Undergraduate Advising


Your Advisor

All Leeds students have an assigned academic advisor. Find out who your advisor is by logging into mycuinfo.colorado.edu. We prefer that you make appointments with your assigned advisor so that you can develop an ongoing relationship. If you have been working with an advisor other than the person assigned to you, please feel free to ask for your advisor to be officially changed.


Appointments are available Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm and Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm (last appointment starts at 4:30 pm). To schedule an appointment, please call our front desk at (303) 492-6515 or go to: leeds.ly/ugadvising. Appointments do fill up, so plan ahead, especially during registration. We do not have appointments during the first week of the semester (walk-ins only).

Walk-in Advising

Our walk-in hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Fridays 10:00 am -5:00 pm

Walk-ins are for quick questions and are limited to 10 minutes. If you have a question that will take longer or you'd like more time with your advisor, please schedule an appointment.

Wait Times

During the first two weeks of the semester and during registration months (November and April) the advising center gets extremely busy and you may have to wait several days for an appointment. If you are planning your schedule for next semester, be sure to see us early, before registration starts, so that you don't have to wait as long. If you need to see us during registration time, we highly recommend that you schedule an appointment well in advance, or come for a walk-in early in the morning when wait times are shorter.

Advising Timeline

Advising Syllabus

The Undergraduate Student Services Office Responsibility to you

  • To help you to explore your interests, abilities, and goals and to relate them to academic majors.
  • To be a responsive listener and to refer you to appropriate support services within the university when needed.
  • To discuss with you your academic performance and the implications of your performance for the undergraduate programs, graduate programs and professional programs you desire to pursue.
  • To clarify university policies, regulations, programs, and procedures about which you may have questions.
  • To challenge you to do things and think in ways that are new and different.

Our Expectations of You

  • Actively seek out help when you need it. Don't wait until it is too late in the semester.
  • Read your CU email every day. Pay attention to information sent from CU departments and offices. Email is the University's official mode of communication with students.
  • Be an actively engaged student
  • Observe deadlines and pre-requisites
  • Review your degree audit each semester and track your progress towards completing your graduation requirements
  • Meet with your academic advisor one time per year to discuss your academic plans


Visit the Registrar for a helpful step by step guide to all things registration.

Advising Holds

You'll have an advising hold if you are a first year student, if you are on probation and haven't met with an advisor yet or if you have completed 60 credit hours and haven't declared an area of emphasis yet. There may be other reasons for a hold, so be sure to contact your advisor well in advance of your registration date if you see a hold on your account. To see whether or not you have a stop, log in to your student center at mycuinfo.colorado.edu and look at the box on the right-hand side of the screen labeled "Holds" Any stops from any office on campus will be listed there and you can click on each one for more information about how to resolve them.

Course Prerequisites

Prerequisites are listed in the course description for each class. You can look these up in the catalog or on the registration system. In addition, you can find information about pre-requisites for BCOR classes at each Division's section of the website. The information sheets for each Area (available in the Undergraduate Student Services office) also list the prerequisites for the Area of Emphasis courses.

The registration system will sometimes allow you to register for a course without meeting the prerequisites, but this is NOT a good idea. If you register for a class you haven't met the prerequisites for, you can be administratively dropped at any time during the semester. We do monitor prerequisites and you will likely get caught, so don't risk it. It is your responsibility to know what prerequisites apply to each course.

Finding Arts & Science Content Areas (Core) Classes

There are multiple places where you can find which courses fulfill A&S core requirements. If you have a specific course in mind, you can look up the course description for that class in the catalog or in the course search in MyCUInfo. At the end of the description, it will say "Approved for Arts and Science core curriculum: ______."

If you don't have a specific course in mind and want to see a complete list of all classes that can count in a certain category, you can use the course search function in MyCUInfo. Enter the term and campus and click on "additional search criteria." Under "class attributes" select "Boulder A&S Core" and then under attribute value, select the core area that you would like to search for. Remember that business requires specific courses for Math and Contemporary Societies so you don't have choices in these two areas.

For a full listing of Arts & Sciences core classes, visit the A&S website.

Grades & GPA

Minimum GPA

You must maintain a cumulative (grades from all courses taken) and business GPA of 2.0 If either GPA drops below 2.0, You will be placed on academic probation and must raise the GPA(s) to a 2.0 within one semester or you will be suspended from main campus. If you started in Leeds summer 2008 or later, you must earn a C- or better in each course required for your Area of Emphasis.

Check your Business GPA

Log on to mycuinfo.colorado.edu. Click on the "Student" tab. Look for the box that says "Degree Audit." Run a degree audit with your current program, and you will see both your cumulative and business GPAs toward the top.

Taking Courses as Pass/Fail

Only non-business electives may be taken on a pass/fail basis. All A&S core, BCOR, Area of Emphasis, and Business Elective hours must be taken for a grade. In addition, all courses taken for MAPS deficiencies must be graded. A maximum of 6 hours (16 hours if you started at Leeds prior to the summer 2009) of pass/fail credit may be applied toward the B.S. degree in business administration. Pass/fail determination must be made within the first two weeks of the semester and is irreversible. A maximum of 6 pass/fail hours may be taken in any one semester.

Failing a Course

If you fail a course that is required for your degree, you will need to retake it and pass it in order to meet your degree requirements. All Fs are calculated into your GPA and can cause a significant decline in GPA. You must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and business GPA to avoid probation and possible suspension. If you are struggling in a course, contact the Student Academic Services Center for tutoring and support.


The overall University of Colorado at Boulder GPA is computed as follows:

  • Add up all the "points" for the courses you have taken. You can find these points printed on your transcript in the far right column. You can print an unofficial copy of your transcript from MyCUInfo.
  • Divide the total number of points by the total number of hours to get your GPA.
  • Courses with grade symbols of P, NC, *** , W, and IF are excluded when totaling the hours.

Your business GPA is calculated as follows:

  1. Add up the “points” for your business coursework (again these are on your transcript).
  2. Divide the total number of points by the total number of hours to get your business GPA.
  3. Grades of F earned for courses graded on a pass/fail option are included in the GPA. IFs that are not completed within one year are calculated as Fs in the GPA at the end of the one-year grace period.

A Passing Grade

Any course grade of D- or better may be used to fulfill degree requirements in the Leeds School of Business. For students starting in Leeds summer 08 or later, a grade of C- must be earned in any courses used for your Area of Emphasis. However, please be aware that you must maintain 2.0 cumulative, business, and area GPAs so you can't afford many Ds.


Incompletes are given rarely and only when circumstances beyond the student's control strongly warrant an exception. Arrangements for incompletes must be made with the instructor. If you are granted an incomplete, your record will show an "I," which stands for Incomplete Fail. Once you complete the course, you will be given a grade for the course. I's that are not completed within one academic year convert to Fs.

It is university policy that an I is posted on your transcript, and will remain even once you complete the course. Once an I becomes a grade, it will appear on your transcript as " B+/I."


If your cumulative University of Colorado GPA or business GPA falls below 2.0 you will be placed on probation.

Academic Standards

You must see your advisor to discuss your options and academic progress. If you don't see an advisor you will not be able to register for classes the following semester.

Once on probation, you have one semester (summer session and continuing education courses do not count) to raise your cumulative GPA and/or business GPA to a 2.0! If you are unable to raise your GPA to the minimum 2.0, you will be suspended for one academic year.

You should meet with your advisor often during this probation period. When you come in for your first (required) probation meeting, we will sit down with you and help you make a plan for getting off probation. It's important to know what your GPAs are and what grades you need to get to successfully return to good standing, so make sure you are monitoring these closely. If you need help, ask for it early and often.


Suspension means that you will be unable to register for University of Colorado daytime courses on any campus during the regular academic year from August to May.

You should meet with your advisor to discuss your options. Here are the ways to clear your suspension:

  • Stay out of school for one year and then apply for reinstatement. You will be readmitted on probation and then have two semesters to raise your GPAs (both cumulative and business) to a 2.0 once you return, unless your gpa drops after the first semester, in which case you will be suspended again.
  • Take Boulder Evening classes offered through the Division of Continuing Education, summer session courses at any of the three campuses of the University of Colorado, or online and correspondence courses through the University of Colorado's Independent Learning program. If you choose any of these options you must raise your GPA (business and/or cumulative) to 2.0 in order to return.
  • Take courses at another academic institution. If you choose this option, you must raise your "virtual GPA" to above a 2.0. Grades from other institutions do not transfer, but for suspension students we will calculate your transfer grades with your CU grades to make sure that your GPA is above a 2.0 before you can come back. See an advisor for pre-approval of coursework. After your return, you will have one semester to raise your actual GPA to 2.0 or you will again be suspended.

This information is provided as a guideline. If you are on probation or suspension, or are concerned about your academic status, please work with your academic advisor to develop an academic recovery plan that works best for you.


If you've successfully raised your GPA to above a 2.0 or waited two academic semesters you can re-enroll in the Leeds School of Business.

Be sure to notify the Leeds School of Business Advising Office. The Advising Office must have a written request in order to reinstate you as a student. The advisor will lift your academic stop and you will be able to enroll for the next semester.


There are tutors available for some courses through the Student Academic Services Center. If you live in the residence halls, tutoring is also available through your hall at no charge. Some departments also offer tutoring and/or study labs. If you can't find a tutor through SASC or the residence halls, try asking your professors if they know any students who are interested in tutoring other students.

The Department of Economics provides a free drop-in tutorial lab for undergraduates enrolled in Economics courses at CU-Boulder.

Course Progress

If you earn a low grade on a test, don't assume you will do better next time or that you can bring it up on the final exam. Don't wait to figure out what you are missing. Discuss the exam with your instructor/professor/TA as soon as possible. Review what you missed and assume this material will show up on another exam. Make sure you are very clear about how the curve and grading scale work for the course. Visit your academic advisor for assistance with finding the right resources. Get a tutor, form a study group, or attend a test preparation workshop.

Declaring Your Area of Emphasis

You must choose an area of emphasis from Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing. You can declare your area of emphasis (major) by meeting with an undergraduate advisor. To prepare for your meeting, review the requirements for each Area of Emphasis.

Be sure to declare your Area of Emphasis before you have completed 60 credits. If you are unsure of which area you will choose, there are a lot of resources to help you. Talk to your advisor, meet with Career Connections or the Career Center, and visit with faculty advisors. You have to take a BCOR class in each area, so that gives you a glimpse as to what the different areas are like. It will take you 3 semesters to complete the 18 credits required for your area of emphasis, so be sure to get started in area classes your junior year.

Leeds students are now officially allowed to declare two areas of emphasis. If you'd like to add a second area of emphasis, come in and meet with your advisor.


For academic and career questions specific to your area of emphasis, speak with a faculty advisor. Current faculty advisors can be found on each Division page.

Explore Your Options

There are many resources to help you choose an area of emphasis. The lower-division BCOR classes will give a good introduction to the different areas, so just by taking those you'll be exploring the options. You can also learn more about each area by visiting the faculty advisors and talking to your professors. Visit Career Connections to learn about jobs associated with each area, or take some assessments at Career Services. You can also view these videos to learn more about each area of emphasis.


How long does it take to complete a Major (Area of Emphasis)?

It depends on the Area and your other plans. All the areas have prerequisites so the first step is to look at these and make sure you take courses in the required order (i.e. you must take the 2 3000-level FNCE courses before you can enroll in the 4000-level FNCE courses). After you have completed the introductory BCORs , most areas take 3 semesters to complete. If you plan to Study Abroad or take a semester off, this could affect how long it takes to complete your Area. Please see an advisor to discuss your plans. Transfer students and IUT students who come in without BCORs completed could take up to 6 semesters to complete their area of emphasis requirements because of prerequisites.

Changing your Major (Area of Emphasis)

If you would like to change your area, contact the Undergraduate Student Services office either by stopping by theoffice, e-mailing leedsug@colorado.edu, or calling us at 303.492.6515. If you are near graduation and an area change may affect your graduation timeline, we will ask you to sit down with an advisor before the change is made.

Double Major (Two Areas of Emphasis)

You can now officially complete two areas of emphasis! If you'd like to declare a second area, or explore the options, make an appointment with your advisor to discuss your plan.


Business electives are any courses offered by the business school that you take in addition to your BCOR and Area of Emphasis requirements. You are required to complete 15-18 credits depending on when you started your program. You may use your electives to do extra courses in your area, to complete an area of application or certificate, or to pursue other business interests.

These courses are not gathered under one prefix, so it's hard to see a complete list in the registration system. You would need to search by the different prefixes (ACCT, FNCE, REAL, etc.). An easier way to see a list of courses that will count as Business electives is to look at the University Catalog. Near the back of the catalog, there is a complete listing of Leeds Business course descriptions. Please make sure you check pre-requisites before enrolling in business electives.

Staying On Track

Degree Audit

Use Degree Audit System (DARS) as a planning tool to make sure you are taking the necessary courses to graduate on time. Login to MyCUInfo, click the "Student" tab and then click "Get your Degree Audit." Your audit will show you what classes you've already taken, what is in progress, and what you still need to complete. If you have questions about your audit, or are worried that you may not be taking the right courses, see your advisor. Transfer credit may show up in the wrong category until it has been evaluated. Please point this out to your advisor.

Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS)

If you have a MAPS deficiency, there are specific courses you'll need to take that are approved for MAPS,--you can't just take any course in that area. For example, if you have a Geography MAPS deficiency, you can't just pick any course in the Geography department; you must take GEOG 1982, 1992, 2002, or 2412, which are the approved courses for this deficiency. For a complete list of approved courses for your deficiency, come to the Undergraduate Student Services office or visit aac.colorado.edu/orientation/maps.asp. If you have a class in mind, and you are wondering if it will meet your deficiency you can also look at the course description for that class. If the course is approved, there will be a statement at the end of the description that says "approved for MAPS" and tells you what MAPS requirement the course covers.

If your progress sheet or degree audit shows a MAPS deficiency, but you know you took the required courses in high school, you can submit an appeal asking that your MAPS be re-evaluated through the admissions office. Visit their website for information and petition form.

Taking courses outside of Leeds/CU-Boulder

If you are a Leeds student and plan on taking courses outside of the University of Colorado you need to get your courses pre-approved. We cannot generally evaluate courses on the spot during walk-in appointments. We will get back to you with the results of your evaluation within 5 business days. We will fill out a form called a "Transfer Pre-approval" that gives you permission to take a course elsewhere. This process should be complete BEFORE you begin the course(s), so please plan well in advance of the beginning of the semester.

Steps for transfer credit pre-approval:

  • Fill out the Transfer pre-approval form.
  • Call the CU Office of Admissions at 303.492.6301 and check if credit from the school you're attending (or plan to attend) is accepted by the University of Colorado at Boulder. This is not necessary if the credit is from CU Denver, CU Colorado Springs, or any of the Colorado Community Colleges.
  • Attach descriptions of the courses (no more than ten) you want pre-approved to the transfer pre-approval form. Drop everything off at our office. An advisor will contact you by phone or e-mail in five business days.

If you are wondering if the class you want to take has already been preapproved, check out u.select, This site will show you classes at other schools that have already been approved to transfer. However, it is very important that you still get the pre-approval form signed by your academic advisor because Leeds students fall under some very specific transfer guidelines. For example, if you are already a Leeds student you cannot take BCOR or area of emphasis classes somewhere else and transfer them back. When in doubt, talk to your advisor!

Study Abroad

Where will you find Leeds students studying abroad? Some of the most popular programs include Semester at Sea, Italy, Spain and Australia, but you'll find Leeds students studying all over the globe. We even have our very own summer seminar in London led by Leeds faculty, where you can earn 6 credits in Finance.

Forget what you've heard about how difficult it is to graduate in four years if you study abroad. With some planning you can definitely do it. Our students can take A&S core, non-business electives, business electives and sometimes even a BCOR or area class while abroad. Just be sure to look for programs that have business classes and remember to get your classes preapproved before you go!

Check out the Business study abroad guide for more info on choosing a program and what kinds of classes you can take.

Pre-Approval for CU Study Abroad Courses

Before you go abroad, it is important to have your classes preapproved so that you know how they will apply to your degree. Follow these steps to have your courses preapproved:

  1. Meet with an advisor to get an updated copy of your progress sheet or view your degree audit online to see what requirements you still need to complete for your degree.
  2. Go to the study abroad website and get course descriptions for the classes you are interested in taking abroad. To get course descriptions, click on "Once Accepted" and then on "Program Course Descriptions" and select your program. Choose courses you are interested in that may fill requirements you need. We can approve business courses and non-business electives for you. A&S Core are approved through Study Abroad. It will be your responsibility to bring us proof showing that any A&S core courses you take have been approved for core so that we may apply them to your degree. Print a description for each course you want us to evaluate. Choose a maximum of 10 courses for evaluation. Note: Semester at Sea courses must have a course number for evaluation.
  3. Get the Academic Advising Form for CU-Boulder Programs from the Study Abroad office or website. Fill out the top portion of this form.
  4. Get the Study Abroad Course Evaluations form from the undergraduate office. Fill out the "Course Listing" form on the back of this handout. Make sure you fill out the entire form, including what you are hoping the course will count for.
  5. Submit your 2 forms (step 3) and course descriptions for review and set up an appointment. To be eligible to make an appointment, you must bring the course descriptions, your study abroad approval form with your name and the institution you are attending filled in, and the Course Listing form to the Undergraduate Student Services Office. When you drop these documents off, we will schedule an appointment with you for no less than 5 business days later. During your appointment (plan for at least 30 minutes), an advisor will explain the results of the evaluation to you and discuss your academic plan.

Advisors must do extensive research to determine how the classes you want to take abroad will apply to your degree. For this reason, we are not able to do pre-approvals via walk-in. You must make an appointment.

Studying Abroad Independently

It is possible for students to study abroad independently, through a program not associated with CU. If you plan on doing this, your first step is to research and select the program that you will go on. The Study Abroad Office may be able to give you some advice on where to look.

Obtain University of Colorado at Boulder Studying Abroad Independently Course Pre-approval forms from the Study Abroad Office.

Go to the Office of Admissions and have someone sign on the first line confirming that the institution is approved for transfer credit to CU (You must earn the equivalent of a C- or better for any courses to transfer).

Then, choose courses you are interested in and find course descriptions. Narrow down your course selection to no more than 10 for approval. Bring the course descriptions/syllabi and pre-approval form with you to set up an appointment with an advisor. When you drop these off, we will schedule an appointment with you for approximately 5 business days later. Plan for a minimum of 30 minutes to see an advisor for course approval.

Will studying abroad affect my graduation timeline?

It depends on your situation, your area of emphasis, and what remaining requirements you have, but it is possible to study abroad and still graduate in 4 years with careful planning. There are cases where it could affect your graduation, especially if done during your senior year. You should sit down with an advisor and discuss this when you begin planning for study abroad. An advisor will be able to help you spot potential problems and avoid them. If you know you will be studying abroad, it is best to speak to an advisor about your plans early—even your first year is not too soon to start planning how a semester abroad will fit into your plans.

Study Abroad as a Senior

Take caution: grades from study abroad do NOT arrive quickly enough to process graduation for the current semester. For this reason, studying abroad during your last semester will almost always mean delaying your official graduation for a semester.

If you are planning to study abroad during your final semester, you should discuss with a Study Abroad advisor how long it will probably take to receive grades and course evaluations from your program. Once your grades are recorded in the system, we will add you to the next graduation cycle (May, August, or December). We cannot go back and award your degree retroactively.

Please note: It is your responsibility to let us know when your Study Abroad credit has been transferred in so that we can add your file to the next graduation cycle.

Global Internships

A Global Internship is a variable credit activity that provides undergraduate students (typically juniors and seniors) with the opportunity to enhance traditional classroom learning with a practical work experience that includes a significant international component. The purpose of global internships is to accomplish learning objectives that are not possible to achieve within the confines of a classroom setting. The focus is on an international experiential learning activity that supplements what students learn in courses that they have taken or are planning to take.

Summer 2013 Internships

Through a partnership with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, Leeds students may do a 6-week (for 4 credits) or 10-week (for 6 credits) internship in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Valencia (Spain). Internship placements are available for students in all areas of emphasis, focusing on a wide range of interests, goals and skill sets. Scholarships are available. Please contact Sarah Kate Hartt (sarah.hartt@colorado.edu) at the Study Abroad Office for additional information.



Approval Form

International Students


Cheryl Kass
Academic Advisor
Email: cheryl.kaas@colorado.edu
Phone: 303.492.1257


Congratulations Graduates! Please be sure to read all of this important information regarding your final semester at Leeds and how to prepare for the ceremonies. Contact your advisor if you have any questions.

Applying for Graduation

You must apply for graduation online through MyCUInfo. Once you have over 75 completed hours the button will appear in the portal in the student tab. We recommend that you apply once the button appears; a year prior to graduation is not too early, and you should do it at least a semester before you plan to graduate. Please note that you can make changes to your graduation date if some unforeseen circumstance occurs. If you do not apply online, we will not know your intentions and therefore you will not graduate.

REMINDER: Summer graduates are included in all spring recognition ceremony activities. Therefore, you only need to apply online and you will be included. Please note that March 30th is the deadline to be included in the University Commencement Program; however, you are still welcome to participate in the Recognition Ceremony.

Final Semester Grades

Determination of your graduating semester is based on the last semester in which final credits are recorded. Incomplete grades, "I", may prevent graduation.

Correspondence/on-line courses, Incompletes, or transfer credits MUST be recorded with a final grade/credits on the Student Information System (Campus Solutions) by the following dates:

  • May graduation: May 1
  • August graduation: August 1
  • December graduation: December 1

Grades recorded or credits transferred in after the above dates will remove you from the graduation list for that term. It is your responsibility to reapply for graduation through MyCUInfo and notify our office when you have completed any coursework or when you have credit transfer in.

Failure to reapply and notify our office may result in delay of your graduation.

You must have 120 hours passed and applied towards degree in order to graduate.

  • A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for graduation.
  • A 2.0 Business GPA is required for graduation.
  • A 2.0 GPA in your Area of Emphasis is required for graduation.

Failure to meet these minimum standards will result in your name being removed from the graduation list.


Students who complete 60 semester hours or more at CU-Boulder and who achieve a cumulative University of Colorado GPA within the ranges listed below will be awarded honors as follows:

  • With Distinction: 3.75 to 3.899
  • With High Distinction: 3.90 to 4.00

Honors Medallions must be picked up in the Office of Undergraduate Student Services the two weeks prior to the graduation ceremony.

Changing Your Graduation Date

If you decide to postpone your graduation, please notify an advisor. Your name will not appear on a Commencement list and we will not know that you want to graduate unless you contact the Office of Undergraduate Student Services and inform us that you are ready.

Diplomas & Transcripts

Diplomas are mailed approximately TEN weeks after Commencement to your permanent address. For information regarding diplomas, contact the Registrar's Office, 303.492.7205. Completion of your degree will begin showing on your transcripts approximately SIX weeks after Commencement.

Your degree is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. We now allow two Areas of Emphasis; therefore, your transcript will reflect completion of two Areas of Emphasis, only if you have notified our office and officially declared both areas.

Preparing for the Ceremony

Cap & Gown

Your cap and gown can be purchased at the UMC bookstore throughout the semester of your graduation. Please refer to the Commencement website for information.


Personalized announcements can be purchased through the CU Bookstore. The bookstore has sample announcements, as well as price lists. Other graduation related items are also available. Please go to the Commencement website for full information. Your degree is a: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Recognition Ceremony

The Business Recognition Ceremony occurs the day before the University Commencement in May and on the same day as the University Commencement in December. Information about the Recognition Ceremony is as follows:


  • Location: Coors Event Center
  • Ceremony Length: Approximately 2-2.5 hours.
  • Tickets: No tickets required.


  • Location: Macky Auditorium
  • Ceremony Length: Approximately 1.5-2 hours.
  • Tickets: Tickets required.

Students should arrive approximately 1 hour prior to ceremony to assemble.

Details for the graduation event will be available in the Undergraduate Student Services Office in November (for the December ceremony) and in April (for the May ceremony). December ceremony ticket information is available on the website below.

Information for you and your guests is available on our website.


Current Business Minor (Summer Program)

Non-business students who want to complement their studies with a knowledge of the business profession should plan to complete the requirements for the minor in business. Students who pursue the minor are not admitted to the Leeds School of Business. Therefore, because of limited space in the required classes during the fall and spring semesters, students must complete the BCOR requirements during the summer term. With careful planning, students may complete the minor in two summers.

The business minor is designed for a wide range of students and provides a valuable theoretical and practical understanding of the business world.

  • Enhanced entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Increased opportunities for employment and job advancement

CHANGES: This minor is currently being phased out and will be replaced by a 12 hour minor that is offered in the fall and spring. If you have completed at least 12 credits towards the current minor by Fall 2012, then you will be guaranteed to complete it. You are still able to pursue the current minor if you have less than 12 hours completed, but we will not be able to guarantee the availability of courses. If you have been pursuing this minor but have not yet declared it, please contact the Director.

New Business Minor (starting Fall 2013)

Click here to learn more about the new minor.

Transfer to Leeds (IUT)

Intra-University Transfer

Already a CU student and thinking of becoming a business major? We'd love to have you! There are a few things you need to do first in order to qualify for transfer.

Undergraduate students wishing to transfer to the Leeds School of Business from another college or school on the Boulder campus must do so through the Intra-University Transfer (IUT) process.

Applicants are considered for admission on the basis of specified criteria.

Please Note: Students interested in transferring to Leeds from the College of Engineering and Applied Science must take a short survey and meet with the Students-in-Transition Advisor, Dan Watson or the First-Year Experience Coordinator, Lelei Finau-Starkey prior to turning in the IUT application. Please call Dan Watson (303.492.4404) or Lelei Finau-Starkey (303.492.5071) to set up an appointment.

Requirements for IUT to Leeds

Applying for IUT to Leeds

After you have completed all of the prerequisites, you will be ready to apply. First, watch the required presentation and then take the quiz. Come to our office the day after you complete your quiz to pick up the application packet.

If you have any questions about the Intra-University Transfer (IUT) process, feel free to make an appointment to meet with an advisor after watching the online presentation.

Applications are accepted year round and will be reviewed once a month. However, the deadlines for admission prior to the registration period are October 1st for spring and March 1st for fall.

Leeds can't guarantee the usual selection of courses for those who submit applications after this deadline.

Transfer to Leeds (from outside CU-Boulder)

While completing the University of Colorado at Boulder transfer process, you can apply to the Leeds School of Business.

You'll want to complete the following courses before applying:

  • Finite Math or College Algebra
  • Calculus (2 semesters)
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics

Before you become a Leeds Students it's a good idea to start taking classes to fill your non-business degree requirements and your introductory business core requirements.

Be aware that once admitted you will need to complete a minimum of 30 credits in business courses as a residency requirement. If you have questions see an advisor.

The CU Admissions Office handles all admissions for transfer students to Leeds. If you have specific questions about the admissions process and/or requirements, please contact that office directly.

Taking Business Core (BCOR) Classes as a Non-Business Student

During the Fall and Spring semesters, BCOR classes are restricted to business students only. As a non-business student, you may take BCOR courses in the summer only. Registration in BCOR courses is not restricted during summer terms.


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With all of the recent snowy weather, it’s hard to believe that it’s almost May and time to think about final exams.  The last day of classes is May 3rd and exam week is May 4th through 9th.  Now is … Continue reading

Registration Secrets from Your Advisor

Posted: March 22, 2013

It’s that time of year again.  We know that registration can be stressful, especially if the classes you want are full.  Here are some problems that we frequently see in our office and the simple solutions to solving them! Problem #1: … Continue reading


Becoming a Leeds Student: Tanner Ryan '14

Tanner Ryan (management '14) is blazing his own trail at Leeds. It began before he even stepped foot on campus, earning a Boettcher scholarship. Now Tanner is part of the President's Leadership Class, VP of the International Business Club and a Leeds Ambassador.


Cheryl Kaas
Academic Advisor
Koelbel S210D
Jose Martinez
Academic Advisor
Koelbel S210J
Bree Orozco
Academic Advisor
Koelbel S210K
Kelli Stevens
Koelbel S210G


Innovation and Collaboration in Action

Leeds School of Business

October 24, 2012

First-year students took part in "CoLab: Essentials of Collaboration and Innovation," a one day event to see firsthand what it's going to take to succeed as business school students and as professionals.

Sherm Miller Named CUREC Executive Director

Leeds School of Business

February 1, 2012

The longtime real estate professional will head the CU Real Estate Center.

Free Tax Help Offered by Leeds School Students

Leeds School of Business

January 24, 2012

Leeds School students are helping low to moderate income families with their tax returns this year through an IRS-sponsored program.



Leeds Graduation Ceremony

May 8, 2014

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Business Recognition Ceremony occurs the day before the University Commencement in May. If you want to walk across the stage and have your name announced, you need to attend this ceremony.

Location: Coors Event Center
Ceremony Length: Approximately 2-2.5 hours
Tickets: No tickets required


CoLab: Essentials of Innovation and Collaboration in Business

August 23, 2014

9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Macky Auditorium

This is a one-day, required, highly experiential, outdoor program incorporating the entire Leeds first year class. Throughout the day students will develop a sense of Leeds community, learn effective teamwork skills, be introduced to Leeds corporate partners, and understand the need for collaborative work in the business world.

Past Events



August 23, 2013

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Engebretson Quad

Join your fellow students for a carnival-like event! Make connections with Leeds student organizations, current students, faculty, and staff. Join a club! Chat with faculty about business areas of emphasis! Have fun!


Graduation Fall 2012

December 21, 2012

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Macky Auditorium
Directions & Parking

Doors will open at 2:00pm. Graduates will meet in the Humanities Building, Room 150 no later than 2:15 to check in. Start with your tassel on the right side.


Leeds Graduation Ceremony

May 10, 2012

4:30 pm

Coors Events Center

Leeds School of Business graduation ceremony takes place May 10, 2012 at 4:30pm at the Coors Event Center on campus. Graduates should arrive by 3:30pm. The event center floor is closed off from guest access at 4:15pm. (The ceremony is approximately two and a half hours long, please plan on attending the entire event.) No tickets or reservation required, guests are asked to enter through the northwest entrance for open seating.


Graduation Fall 2011

December 16, 2011

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Macky Auditorium
Directions & Parking

Doors will open @ 2pm. Graduates will meet in the Humanities Building, Room 150 no later than 2:15 to check in.



2013 Leeds Student Handbook

October 2013

The information in this handbook will help you prepare for orientation, registration, and joining the Leeds School of Business student body. We encourage you to keep it to use as a resource for future semesters. Please read all information carefully.



Frontier Airlines

December 2011

Author: Leeds School of Business

The students in this Project Management class, teamed with companies to help them improve their business operations through revenue enhancements and/or cost reductions.

Frontier Airlines challenged a group of undergraduate students from the Leeds School of Business to identify the company's social media standing compared with other airlines and how the use of such communication could be improved.


Herbst Academic Center

December 2011

Connor Wood, a sophomore at the Leeds School of Business, worked with the University and the Herbst Academic Center to help improve communication between student athletes and professors.


Office Hours

    • Monday–Friday

Student Handbook


  • Important deadlines for all students to be aware of:

Associate Dean Al Smith:

  • Ideas and insights Dean Ikenberry and I have been hearing in our Listening Tour with students are translating into both near- and longer-term actions. Here's an update (February 10, 2012):
  • Status Report
  • Be sure and watch for more listening tour events in the Spring 2012 semester, and you also comment online anytime.