2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Professors T. Betts (chair), B. Cawley, D. Cook, M. Lam, D. Snyder, J. Stansbury (James & Judith Chambery Fellow for the Study of Ethics in Business), L. Van Drunen, J. Voskuil
Associate Professors T. Bergsma, D. Pruis, J. Risner, P. Snyder, M. Stansbury (MAcc director)
Assistant Professor P. Johnson

Business education at Calvin is about so much more than the bottom line—it’s about a Christian calling to participate in a vital part of society. Calvin University School of Business programs will give you the courses, real-world learning, and leadership development opportunities to empower you to help create a better world. Your course of study will be customized to meet your interests and prepare you for your career. You will get foundational understanding of business plus in-depth knowledge in one of five majors—Accounting, Finance, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, or Marketing. These business majors have also been sized so there is plenty of room to double major or minor in another area of interest.

The School of Business combines courses taught by experienced business professionals with real-world learning opportunities to provide excellent preparation for your career. Calvin’s business programs prepare you for the workplace by tackling real-world business problems in courses, internships, networking events, and more.

  • Collaboration in Courses.  Business courses include projects to help real organizations and corporations identify and solve business challenges. You will collaborate with other business students in group activities and team projects to help you develop skills in teamwork, market research, leadership, and public speaking.
  • Internships.  Gain valuable experience by using your developing skills in the workplace.
  • Off-Campus Programs.  Study business in global markets like India, China, Europe, and South Korea through semester-long study or interim trips.
  • Business Activities and Organizations.  Student groups can help you find your passion and serve God with your business skills. Join organizations such as Calvin Startups, HR Club, Knight Investment Management, Marketing Club, and Women’s Business Network.
  • Networking.  Regular events with members of the thriving West Michigan business community will help you make contacts, develop skills, and discover where God is calling you.

The School of Business offers study in the primary fields of business as follows:

  • Accounting
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BSA) 
    • Master of Accounting (MAcc)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Financial Planning
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Marketing with an ability to choose from the following concentrations:
    • Analytics and Research
    • Marketing Management
    • Professional Selling

Additionally, the department offers the following minors:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Supply Chain Management

The School of Business collaborates with other programs to offer the following majors:




      Accounting: UndergraduateAccounting: GraduateBusinessEntrepreneurshipFinanceHuman Resource ManagementMarketingSupply Chain Management

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