Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

Programs designed around you.

Each UCCS MBA student is unique, and they deserve a unique solution to meet their educational and professional goals. That’s why the UCCS MBA provides the highest level of customization and flexibility in the state of Colorado. With the only 30-credit General MBA in Colorado, 12+ specializations in business, online and in-person course delivery, and 8-week and 16-week class options, we believe in a personalized, tailored approach to learning. We give you the freedom to choose the right degree path for you. 

Which UCCS MBA Program is right for you?

Program Overview Time to Complete Number of Specializations Credit Hours
Evening MBA Complete your degree while working full-time with night classes offered at our centrally-located Colorado Springs campus. Campus courses are delivered in a 16-week semester format.  18 months to 3 years 12
  • General MBA: 30 Credit Hours
  • MBA with Specialization: 36 Credit Hours
Online MBA

Earn your MBA with ultimate flexibility - around your schedule. The Online MBA offers courses in an 8-week schedule. Students can take two classes a semester while focusing on one class at a time. Online courses are asynchronous.  You can complete your coursework on your own schedule, provided you meet class deadlines.

Online MBA FAQs.

18 months to 3 years 10
  • General MBA: 30 Credit Hours
  • MBA with Specialization: 36 Credit Hours

Accelerated Masters

The College of Business offers a unique opportunity for highly qualified undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Arts in Technical Communication and Information Design program (TCID) and Bachelor of Arts in Women’s & Ethnic Studies program (WEST) to pursue the MBA through the accelerated master's partnership. The accelerated MBA assumes students will pursue the General MBA track. Time to complete the MBA program may increase if an emphasis area is selected. Students may elect to take MBA courses online or on campus. 12 months (General MBA) 12
  • General MBA: 30 Credit Hours
  • MBA with Specialization: 36 Credit Hours


Take classes in the evening, online or both.

For greater flexibility, you can choose to take courses in class, online, or a combination of both. Plus, you can complete the program in as little as 18 months.  You can also take up to five years to complete the MBA depending on your available time.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Accounting (Campus)

    The accounting area of emphasis prepares students for accounting positions available in various industries and institutions. Students may either seek employment in the corporate or governmental arena or opt to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam if they have an interest in public accounting. Students who intend to earn the CPA certificate should refer to the State of Colorado Board of Accountancy website for detailed information and exam requirements.

  • Cybersecurity Management (Online)

    The Cybersecurity Management emphasis provides professionals with foundations in the fundamental business disciplines along with a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity concepts and technologies. Data breaches and cyber threats create significant risks for organizations dependent on sensitive information. This area of emphasis will enhance students’ understanding of complexities involved with the adoption of security technologies, achieving regulatory compliance, and implementing cybersecurity programs to mitigate risks and secure information assets. Overall, the program will enable professionals to effectively govern cybersecurity in an organization.

  • Finance (Campus & Online)

    All organizations, large and small, must effectively invest and manage their capital. The finance function is critical in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Job opportunities exist for finance graduates in almost all industries including the financial services industry and positions within the finance area of corporations. Finance graduates manage capital for large organizations and their independent business units as well as small organizations.

  • General Business (Campus & Online)

    The General MBA provides you with a comprehensive education that allows you to tailor your degree toward your interests in various areas of business.  Students may choose two MBA electives from any area including topics in Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship and New Ventures, Human Resources, and more.  Online or in the classroom, the General MBA provides personalization that can meet your career goals.   

    To pursue the General MBA, select the general emphasis on the application.

    The General MBA requires students to complete two elective courses offered by the Graduate School of Business Administration from any of the emphasis areas.

  • Healthcare Administration (Online)

    The many changes in government laws and regulations, technology, societal needs, and insurance plans have created a large need for administrative and business education for health care professionals.

  • Innovation Management (Campus & Online)

    Innovation has become a critical driver of business success in today’s economy. Innovation can be defined as successfully implementing a new idea in an organization. Innovation can be based on new technology, but it can also simply be a new way of doing something. Innovation can take place anywhere - in new startup firms, established corporations, or nonprofit organizations. Students completing the Innovation Management emphasis will learn how to manage the process of innovation to create value in their organizations through new products, new processes, or new business models.

  • International Business (Campus & Online)

    An MBA with an emphasis in International Business will prepare students to excel in the emerging field of International Business. This field of study is becoming more relevant and important as the global economy expands. Various opportunities for study abroad exist for MBA students. These are coordinated through the business advising office. Students are encouraged to take a foreign language in order to strengthen this area of emphasis.

  • Management (Campus & Online)

    In today’s highly competitive global environment, a premium is placed on skilled managers who know how to motivate and lead people. This area of emphasis addresses these issues and other contemporary issues in management. Additionally, the changing roles of managers and leaders at management levels within the organization are explored. The Management emphasis also focuses on the development and maintenance of effective relationships between employers and employees.

  • Marketing (Campus & Online)

    An effective marketing program is necessary for the success of any business organization. Through the marketing efforts of a firm, products and services are designed and delivered that maximize customer satisfaction. Students choosing the marketing area of emphasis may find exciting careers in such diverse fields as product management, professional selling, customer support, advertising, and marketing research. The marketing curriculum is designed to give the student hands-on marketing experience through applied classes and projects.

  • Operations & Supply Chain Management (Online)

    The Operations & Supply Chain Management emphasis area prepares students for managerial positions that design, manage and improve the business processes for manufacturing, services and public organizations. Graduates of this emphasis are equipped with skillsets for such positions as Business Process Analyst, Strategic Procurement, Supply Chain Manager, Process Manager, Logistics Specialist, Quality Manager.

  • Project Management (Online)

    The Project Management emphasis area prepares students to manage organizations that rely on projects for the achievement of goals. The courses focus on approaches that improve project performance from the perspective of project team members, project managers, or functional managers who rely on projects for implementing new practices and addressing organizational change. Graduates of the Project Management emphasis can pursue opportunities as project managers, project support managers, or traditional management careers as projects touch many aspects of organizational initiatives.

  • Service Management (Campus)

    The Service Management emphasis area prepares students for leadership and management careers in hospitality, financial, medical as well as other services areas. This emphasis area takes a multi-disciplinary approach integrating service operations, human resource management, marketing, and strategy.

  • Sport Management (Online)

    The Sport Management emphasis provides professionals with a strong business core focusing on leadership, strategic management, finance, and accounting together with a critical emphasis core addressing sport governance, sport development, sport marketing, revenue generation in sport, innovative organization behavior, sport law, and the ethical challenges in sport. The emphasis classes have been designed intentionally so that they are directly relevant to professionals who currently work in or have aspirations to work in Olympic and International Sport, professional sport, interscholastic and collegiate athletics, and youth sport and recreation. Ultimately, the program aims to equip professionals with the key managerial tools that will enhance their ability to seek entry into or promotion within the sport industry.

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 MBA Program
We are ranked a 2021 Best Part-Time MBA Program by US News & World Report, placing 89th out of 272 schools. We are also a Best Online Business MBA, ranking 88th out of 324 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.