Influence matters.

Our world needs Christ-centered influencers, professionals and accountants. A major in accounting prepares you for positions requiring accounting skills, certification examination and/or further education.

Qualities for Career Success

Cornerstone University's academic programs reflect our commitment to develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge, applied knowledge and collaborative learning, intellectual skills, civic and global learning and biblical worldview integration.

This means that successful completion of our Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program equips you to:

  • Understand the use of acceptable accounting standards such as generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and appropriate managerial accounting systems.
    • Understand the use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
    • Understand the use of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for tax preparation of individual and organizational tax returns.
  • Demonstrate the use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for tax preparation of individual and organizational tax returns.
    • Demonstrate the use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
    • Demonstrate the use of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for tax preparation of individual and organizational tax returns.
    • Demonstrate the use and application of managerial accounting systems and practices.
    • Demonstrate the application of generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS).
  • Understand the domestic and international marketplace from internal, external and Christian worldview perspectives including: market roles and realities, legal and regulatory environment, economic theory and forces, financial influences and outcomes, management strategies, price system/consumer behavior, supply/demand, domestic and international regulation/marketplace, management (four functions), marketing in contemporary society and financial/accounting statements.
  • Demonstrate ethical leadership and proficiency in analyzing, organizing and executing basic business strategy through interpretive, interactive and innovative marketplace action in response to internal and external environments. This includes knowledge of analytic tools (gather/gain meaning from data), effective business communication methodology (oral, written and other industry-specific), business plan artifacts (financial, etc.), marketing strategy (five Ps), teamwork, leadership and innovation/entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.
  • Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.
  • Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.