Economics matter.

Cornerstone University's economics major taps into relevant topics such as political science, history, mathematics, social science and business to strengthen your analytical skills and understanding of systems thinking. As you study human behavior alongside economic principles, you will learn how to integrate your faith and work. You will graduate capable of critically evaluating theories and sustainably providing relief to communities in a rapidly changing world.

Our professors take a holistic approach to vocational preparation by incorporating biblical worldview applications in each class. In addition, we intentionally limit class sizes so that you will have the benefit of more in-class attention from professors who are committed to seeing you thrive in the classroom and beyond.

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 economics prepares you for a range of career options and graduate programs.

    • Actuarial science
    • Creation of forecasting models
    • Data analysis or financial planning
    • Economic development or politics
    • Insurance, law or policy consultation

    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 a business economics 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.

    • Amway
    • Blue Medora
    • Calvary Baptist Church
    • Electric Motor Store
    • Meijer

    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.

    • Fidelity Investments
    • Global Relay
    • Jump Trading, LLC
    • Kinexus
    • Next Step of West Michigan
    • Runzheimer

College Is About More Than a Degree

At Cornerstone, knowledge is about more than memorizing facts. Here, you will develop a deeper understanding of people, life and God. You will conquer challenges, grow in wisdom and make more memories than you can count.

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