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Advanced Standing

Spur your leadership and influence forward by taking advantage of advanced standing as a graduate of Cornerstone University.

Earn your graduate degree in less time and at a lower overall cost by taking advantage of courses you’ve previously taken as part of your undergraduate work.

Master of Business Administration

As you pursue advanced standing for the MBA degree, you’ll get some great perks:

  • Take all courses online.
  • Save an estimated $9,185** in tuition compared to the full MBA program cost.
  • Total program cost is $15,880.** See our tuition and fees page for the full breakdown of costs.
  • Waive up to five courses in the MBA program with courses you’ve previously taken.
  • Specialize your learning with one of three concentrations, including health care, finance or project management.

**Based on the eight-course MBA program.

Advanced Standing Credit

The following undergraduate courses count toward courses required in the MBA program.

Undergraduate Course Equivalent MBA Course
MGT-535 MGT-531 Organizational Behavior and Change*
ACC-221 and ACC-222 ACC-525 Accounting for Decision-Making
MKT-251 and BUS-211 MKT-651 Marketing Strategies
ECN-231 and ECN-232 ECN-530 Economics
ECN-215 or BUS-215 BUS-215 Global Business Leadership

*If this course is not included in your bachelor’s degree program, taking MGT-531 at PGS fulfills this requirement. Note that this may be an addition to the eight graduate-level courses required for MBA degree completion.

MBA Courses

After factoring in the courses you’ve waived, you’ll need to complete the remaining MBA core courses and three courses in your selected concentration.

The following are the remaining courses you’ll be required to take to complete your MBA:

  • Research Methods.
  • Ethics, Values and Social Responsibility.
  • Quantitative Analysis.
  • Organizational Behavior and Change.*
  • Managerial Finance.
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
  • Plus three courses from one of the following concentrations: finance, global business, health care or project management.

*This course may be taken in your undergraduate degree program as MGT-335.

See our MBA program page for full course descriptions.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for advanced standing in the MBA program, you must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from CU’s traditional undergraduate Business Division.
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA from a completed traditional undergraduate business degree program.
  • Professional resume.
  • Two letters of recommendation on provided forms. One must be from an academic adviser or faculty member from your undergraduate program. The second must be from an individual qualified to comment on your character and capacity for graduate study.
  • International Students: TOEFL or IELTS score.
  • Application

Start today! Visit our MBA page or schedule an appointment with a counselor for more information.

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Master of Arts in TESOL

Use advanced standing to cultivate your authentic compassion to serve others through a master’s degree in TESOL from Cornerstone University.

  • Take all courses online.
  • Save an estimated $5,245* in tuition compared to the full M.A. in TESOL program cost.
  • Total program cost is $14,075.* See our tuition and fees page for a full breakdown of costs.
  • Waive up to three courses in the TESOL program with courses you’ve previously taken.

*Based on the 10-course M.A. in TESOL program.

Advanced Standing Credit

The following undergraduate courses count toward courses required in the M.A. in TESOL program.

Undergraduate Course Equivalent M.A. in TESOL Course
LIN-225 Introduction to Linguistics and
LIN-461 Linguistic Analysis
LIN-525 Introduction to Linguistics
LIN-372 Sociolinguistics LIN-555 Sociolinguistics
LIN-371 Second Language Acquisition LIN-566 Second Language Acquisition

In addition, Methods of Teaching Foreign Language (LIN-465) from your undergraduate program can be waived if you complete the graduate-level course TESOL Methodology I (LIN-565).

M.A. in TESOL Courses

After factoring in the courses you’ve waived, you’ll need to complete the remaining core courses to complete your M.A. in TESOL.

  • TESOL Methodology I
  • TESOL Methodology II
  • TESOL Methodology III
  • Action Research
  • TESOL Capstone

Plus one of the following 10-credit specializations

  • Curriculum and instruction.
  • English for health care.
  • English for business and organizations.
  • Cross-cultural ministry

See our M.A. in TESOL program page for full course descriptions.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for advanced standing in the TESOL program, you must:

  • Be earning a traditional undergraduate major or minor in linguistics or TESOL.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA when you apply for the program and begin taking graduate-level courses.
  • Meet the admission requirements for the Master of Arts in TESOL program upon graduating with your undergraduate degree.

Start today! Visit our M.A. in TESOL page or schedule an appointment with a counselor for more information.

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Being able to complete the MBA program in a year at a lower cost made all the difference in my decision to return to school.

Jessica Slater (MBA ’21)

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FRI: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
SAT & SUN: Closed

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Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

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