University of Colorado Boulder - Leeds School of Business

Contact Information

Andrea Young, Associate Director of Admissions
Nate Holt, Assistant Director of Admissions

Phone: (303) 492-8397
Email: Leedsgrad@colorado.edu
Website URL: www.colorado.edu/business/academic-programs/graduate-programs

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Graduate Degree Programs

MBA PROGRAMS
Full-time, 22 month immersive experience with summer internship option
Part-time, 24 month Evening MBA designed for working professionals

MASTER’S PROGRAMS
MS in accounting, 19-21 month program
MS in business analytics, 10-month program, STEM designated (Online option available)
MS in finance, 9-month program
MS in real estate, 9-month program
MS in supply chain management, 10-month program, STEM designated (Online option available)

PhD in accounting, finance, marketing, management or information systems and operations. To pursue this path,
please visit: https://www.colorado.edu/business/phd/admissions

Accreditation

The Leeds School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), which represents the highest standard of excellence in management education worldwide and demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement and peer review. In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder campus has the proud distinction of being in the elite group of Association of American University institutions (AAU).

Admission Requirements

Admissions requirements for these programs are detailed on our website at http://www.colorado.edu/leedsmba/admissions/apply-now for MBA programs and at http://www.colorado.edu/leedsms/admissions/application-information for our master’s programs. Requirements include the following:

• Completion of a bachelor's degree
• Unofficial copies of transcripts for each college or university attended*
• Two professional references
• Response to an essay question in the application
• Official GMAT score not more than 5 years old (optional**)

*Official copies are required to complete confirmation of attendance should you be admitted

**The admissions committee reserves the right to request exam scores.

Description of Learning Environment for Students

The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder fosters a supportive and collaborative environment that encourages intellectual competition and the sharing of ideas in an eager and receptive environment. A key differentiator of the Leeds School is our focus on how ethical, sustainable business practices enhance the way we conduct business today.

Whether it's the Socially Responsible Enterprise course, a course on smart growth in real estate development, or courses on how environmental management can result in corporate profits, the Leeds School is dedicated to encouraging programs that contribute to the world's understanding of the impact business has on society.

The goal of the MBA program is to provide you with a rich educational and extracurricular environment that will prepare you for success in an increasingly complex global work environment. Professors use a blend of formal lectures, class discussions, case studies, and company-based consulting projects to offer you a comprehensive understanding of world business. In addition, co-curricular activities sponsored by the school, student organizations, and the business community enhance the academic experience by providing you with a wide variety of projects, mentors, internships, and networking opportunities with the professional community.

The MS programs provide a concentrated, in-depth education with a specialized area of focus. Each of these programs includes extensive course work and a practical application of materials, preparing students for a range of job opportunities.

Faculty

As world-class academics involved in business research, private consulting and international teaching opportunities, Leeds faculty members bring cutting-edge perspectives to the MBA and MS programs. Additionally, the School has established several centers to promote research and involvement in specific areas. The reputations of the Robert H. and Beverly A. Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, the CU Real Estate Center, the Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility, and the Richard M. Burridge Center for Finance play a key role in the school's success. The centers conduct current research in their respective areas and provide important interaction with high-level professionals in a dynamic environment.

Tuition

Tuition costs for the 2020-2021 academic year are:

Full-time MBA (per credit hour)

  • In-state residents: approximately $954
  • Non-residents*: approximately $1,273

    * (US citizens and permanent residents can typically establish state residency and pay in-state tuition the second year of the program)

Evening MBA

  • $9,586 per semester ($57,516 total cost for the 6-semester program)

MS

  • In-state residents: approximately $1,053
  • Non-residents: approximately $1,474

 

Military

The MBA program enrolls students each year whose military experience adds significantly to the richness of the shared classroom and team project experience. The small class size is ideal for developing strong relationships with faculty and classmates that will serve as a solid professional network during your post-MBA career.

The Office of Veteran Affairs is on campus to help military students navigate their benefits during their time at the University of Colorado Boulder. Leeds MBA students formed the Military Student club in 2018 and it continues to provide support, networking opportunities, and friendships during your time at Leeds.