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.

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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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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

The world needs numbers people. At Cornerstone University, you will learn how to become an ethical, knowledgeable accounting professional. You will have professors who have worked in their field coaching and training you. You will have peers who strive alongside you each and every day. And you’ll graduate with a comprehensive knowledge of numbers.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor

Academic Division

  • Business Division

Format

  • Residential

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Of our accounting graduates from the class of 2018 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

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Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.

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Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Find Purpose In
Your Vocation

Accounting professionals are always in high demand. They are the people who see numbers as living, moving things and are able to capture data and solve problems effortlessly. In the accounting program at Cornerstone, you will dive tirelessly into the realm of tax preparation, budgeting and financial consulting.

The accounting program at Cornerstone prepares you to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and begin the process to become licensed; the state of Michigan requires 150 credit hours to become a CPA. We have also partnered with the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, which will give you the opportunity to take the exam in sections and earn graduate credit hours.

You have the aptitude to become an accounting professional, and we’ll get you there through a rigorous program, generous support and ceaseless training.

Careers

Graduates from the accounting program go on to become CPAs, financial analysts, auditors and more. They serve across communities in various capacities, providing financial literacy and clarity to corporations and nonprofits alike.

Opportunities

  • Financial manager
  • Auditor
  • Production manager
  • Personal financial planner
  • Tax preparer
  • Manufacturing accountant
  • Certified management accountant
  • Certified public accountant

Internships

Cornerstone has partnered with national organizations that look for accounting students with an aptitude for getting ahead. You will graduate with a comprehensive understanding of how your skills operate in the workplace.

Opportunities

  • American Village Builders
  • AMST Inc
  • Universal Forest Products
  • Meijer
  • VITA Collegiate Partnership of West Michigan

Program Features

The accounting program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

Degree Planning Guides

From caring professors to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

Select a sample degree plan to see a list of the classes you’ll take as a student with a major in accounting.

Accounting Three-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Accounting Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Off-Campus Study Opportunities

As a Cornerstone business student, you will have the opportunity to study abroad in places such as Dubai and the Netherlands. While there, you will learn how to combine your faith with business in the global marketplace.

Master of Business Administration 4+1 Program

Cornerstone accounting majors have the opportunity to qualify for advanced standing in our Master of Business Administration 4+1 program. This gives you the option to earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as few as five years.

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Accreditation

CU is dedicated to continuously improving our academic programs to provide you with the skills needed to reach your career goals. Signifying this, our bachelor’s and master’s business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are the foundation of a CU degree. Explore how our accounting program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st-century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.

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)

Faculty

CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.

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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Contact

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Hours

MON - FRI: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SAT & SUN: Closed

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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.