Leeds School of Business

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Business: Ku Cha and wife, Leeds grads

David L. Ikenberry, dean
419 UCB phone: 303-492-1809
Fax: 303-492-7676
School website: leeds.colorado.edu

THE NEW INNOVATION ECONOMY requires—and rewards—richer knowledge, sharper skills and a global mindset. Ultimately the edge belongs to those who bring inspiration and purpose to their work. 

Within this climate, the Leeds School of Business embarks on an innovation agenda designed to leverage our unique assets: the intellectual capital of Leeds faculty, our focus on the ‘whole student’ experience, our strong network of alumni and industry partners, and our stunning and dynamic location.

Leeds holds accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International). Leeds awards four types of degrees: the bachelors of science (BS), the master of science (MS), the master of business administration (MBA), and the doctor of philosophy (PhD). Students can specialize in accounting, finance, management and entrepreneurship, and marketing.

World-class faculty provide the foundation for breakthrough thinking—creating knowledge from research, disseminating knowledge through teaching, and applying knowledge in collaboration with the business community. Faculty discoveries are frequently published in prestigious academic journals, which enhance the school’s reputation for inspiring innovation.

From orientation to graduations, Leeds faculty and staff guide students to discover and optimize their potential. Through an array of targeted services, students create an individualized journey that maximizes the impact of their experience. Ethics and social responsibility are hallmarks of a Leeds education, and the school’s commitment to professional development is unrivalled.

Leeds alumni and industry partners stand united to offer a meaningful level of engagement with students, faculty, and other key stakeholders that is uncommon among business schools. Alumni provide the support and resources that ensure graduates are poised for maximum impact. Corporate partners infuse relevance to Leeds’ curriculum innovation, supporting new programs and providing the school access to professional talent.

Beyond its breathtaking vistas, Leeds joins the University of Colorado and the Boulder community to provide inspiration that generates extraordinary opportunities for students. Cross-campus collaborations with fields like engineering and science link Leeds faculty and students with more resources to put innovation into action. And Boulder, the nation’s hotbed for thriving start-up companies, contributes intellectual energy through a high concentration of advanced technology industries. 

Together, these assets make Leeds uniquely qualified to deliver on our mission of educating principled, innovative leaders who drive value.