Chairperson: Michael Tomlin, Ed.D.
Email: miketomlin AT adams DOT edu
Telephone: (719) 587-7161    
Professor(s): Edward Lyell, Ph.D.; Linda Reid, D.B.A.; Michael Tomlin, Ed.D.   
Assoc. Professor(s): Zena Buser, Ph.D.; Patricia Robbins, Ph.D.   
Asst. Professor(s): Sheryl Abeyta, M.T.; Melissa Freeman, Ph.D.; William Herrmann, M.B.A.; Natalie Rogers; Elizabeth Thomas, M.B.A.; Armando Valdez, M.B.A.; Mohamed Yusri Zaro, M.B.A.; Natalie Rogers, M.B.A. (visiting)   
Instructors: N/A   

The mission of the School of Business is to deliver a contemporary, integrated business curriculum emphasizing teaching excellence in a student-centered environment. The School of Business offers several degree programs. Minors are offered in consultation with the department chair in all the majors except economics, small business, pre-international business, business education, and advertising.

The School of Business has one national professional business fraternity, Phi Beta Lambda, and a national honor society in business, management and administration, Sigma Beta Delta. Other student clubs include: Agribusiness, Pacioli Club (in accounting) and an Adams State Toastmaster’s Chapter. The accounting program is recognized by the Colorado State Board of Accountancy.

The student will acquire competency to apply sound business practices and to understand the evolving business and economic environment under which business decisions must be made. Graduates are prepared for a variety of jobs in accounting, finance, management, marketing, research in public and private sectors, small business, and teaching.


Master of Business Administration

Online delivery allows today’s busy working professional the opportunity to participate in a program without putting your career on hold. Whether you travel extensively, have a job that prevents you from attending traditional oncampus classes, or have family obligations that limit your available time, the flexibility of online delivery brings the Adams State University M.B.A. program to you, on your schedule.

The online M.B.A. curriculum is well suited for people with either business or non-business undergraduate degrees. You’ll spend six continuous semesters, or two years, learning key business, health administration, leadership, and public administration concepts to make you more effective in your current job or to open new employment opportunities.

The online M.B.A. curriculum offers a level of quality and rigor consistent with Adams State’s reputation for excellence as an educational institution. The distance M.B.A. program welcomes students from around the globe. Learn how to begin today. For more information, to be added to our mailing list, or to request an M.B.A. application, go to

5-year B.S./M.B.A. Program
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

With emphases in:

  • Advertising
  • Business Teacher Education (with secondary teacher licensure)
  • General Business
  • International Business

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

With emphases in:

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Health Care Administration
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Office Management
  • Small Business

Associate of Arts in General Business
Minor in Accounting
Minor in Agribusiness
Minor in Business Administration
Minor in Finance
Minor in Health Care Administration
Minor in International Business
Minor in Management
Minor in Marketing