Influence matters.

Our world needs Christ-centered influencers, professionals and economists. A major in business economics prepares you for positions requiring economics, business and analytical skills 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 Business Economics degree program prepares you to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts, practices and skills specific to the field of economics.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the overall foundations of an economy as it relates to supply and demand and its impact on the domestic and world economy.
  • Exhibit competency in demonstrating both reasoning and analytical skills in determining optimal outcomes in contemporary economic situations.
    • Interpret and forecast economic events based on the application of your specialized knowledge.
  • 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.