College of Business

We are in the business of building successful futures.

Choosing the right MBA program can be difficult and we understand that it's important to find a good fit for your needs. At UCCS our MBA program offers flexibility, small class sizes, affordability and a quality reputation. We have excellent faculty who are truly vested in every single student and their individual needs. We value our culture of inclusiveness and collaboration between students, faculty and staff. Last but most certainly not least, our prestigious accreditation from AACSB International places us in the top 5% of business schools worldwide, exponentially increasing the value of your education. 



  • Implications of the U.S. Tax Code on Business and Economic Growth imageThe UCCS College of Business is proud to host a panel discussion on the current U.S. business tax code from the perspective of several tax/finance executives of large and small businesses.
  • April 9, 2015MBA Webinars
    MBA Webinars imageLearn more about the MBA program at our next MBA Webinar. These online sessions explore the program, curriculum, admissions process, GMAT, and career placement services
  • April 16, 2015Info Sessions
    Info Sessions imageThese monthly sessions explore the program, curriculum, admissions process, GMAT, and career placement services. Get your questions answered and visit our beautiful Colorado Springs campus.
  • College of Business Graduation Brunch imageCelebrate your achievements with Dean Venkat Reddy, College of Business faculty and staff, and your fellow students.

Important Questions

Both the Online MBA and the On-campus MBA programs require a minimum of 36 hours of coursework. Both programs also require up to four Foundation Courses.

The Statement of Interest is your chance to address the Admissions Committee. You should explain why you want to pursue an MBA and what you bring to the program. This is also a good place to address any weaknesses in your application (i.e., low test score, lack of work experience, inconsistent undergraduate grades, etc.). The Statement of Interest does not have any length requirements but is generally one to two (1-2) pages.

The Admissions Committee looks at the applicant's entire application package and evaluates a student based on the big picture. Although letters of recommendation are optional, they are encouraged for applicants whose test score or GPA is below our published average.

No. The average undergraduate grade point average for admitted MBA students is approximately 3.15.

Although the Admissions Committee looks at all scores, the total score submitted from the GMAT is an important factor in our application process. The range for the GMAT total score is 200 to 800. The average GMAT score of admitted applicants to the UCCS MBA program is 560.

On the GRE, there are three scored sections. The two sections with strong significance in the application process are the Verbal and Quantitative sections, both with a score range of 130 to 170. Applicants with a score of 152 or better on each section are strong candidates for our program.

GMAT: The program code is PS4-4-f-02. UCCS will be listed as an option under Part-time MBA programs.

GRE: Requires 2 codes
School Code: 4874
Department Code (Business): 4201

Take one of these exams at least one month prior to the application deadline for the semester for which you are applying. Although you will get an unofficial score report as soon as you finish testing, the official score report takes 2-3 weeks to reach us. Applicants are advised to fax unofficial score reports to our office to expedite the admissions process. The MBA Advising office fax line is: (719) 255-3100.

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The two primary factors are prior academic performance and scores on a standardized graduate school entrance exam. The GMAT or the GRE are the two standardized tests we accept.

Yes. The Graduate School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 5% of all business schools worldwide hold this prestigious accreditation. AACSB accreditation is an assurance that students will be part of a high-quality program.

The average completion time is 2 to 3 years. You can complete the general business MBA in as little as 18 months.

You have a maximum of 5 years to complete your degree.

Yes. Once you are admitted to the MBA program, you are eligible to take courses both on-campus and online. 

Yes. Students can petition to bring in up to 6 credit hours of transfer work from another AACSB accredited MBA program. Individual courses will be evaluated by our faculty and must meet certain age and grade requirements to be approved for transfer. Contact the MBA office for more information. (Coursework used to satisfy foundation requirements is not considered transfer work and may be completed at any regionally-accredited college or university.)

The total investment in the UCCS MBA degree will vary depending on a student's residency status, the number of required foundation courses, the course load per semester and whether the courses are taken via the campus or distance mode of delivery. The current tuition table is here.

Yes we do. The College of Business Career and Placement Office helps students and alumni find internships and employment. The office is located in Dwire Hall, room 301. More information can be found here.


Marissa Orlowski
MBA, 2012

"The Distance MBA was a perfect fit. I could work full-time and be a full-time student. Great interaction with both professors and other students."

Pankaj Singh,
Distance MBA 2009

"An affordable, flexible, versatile and well-recognized program that exceeds the high expectations of a busy and full-time working professional like me."