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Business Administration (BS)

Picture of teaching Business Administration (BS) at CMC.Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. The Bachelor of Science degree program in Business Administration (BSBA) includes several options for students interested in pursuing further academic study in key business-related industries. It incorporates the first two years of the Statewide Business Articulation Agreement that ensures that a student who completes the required Associate of Arts, Business emphasis coursework and earned a C- or better in all courses shall be fully considered for admission into the business programs offered by the participating four-year public colleges in Colorado, including Colorado Mountain College.

Students are required to take 60 or more credits to earn the bachelor’s degree depending on the course of study students pursued before admission into the program.  Students who do not pathway from the AA Business  degree will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.  Individual business courses may transfer and count toward the graduation requirements for the four-year BSBA degree, but the transferable courses are limited to the course equivalents of the courses specified in the curricula of the four-year Business Administration degree. Advised business-related electives may be used to complete optional emphasis areas described below.

The general education requirements for business students are specified by the statewide business articulation agreement. Completion of these general education requirements may not satisfy all the general education requirements for every business program or emphasis area. Students should review the BSBA degree and possible concentrations or emphasis areas with an academic counselor and related business faculty before registering for classes.

Possible lower-division emphasis areas within the BSBA degree, comprising 100-200 level coursework include include Resort Management , Ski and Snowboard Business , and Entrepreneurship . Refer to these Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in the catalog for more information. Please note that students who complete the CTE lower-division emphasis area will have to complete additional lower-level course requirements toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Options for upper-division emphasis areas within the BSBA degree (shown below), comprising 300-400 level coursework include: Accounting, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems (MIS), Marketing, and Sustainable Business. It is recommended that you contact the counselors and faculty leads at the degree-offering campuses for specific prerequisite and course requirements to earn an emphasis within the BSBA degree.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science Business Program

General Education Requirements (40 credits)

Communication (GT-CO1, GT-CO2, & COM)

(9 credits)

Mathematics (GT-MA1)

(8 credits)

Arts & Humanities (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)

(6 credits)

Natural & Physical Science (GT-SC1, GT-SC2)

(8 credits)

Social & Behavioral Sciences (GT-SS1)

(6 credits)

History (GT-HI1)

(3 credits)

  • ◆ Select a course from the GT-HI1  category


Upper-division Business Electives (18 credits)

To obtain an emphasis as part of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, complete the courses in the specific emphasis, and any additional courses up to 18 credits. Students who wish to complete an Accounting emphasis will complete 21 credits, of which 3 credits will be added toward the “Other Open Electives.”

Management Emphasis (15 credits)

Marketing Emphasis (15 credits)

Sustainable Business Emphasis (15 credits)

Finance Emphasis (15 credits)

Management Information Systems Emphasis (15 credits)

Accounting Emphasis (21 credits)

Students who intend to qualify to take the CPA exam as either (1) a BSBA degree-seeking student or (2) as a bachelor-degreed student returning to college, registering for any ACC course should only choose among courses offered in this emphasis area. Students must earn a grade of C or higher for credits to count towards CPA exam qualification (Colorado Revised Statutes).

Other Open Electives (8 credits)

  •     Advised Electives  8.0 credits

PLEASE NOTE: Students are encouraged to take courses that fulfill an emphasis or concentration that may lead to employment in a business-related field. Electives may be any course numbered 100-499 from guaranteed transfer, general transfer, or career & technical education program courses. No PED 100-249 or PED 275  courses allowed for the elective portion of the degree. It is highly recommended that students seek academic advising in their degree planning.

Total Credits Earned

General Education Requirements (40 credits)
Lower-division Business Requirements (20 credits)
Upper-division Business Requirements (34 credits)
Upper-division Business Electives (18 credits)
Other Open Electives (8 credits)
Total Credits Earned (minimum 120 credits)

Additional Requirements for Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), and Associate of General Studies (AGS) Students:

  • Wellness Requirements Transfer Level (*) PED/OUT/DAN or HWE 100  or HWE 111 : 2 credits. 
  • Colorado Mountain College requires its AA, AS and AGS graduates to be proficient in computer use. To graduate, a student must demonstrate proficiency via an examination administered by the college or take CIS 118 . If you take the 3-credit course, it will be applied to the open elective credits.



◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

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

For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements .