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Associate of Science in Business Studies

Achieve what you know you’re capable of. Learn interdisciplinary skills like critical thinking along with key business skills in areas like entrepreneurship, leadership and marketing to prove that you’re ready to move up. And as a working adult, experience a flexible format that is built for you to be able to pursue your degree full-time while keeping up with your other responsibilities.

Format

  • CUAnytime
  • CULive
  • CUOn-Site

Location

  • Grand Rapids

Program Length

  • 28 months

Credit Hours

  • 62

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Estimated total cost is $26,195. Explore the full breakdown for more information.

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Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Official college and/or military transcripts
  • Minimum of two years full-time work experience since high school (does not apply to online format)
  • International Students: TOEFL or IELTS score
  • Application ($25 fee)

Careers

Persevere in the career path you know you’re capable of. Equipped with basic business and management experience, you’ll be ready to take on entry-level positions in a variety of areas.

Opportunities

  • Government
  • Sales
  • Supervision
  • Retail
  • Nonprofit
  • Entrepreneurial start-ups

Next Program Start

Take the next step in your career on your own schedule. Take one course at a time either 100% online through CUAnytime or one night a week either on campus through CUOn-Site or via livestream through CULive. You can also engage in your program through a blended option. This allows you to take your core courses through either CUAnytime or CUOn-Site and move into your concentration courses with CUAnytime.

CULive / Jan. 13, 2021

CUOn-Site / Grand Rapids / Jan. 13, 2021

CUAnytime / Jan. 18, 2021

Course Descriptions

Launch your career forward. Grow as an individual with core courses that provide you with well-rounded knowledge and the opportunity to improve in key writing, speaking and research skills. Develop a foundation for successful business leadership with concentration courses in areas like entrepreneurship and marketing.

Step I | Core Courses

IDS-100 Foundations of Inquiry

An introductory course emphasizing the knowledge and skills necessary for academic and personal success in a Christian framework. Topics include goal setting, decision making, time management, computer and information retrieval skills, learning skills, relationships and personal health.

IDS-131 Digital Literacy

A competency-based course designed to ensure that students have basic technology skills that will enable them to be successful in their academic and professional lives. Foundational principles of computing and digital literacy are covered. This course also challenges those with existing competency in technology to further develop their knowledge and skills, preparing them to make use of emerging technologies and to be responsible citizens in our increasingly connected world.

ENG-118 Introduction to Writing and Research

A course designed to develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills with an emphasis on APA documentation style and research writing.

COM-111 Foundations of Speech Communication

An introduction to the philosophy, theory and practice of speech communication. Students develop confidence as communicators with particular emphasis on intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group and public communication.

PSY-111 General Psychology

An introduction to psychology dealing with the important people, terms and theories in the fields of personality, learning, maladjustment and psychotherapy.

REL-231 Mosaic Literature

A study of the history of redemption from Adam to Moses as set forth in the Pentateuch. Special attention is given to God’s purposes in the call of Abraham and the establishment of the Mosaic economy.

PHI-211 Philosophy in Culture

An introduction and development of worldview from a Christian philosophical perspective with special attention given to hermeneutical issues surrounding worldview and the important role philosophy has played in western culture.

Step I | Concentration Courses

BUS-217 Introduction to Global Business

A study of globalization and its impact on the world and the individual. A variety of topics is explored including culture, regional trading-blocks and challenges and opportunities facing business today.

BUS-241 Personal Financial Planning

A study of the principles and practices of personal financial management. Topics covered include budgeting, taxes, banking, credit, investments, insurance, goal setting, retirement and estate planning.

MGT-233 Leadership Studies

An overview of the fundamentals of leadership. Using a combination of both theory and practical applications from case studies, students explore issues involved with solving business problems, group interactions and techniques of group presentations.

Step II | Core Courses

IDS-204 Personal Wellness

A study of an individual’s personal psychological, physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being. Students will find ways to help enhance their ability to live a balanced life within areas such as family, work, church and school.

ENG-223 Introduction to Literature

The study and application of various methods of literary interpretation and evaluation to develop critical and analytical skills in the various genres of imaginative literature.

REL-232 Gospel Literature

A study of the four Gospels including their backgrounds, themes, outlines and distinguishing features, distinctive portrayals of Christ and His life and ministry as set forth in the Gospel of Mark.

MAT-120 Contemporary Math

An introductory math course designed to develop skills that have practical usage in a business setting and daily life experience. The course reviews basic mathematical concepts, develops skills with algebraic expressions and expands to several topical applications including number properties, equations and inequalities, percentages, finance, interest, geometric figures, probability, graphs and statistics.

FAR-211 Introduction to Fine Arts

Introduction, survey and development of an appreciation for the fine arts including music, painting, sculpture and architecture. The course includes an introduction to the field of aesthetics, a study of components and techniques of the fine arts and a broad historical survey of artistic trends. Emphasis is placed upon the development of value judgment skills within the context of a Christ-centered worldview.

HIS-115 American Studies

A study of American culture using a thematic approach and including topics such as Puritanism, colonization, the Native American experience, industrialization, religious trends, technology, reform movements, the role of women, the impact of war on American life, economic development and contemporary issues.

SOC-211 Current Social Issues

An examination of current social issues in light of classical and contemporary theories. Emphasis is placed on the implications of these issues for American society.

SCI-119 Contemporary Issues in Science and Technology

An exploration of current issues in physics, science, biology, health and medicine. The course provides an understanding of the scientific method and how to critically evaluate current issues from a scientific perspective.

Step II | Concentration Courses

MKT-252 Introduction to Marketing

An introduction to basic marketing principles focused on traditional marketing applications in decision making and the marketing function. Emphasis is placed on marketing consumer and industrial goals as well as analysis of marketing functions and institutions. Marketing appropriate for 21st-century business environments will also be included, to include the influence of social media on principles and applications of marketing strategies.

MGT-232 Entrepreneurship

A survey of fundamental management principles, problems and procedures unique to small businesses. Topics include ownership, competition, financing, marketing, personnel, long- and short-term planning and governmental regulations.

BUS-234 Current Problems in Business: Case Studies

A case study course in which students integrate current social issues with functional business strategies. Students analyze problems faced by specific companies and thereby learn to understand the causes for these problems, the many alternative solutions available and the impact of solutions on both the company and society in general. General topics may include strategic management of social issues, political and community responsiveness, human investment, consumer welfare, the environment and multi-national corporations.

Program Learning Outcomes

At Cornerstone University, we are committed to ensuring that our degree programs help you achieve outcomes that matter. From improving professional skills like writing to learning basic business terminology, theories and concepts, this degree is designed to help you improve personally and professionally.

My degree gave me great knowledge of how a business runs and the ability to better communicate with people.

Adianna Reyes (A.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.