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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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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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Associate of Science in Business Studies

Take your career where you want to go. Our associate in business studies program is designed to equip you to  apply core business principles as you build your professional future.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Associate of Science in Business Studies program reflects our commitment to develop your business knowledge, skills and attitudes. We incorporate this in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge; applied knowledge and collaborative learning; intellectual skills; civic and global learning; and biblical worldview integration.

01

Proficiency in Terminology, Theories, Concepts, Practices and Skills

Demonstrate proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts, practices and skills specific to business studies in the 21st-century workforce. In accomplishing this objective, you will be able to:

  • Define basic business terminology as related to your vocation.
  • Explain basic theoretical concepts and constructs important to the scope of business studies.
  • Classify and effectively communicate core business theories and research.
  • Interpret and apply research literature to business challenges.
02

Competency in Applying Knowledge to Address Real-Life Problems

Exhibit competency in applying your knowledge to address real-life problems through both individual and group effort. At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate emotional intelligence and personal management skills germane to the needs of 21st-century business employers.
  • Collaborate with others in achieving shared objectives of the business studies program.
  • Exhibit business writing and speaking skills desired by employers in the 21st-century workplace.
  • Use knowledge of empirical and theoretical research to solve 21st-century challenges and problems.
03

Integration of Traditional and Non-Traditional Cognitive Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate traditional and non-traditional skills expected of students in the liberal arts tradition, including analytical skills, information literacy, quantitative competency and communication fluency.

04

Intercultural Competence

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues with the 21st-century business workplace.

05

Articulation of a Christ-Centered Worldview

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

My experience has made me more confident. Having this education has given me the confidence to take on new tasks and ask questions. I have learned valuable communication skills that I can apply immediately in my work.

Anita Faber (A.S. ’17, B.S. ’19)

Related Programs

Looking for other associate degrees or to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Cornerstone offers two other associate degree programs and four bachelor’s degree programs for adults. Here are a couple of options that might interest you.

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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.