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Leeds MBA Program Makes Value Colleges 2015 Ranking of Top 50 Best Value MBA Programs

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 16:55

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Value Colleges ( www.valuecolleges.com ), an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate college education, has released its 2015 ranking of the Top 50 Best Value MBA Programs at http://www.valuecolleges.com/rankings/best-value-mba-programs/ . Value Colleges' Top 50 Best Value MBA list is a guide to the colleges and universities that give students the best return for their investment: colleges that meet the ideal combination of affordability and excellence, with high ROI and low debt. These fifty schools represent the most secure investment for students hoping to improve their education and status... Read more »

Assistant Professor Stefanie K. Johnson Cited in Recent Wallethub.com Article on Best and Worst States for Working Moms

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:15

2015’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms by John S Kiernan Although women now comprise roughly half of the American workforce, they still earn about three-quarters as much as men do and have far less upward mobility, as evidenced by the fact that less than 5 percent of Fortune 500 companies have female chief executives. Even the new crop of high-profile female CEOs seems to be drastically underpaid compared with their male peers. Such obvious inequality has spawned a great deal of debate about gender roles in a shifting socioeconomic environment. Workplace inequality is important not only in the... Read more »

Assistant Professor Jeffery York Quoted in WalletHub's Study Examining 2015's Best Cities to Start a Business

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:27

2015’s Best Cities to Start a Business - From Wallethub.com by John S Kiernan Americans are born with an entrepreneurial streak. It’s in our DNA. From Manifest Destiny and the Gold Rush to the Industrial Revolution and the Internet Age, intense periods of innovation have molded our economy and sparked important societal advancements. Innovation is never easy, though. Hardship and necessity underpin much of our entrepreneurial progress, largely because the motivation to enter the unknown in the face of bleak odds simply is not in abundance when more comfortable avenues remain to be explored. Driven by a dearth of traditional... Read more »

Leeds' Executive Director of Career Development, Katie Connor Cited in Recent Article on Finding Jobs and Career Development

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:40

business Plenty of jobs in Colorado, but the hunt is hard By Vince Winkel Staff Writer - The Boulder Daily Camera (read article on bdc website here) Posted: 04/18/2015 08:46:19 PM MDT | Updated: 4 days ago Luke Vernon, a Boulder resident and CU graduate, founded Luke's Circle in 2010. ( Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer ) While Colorado's economy remains strong with an unemployment rate of 4.2 percent — with Boulder County down to a rate of 2.8 percent — career experts say that being a job seeker is still a challenging job in itself. "Today it is all... Read more »

Center for Education on Social Responsibility and the Leeds School of Business to Host Groundbreaking International Conference on Ethics

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 06:59

April 22, 2015 The Leeds School of Business’ Center for Education on Social Responsibility at the University of Colorado Boulder will host an international conference on business ethics May 19-20 in Boulder. The Partners in Business Ethics (PBE) Conference convenes deans and academics from the world's leading business schools from nine countries with corporate leaders from such companies as Ball Corp., CH2M Hill, Hain Celestial Group, and WhiteWave Foods Company as well as senior executives from Walmart, Arrow and Newmont Mining. The conference will address the vital need for ethics education through the creation of a working doctrine that will... Read more »

Leeds Alum Ryan McMunn Addresses How to Build a Strong Start-Up on Reuters.com

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 06:32

Ryan McMunn, Founder & CEO of BRIC Language Systems, to Speak on Panel NEW YORK, NY-- "Events like How To Build A Strong Start-Up, put on by Ivy Oasis NYC & Columbia University IEOR Department, are incredibly important for young entrepreneurs," says Ryan McMunn. Mr. McMunn, Founder & CEO of BRIC Language Systems , will be on a panel discussing the Future of Entrepreneurship at the event, which takes place on Saturday, January 24th. In addition to the Future of Entrepreneurship panel, the conference features a technology panel, law / legal advice panel, non-profit panel, and keynote speaker Murat Aktihanoglu,... Read more »

Colorado Business Review, Issue 2, 2015

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:45

Download The Colorado Business Review, Issue 2, 2015 Colorado’s transportation industry helps move people and products safely and efficiently throughout the state, and includes the transportation of passengers and cargo, scenic and sightseeing transportation, support activities related to transportation, and warehousing and storage. The articles in this issue reflect this diversity, with contributions from the Colorado Department of Transportation, Denver International Airport, Plenary Concessions, Boulder B-cycle, the Public Utilities Commission, RTD, and Uber. Read/Download the Colorado Business Review, Issue 2, 2015Read more »

Margaret Campbell, Professor of Marketing Shares her Insights in the Article "Gain Consumer Trust and Loyalty by Flaunting Your Flaws" on sitepoint.com

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 16:33

Gain Consumer Trust and Loyalty by Flaunting Your Flaws Joshua Kraus Published April 6, 2015 Tweet Subscribe It was 1959 and Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB) had a problem. Volkswagen had hired the New York City ad agency to create a new marketing campaign for the Volkswagen Beetle, but the Volkswagen Beetle was not an easy sell. For one thing, Volkswagen originated in Nazi Germany, and the Beetle was contracted by Adolf Hitler. But its tarnished history wasn’t the Beetle’s only liability. The late fifties were a time of economic boom and growing families, and the small, compact Beetle didn’t gel... Read more »

Professor Peter McGraw, FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films Address the Issue of Being Funny in “Good Humor”

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:23

How To Be Funnier By FiveThirtyEight What makes something funny? Can you make yourself funnier? University of Colorado professor Peter McGraw is trying to answer those questions and solve other mysteries in humor. The latest “ Collectors ” film from FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films, “Good Humor,” directed by Jamie Schutz, follows McGraw as he tries to help David, an unfunny brewery owner, become funnier. But this isn’t all a big joke — as McGraw said: “To understand what makes things funny is actually to understand people.” CLICK HERE to Watch the short video at http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-to-be-funnier/Read more »

A Great Example of Principled Leadership From Leeds School of Business Undergraduate Students and the Leeds Scholars Program.

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 08:56

CU business students, Boulder groups to host job readiness fair for the homeless Boulder Boost Project aims to help homeless individuals with resume, interview skills By Sarah Kuta Staff Writer - Boulder Daily Camera Posted: 04/07/2015 12:33:10 PM MDT | Updated: about 19 hours ago If you go What: Boulder Boost Project, a job readiness fair for homeless individuals When: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St., Boulder More info: on.fb.me/1MZJuLf When she moved to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado, Kate Harris couldn't help but notice the visible homeless population living in... Read more »

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