Graduates face an increasingly competitive job market where business skills can complement one’s degree and enhance marketability. The CU Business Intensive Certificate (CUBIC) program has been refining students’ understanding of business concepts for more than 11 years!
This three-week, non-credit certification program teaches fundamental business skills, the importance of group work and career development skills to non-business majors. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a Certificate in Applied Business and will have earned a competitive edge when entering the job market.
WHEN: May 13-31, 2013
WHERE: University of Colorado at Boulder campus
Leeds School of Business
WHAT: Students learn about key concepts in accounting, finance, marketing, management, operations, sustainability and entrepreneurship. Students also benefit from personalized career development programs with Human Resource professionals, including résumé critiques and mock interviews.
WHY CUBIC: 10+ years of experience providing college juniors, seniors and recent graduates with a career advantage by teaching non-business majors basic business principles and personalized career development to prepare them for the ‘real world’.
I was truly impressed watching the 2012 CUBIC student presentations. My son is an aerospace engineering major, and unfortunately his program requires that most of his time is spent in math and science courses. This was a wonderful way for him to broaden his education and learn valuable business skills which will surely benefit him throughout his engineering career. I would highly recommend CUBIC to any student as a compliment to their chosen field of study. Thanks to you, your staff and professors for making my son's experience such a positive one!
Cynthia Feldman Paley
“I'm VERY glad I chose to do CUBIC! Finance was one of the most applicable exciting parts of the program. It definitely expanded my view of how to go about getting a job in the real world and what jobs are actually out there also. This program was an easy jump start to networking for the future and an easy tool to create the very best resume... I even ended up with an internship immediately following CUBIC!”
Kristyn K., MCDB, Biochemistry 2012
“I believe CUBIC allowed me to understand my strengths and interests and see how I could use these strengths in the business sector. As a non-business major, I was able to see how my passion in sustainability could be applied in a business setting; There is more to business than just marketing and finance. It also gives big career tips on how to directly network and ask for informational meetings as well as introduces you to successful businesses that you may one day be interested in working for. I got the job I have after graduation by learning and becoming interested in a company's business model through CUBIC's case study. I later reached out to this company through an informational meeting and eventually got offered a job. Being proactive in your career and seeking the company's you want to work for can give you a leg up in the job market. CUBIC allows you to see how your interests and major can be applied to businesses, what companies you may be interested in working for, and how you can be proactive in working for those companies.”
Wynne Ad., Fine Arts 2011
Students who participate in CUBIC will also have the unique opportunity to apply business theories and tools to a Chipotle cohesion case. Students will visit a Chipotle location for a behind-the-scenes look at their business and will have guest judges from Chipotle at their final business plan presentation.
Tuition includes curriculum, all materials, company field trips, lunch and snacks on all class days along with access to HR professionals and CUBIC alumni. Housing and additional meal options are available during June at an additional cost.