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Business Administration

Good leaders are equipped with the tenacity to bring their team forward through any challenge. They enter every situation with integrity and the ability to see problems and identify solutions. At Cornerstone University, we cultivate tomorrow’s business leaders to be intentional, ethical and dedicated their team and to Jesus Christ.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor

Academic Division

  • Business Division

Format

  • Residential

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Of Business Division 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

An entrepreneurial spirit is rare. It takes grit to start your own business or take the lead in an existing one. A strong business leader has the natural gifts of problem-solving and evaluating opportunities as they arise. A Christ-minded business leader takes charge with a servant’s heart and nurturing spirit.

At Cornerstone, we nurture both your business acumen and your heart for Christ. In an ever-changing business landscape, ethical leadership is more important than ever. Your work and your faith do not need to exist separately. In the classroom, you’ll be taught business best practices from a biblical worldview, all while being prepared for a life of purpose and influence.

A degree in business administration will take you farther than you ever dreamed possible. You will graduate with confidence, having developed your skills and gained valuable experience along the way. You will be prepared to lead with Christ in your heart, mind and spirit.

Careers

Graduates with a business administration degree are prepared for a number of degree programs and graduate programs. Our graduates find themselves making a difference across a wide range of careers.

Opportunities

  • Banker
  • Budget analyst
  • Clerical aide
  • Education supervisor
  • Event Manager

Internships

Graduates from Cornerstone University enter the workforce with valuable experience under their belt. We’ve partnered with hundreds of organizations across West Michigan who welcome Cornerstone interns every semester.

Opportunities

  • Litehouse Foods
  • Mavin Global
  • Alpha Women's Center
  • New York Life
  • YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

Course List

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

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 business administration.

Three-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Four-Year Planning Guide (PDF)

Accounting Core Courses

ACC-221 Accounting I

An introduction to the fundamental principles of financial accounting. Accounting cycle, asset valuation, short-term liabilities, payroll, income determination and financial reporting are emphasized.

ACC-222 Accounting II

A continuation of ACC-221 and managerial accounting topics. Long-term liabilities, owner’s equity, cash flow and interpretation of financial statements. Cost accounting and managerial accounting and analysis will be introduced.

Business Core Courses

BUS-211 Business Statistics

Descriptive statistics including measures of central tendency and standard deviation, time series analysis, statistical inference with emphasis upon testing of hypotheses and measures of association and application of these techniques to decision-making and planning. Emphasis is placed on methods for defining, researching, analyzing and evaluating problems found in
business.

BUS-213 Business Communications

This course is a study of the effective communication skills as applied to business organizations, including written, oral and mediated communication. An experiential learning approach will be used to apply course knowledge to creating the communication required to start a new business or nonprofit.

BUS-361 Business Law

A study of the legal process, negligence, wills, trusts and estates, property law, contracts, negotiable instruments, bank deposits, secured transactions, bankruptcy, business enterprises, administrative law, agency and employment law. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of legal concepts in the business world and the relationship between the Bible and
business law concepts.

BUS-380 Internship

This course is aimed at practical work experience in a business setting. Students will have opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to business world situations.

Economics Core Courses

ECN-231 Macroeconomics

Emphasis upon macroeconomic theories, principles and theories of national income determination, consumption, investment, savings, business cycles, prices and money, the banking system and monetary and fiscal policy.

ECN-232 Microeconomics

Emphasis upon general microeconomic theory, an introduction to theories of consumer behavior, product demand, cost and supply, production, the firm and its markets and capital and pricing factors.

Business Finance Core Course

FIN-341 Principles of Finance

Basic theoretical framework for decision-making in financial management and the role of the financial manager in capital budgeting, investing and financing activities.

Business Management Courses

MGT-231 Principles of Management

This course is an introduction to the four management functions including planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Students will also discuss the integration of faith and business in both personal and corporate contexts.

MGT-432 Capstone Seminar: Strategic Management

This course is the senior level capping course designed to integrate the knowledge and techniques studied in other courses such as accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and quantitative methods. It is also designed to provide experience in formulating organizational strategies and policies for meeting specified organizational strategic and operational goals.

Business Marketing Core Course

MKT-251 Principles of Marketing

An introduction to marketing centered on the areas of product, pricing, distribution and promotion with specific application to market orientation and the marketing function.

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Program Features

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 business administration 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.

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 business administration program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st-century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.

My experience at Cornerstone was fulfilling at every level. The classes I took broadened my thinking, and I knew God wanted me to be there because I felt like I belonged.

Ceci Calzada Munoz (’20)

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

Business administration covers a wide range of disciplines and can be tailored to your interests, whether it is management, marketing or communications. Check out the other programs related to business administration.

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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.