Expertise matters.

Cornerstone University's accounting major trains you as an ethical and knowledgeable leader in the realm of finances. Through class work and hands-on projects, you will develop the skills to interact with for-profit and nonprofit business clients. Our program empowers you as a lifelong learner in a fast-growing industry.

A bachelor's degree in accounting qualifies you to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and begin the process to become licensed. Our partnership with the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan gives you the option to take the exam in sections and earn graduate education hours; this ensures the information you need for each part of the test is top of mind.

The Business Division is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

  • Overview

    • School: Traditional Undergrad Academics
    • Division: Business
    • Degree Type: Bachelor of Science, Minor
    • Format: Residential
    • Location: Grand Rapids
  • Career Opportunities

    A bachelor's degree in accounting prepares you for a range of career options and graduate programs.

    • Certified public accountant*
    • Certified management accountant
    • Financial manager
    • Internal or external auditor
    • Personal financial planner
    • Production manager
    • Manufacturing accountant
    • Tax preparer

    *The state of Michigan requires 150 credit hours to become a CPA.

    Program Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plans for the list of classes you'll take as an accounting major.

  • Global Internships

    All traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum. This experience helps you explore your calling and gain practical career skills.

    With guidance from the Center for Career & Life Calling, our students land internships at trusted businesses and nonprofits around the world.

    • American Village Builders
    • AMST Inc.
    • Meijer
    • Universal Forest Products
    • VITA Collegiate Partnership of West Michigan

    Business Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate business students from the class of 2019 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 88 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

  • Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • American Red Cross of West Michigan
    • BearingPoint
    • CapinCrouse LLP
    • Kellogg Company
    • Steelcase Inc.
    • Vanguard

    Where Our Alumni Attend Graduate School

    Our Business Division students receive admission to respected graduate schools.

    • University of Michigan
    • Western Michigan University