The Business Minor is a 12-credit program designed to supplement any major at CU Boulder. It includes core classes in Marketing, Management, Accounting and Finance, followed by a choice between five “track” options in Innovation, Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Global Business or Real Estate, and ending with a real-world-relevant business plan development capstone project and a final awards ceremony and celebration.
Business Minor students have access to many of the AACSB-accredited Leeds School of Business resources, including its renowned faculty and centers, connection to an extensive professional network, ongoing professional development events and leadership opportunities. Coupled with Leeds’ connection to the startup world in greater Boulder, the Business Minor is perfect for students who are exploring entrepreneurship, interested in business and management, or who want to accelerate their career prospects after graduation.
Emmanuel is pairing his psychology and law interests with the Business Minor to discover new ways of applying his skills. He is considering a joint MBA/JD and is using the Minor to figure out what kind of law to study. "[The Innovation class] helped with how to manage teams and how I manage myself within teams, and it's also given me this passion for leadership and character development."
Paula, Civil Engineering
Paula chose CU Boulder because of the opportunity to pursue the "crossover" between engineering and business: "What I'd really like to do in my career is not just design for a problem and come up with a solution, but also make it happen... to do that you need to understand markets, the money behind it and the incentives people have - that's why I chose to do the Business Minor."
Kelsey sought out career support from Leeds' Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility and landed an internship with local natural foods startup, Jahmu. Her advice for new Business Minors?"There is so much opportunity to network within Leeds and follow your career path - take advantage of it!"