School of Business

Dedicated to preparing students for the global marketplace.

The business world can be extremely rewarding for those who are well-prepared. A strong foundation in business will enable you to enjoy the long-term gains of your career–regardless of the fluctuations of the economy. Western Colorado University’s unique model of business education is dedicated to comprehensively preparing you for the global marketplace.

Areas of Study

Accounting

Accounting

Major | Minor

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Business Administration

Major | Minor

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Business Administration and Environment & Sustainability

Major

Business Analytics

Business Analytics

Minor

Business Law

Business Law

Minor

Economics

Economics

Major | Minor | Secondary Licensure

Energy Management Landman Program

Energy Management

Minor | Emphasis

Finance

Finance

Emphasis

Financial Analysis

Financial Analysis

Emphasis

Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship (ICE)

Minor | Emphasis

latin american business

Latin American Business

Emphasis

Management program

Management

Emphasis

Marketing

Marketing

Emphasis

Outdoor Industry MBA

Outdoor Industry MBA

Master of Business Administration

Outdoor Industry MBA

Outdoor Industry MBA 3+2

Accelerated Degree Programs (3+2)

Professional Accounting CPA

Professional Accounting (CPA)

Emphasis

Resort Management

Resort Management

Emphasis

Sales

Sales

Minor

Education at the speed of the global marketplace.

Our business programs are evaluated annually to ensure that our curriculum matches the needs of the global marketplace. As a business student, you can seize the unique opportunity to be mentored by accomplished industry-leading professors, develop relationships with potential employers and gain practical experience in more than 40 internship locations.

Getting ahead

Western students meet with interested employers at the annual Job and Career Fair.

Career Success

We cultivate well-prepared business professionals.

At Western, our professors ensure that business students have a strong foundation in communications, problem solving and critical thinking. Our business curriculum tracks the requirements of the markets, mixes business theory with practical application to real-world problems and offers unlimited experiential learning opportunities. Western’s School of Business will help you form relationships with potential employers and gain experience through internships—all of which will set you up for a successful business career.

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Prepared for success

In a mock internship interview, student Tierce Weaver faces an interview panel.

Take advantage of Western’s scholarship opportunities.

We know that financing your education is expensive and the process can seem overwhelming. We are committed to helping you find the resources you need to start and finish for your education at Western. To ensure that you have a clear understanding of the financial aid process, we’ll answer any questions that you might have and help your work through navigating the different resource options you might have including student loan repayment, personal budgeting and personal debt management. We can also work with you to discuss the details of our 37 School of Business scholarships.

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Leading the way in business ethics

Six Western students took home first-place honors at the ninth annual University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) Business Ethics Case Competition.

Study Abroad

Explore a world-sized classroom.

Take your education international with Western’s School of Business with Harlaxton College, a top-ranked study abroad program. Harlaxton College is a 150 room Victorian manor house in the English midlands. Study for a full semester, a summer or a two week intensive course. Not only is the Harlaxton College program competitively priced compared to other study abroad programs, but the location allows you to explore the rest of Europe in your spare time.

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World-sized classroom

Explore global opportunities in the School of Business with Harlaxton College, a top-ranked study abroad program.

News & Research

Western students excel at regional sales competition

Western students excel at regional sales competition

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Western professor featured in VentureWell article

Western professor featured in VentureWell article

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Western students traveled to Vail Headquarters to get insider’s perspective on hospitality industry

Western students traveled to Vail Headquarters to get insider’s perspective on hospitality industry

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Western alums land ‘Dream Job’ with Ski.com

Western alums land ‘Dream Job’ with Ski.com

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Western students sweep business ethics case competition

Western students sweep business ethics case competition

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Western Outdoor Industry MBA student featured in Denver Business Journal

Western Outdoor Industry MBA student featured in Denver Business Journal

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Western championed as 2019-20 College of Distinction

Western championed as 2019-20 College of Distinction

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Pair of Western graduates profiled in Careers in Professional Selling magazine

Pair of Western graduates profiled in Careers in Professional Selling magazine

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Western Outdoor Industry MBA receives scholarship funds from Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office

Western Outdoor Industry MBA receives scholarship funds from Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office

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Western Business School Appoints New Outdoor Industry MBA Director

Western Business School Appoints New Outdoor Industry MBA Director

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Western Students Earn NextCycle Incubator Grant

Western Students Earn NextCycle Incubator Grant

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Western Students Win Second Straight Rocky Mountain Investment Challenge

Western Students Win Second Straight Rocky Mountain Investment Challenge

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Outdoor Industry MBA students head to Outdoor Retailer

Outdoor Industry MBA students head to Outdoor Retailer

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Western’s new Outdoor Industry MBA receives accreditation

Western’s new Outdoor Industry MBA receives accreditation

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Western unveiling Outdoor Industry MBA for 2018-19

Western unveiling Outdoor Industry MBA for 2018-19

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Microbrew course teaches beer, business and everything in between

Microbrew course teaches beer, business and everything in between

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Business students seek to elevate leadership at Western

Business students seek to elevate leadership at Western

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Faculty & Staff

Department Information

School of Business

Dean

Peter Sherman, Ph.D.

Dean of School of Business

Program Coordinator

Veronica Wilde

Program Coordinator

Contact Information

970.943.2231

Campus Location

Western Colorado University
Borick Business BUilding 213
1 Wester Way
Gunnison, CO 81231