Burridge Programs are designed to enhance and enrich the experience for financial major students at the Leeds School of Business.

Burridge Center Programs

Women in Finance

The Women in Finance class is a new student club looking to support female finance students! 

Several business programs have either met or are close to meeting this objective. One of the programs that is the furthest from meeting this objective is Finance. Women continue to comprise approximately 20% of finance graduates – a statistic that has remained nearly constant since the 1980’s.

The Women in Finance Forum brings female finance professionals together to speak to students about their careers, experiences and have an open discussion. 

Visit our website for more information!

Excel Training/Financial Modeling

The Burridge Center is proud to work with a number of 3rd party training vendors, such as Wall Street Prep and Pillars of Wall Street

The Burridge Center organizes various extra and co-curricular training sessions for interested Leeds students. We try to schedule these in person, and over the weekend to not interfere with classes.

Please email matthew.fleming@colorado.edu for more information. 

Case Competitions

Case Competitions are an excellent opportunity for resume-ready and real-world experience. 

There are dozens of case competitions organized across the country and world. The Burridge Center helps support students interested in case competitions in various ways.

  • Help build a team or promote/recruit students
  • Meet and discuss strategy/tactics
  • Connect with professionals in the area of the competition
  • Financial and other related support

Some annual competitions we are very familar with include the CME Trading Challenge, the CFA Research Challenge (Buffs advanced to Semi-Finals in 2022), and the new Excel Modeling Challenge hosted by our friends at the University of Arizona.


Personal Financial Planning Program

The financial planning track is available in the finance area of emphasis.

The track is designed to prepare students for a career as a personal financial planner and to take the CFP® certification exam. 

Personal Financial Planning is a holistic process involving:

  • Establishing a client relationship;
  • Determining client goals;
  • Collection of relevant information;
  • Financial analysis and formulation of a plan of action;
  • Working with the client to implement the financial plan;
  • Monitoring the plan and making adjustments over time.

Learn more here: PFP Website

Quantitative Finance Certificate

The Quantitative Finance Certificate Program is an undergraduate certificate program housed in the Leeds School of Business.

Designed to provide the foundation for a lifetime of analytical problem solving. The Program appeals to accomplished students who enjoy solving analytic problems as applied in their career of choice. Students with these skills and interests are in high demand in the business world which becomes more analytical and mathematical every year. In addition, successful candidates will be well-prepared for further study at the graduate level.

The program offers two tracks:

  • The Actuarial Studies Track
  • The Quantitative Finance Track

The two tracks differ only in application. If you are unfamiliar with the two fields, see the links to the left for an overview. Although similar, each curriculum is tailored to the area of application. Curricula are rigorous and multi-disciplinary, with required coursework drawing from the Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and the Economics Department, as well as the Finance Division of the Leeds School of Business. The confluence of such widely varying material is one of the unique features of the program. Successful completion of the Program requirements is a significant accomplishment. The Program is not a major and is open to students majoring in any subject. However, the program has extensive course requirements which mesh most closely with students majoring in Business (finance emphasis), Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Economics.

Steve Pardo Memorial Lecture

Burridge Center helps support the annual Steve Pardo Memorial Lecture

More Info Here