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, Cybersecurity, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Service Management.
We also have specialty options in Sport Management and PGA Golf Management, and an Entrepreneurship minor.
How do I apply to the College of Business?
There isn't a separate application for the College of Business - just select a business major when you apply!
What is the average class size?
Our classrooms in Dwire Hall only hold 45 students, so your classes will not exceed 45. Small enough to receive individualized attention and big enough for great classroom interactions!
What is the Bachelor of Science in Business degree?
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 today's job market.
Students choose an area of emphasis under the Bachelor of Science of Business. This area of emphasis is an area of concentration where students can focus on their interests and strengths. Students can choose from the following: Accounting, Finance, Cybersecurity, Human Resources Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Service Management, and Sport Management.
What is the Bachelor of Innovation?
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.
What is the PGA Golf Management program?
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.
Click here to visit the PGA Golf Management page to get more information.
What is Sport Management?
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 opportunities with the United States Olympic Committee, a variety of National Governing bodies such as USA Basketball and USA Hockey, Everton Football Club in the English Premier League, the Rapids, the Switchbacks Football Club and the Sports Corp.
Admission into this program is very competitive so interested students are strongly encouraged to apply early.
Click here to visit the Sport Management home page to find more information.
Do you have online courses?
Yes - we offer our BS in Business completely online!
Which courses are online?
ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting
BGSO 4000 Business, Government, & Society
ENTP 3000 Principles of Entrepreneurship
ENTP 3100 Capital & Finance in Entrepreneurial Ventures
ENTP 4000 The Business Plan
FNCE 3050 Basic Finance
FNCE 4590 Ethics in Finance
HRMG 4380 Human Resource Management
INFS 1100 MS Office Applications & Computer Basics
INFS 3000 Intro to Mgmt Information Systems
MGMT 3000 Integrated Skills for Management
MGMT 3300 Intro to Management & Organization
MGMT 4110 Experiences in Leadership
MGMT 4370 Organizational Behavior and Change
MKTG 3000 Principles of Marketing
MKTG 4700 Internet Marketing and Social Media
OPTM 3000 Fundamentals of Operations Mgmt
OPTM 3390 Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage
QUAN 2010 Business Statistics
QUAN 2020 Process & Statistics-Based Decisions
STRT 4500 Strategic Management
How do I choose an area of emphasis?
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 Sport Management programs are required to be admitted directly into those programs and those programs are cohort programs that begin in the first semester of enrollment.
Can I do more than one emphasis?
Yes - there is no limit to the number of emphases that a student can do; but it can add more time and credit hours to your degree.
Can I minor in business?
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.
Are there any student clubs?
UCCS has over 100 student clubs and organizations. If none of the university's current club offerings peak you interest, new clubs are started every semester!
There are also many student clubs and organizations specific to business, such as the Accounting Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Pi, Management Club, Marketing Club, Society for Human Resource Management, Student Center for Public Trust, and Sport Management Activities Council.
Click here to learn more about these opportunities.
How do I pick classes?
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 basis (at least once a year) to ensure that they are taking the right classes for their degree and their degree progress.
What is business intent?
Students who are not admissible to the College of Business may be admitted to the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences in the university studies program with a business intent option. Those admitted as Intent Students will take the same lower-division courses as those admitted to the College of Business.
A business intent 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 (College Algebra or higher) passed with a C or better.
How many students are able to find jobs after graduation?
On average, around 73% of UCCS college of business students are employed within 6 months after graduation. There are numerous resources on campus that are available for students to use when searching for employment after graduation. They can also help you with applying for internships while you are going to school. This is a great way to get your "foot-in-the-door" and get experience prior to graduating. UCCS also partners with many different organizations and companies that seek UCCS graduates as potential new employees fresh out of college.