Explore ten academic options offered by Calvin's business department. Each program in business and accounting provides foundational courses, then allows you to customize your course of study based on your career interests.

Business major

The business major is a flexible program that allows you to gain a broad understanding of business and choose one of these concentrations depending on your career interests:


Do you have entrepreneurial dreams and the desire to manage all aspects of business? The entrepreneurship concentration can prepare you to handle the ins and outs of marketing, human resources, finance and more through studies in small business management, business law, human resource management and operations management. Learn more.


Want to help companies obtain funds needed for growth and help people invest for the future? The finance concentration is designed for those with analytical minds who enjoy working with accounting and math. You'll study corporate finance, investments, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives and corporate social responsibility. Learn more.

Human Resources

Does managing all things regarding employees in a company—from hiring talent to ensuring compliance with governmental regulations—interest you? Do you enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their goals? The human resources concentration will grow these interests through studies in human resource management, organizational psychology, social psychology and labor economics. Learn more.


Do you want to use your analytical and creative mind by implementing strategies to identify and satisfy the wants and needs of customers? The marketing concentration will harness your talents as you study consumer behavior, advertising, public relations, strategic marketing and marketing plans for businesses and non-profits. Learn more.


Does managing the processes that convert inputs into products and services for your customers sound interesting? If you like problem-solving and working with people, the operations concentration may be right for you. You'll study quantitative methods for management, production and operation management. Learn more.

Accounting majors

Calvin's business department offers three accounting majors:

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

This four-year program prepares you for a career in banking, industry or non-profit management. Learn more.

Bachelor of Science in Public Accountancy

This five-year program prepares you to take the uniform CPA exam and work as a CPA for a local, national or international CPA firm. You will also meet the 150-credit-hour education requirement adopted by Michigan and most other states. Learn more.

Bachelor of science in accountancy in global management accounting

A four-year program intended for students who want to prepare for a career in management accounting, particularly those seeking Chartered Global Management Accountant certification. Learn more.


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