Program Dates: June 11 - June 17, 2023


The world of business is changing, and your perspective is needed!


Find out how below:

Interested in creating solutions for today’s business problems? Want to gain experience working in diverse teams and develop connections with Leeds School of Business faculty, staff, and corporate partners? If so, we invite you to apply to be part of the KeyBank Business Leadership Program (BLP) this upcoming summer. BLP is designed to provide a high impact learning experience through case study. Participating students will gain hands on experience competing in a case challenge set to solve real-world business problems.

  • December 1 – Applications Open
  • March 5 – Applications Close
  • March 12 – Supplemental Materials Due (Essays, Unofficial Transcripts, and Resume)
  • March 19 – Recommendation Form due from high school official 
  • April 14 – Admissions Decisions Release
  • April 21 – Program Offer Acceptance Deadline

BLP participants are tasked to work in teams to create and implement a marketing campaign for our corporate partners. The team which creates the best solution will win a $1000 scholarship to the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.

  • Students who identify as underrepresented, diverse, student of color, first-generation, or interested in gaining a diverse business experience are encouraged to apply
  • Colorado Residents
  • Current high school juniors entering their senior year during the Fall 2023 academic year
  • Incoming first-year Leeds School of Business during the Fall 2023 academic year


The cost of tuition is generously supported by KeyBank, the Leeds School of Business, and corporate partners. Our prior corporate partners have included KeyBank, Key Equipment Finance, Arrow Electronics, Enterprise, Gogo Business Aviation, and TD SYNNEX.

  • Connect and learn from leading experts from major corporations and get answers about their business and career path
  • Meet Leeds School of Business faculty and administrators
  • Gain confidence while strengthening business and leadership skills
  • Make new friends with students from a range of high school

Program Applications Open Thursday, December 1, 2022 and close Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 11:59 (MST)

Part I: Complete Initial Interest Form

Students with expressed interest in applying to the KeyBank Business Leadership Program and or Women in Business Case Competition must complete the Initial Interest Form. Once the form is complete applicants will be invited to submit their supplemental program materials.

Part II: Submit Program Materials

  • Personal Essays
    Both essays are required, should not exceed 500 words each, and must be submitted in a single PDF file. Students who are interested in applying to both programs must address program interest in essays.
    • Essay One
      • At the University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business, no two Buffs are alike. We value difference and support equity and inclusion of all students and their many social intersecting identities. How will you contribute to the diversity of the Business Leadership Program and/or Women in Business Case Competition summer programs?
    • Essay Two
      • How might your participation in the Business Leadership Program and/or Women in Business Case Competition fit into your field of study and/or future goals? Think about your prior/current coursework, extracurricular activities, work/volunteer Professional Resume
  • Professional résumé
  • Recommendation Form from a high school official
  • Unofficial High School Transcript

Supplemental materials must be received by Sunday March 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM (MST)​

If you have any questions, please contact

Gerardo Ceballos at or 303-492-7800