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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    620
  • Program Cost
    $17,868
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
995 Regent Drive
419 UCB
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0419, United States
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The Leeds School of Business at CU, Boulder is based at a university that’s creating the industries of the future – on a campus with four Nobel Prize winners – and in a city that’s rated as one of the nation’s top five for business creation. Those powerful assets are reflected in the School: Top-rate academics in business functions, opportunities to connect across campus and around the world, and an emphasis on programs that develop students’ skills for professional impact, and tastes of how business creation and growth happen in the real world. Leeds is also a center of innovation. In our community, faculty specialize in it and companies we work with show how it’s done. Our community, both the school and the city, attract inspired people who come up with inspiring ideas. All this gives Leeds an edge in developing confident, exceptional performers—Leeds people are ready to conquer the tough job market and the huge challenges of a shifting global economy. Leeds people are drivers of value creation for business, nonprofits and society at large. We’re rooted in social responsibility and ethics, with the most fully integrated student development in this area of any school in the country. To help ensure students get the most out of what Leeds has to offer, we provide a personalized “whole student” approach. We help students find the right focus and get the most out of a big university by working with them one on one. We have one of the best mentoring programs in the US, connecting students with working professionals. We also offer top-rated career and academic advising services. And we have active partnerships with companies who help with our programs and bring great job postings for students. Boulder is also one of the most beautiful settings in America, with stunning vistas and amazing opportunities for recreation and inspiration. We’re within easy reach of other places that make Colorado a global destination, including Denver, Aspen and Vail.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    46%
  • Selectivity
    61%
  • Job Offers
    77%
  • Average Salary
    $72,949.00
  • Top Industry
    Technology

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  • Jan 15
    MBA Program Round 2 Application Deadline

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About University of Colorado at Boulder

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.24 GPA of All Applicants 3.27 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 57
  • Median 48
  • Middle 80% 21 to 105
Admissions Selectivity
61% Leeds School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

620 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
74% 592
78% 620
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 274
61% 61.0
46% 46.0
Female
28% 28
International
18% 18
Re-Applicants
2% 2
1% 1
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Other Business
  • Accepted
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Other Business
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Purdue University
  • Colby College
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado State University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • Application Essay Important
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
1% 1
1% 1
710 to 739
4% 4
6% 6
680 to 709
10% 10
11% 11
650 to 679
10% 10
13% 13
620 to 649
15% 15
19% 19
590 to 619
23% 23
27% 27
560 to 589
13% 13
14% 14
530 to 559
15% 15
9% 9
500 to 529
4% 4
0% 0
Under 500
5% 5
0% 0
English Language Requirements
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Technology 19%
Top Industry
  • Other 17%
  • Real Estate 17%
  • Consumer Products 13%
Markit 3
Top Employer
  • DaVita 2
  • juwiwind 2
  • Gaiam 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
77% Leeds School of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
46% 46
64% 63.699022556390986
46% Receive Offers
36% 36
58% 57.85206896551723
36% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
31% 31
21% 21.110859375
31% Receive Offers
33% 33
25% 24.93132867132867
33% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
0%
7% 7.091818181818181
80% Graduates seeking full-time employment
14% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Markit 3
  • DaVita 2
  • juwiwind 2
  • Gaiam 2
  • Ball Corporation 1
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
9% 9
$102,450.00
73K 135K
Finance/Accounting
26% 26
$76,300.00
45K 85K
General Management
13% 13
$56,500.00
50K 72K
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
28% 28
$68,467.00
45K 95K
Information Technology
6% 6
$91,333.00
72K 120K
Operations/Logistics
5% 5
Data not provided
Other
13% 13
$82,200.00
57K 120K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
6% 6
Data not provided
Consumer Products
13% 13
$61,714.00
45K 80K
Financial Services
9% 9
Data not provided
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
2% 2
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
3% 3
Data not provided
Non-profit
3% 3
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
7% 7
$62,167.00
54K 73K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
4% 4
Data not provided
Real Estate
17% 17
$76,833.00
65K 95K
Technology
19% 19
$76,778.00
50K 120K
Other
17% 17
$75,857.00
47K 120K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
2% 2
Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
11% 11
$60,800.00
50K 72K
More than five years
38% 38
$75,343.00
46K 120K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
European Free Trade Zone
2% 2
Data not provided
North America
98% 98
$71,817.00
45K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. South
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
87% 87
$70,878.00
45K 135K
U.S. Midwest
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. West
8% 8
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Covidien 3
  • Rocky Mountain Institute 2
  • NREL 2
  • Dividend Capital 2
  • Madhava Natural Swetener 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Net Impact Conference
  • MBA Women International
  • Denver
  • San Francisco

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $17,868
  • Budget $36,920
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $31,962
  • Budget $51,014
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$9,275 Average Scholarship Amount
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
0%
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$514,350
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
0%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
50 Leeds School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Team project
35% 35
Case study
30% 30
Lectures
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Other
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MA (Arts)
  • MBA/MCS (Computer Science)
  • MBA/MS (Science)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • 2 digital classroom upgrades, 2 analog classroom upgrades, 16 partial classroom upgrades, lecture capture technology upgrades, 4 new VM hosts, 4 new applications, 1 new SAN, 1 new research server, Salesforce.com, New Xerox printing contract, new Leeds website, 4 new teamrooms with screens, monitors, etc.

Students: Who are my classmates?

17% International Students
28% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
84% 84
Asian American
5% 5
Hispanic
5% 5
Student Citizenship
North America
84% 84
Asia
14% 14
Middle East and North Africa
1% 1
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • International Club
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

4,561 Living MBA Alumni 0 Countries where alumni clubs exist
0 Active alumni clubs
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.