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.
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting (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.
Human Resource Management
Does managing all things regarding employees in a company—from hiring talent to ensuring compliance with governmental regulations—interest you? Do you enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their goals? The human resource management major will grow these interests through studies in human resource management, organizational psychology, social psychology, and labor economics.
Want to help companies obtain funds needed for growth and help people invest for the future? The finance major 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 want to use your analytical and creative mind by implementing strategies to identify and satisfy the wants and needs of customers? A marketing major—offered with concentrations in Analytics & Research, Marketing Management, and Professional Selling—will harness your talents as you study consumer behavior, advertising, strategic marketing, and marketing plans for businesses and non-profits.
Operations / Supply Chain Management
Does managing the processes that convert inputs into products and services for your customers sound interesting? If you like problem-solving and working with people, the supply chain minor 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.
Succeeding in today’s economy means creating and pursuing opportunities even with limited resources. At Calvin, you’ll develop multiple startups and foster a collaborative mindset that will prepare you for both commercial and non-profit ventures of any size.