Join us in transforming education in Business and Engineering. This program is motivated by a national need for innovation, and builds on our national reputation such as U.S. News and World Report rankings. In 2006, UCCS was recognized as a leading university focused on undergraduate education. While one does not have to be a leader to innovate, it certainly helps.

A major component of the program is multidisciplinary innovation teams working on real projects for real companies. New and exciting projects are being actively pursued everyday by students in the BI program. Many companies in our community are actively involved in current projects. The ability to team with the community on projects, a cornerstone of the program, is nothing new for UCCS, which has been recognized for its nationally leading community engagement.

The strong interdisciplinary teaming nature of the BI program provides critical experience working across fields and across ages as well as a positive and diverse social network for the students to draw upon. It is expected to further enhance our efforts toward supporting and retaining minorities and women in engineering.

People from around the world are interested in the BI.

  • BI-visitors-2014The BI in Marketing is a synthesis of a wide variety of disciplines, including management, economics, psychology, statistics, and sociology. Marketing classes tend to attract students that excel in creative areas, problem-solving capabilities, and strategic thinking.
  • The BI in Service Management is an integrated collection of courses designed to provide the unique skills and knowledge required to succeed in the service economy. This emphasis is especially valuable for those who plan to work in a management or professional capacity in the service sector, including professional service organizations (e.g. law, accounting), customer service departments, call centers, help desks, insurance etc.
  • BI in Management provides a foundation for careers in management, human resource management, small business management and entrepreneurship, and public agency management. This area of emphasis addresses contemporary issues in management and the changing roles of managers and leaders at all levels of the organization.
  • The BI in International Business introduces students to a number of new and dynamic events and processes that influence the world economic, cultural, and political arenas, as well as preparing students with the basic skills required for effective international business management.
  • BI in Information Systems includes an introduction to basic computer hardware and software, programming, databases, networking, along with the fundamentals of analysis and design and project management. The continuous advances in the use of decision support systems and management information systems make the field one from which to build a productive career in business.
  • BI in Human Resources prepares students for careers in HR by covering such topics as recruiting, staffing, training and development, performance appraisal, evaluation, compensation, career planning, safety and health, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, and labor relations.
  • BI in Finance encompasses both the science and the art of managing money and investments. The finance curriculum is divided into three primary areas: financial management, financial markets and institutions, and investments. The study of finance provides students with an understanding of numerous financial theories such as the relation between risk and return, the factors that determine asset values, and strategies for minimizing the risk exposure of both corporations and investors. An understanding of these theories helps students develop the ability to make sound and practical business and personal investment decisions.
  • BI in Business Administration provides students with both the business background and skills of a classical Bachelor of Science in Business Administration plus the technical and team skills to work on innovative projects. Abilities include: (1) recognize the broader issues in engineering technology-related problems or in global innovation problems;  (2) understand business, legal, and societal constraints affecting this technology; and (3) have the ability to communicate key issues, needs, potential options, and final solution to a challenge.
  •  Students who earn a BI in Accounting are prepared for careers in financial accounting, managerial accounting, accounting systems, taxation, and auditing. The emphasis is designed to prepare students to work in public accounting, business and industry, and not-for-profit and governmental organizations.
  • Example Major Sheet: BI in Business (Traditional Option)
  • Example Major Sheet: BI in Business (Emphasis Option)