Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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Develop management, leadership and decision-making skills at cornerstone university.

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Students in Cornerstone University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program develop leadership, analytical, and problem-solving skills as well as business acumen within a Christian framework.


The regionally-accredited curriculum dives into varied, core subjects which give you with a strong foundation to knowledgeably navigate the marketplace while also offering courses specific to business. Coursework is divided into individual and group projects through which you'll learn how to effectively manage in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while developing your leadership and communication skills. 

Convenience and Flexibility

With course offerings online and in-class, you will maximize your educational experience while still maintaining your work and family life. Classes meet one night per week in one of our three campus locations and online. Upon starting a degree, you will continue through the program with your classmates as a cohort. With an average of 15 students in each cohort, students receive one-on-one attention from faculty while gleaning insights from other students' personal and professional experience.


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Program Details

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Bachelor degree programs offered by Professional & Graduate Studies are designed for working adults who are forward-thinking individuals with a passion to influence their workplace and community.  

Program Outcomes

This degree program offered by the Professional & Graduate Studies program provides the knowledge and skills required for leadership in one’s profession as well as personal skills needed for effective performance. Upon graduation, you will be able to:

  • Identify and apply Christian values and ethics
  • Communicate effectively both in oral and written forms
  • Demonstrate functional knowledge and decision-making skills needed in business
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative skills in business applications
  • Demonstrate cross-cultural communication and collaboration

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete at least 120 credit hours including all general education requirements and business courses in the program with at least 32 credit hours completed at Cornerstone University including 12 credit hours of business courses
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher in all work with 2.5 or more in the major
  • A grade of C- or higher in ENG-119 and COM-211
  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • Graduation application filed

Admission Requirements

  • Submit application with applicable fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Graduation from High School
  • Minimum of two years full-time work experience since high school
  • Minimum of 56 credits of transferable, college-level credit from accredited colleges/universities
  • Students whose primary language is not English must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 79-80 (internet-based) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5

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Program Courses

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is a 46 credit-hour program that students can expect to complete in 18-22 months.


Principles of Self-Management in Business | 3 credits; 5 weeks

An examination of personal strengths and identification of areas of adjustment that may assist in personal growth. Self-management includes the development of group interaction skills and management of individual and professional priorities. Topics include communication processes within groups, goal setting, prioritizing, identifying personal values and time management.  

Professional Writing | 3 credits; 5 weeks

The study and practice of the various writing styles and skills required in a professional setting with emphasis on clear, concise expression aimed at a specific audience for a specific purpose. The course includes a library and research component, writing of professional letters, compilation of reports and graphs, use of computer technology and the writing of a research paper documented by APA standards. (Satisfies general education English requirement.)  

Professional Communication | 3 credits; 5 weeks

An overview of the communication process in organizations with emphasis on oral presentation skills. (Satisfies general education speech requirement.)  

Managerial Economics | 3 credits; 5 weeks

A survey of microeconomic/macroeconomic theory as related to the manager’s environment. Topics include an introduction to theories of consumer behavior, product demand, cost and supply, production, the firm and its markets, capital and pricing factors, theories of national income determination, consumption, investment, savings, business cycles and monetary and fiscal policy.  

Business Ethics and Values | 3 credits; 5 weeks

A study of representative theories as they relate to various contemporary problems in business. Special consideration is given to the application of Christian ethical principles, values clarification and decision making.  

Management and Leadership | 3 credits; 5 weeks

An examination of current leadership theories and their application to management problems. Leadership behavior and its relationship to both organizational structure and individual personality style is discussed. Application of leadership theories to actual situations is emphasized.  

Business Technology | 3 credits; 5 weeks

A study of emerging technological issues facing management in order to enable students to integrate technology with business strategy. Topics include E-commerce, management information systems, strategic information systems, decision support systems, executive information systems and issues of technology and culture. 

Marketing Management | 3 credits; 5 weeks

A study of the roles, responsibilities and tools of the marketing manager and how these are used to develop marketing plans and strategies. Emphasis is placed on areas of product, pricing, distribution and promotion.  

Global Business Perspectives | 3 credits; 5 weeks

An in-depth study of globalization and various global business practices. Emphasis is given to a review of global organizations and global business models in various parts of the world. Topics explored include organizational culture, global strategy, cultural intelligence and emerging markets.

Business Statistics | 3 credits; 7 weeks

A study of descriptive statistics including measures of central tendency and standard deviation, time series analysis, statistical inference with emphasis upon testing of hypotheses and measures of association and application of these techniques to decision making and planning. Emphasis is placed on methods for defining, researching, analyzing and evaluating problems found in business. Proficiency with MS ExcelTM is required.  

Business Law | 3 credits; 5 weeks

An exploration of the legal, regulatory and ethical environment in which business operates. Topics include the law of torts, contracts, sales and regulatory laws.  

Principles of Financial Accounting | 4 credits; 7 weeks

An examination of the development and use of accounting information for the purposes of planning, control and decision making. Topics include accounting cycles, asset valuation, liabilities, forms of owner’s equity and income determination. 

Managerial Accounting | 3 credits; 5 weeks

A focus on managerial accounting, cost accounting, managerial performance reports, segment reporting, variable costs, cost, profit and volume analysis, capital budgeting and interpretation of published financial statements. (Prerequisites: ACC-324 and ECN-311) 

Financial Management | 3 credits; 6 weeks

Basic theoretical framework for decision making in financial management and the role of the financial manager in achieving liquidity and profitability. Ratio analysis, working capital management, capital project evaluation, valuation, risk and financial environment are covered. (Prerequisites: ACC-324, ACC-325 and ECN-311) 

Strategic Management | 3 credits; 5 weeks

A case study course with application made to major functions of business within the context of social, technological, economic, political and physical environment. Completion of all courses in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program is necessary for the successful completion of this course.  

Career Paths

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A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration can lead you into various career paths:

  • Investment Banking
  • Small Business Management
  • Accountant
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Accountant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Finance Officer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • and more!

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