Excel as a business leader.

At Cornerstone University, we equip you to add value to your career through new opportunities in the business environment or by continuing your studies at the bachelor's degree level. Learn the fundamentals of business with theory-informed, practical courses in areas such as entrepreneurship, marketing and leadership.

Degree Program Requirements

An associate degree in business studies requires 62 total credit hours. This full-time, two-step program is approximately 28 months long and offers courses one at a time in the order shown below.

Step 1: 30 credits | 53 weeks

  • IDS-100: Foundations of Inquiry
  • IDS-131: Digital Literacy
  • ENG-118: Introduction to Writing and Research
  • COM-111: Foundations of Speech Communication
  • PSY-111: General Psychology
  • REL-231: Mosaic Literature
  • PHI-211: Philosophy in Culture
  • BUS-217: Introduction to Global Business
  • BUS-241: Personal Financial Planning
  • MGT-233: Leadership Studies

Step 2: 32 credits | 58 weeks

  • IDS-204: Personal Wellness
  • ENG-223: Introduction to Literature
  • REL-232: Gospel Literature
  • MAT-120: Contemporary Math
  • FAR-211: Introduction to Fine Arts
  • HIS-115: American Studies
  • SOC-211: Current Social Issues
  • SCI-119: Contemporary Issues in Science & Technology
  • MKT-252: Introduction to Marketing
  • MGT-232: Entrepreneurship
  • BUS-234: Current Problems in Business: Case Studies

Undergraduate Academic Catalog

More information about academic policies and graduation requirements—and a complete list of course descriptions—for this undergraduate program can be found in our PGS Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Academic Catalog