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.
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.
Western students meet with interested employers at the annual Job and Career Fair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore global opportunities in the School of Business with Harlaxton College, a top-ranked study abroad program.
Taryn Mead, Ph.D.
Graduate Faculty for the School of Environment & Sustainability and Outdoor Industry MBA
Ralph Hanke, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Graduate Faculty in Outdoor Industry MBA
Kevin A. Nelson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of the School of Business, Graduate Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA
Kate Clark, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Environment & Sustainability Program; Graduate Faculty in Master in Environmental Management programs, Environment & Sustainability and Sociology programs
Jessica Laramie, J.D.
Director of Energy Management Program, Senior Lecturer in Business Administration, Graduate Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA
Christopher Greene, J.D.
Associate Professor of Business Administration Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship (ICE)
Brooke Moran, Ph.D.
Professor of Recreation & Outdoor Education for MEM Graduate Program, Graduate Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA
Jeffery Dykes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Business Administration, Graduate Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA