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Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration
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You have the drive and the passion to take the next step in your career. With the core disciplines discovered in a business administration and leadership degree, you can make your next move confidently. Implement a diverse range of topics in foundational areas such as economics, marketing and management into your work as you open new doors. This flexible and rigorous program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, highlighting our commitment to empowering you with the foundation and supportive teaching to help you go farther.

Format

  • On Campus
  • Online

Location

  • Grand Rapids

Program Length

  • 20-22 months

Credit Hours

  • 46

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Estimated total cost is $24,760. Explore the full breakdown for more information.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum 56 transferable credits from an accredited institution
  • Official college and/or military transcripts
  • Minimum of two years full-time work experience since high school (does not apply to online format)
  • CLEP and DANTES transcripts (if applicable)
  • International Students: TOEFL or IELTS score
  • Application ($25 fee)

Careers

With over 240 career options across a range of industries, you can open doors that meet you God-given potential. Unlock your next step equipped with foundational business skills you know you’re capable of.

Opportunities

  • Accounting
  • Public relations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Small business administration

Next Program Start

Take the next step in your career on your own schedule. By taking one course at a time, you can continue to move forward in what you know you can achieve without needing to take traditional semester breaks.

Online / Nov. 9, 2020

Course Schedule

Develop core business principles as you continue your desired career path. Courses in this bachelor’s degree program expand your knowledge and inspire opportunities for meaningful applications in your current or aspired work.

Minimum Credits for Bachelor's Degree Admission

No matter how much previous educational experience you have, we have a path for you to achieve a bachelor’s degree at Cornerstone. If you still need to earn additional credits before jumping into our bachelor’s degree program, we have two steps that are built to give you the credits you need and make an easy transition to your desired bachelor’s degree program.

Depending on the amount of transferrable credits you bring in, you’ll start at one of three steps:

  • Associate Degree Step I: <20 credits.
  • Associate Degree Step II: 20-55 credits.
  • Bachelor’s Program: >56 credits.

Once you achieve 56 credits, you can move straight into your bachelor’s degree courses.

Several options are available to you to fill these additional credits. Some of these options can even be done while you’re waiting for your program to start. Here are a few to consider:

*These credits may be completed before your program begins.

If you are accepted into a degree program, connect with your academic adviser for more information about these options.

Program Courses

In addition to the courses listed here, you may also need additional elective credits to complete the required 120 total credits for your bachelor’s degree. If you are accepted into a program, your academic adviser can help you figure out how many credits you need and add them to your schedule.

BUS-302 Principles of Self-Management in Business

An examination of personal strengths and identification of areas that may assist in personal and professional growth, particularly in a business setting. Self-management includes the development of communication and management of individual and professional priorities. Emphasis is also placed on the nurture and development of personal faith and Christcentered worldview. Other topics include communication processes within teams and cross-functional groups, goal setting and time and project management.

ENG-119 Professional Writing

The study and practice of the various writing styles and skills required in a professional setting with emphasis on clear, concise expression aimed at a specific audience for a specific purpose. The course includes a library and research component, writing of professional letters, compilation of reports and graphs, use of computer technology and the writing of a research paper documented by APA standards. (Satisfies general education English requirement.)

COM-211 Professional Communication

An overview of the communication process in organizations with emphasis on oral presentation skills. (Satisfies general education speech requirement.)

ECN-311 Managerial Economics

A survey of microeconomic/macroeconomic theory as related to the manager’s environment. Topics include an introduction to theories of consumer behavior, product demand, cost and supply, production, the firm and its markets, capital and pricing factors, theories of national income determination, consumption, investment, savings, business cycles and monetary and fiscal policy.

BUS-401 Business Ethics and Values

A study of representative theories as they relate to various contemporary problems in business. Special consideration is given to the application of Christian ethical principles, values clarification and decision making.

MGT-314 Management and Leadership

An examination of current leadership theories and their application to management problems. Leadership behavior and its relationship to both organizational structure and individual personality style is discussed, with an emphasis on the application of leadership theories to actual situations.

BUS-219 Business Technology

A study of emerging technological issues facing management in order to enable students to integrate technology with business strategy. Topics include E-commerce, management information systems, strategic information systems, decision support systems, executive information systems and issues of technology and culture.

MKT-351 Fundamentals of Applied Marketing Management

This course focuses on the application of marketing principles for the 21st-century organizations with a focus on the traditional areas of product, pricing, distribution and promotion but also the ways in which technology and globalization have changed the marketing landscape for managers.

BUS-318 Global Business Perspectives

An in-depth study of globalization and various global business practices. Emphasis is given to a review of global organizations and global business models in various parts of the world. Topics explored include organizational culture, global strategy, cultural intelligence and emerging markets.

BUS-212 Statistics for Managers

A study of the descriptive and inferential data analysis tools necessary for managers and leaders to make data-driven decisions in the 21st-century knowledge economy. Emphasis will be given to central tendencies, variation, probability, the standard error, and basic data analysis tools for problems managers will face in the performance of their professional practice.

BUS-362 Legal Business Environment

A study of the legal foundations of business for managers in the 21st-century workplace. A priority will be given to the various areas of administrative law, agency, and employment law applicable for sound business decision-making. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of legal concepts in business and the ways in which a Christ-centered worldview and the Christian virtues inform business law concepts.

ACC-324 Principles of Financial Accounting

An examination of the development and use of accounting information for the purposes of planning, control and decision-making. Topics include accounting cycles, asset valuation, liabilities, forms of owner’s equity and income determination.

ACC-325 Managerial Accounting

A focus on managerial accounting, cost accounting, managerial performance reports, segment reporting, variable costs, cost, profit and volume analysis, capital budgeting and interpretation of published financial statements. Prerequisites: ACC-324 and ECN-311.

FIN-345 Financial Management

A study of the fundamentals of finance as they relate to management. Through fast-paced discussion, students will review basic concepts of accounting, finance, economics and international monetary issues. Specific topics will include review of basic organizational financial statements, ration analysis, debt and equity securities, security valuation and time value of money. Prerequisites: ECN-311, ACC-324 and ACC-325.

MGT-433 Strategic Business Foundation

A case study course with application made to major functions of business within the context of social, technological, economic, political and physical environment. Completion of all courses in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Leadership program is necessary for the successful completion of this course.

Program Learning Outcomes

Achieve what you’ve set out to accomplish with the foundational and practical experience of a degree in business administration and leadership. Discover key terms, concepts and practices in business and discover opportunities to apply your knowledge in enacting lasting transformation for your career, your organization and your life.

When I completed my bachelor’s at Cornerstone, I had such a feeling of accomplishment that I actually achieved my goal and finished something that I started. I felt like I could do anything because I was able to overcome such a big hurdle in my life.

Kacey Spencer (B.S. ’08, M.B.A. ’20)

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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.