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Our world needs business professionals who live lives marked by uncompromising Christlike values, dedication and compassion. At Cornerstone University, a major in business finance prepares students for positions in banking, investments, insurance, real estate and corporate finance or graduate education.
The business finance 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.
Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts, practices and skills specific to the field of finance.
Exhibit competency in demonstrating both reasoning and analytical skills in determining optimal outcomes in contemporary financial situations.
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.
Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.
Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.
Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.
Jordan Buffum (’15)
Cornerstone did a great job of preparing me for the workforce. Not only did I build the necessary knowledge base to succeed in my job, but I also learned how to integrate my faith in the workplace to positively influence those around me.
The Business Division at Cornerstone is a thriving hub of young professionals preparing themselves to lead faithfully in their future. Take a look at some of the other programs this division provides.
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