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B.S. in EconomicsFinding the Numbers
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Asking the right questions guides us toward truth. The economics program at Cornerstone University molds students who are willing to ask transformative questions about business data, societal problems and public policy. By mastering the powerful logic of economic science, statistical analysis and the truths of Scripture, economics students from Cornerstone emerge as courageous thought leaders who are ready to influence the world for Christ.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor


  • On-Campus
  • Residential


  • Grand Rapids

In the Business of
Creating Lasting Change

As a economics major, you’ll understand the real-world realities of supply and demand. You’ll be equipped to understand how all human interactions relate to economics in large corporations, small businesses, political organizations, nonprofits, churches, families and more. Our economics graduates go on to provide wise economic insight to global organizations, investment firms, hedge funds, missions agencies and churches. In a world full of opinions about what fairness and equity look like, Cornerstone economists are enabled to discern when unbalanced weights and measures are being used and how to remedy such injustices in a multicultural world.

Upon graduation, our alumni will enter the workforce prepared to face financial, ethical, political and social challenges with discernment. Whether they are managing accounts for large firms or small nonprofits, developing economic forecasts or analyzing massive data sets, you will be backed by a nationally-recognized education and will graduate from Cornerstone with a passion to ceaselessly pursue the Lord and the truth about interpersonal human action in the business world and far beyond.


Graduates from the economics program find themselves in crucial business positions all around the world. You will excel in your career whether you become a consultant, political scientist or data analyst.


  • Creation of forecasting models
  • Data analysis or financial planning
  • Economic development or politics
  • Insurance, law or policy consultation
  • Actuarial science


Our economics students gain real-world experience before they even graduate by interning with one of our global partners. Find out more about how you will make an impact as a student.


  • Amway
  • Blue Medora
  • Lake Michigan Credit Union
  • Meijer
  • Steelcase


Of economics graduates from the class of 2019 were employed within six months.


Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.


Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Program Features and
Learning Outcomes

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

Study Abroad 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

The economics program reflects our commitment to developing students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas.

Specialized Knowledge

Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts, practices and skills specific to the field of economics.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the overall foundations of an economy as it relates to supply and demand and its impact on the domestic and world economy.

Exhibit competency in demonstrating both reasoning and analytical skills in determining optimal outcomes in contemporary economic situations.

  • Interpret and forecast economic events based on the application of your specialized knowledge.

Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning

Understand the domestic and international marketplace from internal, external and Christian worldview perspectives including: market roles and realities, legal and regulatory environment, economic theory and forces, financial influences and outcomes, management strategies, price system/consumer behavior, supply/demand, domestic and international regulation/marketplace, management (four functions), marketing in contemporary society and financial/accounting statements.

Demonstrate ethical leadership and proficiency in analyzing, organizing and executing basic business strategy through interpretive, interactive and innovative marketplace action in response to internal and external environments. This includes knowledge of analytic tools (gather/gain meaning from data), effective business communication methodology (oral, written and other industry-specific), business plan artifacts (financial, etc.), marketing strategy (five Ps), teamwork, leadership and innovation/entrepreneurship.

Intellectual Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.

Civic and Global Learning

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.

Biblical Worldview Integration

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.

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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.


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