Overview

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 completion program from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is designed for aspiring business professionals, with immersive courses that build your core business knowledge while giving you valuable real-world experience. 

Our online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business completion program 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.   

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Program at a Glance

Degree Program:

Bachelor of Science in Business

Offered By:

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Tuition:

Cost Per Credit:

$390

Cost Per Credit:

$571

Credit Hours:

120

 

 

Program Details

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.  

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. 

During your online business degree completion 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 all of our UCCS undergraduate business students participate in the 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. 

*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. 

Accredited by AACSB International

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 a BS in Business from UCCS, you’ll need to complete a total of 120 credits, including general education, core business, and emphasis requirements. Of those 120 credits, you must complete a minimum of 30 credits as a UCCS College of Business student.  

Many of our students choose to apply once they have obtained an AA in Business from a Colorado Community College for a seamless transfer process. For students who have not obtained this degree, 60 credits of prior coursework can be applied to the degree from previously attended community colleges or universities. Once admitted to the UCCS College of Business, you will receive a personalized transfer credit evaluation to determine how your transfer credits can be applied to the program. 

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. 

Required Courses 

During your online, 60-credit BS in Business completion program, you’ll take a variety of industry-relevant business courses, as well as courses in your area of emphasis: 

*All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted 

  • Production Apps for the Workplace (INFS 1100) 
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business (QUAN 2020) 
  • Intro to Management & Organization (MGMT 3300) 
  • Principles of Marketing (MKTG 3000) 
  • Information Systems & Business Intelligence (INFS 3000) 
  • Writing Portfolio (PORT 3000 required, zero credit) 
  • Business, Government & Society (BGSO 4000) 
  • Fundamentals of Operations Mgmt (OPTM 3000) 
  • Strategic Management (STRT 4500) 
  • ROAR Program I (BUAD 3100, 1 credit) 
  • ROAR Program II (BUAD 3200, 1 credit) 
  • ROAR Program III (BUAD 3300, 1 credit) 
  • ROAR Program Experiential Learning (zero credit) 
  • Business Area of Emphasis Courses (18 credits total) 
  • Upper Division Business Courses (9 credits total) 
  • Open Elective 

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 in Business – Human Resources Management | Class of 2019

Ann R. a graduate of the Bachelor's in Business Program

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

Admissions 

As you take the first step toward earning your online Bachelor’s in Business degree, our Enrollment Team 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.  

Prerequisites 

There are 60 credits required to seamlessly transfer into the 8-week, online BS in Business completion program at UCCS. These 60 credits of prerequisite coursework can be applied to your degree from either completing an AA in Business from the Colorado Community College System or by applying transferrable coursework from another college or university. 

Outlined below are the 60 prerequisite credits you will need to have completed prior to enrolling in the 8-week, fully online, BS in Business completion program at the UCCS College of Business: 

*All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted 

  • Gateway Program Seminar (GPS 1010) 
  • Open Elective Course (1 credit) 
  • Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2020) 
  • Explore – Arts, Humanities and Culture  
  • Explore – Physical & Natural World Course (4 credits)                 
  • Writing Intensive or Open Elective Course 
  • Open Elective Courses (12 credits total) 
  • Calculus for Business & Economics (MATH 1120) 
  • Financial Accounting (ACCT 2010)                     
  • Business Law (BLAW 2000)                              
  • Comm in Workplace or Public Speaking (COMM 2010 or COMM 2100) 
  • Business Statistics (QUAN 2010)                         
  • Rhetoric & Writing I (ENGL 1310) 
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON 1010)     
  • College Algebra (MATH 1040, 4 credits)                                             
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON 2020) 
  • Business and Administrative Writing (TCID 2080) 

In addition to having the appropriate prerequisites, you will need to meet the undergraduate admission requirements for the UCCS College of Business. All transfer students need the following to be admitted into the UCCS College of Business: 

  • a 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA 
  • a C or higher in College Algebra (MATH 1040) 
  • a C or higher in Rhetoric & Writing I (ENGL 1310 or Equivalent) 

Each transfer student receives a personalized transfer credit evaluation to determine how your credits can be applied towards your degree.  

Admission Requirements 

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

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

As you apply for the online Bachelor’s in Business program, our Enrollment Team 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 our Enrollment Team for more details.  

Completion Time 

The BS in Business may be completed in as little as two years if all prerequisite coursework is met by applicable transfer credits. We offer flexible online courses that are optimized for online learning and build on the skills you learn throughout your degree program. 

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

The BS in Business completion 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. 

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 Team 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: $50 

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

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 Team to learn more about the benefits and financial assistance available to military and veteran students. 

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. 

Scholarships 

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. 

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.