A rising tide raises all ships, right? You believe in the power of a strong economy to benefit the lives and dreams of the whole community. Many of us find our pride and purpose in the work we do, and you are someone to create jobs, design products, build a business, bring your dreams into reality, and bring your community on board.
In addition to coursework in business school majors, you'll find a variety of student organizations, community business competitions, and mentors in Durango’s business community to support your growth as a business leader.
Literally every business requires accounting. And the quality of that accounting can make or break a business. In this major, you'll not only learn the mechanics of tracking business finances and reporting requirements, but you'll gain an understanding of the theory and ethics that support best practices.
A Business Administration major is the broadest business major we offer. Your coursework prepares you for all aspects of running a business. You'll learn about business decision making, data analysis, managing employees, business ethics, finance, and more.
Businesses today rely on complicated and elaborate systems to manage information. In this major you'll learn essential programming languages such as C++ and Python. You'll also look at the bigger picture of network infrastructure and systems design, as well as specific and practical topics like IT security and project management.
Economics coursework covers concepts such as opportunity costs, supply and demand, as well as the functioning of our economic system in personal, business, and governmental operations. You'll also cover ethics in economics and gain an in-depth understanding of the ways that markets function.
In our Entrepreneurship & Small Business major, you'll learn how to identify opportunity and convert an idea into a successful business. You'll also study business and market modeling, customer psychology, and data interpretation, along with many other essential concepts.
Learn to communicate in a way that connects a businesses or other organization to its audience quickly and powerfully. You'll learn the methods to understand an audience, study behavior through psychology and economics, and develop the skills to combine this into a compelling narrative.
As a Music Business major, you'll learn the details of how music is published, licensed, legally protected, and consumed by audiences. This major combines a strong foundation in music, including theory and piano proficiency, with core business courses such as management, business venture, and marketing.
As a Sport Administration major you’ll study the theory and practice behind the phenomenon of sports. You’ll look at legal aspects, marketing, sociology, and more. This is the perfect major for those who see themselves working in the sports industry.
Many students complement their major with a minor or certificate that adds depth or specificity to their primary academic focus. Most majors are also offered as minors, but additionally, the following stand-alone minors and certificates may support your studies in business.
Fuel your entrepreneurial journey with competitive business skills to drive economic growth in your community and boost your financial success.
Enter your business plan to win startup cash to help launch your idea. When you enter HawkTank, you’ll receive training, support, and guidance throughout the competition to improve and refine your business plan.
Our study abroad program provides students with a unique and affordable educational experience. Our faculty leads students annually in a study abroad program with course offerings designed to accelerate students’ path to graduation.
A centralized location for business development, entrepreneurship, pre-incubation, incubation, and business acceleration, you can find mentorship from a successful business leader or put your experience to service mentoring a new entrepreneur.
The Center for Innovation also offers a well-appointed coworking space in the heart of Durango's downtown.
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