The Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) with a concentration in Global Management Accounting is designed to be completed in four years. The program focuses on preparing students for a career in management accounting, including preparation for obtaining the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation.

Develop the skills expected of a management accountant

Calvin's global management accounting program includes courses designed to prepare students to perform financial and accounting tasks necessary to run a business. These tasks include monitoring costs and budgets, using past trends to predict future needs, and providing assistance in making financial decisions. Program learning outcomes include:

  • Proficiency in developing, measuring, analyzing, and communicating financial information
  • Application of critical thinking and decision making, supported by the appropriate use of analytical and quantitative techniques
  • Conversant in the concepts of the functional areas of business
  • Identification of the global aspects of accounting, business operations, and supply chain management

Discover how core virtues are applied in management accounting, including:

  • Honesty – Christians in accounting and business must be persons of high integrity, as their advice has the potential to affect many of the stakeholder groups.
  • Stewardship – Business organizations, and the wealth and opportunity they represent, are to be utilized by Christians to positively impact individuals, society, and creation. As trusted advisors, accountants are in a unique position to influence decisions in this area.
  • Justice – Christians in accounting and business must go beyond the legal minimums in employment and other business dealings.
  • Empathy – Accountants must recognize that their decisions impact numerous human beings who are God’s image bearers, and should therefore display compassion and integrity in their dealings with these individuals.
  • Courage – Christians in accounting and business must be willing to act in accordance with their beliefs.

Engage in experiential learning

  • Participate in Calvin Action Projects (CAP) and work in a team to solve problems for area businesses and nonprofit organizations.
  • Consult for companies like Amway, Fifth Third Bank, Herman Miller, Steelcase, Stryker, and Wolverine World Wide.
  • Explore the world through an interim (January term) abroad.

Complete an internship and connect with employers

  • One significant element of this program is the requirement of an internship in accounting. Managerial accounting is focused on constituencies within an organization; an internship is critical to learning how to research and report in an operational setting.
  • Interact with local, regional, and national employers.
  • Get to know our alumni network, which expands across the United States and throughout the world, including Africa and Asia.
  • Attend events like Accountants’ Night to identify and pursue jobs in accounting and finance.

Course Requirements 2016-2017

(58-62 semester hours)


(11-13 semester hours)
  • ECON-221 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON-222 Principles of Macroeconomics
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    • IS-171 Computing with Spreadsheets
    • IS-175 Productivity Software

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