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Lunch and Learn with the CFO of Denver International Airport

Dec. 3, 2019

For a recent lunch and learn, the Adam Smith Society hosted Gisela Shanahan, the CFO of Denver International Airport . One of the first women in the airport industry, Ms. Shanahan has been with DIA for the last 10 years. Much of her talk touched on the history of DIA...

Students taking GMAT exam

GMAT or GRE? Choosing Your Standardized Test

Nov. 21, 2019

When preparing to apply to a graduate program, one of the main questions prospective students ask is which standardized test, GMAT or GRE, should they take. Like many other MBA and MS programs around the country, Leeds accepts scores from either test and the admissions team does not have a...

The office has beautiful views of downtown Boulder.

New Product Development at Sterling Rice Group

Nov. 19, 2019

One of the benefits of an MBA program in Boulder is the ability to visit local companies. As an optional field trip as part of Professor Jay Waddell’s New Product Development class, a group of Second Year MBAs visited the downtown office of Sterling Rice Group. Founded in 1984, SRG...

AndiSue in her pilots seat

Alumna Spotlight: Andrea Phillips, Military MBA ('17)

Nov. 15, 2019

Andi-Sue in her Pilot seat Current Job : Human Factors Engineer Consultant | Airline Pilot Andrea "Andi Sue" Phillips elected to get her MBA after service in the Navy for 20+ years. She shares with us her reasons for pursuing the MBA after the Milltary and how our Evening MBA...

Enjoying tacos and meeting new faces.

The Women in Business Annual Retreat

Oct. 29, 2019

Leeds has a dedicated approach to bridging the gender divide in business with its End the Gap 2020 Initiative. Throughout the year, students are encouraged to attend events and workshops, and participate in clubs and groups that strive to diversify the world of business. Within the graduate program, MBA candidates...

Leeds Through the Eyes of a Changemaker

Leeds Through the Eyes of a Changemaker

Oct. 1, 2019

Meet Hannah, a second-year MBA studying organizational change management at Leeds School of Business. She describes her decision to attend Leeds as “the best investment I ever made in myself.” Hannah recently received the Rebecca Adamson Indigenous Rights & Business Scholarship . “I want to use my degree to remove...

First-Year MBA students meeting with Second-Year MBA students to learn more about internships

Disco Intern-O! 2019: A Fun Way to Network

Sept. 12, 2019

Students are back on campus, and classes are underway for Fall 2019. As Leeds welcomes the MBA Class of 2021, it encourages students to step outside the classroom and explore other ways to get involved with the program and with each other. Disco Intern-O! offers one such way to mingle...

Barney Ford Silent Auction: The Most Anticipated (and Best) Event of the Year

Barney Ford Silent Auction: The Most Anticipated (and Best) Event of the Year

July 11, 2019

Eight first-year Leeds MBA students, six months, zero dollars in the budget, and countless hours of working closely with the administrators at Leeds, after classes and on weekends, all to host one of Boulder’s most exciting events of the year: The Barney Ford Silent Auction 2019 . This year’s $30,000...

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Benefits of a Full-Time MBA Program

July 3, 2019

As someone in the Leeds Full-Time MBA Program , I feel adequately qualified to expound on the benefits of a full-time program, as opposed to the benefits of the Evening/Part-Time or Executive Program . Below, I’ve boiled down the biggest full-time MBA benefits, in my opinion, into four buckets: Time,...

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A Day in the Life of an Evening MBA Student

May 13, 2019

Hey there! I’m Mark Harris, a first year in the Leeds Evening MBA program focusing on operations. In addition to taking night classes in Boulder, I work a full time job at a chemical manufacturing plant in Denver, CO. In my (very limited) free time, I like to chase my...

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