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Business, Finance, and Economics

Sample Classes You Might Take:

  • Buyer Behavior
  • Real Estate Principles
  • Topics in Health Economics
  • Migration, Immigrant Adaptation, and Development
  • Sustainable Resort Tourism
  • International Marketing
  • Advertising and Society
  • Privacy in the Age of Facebook

"I chose marketing as my major, because I love business, and I especially love to work with people. I think marketing will provide the interactions I am hoping to get out of my career. Marketing can lead me into a public relations job or it can help me help a small privately owned business make it big some day."

- Emma Bartels, Marketing

You’re interested in money -- how it operates in the world, what you do with it, and the impact it has on people’s lives. As a kid, you were the one saving your allowance and starting businesses to earn money. You want to know more about how small businesses get started, how commodities are exchanged, and how foreign markets work. Try personal finance, commercial banking, or marketing and sales.

At CU-Boulder...

  • The Leeds School of Business at CU-Boulder offers a rich curriculum with a commitment to entrepreneurship and sustainability education.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Colorado Boulder's undergraduate business programs 36th in the nation in its 2013 America's Best Colleges issue. 

  • The advertising program was named "one of the country’s renowned advertising programs” by the American Association of Advertising Agencies. Students in the creative track consistently take home more awards than any other four-year university in the international One Show College Competition, the premier creative competition sponsored by New York’s One Club.

Programs and Majors

Leeds School of Business

Management (includes tracks in Human Resources, Information Management, and Operations Management)
Open Option - Business

Business Minor (for non-business majors)

Certificates in Entrepreneurial Studies, International Business, Operations & Information Management, Quantitative Finance, Real Estate, Socially Responsible Enterprise, The Business of Sports, CU Business Intensive Certificate (CUBIC)

College of Arts and Sciences

Economics (with an emphasis in Business, International, Public, or Quantative)
International Affairs (with International Economics, Business, or Political Economy focus)

Certificate in Actuarial Studies

Journalism and Mass Communication


College of Engineering and Applied Science

Certificates in Engineering Entrepreneurship and Engineering Management