Explore the many academic options offered by Calvin's business department. Each of our programs provides foundational courses in business and accounting, then allows you to customize your course of study based on your career interests.
Calvin's business major is an innovative program that equips you with a big-picture view of business while five areas of specialization that will to prepare you for specific fields of business: entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, marketing, and operations.
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA)
The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) degree is designed to be completed in four years, including an optional full-time spring internship. Students may continue their studies in Calvin's Master of Accounting (MAcc) program to complete the educational requirements of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.
Do you dream of starting your own business? The entrepreneurship concentration will prepare you for both phases of an entrepreneurial venture: the startup, where you search for a sustainable business model; and then the execution of that validated business model. You will learn the ins and outs of marketing, human resources, finance, and more through studies in small business management, business law, human resource management, and operations management.
Want to help companies obtain the funds they need for growth or help people invest for the future? This concentration is designed for those with analytical minds who enjoy working with accounting and math. You'll study corporate finance, investments, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, and corporate social responsibility.
Do you enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their goals? Does managing all things regarding employees in a company—from hiring talent to ensuring compliance with governmental regulations—interest you? In the human resources concentration, you'll cultivate these interests through studies in human resource management, organizational psychology, social psychology, and labor economics.
Do you want to put your analytical and creative mind to work identifying and satisfying the needs of customers? The marketing concentration will hone your talents as you study consumer behavior, advertising, public relations, strategic marketing, and marketing plans for businesses and non-profits.
If you like problem-solving, working with people, and converting inputs into products and services, the operations concentration may be right for you. You'll study quantitative methods for management, production, and operation management.
Calvin's business minor (18–19 semester hours) is a great complement to majors in almost any other field, from engineering to sport management to Asian studies and beyond.
Calvin's accounting minor (20–22 semester hours) includes foundational business courses alongside introductory and intermediate accounting, and is a highly practical complement to many other fields of study.