Fiscal transparency matters.

As a Finance Major, students will explore topics such as financial statement analysis, budgeting, tax issues, restructuring, reengineering, and current topics in financial management. Learning is focused on the methods that are used by successful managers to guide business operations in ways that are both financially and Biblically appropriate. Topics include short-term financing, management of short-term assets and liabilities, capital structure, capital budgeting, the cost of capital, investment decisions, mergers and acquisitions, and international finance.

  • Overview

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

    • Major Credit Hours: 60
    • Minor Credit Hours: 21
    • Career Opportunities:
      • Credit analyst
      • Investment representative
      • Financial analyst
      • Investment banker
      • Chief financial officer
    • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
      • Fall semester—August 15
      • Spring semester—January 1
         
         

    Degree Completion

    You can earn a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree in as few as three or four years.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide to preview the steps required to complete your degree.

  • Related Majors

    If you have interest in finance, learn more about other degree programs the Business Division offers:

    Internship Locations

    100% of Cornerstone University's traditional undergraduate students complete an internship experience.

    Finance majors have received hands-on, professional training as interns with these organizations:

    • Byrne Electrical Specialists
    • Cornerstone University
    • Kellogg Company
    • Lifetime Fitness
    • O'Neill Asset Management
    • VITA Collegiate Partnership of West Michigan

Major Courses and Catalog

In addition to completing the university's core curriculum, the Bachelor of Science in Finance degree requires the following classes:

  • ACC-221 Accounting I — 3 credit hours
  • ACC-222 Accounting II — 3 credit hours
  • ACC-327 Taxation — 3 credit hours
  • BUS-211 Business Statistics — 3 credit hours
  • BUS-213 Business Communications — 3 credit hours
  • BUS-361 Business Law — 3 credit hours
  • ECN-231 Macroeconomics — 3 credit hours
  • ECN-232 Microeconomics — 3 credit hours
  • ECN-334 Money & Banking — 3 credit hours
  • FIN-341 Principles of Finance — 3 credit hours
  • FIN-342 Corporate Finance — 3 credit hours
  • FIN-371 Investments — 3 credit hours
  • FIN-380 Internship — 3 credit hours
  • MGT-231 Principles of Management — 3 credit hours
  • MGT-432 Capstone Seminar: Strategic Management — 3 credit hours
  • MKT-251 Principles of Marketing — 3 credit hours
  • Program electives — 12 credit hours

For course descriptions and graduation requirements, view the 2016-17 Cornerstone University Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

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