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Leeds School of Business

Boulder, CO


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University of Colorado Boulder Graduate School Overview

Established in 1876, CU Boulder lies in the heart of the city and produces some of the best and brightest in these fields. University of Colorado Boulder’s talented faculty, students and alumni are leading the way for the next generation by inspiring inventive, humanitarian and social enterprises around Colorado, the U.S. and the world. CU Boulder is Top 3% worldwide for scholarly research citations and consists of 12 research institutes and 75 research centers.

There are currently over 5,700 graduate students from over 100 countries enrolled at CU Boulder Graduate School. As one of the nation’s top-ranked Tier 1 research institutions, CU Boulder Graduate School offers more than 190 graduate programs across seven colleges and schools. 

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Explanation of Key Facts at Leeds School of Business

The Leeds School of Business is a community of innovative and principled business leaders who gain the analytical skills needed to succeed in a globally competitive marketplace. 

The school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), representing the highest standard of accreditation for business schools internationally.

The Leeds School of Business is recognized as the Top 25 public graduate business school (U.S. News & World Report, 2019), Top 10 business schools for entrepreneurship in the U.S. (Bloomberg, 2018), and #14 public university for entrepreneurship (U.S. News & World Report, 2019). The school is also ranked Top 30 public full-time MBA program in the U.S. (Bloomberg, 2018).

Majors and Degree Offerings at CU Boulder Leeds School of Business

The Leeds School of Business offers the following areas of study: 

Accounting, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Finance, Real Estate, Supply Chain Management, and Taxation. Further details about the Leeds School of Business can be found. 

CU Boulder Graduate School has produced 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 MacArthur ‘genius grant’  fellows and has been ranked Top 15 public university for entrepreneurship (U.S. News & World Report, 2019). 

There are 850+ visiting international scholars and CU Boulder Graduate School is listed as Top 30 in the world in education (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2018). CU Boulder Graduate School is one of only 34 public research universities in the Association of American Universities. The school is proud to have 51 Fulbright fellows since 2006 and 20 Rhodes scholars.

Admissions at CU Boulder Leeds School of Business

Admission to CU Boulder Graduate School will be considered once all material is received, including letters of reference. Deadlines vary by program type and materials are due on their respective date at 10pm MST. Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, or have done work equivalent to that required for such a degree.

Applicants must show promise of ability to pursue advanced study and research, as judged by the student’s scholastic record and have adequate preparation to enter graduate study in the chosen field. Applicants should have at least a 2.75 (2.00=C) undergraduate grade point average. 

Further information can be found on the CU Boulder Graduate School page.

CU Boulder Leeds School of Business Costs and Financial Aid

CU Boulder Graduate School offers fellowships, teaching and research assistantships, and training grants to eligible students. To learn more about financial assistance, contact the department to which you are applying.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts (MBA/MA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Science (MBA/MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 237
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GMAT
Thesis Required
Research internship


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline December 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GMAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GMAT

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 6.42%
Black or African American 1.39%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.74%
Unknown 3.13%


Male (61%)
Female (38%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 59
Part-time - 0
Male (48)
Female (11)


Focus of faculty research: Finance; marketing; entrepreneurship; marketing research; consumer behavior
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:

Location & Contact

Address Boulder, CO  80309
United States

Phone: 303-492-1411
University of Colorado Boulder