May 30, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Business Administration (BS)

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. The Bachelor of Science degree program in Business Administration (BSBA) is a unique, dynamic 21st century business program incorporating practical education, Western Colorado workplace training and sustainability of business. To learn more, see our Mission, Vision and Values.  

The following information is for new BSBA degree candidate students coming to CMC for the first time:

  • Colorado students with an Associate of Arts, Business emphasis in hand will be fully considered for admission into the BSBA program per the statewide articulation agreement as detailed here: Associate of Arts, Business ;
  • Colorado students with completed courses in any discipline which meet the State Guaranteed Transfer Course designation (courses with a ◆ symbol), and earned a C- or better will receive transfer credits but may need to complete additional associate degree level coursework as detailed in the BSBA Program Guide;
  • Out-of-state students with completed associate degree level coursework will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis;
  • All students with completed junior or senior level business coursework may have individual business courses transfer and count toward the graduation requirements for CMC’s BSBA degree, evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

All BSBA degree candidates should review the BSBA degree requirements in the BSBA Advising Guide . CMC’s BSBA program also offers Minors in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Sustainable Business. Please contact a campus counselor or academic advisor at the preferred campus for more information.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program is available at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, Rifle, Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs, and Online. Not all courses are offered in a live mode at all campuses. Please contact a college counselor or advisor at the preferred campus for more information. For additional program location & modality information, please see Academic Programs at Colorado Mountain College.

Learn more about the BS Business Administration Program

General Education Requirements (35 credits)

Written Communication (GT-CO1-3)

Complete 2 courses (6 Credits) from the following:

  • A GT Pathways-approved CO1 course (GT-CO1 ) and a GT Pathways-approved CO2 course (GT-CO2 )


  • A GT Pathways-approved CO2 course (GT-CO2 ) and a GT Pathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3 )


Mathematics (GT-MA1)

Select 1 course (4 credits) from the following:

Arts & Humanities (GT-AH1-4)

Complete 2 courses (6 credits)

History (GT-HI1)

Select 1 course (3 credits) from content area GT-HI1: History  

Social & Behavioral Sciences (GT-SS1)

Complete the following 2 courses (6 credits):

Natural & Physical Sciences (GT-SC1-2)

Select 2 courses (7 credits) from content areas:

GT-SC1: Science Courses with Required Laboratory  
GT-SC2: Science Courses without Required Laboratory  

NOTE: one course must have a required laboratory (GT-SC1)

Oral/Presentational Communication

Take 1 course (3 credits):

Upper-division Business Program Requirements (37 credits)

Upper-division Business Electives (18 credits) or Minor

Students may declare a minor as part of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and complete the coursework requirements for one of the minors shown below.  For minors in Finance, Management, Marketing and Sustainable Business, coursework successfully completed will fulfill the upper-division business electives required to complete the BSBA degree. For the minor in Accounting (27 credits), course work successfully completed for the BS Business Administration with an Accounting Minor will include only 3 credits of open electives.

Students who do not wish to pursue a minor may complete 18 credits from among the courses listed within the minors below, as well as courses listed under Additional Elective Options, below.

Accounting Minor (33 credits)

The Accounting minor is designed specifically to meet the education requirements to sit for the CPA exam in Colorado and to become a licensed CPA through the Business Analysis and Reporting (BAR) track. An accounting minor prepares students to be fluent in the language of business, preparing them for positions in accounting, finance, and management. 

Students who intend to qualify to take the CPA exam in Colorado as a BSBA degree-seeking student who register for any ACC course should only choose among courses offered in this minor.

Accounting Minor Requirements (33 Credits)

Other Open Electives (15 credits with Minor, 12 credits without Minor)

  •     Advised Electives  12.0 - 15.0 credits

PLEASE NOTE: Students are encouraged to take other courses which may lead to employment in a business-related field. Electives may include any course numbered 1000-4999 from guaranteed transfer, general transfer, or career & technical education program courses. PED courses numbered 1000-2049 or PED 2075 , are not allowed. It is highly recommended that students seek academic advising to support their degree planning.

This requirement is completely waived if the accounting minor is declared.

Total Credits Earned

General Education Requirements (35 credits)
Lower-division Business Requirements (18 credits)
Upper-division Business Requirements (37 credits) [34 credits if accounting minor declared]
Upper-division Business Electives (18 credits) or Minor (15 credits) [waived if accounting minor declared]
Other Open Electives (12 credits without Minor) or (15 credits with Minor) [waived if accounting minor declared]
Total Credits Earned (minimum 120 credits)



State Guaranteed Transfer 

Generally Transferable

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (videoconferencing, hybrid, or online).