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.
Accounting majors can choose from two different programs including a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting.
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.
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.
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.