Leeds School of Business

At midyear, Colorado poised for continued growth in 2014, says CU Leeds School

July 10, 2014

The Colorado economy continues to outperform the U.S. economy and grow at a magnitude that slightly exceeds previous expectations, according to the midyear economic outlook released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Colorado’s employment is up by 3 percent year-over-year from May 2013 to May 2014. A total gain of 68,000 jobs in Colorado is expected for 2014 -- an upward revision to a December estimate of 61,300 jobs for the year.

Colorado business confidence inches higher going into third quarter, says CU-Boulder Leeds School

July 02, 2014

The confidence of Colorado business leaders remains positive and has slightly increased going into the third quarter of 2014, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

The third quarter LBCI posted a reading of 61.2, an increase from 61 last quarter.

CU-Boulder to offer mini-MBA course in entrepreneurship Aug. 17-22

June 30, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder will offer an intensive certificate course in entrepreneurship, taught by MBA faculty and open to the public, Aug. 17-22.

The course will expose students to the principles of entrepreneurship -- including techniques of market analysis, networking and funding -- through class discussions. It also will provide real-world experience through mentorship with entrepreneurs and work on individual projects.

New CU-Boulder business accelerator to launch six student businesses this summer

June 05, 2014

Twenty-two entrepreneurial students are gearing up to turn their innovative ideas into serious startups this summer with the support of a new business accelerator program at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Consumers infer coolness from brand autonomy, says CU-Boulder study

May 28, 2014

Consumers perceive a brand to be cooler when it suggests it’s true to itself and follows its own motives regardless of individual or societal norms and expectations, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study involving Texas A&M University.

However, the autonomous behavior of the brand needs to be contextually appropriate -- not over the top -- in order to be seen as cool as opposed to weird or rude, according to the paper published last week online and slated for the August edition of the Journal of Consumer Research.

Career development office at CU-Boulder Leeds School receives $500,000 gift

May 07, 2014

A $500,000 gift from Phillips 66 will go toward the Leeds School’s Career Development Office, which supports undergraduates by providing professional skills, career exploration and preparation, industry experiences and access to employer and alumni connections throughout the student experience.  

Four CU-Boulder students win grants to study critically needed languages

April 29, 2014

Four University of Colorado Boulder students have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Languages Scholarships (CLS) for this summer.

Chicago gets last laugh as funniest city in U.S., says CU-Boulder study

April 20, 2014

Chicago is the funniest city in the United States, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study.

Boston is the No. 2 wise guy, followed by Atlanta in third place. Denver made the top 10 list at No. 8.

Student startups compete for $100,000 in DOE-sponsored CU Cleantech challenge

April 15, 2014

Regional student commercialization projects -- ranging from an advanced manufacturing technique that prevents the clogging of whey-producing machines to an unmanned aircraft that helps farmers reduce their energy and water use -- will be recognized at the CU Cleantech New Venture Challenge this week.

CU-Boulder students qualify for international venture capital competition April 10-12

April 07, 2014

A team of University of Colorado Boulder graduate students has qualified for the final round of an international venture capital competition April 10-12 thanks in part to what it dubs its secret sauce: the local startup community.

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