2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog

Office of the Dean

Location: Kepner 2053

Telephone: 970.351.2764

Dean: Don Gudmundson, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs: Karen F. Turner, Ph.D., C.P.A.

The Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business (MCB) offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with opportunities for students to pursue specialized study in the emphasis areas of Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Management, Marketing and General Business. The College offers Minors in Business Administration (including an Entrepreneurial Option in the BA minor), Computer Information Systems, Network and Information Systems Security, Nonprofit Administration, Entrepreneurship and Global Business.

The College of Business was established in the summer of 1968 as an autonomous degree-recommending unit, with a primary mission to provide education for business administration.

Recognized in 2000 by CCHE as a Colorado Program of Excellence, the College has become an integral part of the University and is committed to advancing the Mission, Goals and Values of UNC (as specified in earlier pages of this Catalog). The College's own mission statement has been developed to support that of the University.

Introduction: Monfort College of Business

MCB offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Highly-qualified faculty teach in reasonable class sizes (average of 30) in a technology-rich environment. The program is complemented by state-of-the-art learning facilities, an executive professor program, and an approach to learning that links theory with practice. MCB remains as the only business program in U.S. history to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

College Learning Goals and Objectives


As part of the Monfort College of Business’ continuous improvement efforts, it has developed the following learning goals and objectives. The outcomes related to these learning goals and objectives are measured and the results are reviewed by faculty. Corrective actions are taken as needed to ensure a superior learning experience for our students.

MCB Learning Goals

MCB Learning Objectives

Be knowledgable of key concepts in core business curriculum

Students will demonstrate a firm understanding of core business concepts.

Be effective communicators

Students will prepare and deliver quality presentations on a business topic.


Students will prepare quality business documents.

Demonstrate conceptual and analytical skills

Students will analyze data and information to identify key problems, generate and evaluate appropriate alternatives, and propose a feasible alternative.

Be proficient with technology

Students will demonstrate proficiency in common business software packages.

Demonstrate ethical awareness

Students will be knowledgable about ethics and social responsibility.


Students will identify the ethical issue or problem, analyze the consequences for various stakeholders, and develop an acceptable resolution.

Be proficient with discipline-specific knowledge

Students will demonstrate a firm understanding of discipline-specific knowledge within their emphasis.


Students will demonstrate competency with advanced topics within their emphasis.

Mission Statement

To provide excellent primarily undergraduate and focused graduate business programs and related learning opportunities that prepare individuals for successful careers and responsible citizenship in a global society.  We accomplish this by focusing our efforts in teaching, research and service to benefit student learning.

AACSB Accreditation

The Monfort College holds AACSB-accredited status in business administration and accounting. AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is the premier accrediting agency for business school quality in the U.S. According to a recent Business Week article, “Today, just having the degree isn't as important as where you get it...As corporations become savvier buyers of...talent, they are giving more weight to the AACSB seal...Accreditation shows that a business school cares about the quality of its program.” The Monfort College's programs have been AACSB-accredited since 1992.

MCB Advising Center

Location: Kepner 1095

Telephone: 970.351.1233

Director of Academic Advising: Mary Graves

Academic Advisor: Stephanie Hemje

The Monfort College of Business Advising Center provides admission and general academic advising services to all Business Administration majors and minors, as well as supplementary services for all other MCB academic programs and departments. The Advising Center monitors all admissions, transfer credits and continuation requirements.

The Advising Center provides information about the MCB Honors Programs for the College and also provides students with information on graduate study in Business Administration.