Our online MBA is AACSB accredited and our courses are designed by experienced faculty and business leaders who ensure that our curriculum aligns with current industry trends. Our core curriculum focuses on building an advanced foundation for your business administration career, with essential courses in economics, leadership, finance, business ethics, management, and more. You’ll round out your core business education with one international business elective, which concentrates on case studies and international consulting projects to give you valuable hands-on experience.
We offer nine career-focused MBA specializations, as well as a general MBA track, to allow you to personalize your degree and deepen your understanding of the field you’re passionate about. Through your specialization courses, you will engage with industry-experienced faculty, collaborate with other driven students, and gain in-demand skills that can give you an edge in today’s competitive job market. You’ll graduate with the broad business knowledge and focused expertise you need to solve complex business problems and lead organizations to success.
Foundation Courses (up to 9 credits)
Students complete up to 3 foundation courses as part of their MBA degree. Foundation courses may be waived based on prior academic work (subject to certain age and grade requirements). In some cases foundation requirements may be satisfied by passing a waiver exam.
- Introduction to Accounting (ACCT 5500)
- Fundamentals of Economics (BUAD 5500)
- Fundamentals of Business Statistics (QUAN 5500)
MBA Core Courses (24 credits)
Core courses make up the heart of the MBA Program and cover areas that are directly applicable in today's business world. The concepts in the following courses are critical problem solving and decision-making skills that will define and shape your Master of Business Administration degree. All students complete the 8 core courses as part of their MBA degree.
- Strategic Foundations for Responsible Management (STRT 6000)
- Accounting for Decision Making** (ACCT 6100*)
- Corporate Financial Management (FNCE 6000*)
- Information Systems (INFS 6000*)
- Leading & managing in Changing Times (MGMT 6000*)
- Marketing Strategy (MKTG 6000*)
- Operations: Competing Through Capabilities (OPTM 6000*)
- Strategic Management (STRT 6500)
STRT 6000 is taken in the first semester in the MBA program or after the completion of the foundation courses. This course is the launch course for the MBA program and focuses on preparing individuals to be responsible leaders in business and equips students with critical thinking skills and problem-solving frameworks that can be used through the MBA program.
*Recent graduates whose undergraduate major was in an MBA core course discipline should consult with the Graduate Programs Office to determine if they should substitute an MBA elective for the core course in that discipline. (For example, a finance major may be able to substitute an elective in place of FNCE 6000.)
**Accounting majors who have completed Cost Accounting (ACCT 3110 at UCCS or equivalent) with a grade of B or better should consult with the Graduate Programs office to select an appropriate substitute course for ACCT 6100.
MBA Elective Courses (12 credits)
Students take 12 credit hours of MBA elective courses. These courses may be used toward a general business MBA or to specialize in an area of emphasis. For more information about available elective offerings visit the Areas of Emphasis below.
The Cybersecurity Management emphasis in the MBA program requires students to complete four courses from the list below:
- Cybersecurity Technologies (CYSM 6100)
- Enterprise Information Security CYSM 6200)
- Cybersecurity Governance (CYSM 6300)
- Cybersecurity Law and Cybercrime Investigation (CYSM 6400)
MBA students pursuing the Healthcare Administration Emphasis will take the four courses from the list below:
- Healthcare Administration (HCAD 6190)
- Healthcare Policy (HCAD 6290)
- Healthcare Ethics & Law (HCAD 6390)
- Healthcare Budget & Finance (HCAD 6490)
The MBA Project Management emphasis requires students to complete three courses from the list below plus one additional MBA elective:
- Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage (OPTM 6300)
- Project Estimation & Risk Management (OPTM 6590)
- Bridging Strategy & Tactics in Project Management (OPTM 6690)
MBA students pursuing the Sport Management Emphasis will take the four courses from the list below:
- The Global Governance and Development of Sport
- Sport Marketing and Revenue Generation
- Innovation Management in Sport Organizations
- Legal and Ethical Challenges in Sport