University of Colorado Boulder - Leeds School of Business

Contact Information

Andrea Young, Associate Director of Admissions
Helen Zucchini, Director of Marketing & Outreach

Phone: (303) 492-8397
Fax: (303) 492-1727
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Graduate Degree Programs

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

MS in accounting, 10 – 18 month program
MS in business analytics, 12 month program
MS in finance, 12 month program
MS in real estate, 12 month program
MS in supply chain management, 12 month program

PhD in accounting, finance, marketing, management or information systems and operations


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 for MBA programs and at for our master’s programs. Requirements include the following:

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree
  • Official copies of transcripts for each college or university attended
  • Two professional references
  • Responses to several essay questions in the application
  • Official GMAT score not more than 5 years old


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.


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 Education on 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 costs for the 2017-2018 academic year are:

Full-time MBA

  • In-state residents: approximately $27,900
  • Non-residents*: approximately $37,200

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

Evening MBA

  • $8,300 per semester ($49,800 total cost for the 6-semester program)



  • In-state residents: approximately $39,000
  • Non-residents: approximately $53,000



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.