Christian values. Its namesake is retired but was an incredibly hard-working, diligent, and successful businessman. He began an entry-level position for Lowe’s Companies in 1962 and rose through the ranks to become the CEO in the late ’90s. To live up to his standard, both professionally and personally, the SoB encourages, challenges, and inspires students through its rigorous curriculum. It is filled with an understanding of fundamental business theory, practice, and free enterprise.
The Bachelors in Business Administration degree offers concentrations in Business Management, Finance, Human Resources Management, Accounting, Computer Information Systems, and Business Analytics. There is also a Bachelors degree in Healthcare Management. Adult and graduate degree programs are offered online. Relevant certifications are earned throughout the different programs, including the SAS Joint Certification, Ethics Certification, Quality & Safety Certification, Business Communications Certificate, and SAS Certified Data Scientist.
Qualifying students can find financial aid through federal programs, federal and state grants, academic scholarships, and outside private donor scholarships. Business students have access to the MetLife Foundation Scholarship and the North Carolina Student Incentive Grant. A unique program offered by the University is the Trojan Alliance Partnership. Through this program, employees of partnering organizations have the chance to receive scholarships through tuition discounts that range from 10% to 30% for both on-campus and online students.
Student organizations like the Delta Mu Delta and Epsilon Pi Delta Honor Societies provide incredible resources, connections, training, leadership development, and career preparation. Phi Beta Lambda provides career preparation for business students. The Tillman Star Professionals program builds students’ confidence, professionally prepares them to succeed, sets them apart from the competition, and requires community service, event attendance, and good academic standing. Graduate students benefit from the Tillman Master Stars program providing professional development and community service opportunities.
Every business student is given plenty of experiential learning opportunities. They can learn from the expertise of business executives through the Distinguished Speaker Series. Internships are highly encouraged and required for some majors. Participation in the Farms to Fridges program gives students access to running a digital farmer’s market. The IRS VITA program involves business students receiving IRS tax law training and providing free tax assistance to the community. Also, the Integrated Business Experience combines several courses and gives students hands-on experience operating a business.
There are 100% online undergraduate degree programs to accommodate the hectic schedule of the working adult. Adults can pursue an online Bachelors in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Leadership, or a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems, Accounting, Healthcare Management, Business Management, Finance, or Human Resource Management.
The graduate degree for business students is only offered entirely online. There is an online Masters in Business Administration with an optional Healthcare Management concentration.