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At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

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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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Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Accounting

Our world needs business professionals who live lives marked by uncompromising Christlike values, dedication and compassion. At Cornerstone University, a major in accounting prepares students for positions requiring accounting skills, a certification examination or graduate education.

Program Learning Outcomes

The accounting program reflects our commitment to developing students’ 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.

01

Specialized Knowledge

Understand the use of acceptable accounting standards such as generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and appropriate managerial accounting systems.

  • Understand the use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Understand the use of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for tax preparation of individual and organizational tax returns.

Demonstrate the use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for tax preparation of individual and organizational tax returns.

  • Demonstrate the use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Demonstrate the use of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for tax preparation of individual and organizational tax returns.
  • Demonstrate the use and application of managerial accounting systems and practices.
  • Demonstrate the application of generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS).
02

Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning

  • 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.
03

Intellectual Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.

04

Civic and Global Learning

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.

05

Biblical Worldview Integration

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.

My professors prepared me for entering the business world upon graduation. We analyzed real-world situations and real-life applications from a Christian perspective that I will take with me in my career.

Danielle DeVerna (’16)

Related Programs

All business programs at Cornerstone are infused with biblical principles and ethics along with a comprehensive understanding of financial literacy. Take a look at some of the other programs provided by the Business Division.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

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.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.