Business Administration


Western's Business Administration curriculum provides the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful career in business and management. The degree program builds a solid business foundation, covering accounting principles, business law, international business, finance, economics, statistics and marketing.

You can choose a general Business Administration major or one in several emphasis areas:

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Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309. To find scholarships based on year of study (e.g. - Freshmen Scholarships), please see the navigation to the left.

 Western Presidential Scholars Award

The Western Presidential Scholars Award is a full tuition scholarship available to Valedictorians of Colorado high schools (residents only) aimed at increasing the number of high achieving students attending Western State Colorado University.  The scholarship is renewable for eight consecutive semesters (four years) and will cover full in-state tuition charges after the COF stipend is applied.  The Western Presidential Scholars Award would replace any other merit scholarship that may have already been awarded to the student.  The Western Presidential Scholars Award is a competitive scholarship (application is required) as there are a limited number of awards available each year.  Below are some details you should know:

Minimum Criteria

  •          3.80 cumulative High School GPA 
  •          25 ACT score/1200 SAT combined score
  •          Be ranked #1 on high school transcript or certified as ‘valedictorian’ by high school official

Application Process

To apply students must submit a letter of application, one letter of recommendation, and provide verification of Valedictorian status.  Completed applications must be received by April 1st of each year.

Renewal Criteria

  •          Must enroll in and successfully complete 12 credits each semester (24 credits each year)
  •          Must maintain a 3.0 GPA at Western 

Faculty & Staff


Professor of Business Administration
BS, MA, PhD, University of Alabama
Phone: 970.943.2673
Office Location: Borick Business Building 221
Assistant Professor in Business Administration
BA Western State Colorado University, JD University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.
Phone: 970.943.3189
Office Location: Borick Business Building 226
Associate Professor of Business Administration / Innovation + Creativity + Entrepreneurship (ICE) Project Director
BS University of Wyoming, JD University of Colorado School of Law
Phone: 970.943.2300
Office Location: Borick Business Building 222
Assistant Professor
Phone: 970.943.3020
Office Location: Borick Business Building 242
Associate Professor of Finance
Phone: 97.943.3005
Office Location: Borick Business Building 215
Lecturer in Business Administration
BA Illinois State University in Politics and Government, BA Illinois State University in History, MS University of Denver in Natural Resources & Environmental Law, JD University of Denver
Phone: 970.943.2538
Office Location: Borick Business Building 229
Lecturer in Business Administration
Phone: 970.943.3027
Office Location: Borick Business Building 245
Associate Dean of the Business School, Professor of Business Administration
BA Brigham Young University, MA, PhD Michigan State University
Phone: 970.943.2610
Office Location: Borick Business Building 243
Lecturer in Accounting
BS Finance, East Central University, MBA University of Oklahoma, CPA Colorado
Phone: 970.943.3009
Office Location: Borick Business Building 250
Professor of Business Administration
Undergraduate Degree, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, MA, MPA University of Texas at Austin, PhD Pennsylvania State University
Phone: 970.943.2566
Office Location: Borick Business Building 241
Assistant Professor of Marketing
BS University of Virginia, PhD University of Utah
Phone: 970.943.3008
Office Location: Borick Business Building 246