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B.S. in ManagementEmpowered to Lead,
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Much is expected from great leaders. Their team looks to them to make tough decisions and quickly solve problems. A 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


  • On Campus
  • Residential


  • Grand Rapids

Live Out Your Faith
As a Servant Leader

In the 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 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.


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.


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


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.


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


Of business graduates from the class of 2019 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.


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 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.

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 management 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 theories, laws and principles behind the internal and external environments specific to for-profit organizations.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in theories, laws and principles behind managing people.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the theories and principles behind managing internal processes, structure and culture.

Demonstrate competency in developing, organizing and executing strategic approaches to management of processes and people.

  • Demonstrate competency in working collaboratively to develop and execute strategic decisions and successful projects.
  • Demonstrate competency in applying integrated knowledge to a real-world situation.

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.

You will be hard-pressed to find professors who are more invested in your education and spiritual growth than they are here. Learning the principles of business from a Christian worldview is invaluable.

Hope Steenwyk (B.S. ’22)

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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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