Online Bachelor of Science in Business (8-week Program)

Bachelor of Science in Business 8-week Online Course Format

The fast-track to your career starts here.

The way we work is changing, and companies are in need of energetic, well-rounded professionals who are ready to lead business into the future. When you earn a BS in Business online from UCCS, you’ll open the door to endless career paths and opportunities to use your versatile business skills and knowledge. Our fully online program is intended for students who have received an Associate of Arts (AA) in Business or are applying transfer credits from another college or university.* The BS in Business completion program is designed to help you take the next steps in your career by completing your degree in as few as two years. We know how important career and family commitments are, which is why the 60 credits of coursework needed to complete your degree are offered in a flexible 8-week format, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in course material and prepare for real-world application.  

*Students applying credits as a transfer from the Colorado Community College AA in Business Degree with Designation Program (UCCS pathway) will likely meet the required 60 credits needed as prerequisites for the BS in Business online, 8-week, 60 credit completion program. Students who do not have those 60 credit hours can still complete their degree at UCCS, but not all of the courses will be offered in an 8-week format.

Why study BS in Business at UCCS?

  1. 100% Online

    Our fully online completion program gives you a broad business foundation to launch your career in a variety of growing industries, including finance, accounting, marketing, IT, human resources, and more. Each course in your degree program will focus on providing you with the collaborative, innovative, and industry-relevant training you need to stand out as a business professional. 


  2. AACSB Accredited

    The UCCS College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB) which ensures your professors, classes and fellow students are of the highest quality. Only 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.


  3. Exceptional Faculty

    Our leading instructors are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and instruction. Receive personalized guidance from professors with real-world experience in their field. 

  4. Ethical Curriculum

    The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS instills principle-based ethics education throughout the business school, resulting in a high standard of ethics in our students and graduates.

  5. Real-World Experience

    The College of Business houses its own Career Development Center, dedicated to provide business students with assistance in career development, internship opportunities and job placement upon graduation.

  6. Global Perspectives

    The College of Business incorporates international business cases into the curriculum to ensure you are prepared for cross-cultural and international business opportunities. For those who wish to study abroad, the College of Business maintains partnerships with business schools across the world.

BS in Business Required Courses

  • Production Apps for the Workplace

    Comprehensive course that provides students with the knowledge and skills to successfully use computers in the workplace. Focus is on using Microsoft Excel and Access to organize, structure, manipulate, and communicate data to become useful information. Topics include a review of basic computer concepts, file management and cybersecurity. Spreadsheet topics include formatting, addressing, formulas, functions, charts, tables, PivotTables, filters, and amortization tables. Database topics include data entry, queries, relationships, data validation, data integrity, data consolidation, forms and reports.

  • Information Systems & Business Intelligence

    Study of how Information and Data are used in business. Shows students how information systems and their data support critical operations to drive today’s critical strategic business decisions. The elements of the supporting Information Technology are studied and the direct application of data in Business Intelligence in specific business situations is discussed. Integral to the class, students will study the impacts of Cyber Security and Business Intelligence on business by undertaking a practical business scenario leveraging Business Intelligence tools and techniques. 

  • Quantitative Analysis for Business

    The course covers advanced problem solving techniques required in upper division business classes. Decision tools, including application software and custom programs are stressed as devices to study advanced decision, process, and organizational models. The techniques are applied to managerial settings.

  • Introduction to Management & Organization

    An introductory study of management fundamentals and organizational behavior. How individuals adapt to organizations; how managers motivate and lead in work situations; how organizations are designed and managed.

  • Principles of Marketing

    Analytical survey of issues involved with the development and exchange of goods and services. Takes a marketing management approach in attacking problems related to product planning, channels of distribution, pricing and promotion. Emphasizes the role of marketing in responding to changing environmental conditions.

  • Business, Government & Society

    Examines the interdependence between business, government, and society. Explores the legal and ethical constraints to designing holistic business strategies.

  • Fundamentals of Operations Management

    This course introduces theories, principles and analytical models which guide and facilitate decision making in the operating system for both manufacturing and service organizations. The topics move from strategic choices in operations management to tactical decisions. Students will be exposed to in-depth discussions on operations strategy, supply chain management, process analysis and design, production planning, inventory management, quality management, and project management. Besides classroom lecture, this course provides active learning opportunities such as case analysis, experimental exercises, and group projects. 

  • Strategic Management

    Takes a general manager’s perspective on the administration of the corporation. Topics include the role and responsibility of general management, analysis of threats and opportunities in the competitive environment, strategies for building and sustaining competitive advantage, strategy implementation and management, and strategic management in the international environment. Topics are covered through comprehensive case analysis. 

  • ROAR Program
    • ROAR Program I (BUAD 3100) 
    • ROAR Program II (BUAD 3200)
    • ROAR Program III (BUAD 3300)
    • ROAR Program Experiential Learning  
  • Emphasis Courses and Electives
    • Writing Portfolio (PORT 3000)
    • Business Area of Emphasis Courses (18 credits total) 
    • Upper Division Business Courses (9 credits total) 
    • Open Elective 

Need to know what classes will transfer?

With a Bachelors in Business You Can Expect to...

Communicate effectively and professionally with a variety of audiences

Create innovative solutions to business problems

Critically analyze business data Implement global marketing strategies

Business Career Paths


Average Salary

Outlook Through 2030

Number of New Jobs Through 2030

Business Consultant




IT Consultant




Budget Analyst




Human Resources Specialist




Personal Financial Advisor




Market Research Analyst




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What Our Students Are Saying

Ann Richards
BS in Business - Human Resources Management | Class of 2019
"Most professors have prior experience and connections with the business community. That’s worth a lot more than what you’ll get out of your textbooks. Learning how to apply your education to the real world is what really matters"

Awards & Rankings

AACSB Accredited
AACSB Accredited
The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 5% of business schools have earned this distinction.
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Top Online Business Program
The UCCS College of Business is consistently ranked as a Top Online Business Program by US News & World Report. In 2021, we were ranked 11th out of 145 schools.
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Top 10 Military Friendly School
UCCS placed it's third consecutive year as a Top 10 Military Friendly School in the 2023 rankings, ranking 3rd among all large public institutions. US News & World Report also ranked us a 2023 Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans and a Best Online Business MBA for Veterans.
Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS
Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS
The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at UCCS College of Business is a resource for principle-based ethics education serving students, educators and the business community. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative strives to deliver principle-based ethics education and reinforce the value of ethical business and personal conduct.