Bachelor of Innovation
Business sits at the intersection of creativity, skill and leadership. UCCS developed the Bachelor of Innovation (BI) in business to meet the global needs of innovative thinkers. This unique program focuses on bringing together students with complementary skills and interests to work on projects for real companies or for their own entrepreneurial pursuits. New and exciting projects are being actively pursued every day. This program provides valuable experience and helps you to create a network of professionals you can use in the future to launch your own business and become a leader in your chosen field.
What can I study?
Students who earn a BI in Accounting are prepared for careers in financial accounting, managerial accounting, accounting systems, taxation, and auditing. The emphasis is designed to prepare students to work in public accounting, business and industry, and not-for-profit and governmental organizations.
A BI in Business Administration provides students with both the business background and skills of a classical Bachelor of Science in Business Administration plus the technical and team skills to work on innovative projects. Abilities include: (1) recognize the broader issues in engineering technology-related problems or in global innovation problems; (2) understand business, legal, and societal constraints affecting this technology; and (3) have the ability to communicate key issues, needs, potential options, and final solution to a challenge.
A BI in Finance encompasses both the science and the art of managing money and investments. The finance curriculum is divided into three primary areas: financial management, financial markets and institutions, and investments. The study of finance provides students with an understanding of numerous financial theories such as the relation between risk and return, the factors that determine asset values, and strategies for minimizing the risk exposure of both corporations and investors. An understanding of these theories helps students develop the ability to make sound and practical business and personal investment decisions.
A BI in Human Resources prepares students for careers in HR by covering such topics as recruiting, staffing, training and development, performance appraisal, evaluation, compensation, career planning, safety and health, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, and labor relations.
A BI in Information Systems includes an introduction to basic computer hardware and software, programming, databases, networking, along with the fundamentals of analysis and design and project management. The continuous advances in the use of decision support systems and management information systems make the field one from which to build a productive career in business.
The BI in International Business introduces students to a number of new and dynamic events and processes that influence the world economic, cultural, and political arenas, as well as preparing students with the basic skills required for effective international business management.
A BI in Management provides a foundation for careers in management, human resource management, small business management and entrepreneurship, and public agency management. This area of emphasis addresses contemporary issues in management and the changing roles of managers and leaders at all levels of the organization.
The BI in Marketing is a synthesis of a wide variety of disciplines, including management, economics, psychology, statistics, and sociology. Marketing classes tend to attract students that excel in creative areas, problem-solving capabilities, and strategic thinking.
The BI in Service Management is an integrated collection of courses designed to provide the unique skills and knowledge required to succeed in the service economy. This emphasis is especially valuable for those who plan to work in a management or professional capacity in the service sector, including professional service organizations (e.g. law, accounting), customer service departments, call centers, help desks, insurance etc.