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Business at Calvin

Business 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.

In Calvin's business program, you can:

  • Be a different kind of leader

Inside the classroom and out, participate in discussions about what it means to be a truly transformative Christian leader in business.

  • Get real skills

Develop real-world skills to bring into the workplace by taking upper-level courses and pursuing internships in your area of interest.

  • Go global

Make strategic connections to the global marketplace by interning at a local business with offices abroad, or by studying off-campus in places like China or Germany.

Academics

The business program is a flexible, 45-hour major that allows you to gain a broad understanding of business and choose an area of concentration that best fits your skills and interests.

Accounting majors can choose from three different programs including a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, a Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting, and a Bachelor of Science in Global Management Accountancy.

Real-World Learning

At Calvin, you'll prepare for the workplace by tackling real-world business problems in courses, internships, activities and more.

Collaboration in courses

Courses are designed to include projects to help real businesses identify and solve business challenges. You will collaborate with other business students in group activities and team projects to help you develop skills in team work, leadership and public speaking.

Internships

Earn credit, meet program requirements and gain valuable experience by finding an internship related to your area of concentration. You could develop marketing materials for a local non-profit organization or even spend a summer in New York City working for the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Business activities and organizations

Student groups can help you find your passion and serve God with your gifts. Organizations include Calvin Business Forum, Calvin Entrepreneurship Club, Society of Human Resource Management and the Global Business Brigades. Activities include:

  • Growing sustainable small businesses in Panama
  • Developing and presenting business plans for area businesses
  • Competing in the annual elevator pitch and business plan competitions

Networking and careers

Networking events with the business community will help you make contacts, develop skills, and discover where God is calling you. Calvin's career development office can also help you find your calling, hone your resume, and make contacts for internships and job opportunities.

The Faculty

Calvin business professors have experience in both the business world and academic world with professional credentials. They are master teachers and excellent advisors when it comes to planning your career in business. Our professors have expertise in many areas, from small-business management and corporate accounting to marketing research, operations management, and international business.

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By the numbers

90% of business and accounting majors complete internships (100% starting in the fall of 2010).

13 full-time faculty with extensive experience in the business world

98% of business and accounting graduates who are employed or in graduate school (2009)

50 scholarships are award annually to business and accounting majors

Contact Us

Department of Business
(616) 526-7192
business@calvin.edu