UCCS College of Business adds Mini-MBA to non-degree offerings

Eric Nissen, (719) 255-3755, enissen@uccs.edu Tom Hutton, (719) 255-3439, (719) 351-6519, thutton@uccs.edu
Shawna Rogers

COLORADO SPRINGS – Busy professionals who want to further their business acumen in a relatively short timeframe have a new option through the University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Business.

The UCCS Mini-MBA, offered through the college’s Office of Professional and Executive Development will allow students to attend classes one night per week for 13 weeks, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the UCCS campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

“The Colorado Springs’ business community has been asking for a non-degree program in business acumen,” Shawna Rogers, director, Office of Professional and Executive Development, said. “Professionals have voiced a need to have big picture business skills – such as budgeting – to position themselves for promotion. We are excited to respond to this need.”

The $3,100 program includes a light dinner before each session, parking, manuals and 3.9 Continuing Education Units through UCCS. All University of Colorado alumni, and those who have previously enrolled in Office of Professional and Executive Development courses, are eligible for a discount. Participants will immediately apply classroom work within a capstone project, “$75K in 75 Days.” The project involves choosing and implementing a business strategy that will have a direct business impact of $75,000 within the referring organization in a 75-day timeframe. Additionally, successful graduates of the UCCS Mini-MBA who choose to pursue a master’s degree in business will not be required to take the Graduate Management Aptitude Test.  The new program will begin April 5 and end June 28. For more information, visit uccs.edu/business/OPED or call Rogers, (719) 255-5215.

The UCCS College of Business was established in 1965 and has more than 1,100 undergraduates and 350 MBA and online MBA students. The College of Business and Administration awards the Bachelor of Science in Business and Bachelor of Innovation degrees. The Graduate School of Business Administration awards the Master of Business Administration degree and the Master of Science in Accounting. More than 8,000 alumni of the College of Business live and work around the world. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu/business.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest-growing universities in Colorado. The university offers 45 bachelor’s, 22 master’s and five doctoral degree programs. UCCS enrolls about 12,000 students on campus annually and another 3,300 in online programs. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu.