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Academics: Business Major

Study Business at Calvin

Calvin's business major is a 45-credit-hour program that gives you a broad foundation in business while giving you the opportunity to dig deeper in a specific area of concentration.

Program requirements


  • Business 160: Introduction to Business
  • Business 203: Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Business 204: Financial Accounting
  • Economics 221: Principles of Microeconomics
  • Economics 222: Principles of Microeconomics
  • Math 143 (or equivalent): Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • IS 171: Computing with Spreadsheets
  • Business 360: Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Business 362: Ethics in Business
  • Business 370: Financial Principles
  • Business 380: Marketing
  • Business 396: Strategic Management
  • Business 397: Business Capstone

Business Concentrations

Not sure which concentration to pick? Click on the heading for more information.


  • Business 371: Financial Instruments and Markets

And one of the following:

  • Business 372: Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Economics 331: Money and Financial Markets
  • Economics 326: Business Cycles and Forecasting
  • Business 359: Internship in Finance

Human Resources

  • Business 365: Human Resource Management

And one of the following:

  • Economics 335: Human Resource Economics
  • Psychology 310: Social Psychology
  • Business 359: Internship in Human Resources
  • Business 366: Advanced Topics in Human Resource Management


  • Business 382: Consumer Behavior Theory and Practice

And one of the following:

  • Business 381: Advanced Topics in Marketing
  • CAS 285: Advertising and Public Relations
  • Business 359: Internship in Marketing


  • Business 363: Production and Operations Management
  • Business 364: Global Supply Chain Management

Small Business

  • Business 367: Small Business Management

And two of the following:

  • Business 350: Law in Business
  • Business 363: Production and Operations Management
  • Business 365: Human Resource Management

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Real-World Learning

Calvin's business major is designed to prepare you for a career in the real world. Take advantage of these experience-building learning opportunities:

Careers in business

More than 95% of Calvin's 2009 business graduates are employed or in graduate school.

Learn about careers in business and see where recent graduates are.