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B.S. in Business


Fall 2023

Classes start on Oct. 25, 2023

Spring 2024

Classes start on Jan. 16 and Mar. 13, 2024


  • Online & On Campus

Credit Hours

  • 120 with up to 90 hours in transfer credits possible

Only 3% of schools worldwide
receive ACBSP accreditation.

Bachelor of Science
in Business Administration

In today’s dynamic global economy, effective business leadership skills are in demand more than ever to help organizations succeed. As a future influential business leader, expand your marketability, skills and degree credentials that you can apply across a variety of career and industry sectors through an ACBSP-accredited Bachelor of Science in business administration degree.

Prepare to boldly and confidently lead organizations by acquiring essential business knowledge and skills, including management, marketing, economics, business technology and finance, and pursue mastery of in-demand “power skills” like communication, team development, conflict resolution, negotiation and change management. Why start your education journey now?

  • More than 980,200 additional business professionals will be needed between 2021 and 2031.*
  • Courses are offered 100% online or on campus to fit your busy life.
  • You can transfer up to 90 credit hours to complete your degree.
  • Scholarships and aid are available to help make your education affordable.
  • No SAT or ACT required.

Why Choose An Affordable, Accredited Online Degree from Cornerstone University?

When considering an important investment like a bachelor’s degree, academic quality and respected accreditations are a top priority. Cornerstone University’s B.S. in business administration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)* and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Cornerstone offers over 75 in-demand degrees that can help you achieve your life goals whether you are looking to advance in a current organization or seek a new opportunity in various business, nonprofit, entrepreneurial or ministry sectors.  

What sets Cornerstone apart for over 80 years is our mission and commitment to provide you the most excellent academic education, taught from a Biblical worldview, to prepare bold, Christ-centered, influential leaders. Our commitment extends to creating an outstanding student experience featuring:

  • Leading business faculty with real-world experience who offer one-on-one student support.
  • 100% online to fit your busy life or on campus at our beautiful Grand Rapids campus.
  • One of the most affordable bachelor’s degrees per credit hour in private, nonprofit higher education.
  • Free student support resources, including writing, math, mental health services and more.
  • A team of knowledgeable advisers to guide you from application to graduation!

*Job Growth: Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Business and Financial Occupations, on the Internet at National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth. Certain accounting positions may require further certification and/or licensing by individual states.

Cornerstone University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

Admission Requirements

  • Application
  • Official college and/or military transcripts
  • CLEP and DANTES transcripts (if applicable)
  • International Students: TOEFL or IELTS score


Of students work while pursuing a degree.


Online bachelor’s programs ranked No. 2 in Michigan (U.S. News & World Report, 2021).


Of faculty members are professing believers of Jesus Christ.

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 BusinessAn 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.

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Admission Requirements

  • Application
  • Official college and/or military transcripts
  • CLEP and DANTES transcripts (if applicable)
  • International Students: TOEFL or IELTS score


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


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

Completing my degree gave me such a feeling of accomplishment that I actually achieved my goal and finished something that I started.

Kacey Spencer (B.S. ’08, MBA ’20)

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