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Al Carper

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Division of Management
School of Business



  • MBA, Business, Queens University of Charlotte
  • BS, Management, Bob Jones University


  • Advanced Financial Management (Fin 404)
  • Applied Leadership in Small Unit Operations (MSL 302)
  • Army Doctrine & Team Development (MSL 202)
  • Business Spreadsheet Analysis (BA 109)
  • Company Grade Leadership (MSL 402)
  • Corporate Finance (Fin 201)
  • Foundations of Agile & Adaptive Leadership (MSL 102)
  • Heritage & Values of the United States Air Force I (AS 109)
  • Heritage & Values of the United States Air Force II (AS 110)
  • Introduction to the Army (MSL 101)
  • Leadership & Decision Making (MSL 201)
  • Leading People & Effective Communication I (AS 309)
  • Leading People & Effective Communication II (AS 310)
  • National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty I (AS 409)
  • National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty II (AS 410)
  • Team & Leadership Fundamentals I (AS 209)
  • Team & Leadership Fundamentals II (AS 210)
  • The Army Officer (MSL 401)
  • Training Management & the Warfighting Functions (MSL 301)

About Al

Al Carper holds an MBA from the McColl School of Business at Queens University and for over 35 years, has taught in BJU’s School of Business sharing the skills he gained at a Fortune 500 business and later as a banker. In addition to teaching, for over 20 years he served as a business manager in the U.S. Navy’s Supply Corps rising to the rank of Commander before retiring in 2009. While serving as a naval logistician he was recalled to active-duty for two years to play key logistical roles in the Global War on Terror. For the six years following his demobilization, he served as Bob Jones University’s Executive Vice-President and Chief Operations Officer, a role in which he was responsible for the overall operational efficiency of BJU. Having returned to the classroom, he loves teaching and working with his students as they prepare themselves to serve in the “ministry of business.” In addition, Al serves as the Program Coordinator for BJU's Army and Air Force ROTC programs.

Al is married to Dr. Lesa Carper who teaches for BJU's School of Education and has three children and eight grandchildren. 

In addition to teaching business, Al uses his experience by promoting Christ in several ways: 
He is actively involved with his home church, Hampton Park Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, serves as President of the BJU Scholarship Fund, and serves as a member of the executive board of Frontline Missions International which has as its mission “advancing the Gospel in the world’s difficult places.”