"I’ve had an excellent experience in the PhD Program at CU. The faculty are truly dedicated to training and mentoring their students, and the opportunities to develop and succeed are exceptional. Also, the environment at CU is highly supportive and collegial, making it an enjoyable place to learn. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to come to CU."
Christina Kan (PhD '15)
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Mays Business School
Texas A&M University
"My position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona is in large part due to the faculty and PhD Program's at CU. The finance faculty's diversity of expertise and open-door policies honed my research interests, while the coursework developed me into a well-rounded researcher. Financial support, for data purchases and conference attendance, allowed me to focus on my research and develop a dissertation combining theoretical, empirical and numerical methods - a true product of the CU experience. Without the faculty's guidance and the PhD Program's financial support, I wouldn't be where I am today."
David Brown (PhD '14)
Assistant Professor of Finance
Eller College of Management
University of Arizona
"I can’t imagine having a more enjoyable or productive PhD experience than the one I had at Colorado. The training and instruction are excellent and well rounded. The research seminars are frequent and active, offering exposure to current research and an opportunity to network with the broader academic community. The high level of collegiality among and between PhD students and faculty produces a vibrant and stimulating research environment. The mentoring and support from the faculty was crucial in launching my academic career."
Jeremy Michels (PhD ’14)
Assistant Professor of Accounting
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
"The professors at Leeds are always supportive and genuinely care about PhD students. I never had a hard time approaching anyone for help or advice on research ideas I wanted to develop. I also appreciate the multidisciplinary culture here. Over the course of my PhD study, I took courses and engaged in research collaboration with faculty at the Leeds school and across the campus. The rigorous multidisciplinary training and the collegial environment allowed me to fully explore my intellectual potential."
Jingjing Li (PhD ’13)
Assistant Professor of Commerce
McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia
“The PhD program at Leeds prepared me well for an academic career in finance. The faculty are very approachable and gave me a lot of individual attention during my five years at Leeds. Throughout the program, I was given opportunities to co-author with senior faculty, present my research at both domestic and international conferences, and develop my own research agenda.”
Jordan Martel (’18 PhD)
Visiting Assistant Professor
"Based on the program's outstanding reputation in entrepreneurship—my area of study—I had high expectations for my time at Colorado. I can say today, without any doubt, that my experience at CU-Boulder exceeded those already high expectations.
The management department faculty were engaged, and always supportive of the students. I think what I appreciate most about the program was the fact that PhD students were viewed as an integral part of the research community at the school. The faculty at Boulder encouraged internal research seminars, workshops, and they were always willing to engage me in discussion about my research.
Pursuing my PhD at Colorado was certainly one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences in my life, and I am proud to call myself a graduate of the University."
J. Michael Haynie (PhD '05)
Vice Chancellor for Veterans and Military Affairs, and
Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship
Whitman School of Management