Barney Ford 2017

Getting Excited for the Annual Barney Ford Diversity Benefit

March 27, 2017

The Barney Ford Diversity Benefit is the primary event that raises diversity scholarship funds for the incoming Leeds MBA class. Organized by MBA students in support of MBA students, the fundraiser is a semi-formal night of live and silent auctions, food, and merriment for MBA students, alumni, faculty, staff and...


The 2017 Net Impact Case Competition: a conversation with the Co-Presidents

March 22, 2017

Each year the Leeds School of Business hosts the Net Impact Case Competition, NICC , which is the premier MBA case competition focused on solving real-world social and environmental business challenges. This year's case required participants to develop viable business solutions to the problem of mental illness and substance abuse...


Introducing the new Vice President of Diversity Affairs!

Feb. 23, 2017

Nigel Akotia is a first-year full-time MBA stude nt, originally from Accra, Ghana. Prior to beginning his MBA, Nigel worked for a year in financial accounting at Cadbury Ltd, the British-owned global confectionery company that makes the popular Cadbury Eggs. Nigel is concentrating his MBA in finance. Why did you...


The Internship Search: One Student’s Story

Feb. 8, 2017

Nick Fernandez is a first-year student in the Leeds MBA program. Originally from Mexico City, he has an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and worked in engineering, project development, and corporate finance for six years in the largest construction company in Mexico. Nick is concentrating his MBA in finance and...

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CrashClass: Pints and Powerpoints

Feb. 2, 2017

Last week, Leeds MBA students gathered in the backroom at Bohemian Biergarten, a favorite spot in downtown Boulder, to share Powerpoint presentations with their peers on the key takeaways from various elective classes. The purpose was to give students a fun and informal opportunity to learn about classes they may...

Bootleg Egg Founders and Leeds MBA

Two Friends and a Food Truck: The Bootleg Egg Story

Jan. 25, 2017

While most MBA students go the conventional route of finding a summer internship with an established company, Leeds MBA students Electra Guerra and Kien Do undertook a daring adventure for the summer and beyond: starting their own food truck! And thus, Bootleg Egg was born, offering what many claim to...

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The Value of Networking in Business School

Jan. 20, 2017

I’m an outgoing person, but even for me, “networking” was a term that felt daunting and uncomfortable prior to beginning my MBA. It seemed to connote a contrived social environment that felt disingenuous and unappealing. Going into business school I had heard a lot about the prominent role that networking...

Buffs2Business, MBA Experience, MBA Blog

Buffs2Business: The Inaugural MBA Career Networking Event

Dec. 16, 2016

Current Leeds MBA students had expressed a strong interest in a career-building networking event specifically for MBAs, for students to meet alumni as well as past employers of Leeds students. The student-run MBA Association (MBAA) heard the request and began to organize. The result was the first inaugural Buffs2Business networking...


Reflections from Our MBA Class President

Dec. 2, 2016

The Leeds School of Business is the 8th oldest business school in the nation. Founded in 1906, when Boulder was little more than a rugged outpost town in the wild Rockies, the school's founders were true visionaries. It is hard to understand what caused the University's original patrons to believe...


Becoming a new Parent as a 1st Year MBA

Nov. 17, 2016

An Interview with Brett Hanger and Patrick Murphy, class of 2017 Think getting your MBA sounds tough? Try doing it while welcoming your first child into your life! That’s the incredible experience of Brett Hanger and Patrick Murphy who both became first-time fathers in their first year of business school...