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A business degree from CMU is versatile, flexible and valuable. There is a need for employees with business knowledge across all industries. In addition to positions in corporate America, nonprofit organizations like hospitals, school systems and theaters also require people with business training and skills.

One of the most popular degrees at CMU is the Bachelor of Business Administration. To complete their studies, students in the BBA program will select one or more areas of concentration listed below.

A business degree is just the beginning to launching a successful career in a variety of industries.

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The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is designed to prepare students for the challenges of today's organizations, as well as, the business world of tomorrow. The program provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to compete in both the local and global business environments. Additionally, the program allows for an emphasis in a specialized area. Click the button below to see all available business degree programs.

Academic Requirements for Bachelor of Business Administration in Various Concentrations

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration combines the technical skills and business proficiency necessary for success in today’s business world. A unique program, this BAS allows students who have already earned an associate of applied science degree to build upon their technical specialties with Essential Learning courses, and junior- and senior-level business courses. This allows associate degree holders to gain a 4-year degree in approximately four additional full-time semesters (depending upon prior coursework).

Academic Requirements for Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration

The minor in business prepares students to enter the world of business with the basic business skills needed to contribute more efficiently and effectively in their place of work. Students will build a foundation in accounting, management, marketing and workplace communication. Additionally, courses in management, marketing, accounting, finance and computer information systems allow students to choose classes that best fit their program goals. A business minor coupled with a non-business major can increase the employment opportunities available in a variety of areas.

Academic Requirements for Minor in Business

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree is designed for students who intend to continue their education and obtain a baccalaureate degree. The AA is also an appropriate choice for students who will take upper division coursework in the arts, humanities, or social and behavioral sciences. The Associate of Arts in Business Administration degree gives students an overview of the business world.

Academic Requirements for Associate of Arts in Business Administration, Liberal Arts

Graduates with a business degree hold positions in organizations from entry-level manager to chief executive officer. Colorado Mesa University's BBA graduates are entrepreneurs, small business owners, bank vice-presidents, product managers in advertising firms, and project and operations managers in manufacturing organizations.

Many of CMU's BBA graduates have gone on to earn advanced degrees in business such as the Master of Business Administration - one of the most sought after degrees by employers in today's job market.


Upon admission to CMU, students interested in pursuing a BBA will be placed into a “Pre-BBA” program. To declare their concentration(s), students must complete 30 credit hours and have at least a 2.0 GPA. To declare your major please fill out an add major/minor form on the forms page.

Graduate Programs

CMU offers a Master of Business Administration degree. Beginning Fall 2019, the MBA program will be offered fully online.

3+2 Programs

Through our unique 3+2 Program, students can pair a select bachelor degree with a Master of Business Administration and complete both degrees in five years.