School and Ranking Information
The Colorado Springs area has mostly private institutions offering degrees in finance. Based on rankings, school type and student services, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area with finance degrees:
- Winner: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is the only public school in the area with degrees in the field. The school offers an undergraduate business and graduate business administration degrees with finance specializations.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Colorado|
|Rankings||Tied for #51 for Regional Universities in the West (2015)*|
|Location||Colorado Springs, CO|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$7,024 (in-state), $18,437 (out-of-state)**|
|Business Administration Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Business Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||382**|
|Most Popular Business Administration Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (276 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||46%**|
|Noteworthy||The school's undergraduate business program is tied at #113 in the United States (2014)*|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
- Business college accredited by AACSB International
- The university's business college is ranked as one of the top options in the country for veterans, according to Military Times (2015)
- UCCS has more than five business organizations and clubs for students
Home to over 11,000 students annually, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs offers about 60 degree programs and has one of the largest graduate student populations of any public university in the state. As of fall 2014, the school had close to 2,000 graduate students. UCCS has an undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.
The College of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business with a finance focus and an MBA with a finance specialization. The bachelor's program with a concentration in finance includes courses in banking and money, financial management at the international level, managing a portfolio and investments, finance concepts and corporate finance. Core business courses include economics, business writing, business law, accounting, information systems and finance.
The MBA finance concentration is available in both online and on-campus formats. All MBA students are required to complete foundation courses in statistics, accounting and economics, as well as core courses in marketing, strategic management, information systems and corporate finance. Students who choose the finance emphasis explore investment management, business cycles and financial management on an international scale.