College of Business

With a business degree, you can build a solid foundation of knowledge to help you turn your interests, hobbies, and passions into a career.

  • Start your own business
  • Work for a corporation in an industry you find interesting
  • Bring business expertise to a career in government or non-profit

The College of Business and Administration offers two undergraduate degrees - the Bachelor of Science in Business and the Bachelor of InnovationTM in Business Administration.

We also offer an online degree completion program for students who have already completed an Associate's Degree from a community college or have completed the majority of their program. You can complete your business degree from anywhere in the world!

Accreditation by AACSB, InternationalAACSB International Seal of Accreditation
All degree programs are accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide; only 5% of business schools globally and 30 % of business schools nationally have earned this distinction. 

Why is this distinction important to you?

AACSB accreditation means that you'll get a quality education that is rigorous and relevant. 

Learning Outcomes: Business, BS-Bachelor of Science

Our students will:

  • Know core business concepts.
  • Be effective communicators.
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills supported by appropriate analytical, quantitative and qualitative techniques for tactical and operational decision-making.
  • Demonstrate effective teamwork skills.
  • Understand ethical issues, including sustainability and social responsibility, and how they impact business and society.
  • Have a global perspective
  •  Understand key issues of operating in diverse organizations
  • Be able to integrate core business concepts across disciplines.

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Questions?

We offer two degrees:  the Bachelor of Science in Business and the Bachelor of Innovation in Business Administration.

Under these degrees, students can specialize in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Service Management

We also have two specialty options in Sport Management and PGA Golf Management, and an Entrepreneurship minor.

There isn't a separate application for the College of Business - just select a business major when you apply!

For the College of Business, our classrooms in Dwire Hall only hold 45 students - so your classes will not be bigger than that - small enough to get the attention you need and big enough for great classroom interactions!

Bachelor of Science in Business degree is a traditional business program, providing students with core business knowledge, and the quantitative and people skills necessary in the job market today.

Students choose an area of emphasis under the Bachelor of Science of Business - this area of emphasis is an area of specialty where students can focus on their interests and strengths.  Students can choose from the following:  accounting, finance, human resources management, information systems, international business, management, marketing, service management, and sports management. 


The Bachelor of Innovation (BI) is a family of degrees with a common innovation core shared across majors. Students pursuing the BI come from the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of Engineering.  The program is designed with a team approach where students work together on real world projects learning innovation and entrepreneurship.

Students pursuing the BI in Business Administration leave UCCS with core business and cross discipline knowledge, an emphasis (if desired), and the skills and experience to work with a variety of people from different employment fields and with different perspectives, allowing these students to thrive in today's ever changing business environment.   

The PGA Golf Management Program is a unique program within the College of Business that allows students to earn their Bachelor of Science in Business degree while simultaneously fulfilling the PGA of America's requirements to become a certified PGA Golf Professional. 

It requires a challenging, specialized curriculum, which includes 16 months of internships at locations like The Broadmoor, Bandon Dunes, and Pebble Beach - allowing students to combine their love of golf with a career in the golf industry. 



The UCCS Sport Management program is housed in the College of Business and is a specialty emphasis area that allows students to specialize in the business aspects of the sports industry.  There are field experience and internship requirements for the program.  These hands-on experiences have included such opportunities with the US Olympic Committee, a variety of National Governing bodies such as USA Basketball and USA Hockey, Everton Football Club in the English Premier League, the Sky Sox AAA baseball organization, the Switchbacks Football Club, and the Sports Corp.

Admission into this program is very competitive so interested students are strongly encouraged to apply early. 

Yes - we offer the last 60 credits (20 classes) of the bachelor's degree online.

INFS 1100 MS Office Applications & Computer Basics 
QUAN 2020 Process & Statistics-Based Decisions 
BUAD 3000 Integrated Skills for Management 
MGMT 3300 Intro to Management & Organization 
MKTG 3000 Principles of Marketing
FNCE 3050 Basic Finance 
INFS 3000 Intro to Mgmt Information Systems
OPTM 3000 Fundamentals of Operations Mgmt
BUAD 4000 Business, Govt, Law & Society
BUAD 4500 Cases & Concepts in Business Policy
ENTP 3000 Principles of Entrepreneurship
ENTP 3100 Capital & Finance in Entrepreneurial Ventures
ENTP 4000 The Business Plan
FNCE 4590 Ethics in Finance
HRMG 4380 Human Resource Management
MKTG 4700 Internet Marketing and Social Media
MGMT 4110 Experiences in Leadership 
MGMT 4370 Organizational Behavior and Change
OPTM 3390 Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage 
Open Elective

Many students start college with a major in mind.  But many more students aren't so sure.
For the College of Business, the degree and the major is predetermined.  Students are pursuing the Bachelor of Science with a major in business or the Bachelor of Innovation with a major in business administration. 
Business students start taking business courses right away in their degree plan, but the first courses in the program are skills courses that provide a business foundation.  The core business courses begin the junior year - allowing students ample time and exposure to the varying business disciplines to choose their specialization.
Students interested in our PGA Golf Management program and our Sports Management program are required to be admitted directly into those programs and those programs are cohort programs that begin in the first semester of enrollment.

Yes - there actually isn't a limit to the number of emphases that a student can do; but it can add more time and credit hours to your degree. 

Students pursuing business as a major and students who are pursuing majors outside the College of Business can minor in business.

Click here for more information about business minors for students who are in the College of Business.

Click here for more information about business minors for students who are pursuing degrees outside of the College of Business.

UCCS has over 100 student clubs and organizations- if none of the university's current club offerings are what you are interested in - new clubs get started every semester!
There are 6 student clubs and organizations specific to business:  Accounting Honor Society, American Advertising Federation, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Pi,
Net Impact, and the Society for Human Resource Management.  Click here to learn more about these opportunities.

New students are required to attend an orientation where they learn about UCCS, the College of Business, their degree program, how any credits from previous academic work are applying towards their degree, and how and what to register for in their first semester. Each student is assigned an academic advisor who helps students pick classes - students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor on a regular bases (at least once a year) to ensure that they are taking the right classes for their degree and their degree progress. 

Students who are not admissible to the College of Business may be admitted to the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences with a Pre-Business designation.  Those admitted as Pre-Business students will take the same lower-division courses as those admitted to the College of Business.   
A Pre-Business student is eligible to transfer into the College of Business once 15 hours of coursework has been completed at UCCS with at least a B- average and a C or better in ENGL 1310 and at least one college level math course.

 

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