College of Business

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These pages are intended to be a resource for College of Business students, a "one-stop" shop to help you navigate through the academic and degree requirements as well as the university and college policies that are in place.  Here you will be able to find places and people that can help you be successful in your undergraduate college career.

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Academic Advising

UCCS Students

For our undergraduate students, at the Student Success Center, located in Main Hall room 208, we empower students to realize their academic goals, develop their career options and provide access to information regarding campus resources. Our services include academic advising for undergraduate students, as well as career counseling for all student levels.

If you are considering changing your major or do not know which major to choose, we have excellent advisors and a Career Center to help you with your decision.


Academic Dishonesty

The College of Business follows and enforces the student conduct rules and policies that are set forth by the university and are listed in the Student Rights and Responsibilities section of the Academic Catalog.

Students caught engaging in academic dishonesty may receive a zero on the assignment in question, an "F" in the class, or be suspended from the College of Business and/or university. 

Following is the Academic Misconduct Process for the College of Business:

Academic Misconduct Process

Attendance Policy

It is the expectation of the College of Business that students will attend all classes.  However, specific classroom attendance policies are left to the discretion of the instructors.  Students are responsible for knowing the attendance policies of their individual instructors. Business instructors may drop students who do not attend the first class of the semester.  This policy allows waitlisted students who do attend the first class to be added to the class. Students registering for classes after the first class must obtain approval from the instructor prior to enrolling in the class.


Being Successful

As a student, academics are important, but it is also important to make sure that you are taking care of your mental and physical well being. The following are links to resources on and off campus that can help you take care of yourself:


College of Business Career Development Center

The College of Business Career Development Center for undergraduate and graduate business students assists students searching for business internships and for part-time and full time positions; it also provides assistance with resume writing, networking opportunities, interview practice and events, as well as career guidance.


Catalog

The catalog is a place where students can access all UCCS policies, degree requirements as well as course descriptions. The catalog is a book of everything students need to know about UCCS. For policies specific to the College of Business please click here.


Clubs and Organizations

There are many student clubs and organizations across campus. You are sure to find one or more to fit your interests! The Office of Student Activities can help you find out what is going on around campus or help you find a club or organization that you can get involved in. The College of Business proudly sponsors several business-oriented clubs and organizations.


College of Business Computer Lab

The College of Business Computer Lab, located in Dwire room 123, provides a computer lab in Dwire Hall for students to work on homework, check email, print, and work on group activities. The computer lab also provides mentors/ tutors to help business students with their business courses, such as accounting, statistics, and finance. Click here for a semester Tutoring Schedule.


Degree Requirements

The College of Business has Model Degree Plans that are in effect when a student starts at UCCS. These degree plans detail everything the student needs to know about obtaining their degree.

Ethical Principles

The College of Business participates in the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative that advances principle-based ethics. The Principles provide a framework for personal and organizational decision-making and leadership that College of Business students can utilize both in the classroom and in their future careers. 

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles
Integrity - Act with honesty in all situations
Trust - Build trust in all stakeholder relationships
Accountability - Accept responsibility for all decisions
Transparency - Maintain open and truthful communications
Fairness - Engage in fair competition and create equitable and just relationships
Respect - Honor the rights, freedoms, views, and property of others
Rule of Law - Comply with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations
Viability - Create long-term value for all relevant stakeholders


Faculty Office Hours   

UCCS College of Business Faculty

The College of Business faculty are dedicated to your success. Weekly Office Hours give you a chance to get to know your professors and for them to get to know you. It is a great way to get help with assignments, clarify important class concepts, discuss networking opportunities and receive career advice. We encourage you to take full advantage of your professors' experience and interest in your success. Here is a list of current semester office hours.



Online Programs

For the College of Business, we offer you the ability to complete your degree online.  Students may earn their last 60 credits through online courses.  Before beginning an online program or taking an online course, you should make sure that you are prepared by speaking with an Academic Advisor.

UCCS Graduate

Important information to help you succeed in your online courses...   

Technical Requirements (computer, software, and browser requirements - courses can have individual requirements as well - check the course description through your student portal for specifics).   
Technical Skills (hardware, software, and internet skills).
Blackboard Help & Tutorials (logon help and Blackboard On Demand video tutorials).
UCCS Office of Disability Services (accommodations and support services).
Learning Styles Inventory (Are you prepared to take an online class?  Take this assessment test to see if you are prepared and to learn tips to enhance your skills to be successful in your online class). 


Semester on a Page

The semester on a page is a quick snapshot of a students semester on a single page. This helps students to keep track of important campus deadlines. It can also be used by students to keep track of their major projects and tests that may occur during that semester.


Scholarships

The College of Business has specific undergraduate scholarships every year for new and continuing students.


Current Student FAQ's

Registration for courses is done via the Student Portal.  If you are having difficulty logging into your student portal, contact the UCCS IT Help Desk at (719) 255-3536.

Email is the official form of communication for UCCS and the College of Business.  The email system in place for students is webmail.  Log in to webmail with your UCCS username and password.  If you need assistance logging in, contact the IT Help Desk at (719) 255-3536.

DARS is the Degree Audit Reporting System.  It is a tool that can help you keep track of your degree progress online and in real time.  To learn more about how to access and read your DARS report, contact the Office of Academic Advising (also known as the Student Success Center) at (719) 255-3260.

The College of Business strictly enforces prerequisites for courses.  If you are having trouble registering for a particular business course, you most likely do not meet the prerequisites required to take the course.  If you have questions about the prerequisites that are required for a course, please contact the Academic Advising Office at (719) 255-3260.

The College of Business highly recommends business students pursue an internship in their chosen field. Student interns typically begin their junior year, and can receive credit while working in small, medium, and large organizations in all industries of public, non-profit, and government. Internships provide tremendous academic and professional development opportunities, with over 95 percent of employers considering the experience as a major factor in their hiring decisions.

For internship opportunities contact Lisanne McNew at lmcnew@uccs.edu.



Students can drop a course online using the student portal up until the final withdrawal date of any given semester or up the final withdrawal  date of a specific course (courses that are interim or short courses have different dates based on how many days the course meets).

After, the final withdrawal date, the dean's signature is required to drop a course. The dean will only sign withdrawals if a student has documentable, extenuating circumstances beyond his/her control.  Please see your business advisor for specific information if you are trying to drop a class after the final withdrawal date. 

The campus has an online directory that lists all full time faculty and staff.

The College of Business also maintains an online list of all faculty, lecturers and staff.

You are earning a Bachelor of Science in Business degree.  This is what will be printed on your diploma.

In most cases the lowest grade that counts towards the Bachelor of Science in Business degree requirements is a C-.  All Skills Courses, Junior Core Courses, Emphasis Courses and Senior Capstone Courses require a C- grade in order for the course to count towards the degree. 

The Senior Audit is your last check out before you graduate.  It is an appointment to make sure that you have and will complete all the necessary degree requirements to earn your Bachelor of Science in Business degree.

Senior audits should be scheduled the semester before you intend to graduate.  If you will be out on internship during your last semester(s), then your senior audit should be completed the last semester that you will be "on-campus."  You can schedule your Senior Audit by calling 719-255-3260 and scheduling a Senior Audit appointment with your academic advisor. 

All UCCS students must complete a three-part English writing requirement before graduating. This requirement can be fulfilled in two ways: 1. Students complete three writing courses (one being an upper division writing course) or 2. Students complete two writing courses and pass a Writing Competency Portfolio (submitted to the Writing Program for review). Students who do not pass the Writing Competency Portfolio are required to complete an additional 3000+ level writing course before they can graduate.

Business students complete ENGL 1310, ENGL 2080 and the Writing Competency Portfolio or an additional upper division writing course. This is a junior year requirement and must be completed in the junior year to ensure graduating on schedule. Specific questions should be addressed to the English Department at (719) 255-4018.

 
 
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