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Business Management

Much is expected from great leaders. Their team looks to them to make tough decisions and quickly solve problems. A business management degree from Cornerstone University prepares you for the challenges you’ll face as a business leader. Your professors and peers will tirelessly pour into you to equip you with uncompromising Christlike values and integrity.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor

Academic Division

  • Business Division

Format

  • Residential

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Of business management graduates from the class of 2019 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.

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As a Servant Leader

In the business management program, you can expect to learn how to become a servant leader in every aspect of your life. You have the drive to become a successful leader, and we have the resources to get you there. You’ll be guided through real-world business simulations and, in the process, learn how to direct teams of employees, communicate within diverse organizational settings and solve problems using innovative techniques.

Our graduates from the business management program end up all over the country and the world, serving large corporations and small nonprofits. A degree from Cornerstone prepares you for leadership in businesses of all shapes and sizes and prepares you to lead faithfully, whether you are in a secular or faith-based setting.

Careers

Alumni from the business management program are serving God and His people all over the world. As a graduate of this program, you will provide valuable experience and insight into a changing business culture.

Opportunities

  • Financial manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Industrial production manager
  • Medical and health services manager
  • Legislator

Internships

Cornerstone has partnered with organizations across West Michigan to provide students with real-world experience in business management. Your internship is built into your program, so you will graduate with a strong resume that will propel you into your career path.

Opportunities

  • Acton Institute
  • Midwest Energy Group
  • Spectrum Health
  • Steelcase
  • West Michigan Sports Commission

Course List

The business management 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 management.

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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.

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-333 Operations Management

This course is a survey of operations management and will focus on the systematic planning, design and operation of processes required for the production of goods and services. This course covers operations, management tools, quality issues and process reengineering.

MGT-335 Organizational Behavior

Presents integrative theory of organization behavior and human motivation as influenced by leadership, the organization itself, and social environment.

MGT-336 Project Management

This course will examine key factors related to successful completion of both large and small projects. Topics will include project selection, chartering, scope, resources, scheduling, budgeting, controlling, termination and team leadership. Students will approach learning through a semester-long project planning activity.

MGT-380 Internship

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

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.

MBA 4+1 Program

Cornerstone business management majors also have the opportunity to qualify for advanced standing in our Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) 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 business management program prepares you with the essential knowledge and 21st-century skills to reach your God-given potential and become a lifelong learner.

I learned to not be afraid of exploring my faith deeper, to not shy away from asking the hard questions about why I believe what I believe. I was challenged to think deeply and critically about my faith by professors and other mentors I had throughout my CU career.

Aubree Brewster (’17)

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

The Business Division at Cornerstone University seeks to cultivate outstanding business leaders who will impact the world for Christ. Take a look at some of the other programs offered in business.

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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.