Earn your bachelor's in business online from the University of Colorado

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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. Our online Bachelor of Science in Business program from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is designed for aspiring business professionals, with hands-on courses that build your core business knowledge while giving you valuable real-world experience.

Our fully online Bachelor’s in Business degree prepares you for a successful business career by focusing on the fundamentals of business communication, finance, accounting, information systems, strategic leadership, and more. Throughout your online degree, you’ll collaborate with classmates on real-world projects, apply what you learn in the classroom through internships and practical learning opportunities, and learn to solve complex challenges in a fast-paced business environment.


Program Details

When you earn an online Bachelor’s in Business from UCCS, you’ll open the door to endless career paths and opportunities to use your versatile business skills and knowledge. Our fully online business 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.

During your online business degree program, you will learn to:

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with a variety of audiences
  • Critically analyze business data Implement global marketing strategies
  • Create innovative solutions to business problems
  • Gain insights from financial data to drive business decisions
  • View business operations from a global perspective
  • Take on leadership roles within a team

At CU Online, we know that it’s not enough to simply learn business theories in a classroom — you need experience putting those theories into practice in a real-world business environment. That’s why we offer our R.O.A.R. career preparation program to help you make the transition from college to career. As a business student, you’ll be required to take three phases of courses that focus on career exploration and planning, networking, mentorship, and more. You’ll gain practical experience through internships and learn from industry-experienced faculty and business executives who understand what employers are looking for in the next generation of business leaders.

Whether you’re a first-time college student, a military veteran, or a working adult, our flexible online business program will provide you with the core business tools and techniques you need to make an impact within any organization.

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation 

The UCCS College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a global nonprofit association that is committed to providing excellence in education for future business leaders. This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, with less than five percent of the world’s business programs obtaining AACSB accreditation. As an AACSB accredited degree, our online BS in Business program must meet rigorous academic standards and commit to providing high-quality education through strategic curriculum design and dynamic thought leadership. When you earn your business degree from an AACSB accredited program, you’ll graduate with the confidence that you’ve received the best business education available and the valued credentials that employers are looking for. 

BS in Business Curriculum Overview

In order to graduate with an online bachelor’s degree in business from UCCS, you’ll need to complete a total of 120 credits, including general education requirements and your BS in Business major requirements. You must complete a minimum of 30 credits of business coursework to earn your online bachelor’s in business. Many of our students choose to transfer credits from previously attended community colleges or universities, and our program offers you the flexibility to apply up to 60 transfer credits toward your undergraduate degree in business.

Our BS in Business courses include a comprehensive business curriculum and open electives to help you gain specific knowledge in your areas of interest. You’ll complete your degree program with an internship that allows you to practice the business skills and theories that you’ve learned throughout your courses.

During your online bachelor’s in business program, you’ll take a variety of industry-relevant business courses, including:

  • Financial Accounting (ACCT 2010)
  • Business, Government, & Society (BGSO 4000)
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship (ENTP 3000)
  • Capital & Finance in Entrepreneurial Ventures (ENTP 3100)
  • The Business Plan (ENTP 4000)
  • Basic Finance (FNCE 3050)
  • Ethics in Finance (FNCE 4590)
  • Human Resource Management (HRMG 4380)
  • MS Office Applications & Computer Basics (INFS 1100)
  • Intro to Mgmt Information Systems (INFS 3000)
  • Integrated Skills for Management (MGMT 3000)
  • Intro to Management & Organization (MGMT 3300)
  • Experiences in Leadership (MGMT 4110)
  • Organizational Behavior and Change (MGMT 4370)
  • Principles of Marketing (MKTG 3000)
  • Internet Marketing and Social Media (MKTG 4700)
  • Fundamentals of Operations Mgmt (OPTM 3000)
  • Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage (OPTM 3390)
  • Business Statistics (QUAN 2010)
  • Process & Statistics-Based Decisions (QUAN 2020)
  • Strategic Management (STRT 4500)
  • Open Electives

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.

Ann R. |  BS '19, Human Resources Management

Earn your BS in Business from the University of Colorado

Business Career Paths 

When you earn a bachelor’s degree in business, you’re setting yourself up for success in a wide range of career paths. From accounting and information technology to marketing and consulting, your business degree gives you a versatile set of skills that are applicable in every workplace. Professionals with a business degree are highly valued across industries, and business occupations are expected to grow significantly with more than 475,000 new business jobs estimated by 2029.

Whether you want to launch your business career or continue on to an MBA or other advanced degree, our online BS in Business gives you the comprehensive business foundation you need to pursue your goals.

Common Business Job Titles

  • Business Consultant
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Account Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Risk Consultant
  • IT Consultant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Market Research Analyst

Tuition & Fees 

At CU Online, we strive to keep our tuition costs affordable so that you can get a world-class education that fits your budget. When you earn a degree, you’re not simply getting a diploma — you’re making a lifelong investment in yourself and empowering your future career. We know that affordability is an important factor, and that’s why we’re here to help you explore all of the options available to fund your education.  

Our Enrollment Navigators can answer any of your questions about tuition and financial aid, help you take care of the paperwork, and make sure you’re able to focus on reaching your goals. From financial aid and scholarships to tuition assistance programs, we’ll work with you to find the best way to finance your CU Online degree. 

Application fee: $60 

Tuition cost: We encourage you to use our Tuition Estimator for an approximation of the total cost of your degree. You can also contact an Enrollment Navigator for more details. 

Financial Aid 

Financial aid is available for eligible students to use toward paying educational costs while enrolled in a CU Online program. To determine your eligibility and apply for financial aid, you’ll need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When you submit your FAFSA, you will be considered for three types of aid: grants, work-study, and student loans. To be considered for federal financial aid, you will need to apply early and annually. 


Once you are admitted to the University of Colorado, you’ll have access to our internal scholarship portal where you can view and apply to many funding opportunities offered by the university. Scholarship opportunities typically require an application and may have specific eligibility requirements related to a student's academic merit, financial need, community service, work experience, and more. Unlike financial aid loans, scholarships are gift aid that does not have to be repaid. As a student, you will be able to apply for scholarships every semester.  

Transfer Credits 

If you are applying as a transfer student, your coursework from other colleges and universities could count toward your University of Colorado degree requirements. Transferring credits to your CU Online degree program may help you save on tuition costs and complete your degree sooner. Once you are admitted to the university, a transfer credit evaluation will be performed to determine how many transfer credits are eligible to apply to your degree. 

Veteran & Military Student Benefits

CU Online is military-friendly and committed to providing service members and their families with a high-quality education that fits their distinct needs. As a CU Online student, you will have access to the UCCS Veteran and Military Affairs, which connects veteran, active duty, reservist, National Guard, and dependent students with fundamental support, services, and resources to ensure academic and professional success.  

Our veteran and military students may use both veterans benefits and financial aid to pay for their education. Military benefits with CU Online include: 

  • Waived application fee 
  • GI Bill benefits 
  • Potential to be awarded credit hours for military training and experience 
  • Free tutoring and academic support 

Connect with our Enrollment Navigators to learn more about the benefits and financial assistance available to military and veteran students. 


As you take the first step toward earning your online Bachelor’s in Business degree, our team of Enrollment Navigators is available to guide you through the application process. We’re here to help answer your questions about admission requirements, application deadlines, start dates, financial aid, student support, university resources, and more. 


No prerequisite courses are required for admission to the online Bachelor’s in Communication program. You will need to meet the undergraduate admission requirements for the UCCS College of Business in order to apply.  

Admission Requirements 

Once you’re ready to apply for the BS in Business program, you’ll need to submit the following: 

  • $50 application fee 
  • Online application 
  • Official high school/GED transcripts 
  • ACT/SAT scores 
  • Supplemental documents, if applicable 
  • Official transcripts from any colleges/universities previously attended, if applicable 

As you apply for the online Bachelor’s in Business program, your Enrollment Navigator will help walk you through the entire process, from gathering required materials and submitting your application to checking your admissions status and enrolling in CU Online. 

If you have additional questions about admission requirements for the BS in Business program or would like help starting an application, connect with an Enrollment Navigator for more details. 

Completion Time 

To earn your Bachelor of Science in Business, you’ll be required to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. You will need to complete at least 30 of those credit hours within the College of Business in order to fulfill your business major requirements. We offer flexible online courses that are optimized for online learning and build on the skills you learn throughout your degree program. Our bachelor’s degree in business typically takes students four years to complete, though students who transfer credits from other colleges can expect to graduate more quickly. 

Do I need to live near Colorado Springs, Colorado to complete this degree? 

The BS in Business program from the UCCS College of Business is offered fully online, which means you will not be required to take any courses at our Colorado Springs campus. Our fully online classes are recorded rather than live streamed, so you’ll be able to learn on your schedule. You’ll take the same courses from our industry-experienced faculty as you would on campus, but with the flexibility you need to balance your classes with full-time work or family commitments.  

Our asynchronous courses and innovative online learning technologies give you access to the best education that the University of Colorado Colorado Springs has to offer at the time and place that’s right for you. You’ll be able to share ideas with your classmates, collaborate on projects, and connect directly with faculty through Canvas, our easy-to-use remote learning platform. When you graduate, you’ll receive a Bachelor of Science in Business diploma from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs without any indication that you’ve earned your degree online. 

Online Student Support 

When you join CU Online, you’ll be connected with a Student Success Coach who will provide personalized support as you work toward your academic, professional, and personal goals. They will be by your side throughout your degree program, celebrating your successes and empowering you to overcome any obstacles. 

As your advocate at CU, your Student Success Coach will: 

  • Help you register for online courses 
  • Introduce you to online learning technologies 
  • Act as your liaison for various university departments 
  • Work with you to clarify your academic and professional goals 
  • Address any challenges you encounter throughout your degree 
  • Connect you with university services and resources to help you reach your goals 

From helping you stay on track with classes to connecting you with academic and career resources, we offer the support and encouragement you need to make it to graduation and enjoy your journey along the way. 

Apply Now

As you consider an online education, we understand that it’s important for you to know that you’re getting a high-quality, affordable, and flexible online education that helps you reach your goals. That’s why our team of Enrollment Navigators is available to offer guidance and answer any questions that you may have about our degree programs, financial aid options, transfer information, admissions requirements, and more.

Whether you want to talk through your degree plans, learn more about a specific program, or start your application, our Enrollment Navigators will provide friendly support as you decide if CU Online is the right fit for your future.

Ready to get started? Take the first step toward earning your bachelor's in business degree online by calling us at 303-860-5604 or filling out the form above for more information.