Published: Feb. 16, 2015

Feb. 16, 2015

John Helmers, Leeds School, 303-492-1016  
Richard Wobbekind, Leeds School, 303-492-1147
Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-3117

Feb. 16, 2015

The Evening MBA Program, offered by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, is going south -- in a good way.

Beginning in May, the program -- offered since 2000 on the CU-Boulder campus -- also will be available at the Liniger Building at CU South Denver, located at 10035 Peoria St. in Parker, Colorado.

The two-year program is designed for busy working professionals. Courses, which include everything from Socially Responsible Enterprise to a seminar in Global Perspectives, meet two nights per week. The cohort-based structure brings together students who navigate their studies through a committed and collaborative network they develop during the program. In addition, class topics often spill over into helping students with business challenges they may face in their daytime jobs, said David Ikenberry, dean of the Leeds School.

“We’re very excited about this expansion,” Ikenberry said. “This top program offers busy professionals who cannot accommodate the drive to Boulder the opportunity to earn the same excellent MBA delivered by some of our best faculty in this new Parker location. Furthermore, we are thrilled to provide our south Denver corporate partners with a new tool for them to better retain and develop the next generation of leaders in their firms, a critical talent-development challenge we hear.”

The Evening MBA Program traditionally yields a graduation rate greater than 90 percent, which officials attribute to students’ experiences with their cohorts and top-tier Leeds School faculty, as well as the entrepreneurial culture and team dynamic that influence many of the courses.

The Leeds School’s Evening MBA Program currently is ranked No. 39 in the nation among part-time programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

“We’re very proud of the Evening MBA Program’s reputation, not only from what we hear from our students, alumni and industry partners, but also in how we perform in national rankings,” said Richard Wobbekind, economist and senior associate dean for academic programs at the Leeds School. “A signature component of this program is the service and support we deliver to busy professionals so they can better focus on their studies. We handle all course registration details, provide course books and all class materials and even cater evening meals. We provide an on-site staff assistant prior to each session to answer questions and provide as much support as we can to these high-achieving students.”

The Liniger Building at CU South Denver continues to offer services of The Wildlife Experience, which was founded in 2002 and is designed to be a cultural and educational center and a community asset for south Denver. The facility continues to host exhibits in fine art, natural history and interactive science and provide space for private and community events. The first CU South Denver classes in the facility took place in August 2014; the University of Colorado’s four campuses offer a supply of quality higher education options for the residents of south Denver, ultimately combining quality higher education with community service and events.

In addition to the Evening MBA Program designed for working professionals, the Leeds School continues to offer its Full-Time MBA Program on the Boulder campus. The application deadline for the first class of the Evening MBA Program at CU South Denver is April 1. For more information and to apply visit


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