New CU-Boulder leadership minor to launch in spring 2014

Oct. 14, 2013

Former University of Colorado President Alexander E. “Sandy” Bracken knows a few things about the role that effective leadership plays in career success and life in general. As the Newton Leadership Chair at CU-Boulder, Bracken has the task – and desire – to bring more leadership training and development opportunities to students across all academic disciplines. One of the major components of this goal is the creation of the Newton Leadership Studies Minor, which will launch in the spring 2014 semester along with a new class (LEAD 1000) titled “Becoming a Leader.”

Colorado business confidence falls slightly going into fourth quarter, says CU-Boulder Leeds School

Oct. 1, 2013

The confidence of Colorado business leaders has slightly declined going into the fourth quarter as uncertainty facing a potential government shutdown and the federal deficit increased, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Experienced entrepreneurs better cope with stress by knowing value of time away, says CU study

Oct. 1, 2013

Taking breaks from the stress of a startup improves experienced entrepreneurs’ mental well-being, but not inexperienced entrepreneurs’ well-being, says a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Covert product placements in TV shows increase consumers’ memories and brand attitudes, says CU-Boulder study

Sept. 23, 2013

Consumers who watch television sitcoms and see product placements through covert marketing have better memories of the products and better attitudes toward the brands, according to three joint studies led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Colorado to see continued growth in 2013, forecasts CU economist

July 16, 2013

The Colorado economy continues to grow in 2013 at a magnitude that exceeds previous expectations going into the year, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Midway through the year, Colorado’s job growth rate is up by about 2.3 percent -- a gain of about 52,400 jobs from May 2012 to May 2013. The job growth rate is expected to continue to rise to about 2.5 percent -- a figure that was revised from estimates last December when the projection was at about 1.8 percent.

Colorado business confidence surges going into third quarter, says CU-Boulder’s Leeds School

July 1, 2013

The confidence of Colorado business leaders has continued its strong upward trend, surging into the third quarter of 2013, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

CU-Boulder students partner with middle school to teach financial literacy

May 22, 2013

As the school year wraps up, students at Summit Charter Middle School in Boulder will debrief on how their $25,000 stock portfolio performed. The middle school students invested money under supervision as part of a course created and taught by accounting and finance students from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business .

Business uncertainty the main impediment to corporate hiring, says CU-Boulder study

May 3, 2013

The sluggish recovery of U.S. jobs since the recession began is due to companies being mired in business uncertainty about national policies rather than other hiring and financial roadblocks, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study. Businesses are uncertain about the yet-to-be-realized costs of policies such as health care, tax reform and environmental cap and trade as regulations take shape and are implemented, according to lead author Sanjai Bhagat, a provost professor of finance at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

CU student lands prestigious postgraduate position with accounting board

May 1, 2013

When it comes to social responsibility, Emily Booth is getting down to business. Booth will graduate with distinction this May with concurrent bachelor's and master’s degrees in accounting and a certificate in Socially Responsible Enterprise from the Leeds School of Business at CU-Boulder.

Leeds School of Business team takes top prize at international real estate competition

April 19, 2013

Students from the real estate program at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder, successfully made the sale to a panel of judges and became grand-prize winners of the 2013 International Real Estate Case Competition hosted by the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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