Our Business Degree Programs

Undergraduate Program
Evening Program
Online Program

Next Start Date: 
August 24, 2020 (All Programs)

Graduates from our business program have secured positions in Fortune 500 companies and major industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Many business graduates go on to pursue their Master's degrees at some of the nation’s finest business schools.

Students also benefit from the Institute for Leadership and Professional Excellence at Columbia College, a nationally-recognized program noted for its innovative approach to the promotion of leadership skills in young women.


  • Focus on individual student learning
  • Experiential learning through internship placements, classroom exercises, and site visits
  • Concentrations help diversify your educational portfolio increasing your marketability
  • Approach incorporates the international scope of business operations
  • Expand knowledge and skills in public, private, and non-profit sectors

College has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone to improve my soft skills in addition to offering me the opportunity to gain real-world experience. 

Chattlin Jahtorie '20

Business Areas of Study 

We offer a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Business as well as a minor and a variety of concentrations and certificates. Learn more about your options, the classes we offer, and areas you can focus on when you study Business. 

Major Course Requirements

  • Business, BA (Undergraduate Program)
    • Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management Concentration
      Stand out as a job candidate with leadership skills, management perspectives, academic training and real-world experience in the industry.
    • Marketing Concentration
      Learn and apply analytical, research, and strategic skills to maximize company profits and other strategic objectives. Students in the marketing concentration will learn brand management, product and service development, analytical sales management, creative advertising, and communication skills.
    • Sports Management Concentration
      Combine the administration of sport, fitness, and recreation with the foundations of business to work as leaders and planners in an ever-changing field. Many of the fields students study in this concentration are similar to other business concentrations, including Finance, Marketing, PR, Leadership Skills, Communication, and more.
  • Business Administration, BA (Undergraduate Program) 
  • Business Administration, BA (Evening & Online Program) 
  • Business Administration, BS (Undergraduate, Evening & Online Programs) 
    • Business Administration Concentration 
      Continue to dive into business fundamentals. You'll study business finance, research methods, and global business enterprise.
    • Business Analytics Concentration 
      Learn about data mining, data visualization, decision models, and data management systems. 

Minor Course Requirements

Certificates Overview

  • Business Management (Undergraduate, Evening & Online Programs)
    Ideal for students preparing for management-level positions, refresh your management knowledge and skills. 
  • Business Analytics (Undergraduate & Evening Programs) 
    Learn how to use software to mine large amounts of data and create business intelligence to better understand their customers, suppliers, employees, and rival firms.
  • Cyber Security (Undergraduate, Evening & Online Programs)  
    Help prevent sophisticated computer viruses, malware and scams. This certificate will help you analyze, manage, and mitigate cyber threats for organizations, society, and countries.
  • Hospitality Management (Undergraduate Program) 
    Study management and marketing as well as hospitality in weddings, food and beverage, lodging, or convention and events.