The following areas of knowledge are central to the undergraduate degree in business administration:

  • knowledge of core business concepts that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the basic functional areas of the discipline
  • knowledge in one or more of the four areas of emphasis, in which students are exposed to in-depth study that provides them with the tools necessary to solve complex business problems
  • awareness of the interrelations between academic theory and practice in order for students to be fully equipped to make effective decisions
  • strong verbal and written communication skills, proficiency in business computer applications and knowledge of international business environments
  • knowledge of mathematics sufficient to facilitate the application of quantitative principles
  • awareness of the importance of academic fields in the area of arts and sciences, with special emphasis placed on the study of economics, political science and other related fields

In addition, students completing a degree in business administration are expected to acquire:

  • the ability to apply basic business principles to solve problems in new and recurring situations,
  • the ability to conceptualize and analyze decision-making situations to facilitate solutions in an effective and timely manner, and
  • the ability to effectively communicate the results of problem-solving situations, both verbally and in writing.

Having acquired these skills and knowledge, students are able to conceptualize and analyze the concept of business and problem solving as a system. They have the ability to present solutions to business problems in an understandable and useful form. Their education provides them with excellent working knowledge, not only in the field of business, but also in related academic disciplines.

The Leeds School of Business holds accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International).

Advising and Records

Undergraduate business students receive academic advising from a staff of professional advisors in the Office of Undergraduate Student Services. Advisors are available in KOBL 201, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., by appointment and during drop-in hours.

Students are expected to assume responsibility for planning their program in accordance with college rules and policies. Students are encouraged to discuss the various emphases available as well as career opportunities with the faculty of the college.

Faculty

While many faculty teach both undergraduate and graduate students, some instruct students at the undergraduate level only. For more information, contact the faculty member's home department.

Adams, Heather L.
Associate Chair, Faculty Director, Senior Instructor; PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

Alston, Eric Christopher
Scholar in Residence; JD, University of Chicago

André, Quentin
Assistant Professor; PhD, INSEAD (France)

Appenzeller, William
Professor Emeritus

Auslander, Bonnie
Instructor; MFA, University of Massachusetts

Balkin, David B.
Professor; PhD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Ballantine, John T. Jr.
Senior Instructor; JD, University of Colorado Boulder

Bangs, F. Kendrick
Professor Emeritus

Banks, Cynthia
Instructor, Faculty Director; MS, University of Colorado Denver

Bei, Xiaoshu
Assistant Professor; PhD, Duke University

Bein, Jonathan Weber
Scholar in Residence; PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Bennett, Douglas P.
Instructor; JD, George Washington University

Bercovitz, Janet
Professor; PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Bernstein, Asaf
Assistant Professor; BS, Harvey Mudd College

Bernthal, Wilmar F.
Professor Emeritus

Bhagat, Sanjai
Professor; PhD, University of Washington

Biegelsen, Casey
Instructor; MBA, University of Colorado Boulder

Billings, Stephen B.
Associate Professor, Faculty Director; PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Bondi, Salvatore
Instructor; MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bone, Jennifer Emerling
Instructor, Associate Chair; PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Boss, Russel Wayne
Professor, Chair; PhD, University of Georgia

Brown, Daniel
Senior Instructor; D.Phil, Oxford University

Buchman, Thomas A.
Professor Emeritus

Buffa, Andrea
Assistant Professor; PhD, London Business School

Bumbaca, Frederico
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of California, Irvine

Campbell, Kimberly D.
Instructor; PhD, Howard University

Campbell, Margaret Catherine
Professor, Associate Dean, Endowed/Named Professor; PhD, Stanford University

Carbone, Christopher
Instructor; MFA, University of Baltimore

Carson, Visda
Instructor; MBA, University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business

Cateora, Phillip R.
Professor Emeritus

Chari, Mukund
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Washington

Chen, Zeyun
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Houston

Christoff, Lorna Colleen
Instructor; JD, University of Denver

Contreras, Jeremiah
Instructor; MBA, Grand Canyon University

Cookson, John Anthony
Associate Professor, Faculty Director; PhD, University of Chicago

Correll, Mark R.
Professor Emeritus

Cropanzano, Russell Salvador
Professor, Chair, Endowed/Named Professor; PhD, Purdue University

Cunningham, Cory
Instructor; PhD, University of Oklahoma

Daley, Brendan
Associate Professor; PhD, Stanford University

Dam, Robert Anthony
Assistant Professor; PhD, Northwestern University

Darnell, Jerome C.
Professor Emeritus

Davies, Shaun William
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

DelPrete, Michael
Scholar in Residence

Demaree, John D.
Professor Emeritus

Donchez, Robert M.
Senior Instructor, Faculty Director; MBA, Fordham University

Donohew, Zachary
Scholar in Residence

Drake, David Francis
Assistant Professor; PhD, INSEAD (France)

Duncan, Calvin
Professor Emeritus: Leeds School of Business

Eargle, David
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Edwards, Emily
Senior Instructor, Associate Chair; MBA, University of Colorado Denver

Engel, Steven
Professor Emeritus

Ertimur, Yonca
Professor, Associate Dean; PhD, New York University

Fernbach, Philip M.
Associate Professor, Faculty Director; PhD, Brown University

Fisher, Christina Marie
Instructor; MS, University of Delaware

Frederick, David M.
Professor Emeritus: Leeds School of Business

Gallagher, Emily Anne
Assistant Professor; PhD, Paris School of Economics

Gallo, John
Instructor; PhD, University of Iowa

Garcia, Diego
Professor, Endowed Chair; PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Garnand, John J.
Professor Emeritus

Gasta, Mark
Instructor; PhD, Pepperdine University

Gladstone, Joe
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Cambridge (England)

Glover, Fred W.
Professor Emeritus

Goeldner, Charles R.
Professor Emeritus

Gordon, Kenneth R.
Professor Emeritus

Goren, Bahriye
Instructor, Faculty Director; MS, Erasmus University (Netherlands)

Gross, David Michael
Senior Instructor, Faculty Director, Associate Chair; PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Gwozdz, Ronald Scott
Instructor; MBA, University of Colorado Boulder

Hawk, Ashton Lewis
Assistant Professor; PhD, New York University

He, Chuan
Associate Professor; PhD, Washington University

Hekman, David R.
Associate Professor; PhD, University of Washington

Higgins, Brian Edmund
Instructor; JD, University of Denver

Hirschhorn, Diane
Instructor; MBA, University of California System

Ikenberry, David L.
Professor; PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jackson, Betty R.
Professor Emerita

Jedamus, Paul E.
Professor Emeritus

Jennings, Tracy M.
Senior Instructor, Faculty Director; PhD, University of Denver

Jensen, Howard G.
Professor Emeritus

Johnson, Stefanie Kathleen
Associate Professor, Faculty Fellow; PhD, Rice University

Kennedy, Heather
Instructor, Scholar in Residence; MA, University of Texas at Austin

Keplinger, Ksenia
Scholar in Residence; PhD, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria

Khoshsokhan, Sina
Assistant Professor; PhD, Boston University

Kline, Bruce Richard
Senior Instructor; MA, Northwestern University

Koberg, Christine S.
Associate Professor Emerita

Koc, Ozlem
Instructor; PhD, Georgia State University

Kolb, Burton A.
Professor Emeritus

Kornish, Laura Joyce
Professor, Associate Dean; PhD, Stanford University

Kozar, Kenneth A.
Professor Emeritus

Kwaramba, Marcia
Scholar in Residence; PhD, Monash University (Australia)

Lacerenza, Christina Noelle
Assistant Professor; PhD, Rice University

Laguna, Manuel
Professor, Faculty Director, Endowed/Named Professor; PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Larsen, Kai Rune
Associate Professor, Faculty Director; PhD, SUNY at Albany

Laurion, Henry R.
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Lawrence, Stephen R.
Associate Professor; PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

Leach, Chris
Professor, Endowed/Named Professor; PhD, Cornell University

Lee, Jintae
Associate Professor; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lewis, Barry L.
Professor Emeritus

Lewis, Mary Beth
Senior Instructor; MBA, University of Pittsburgh

Lewis, Ryan C.
Assistant Professor; PhD, London Business School (England)

Lichtenstein, Donald
Professor, Chair; PhD, University of South Carolina

Lionberger, Erin Leigh
Instructor; MS, South Dakota State University

Liu, Liu
Assistant Professor; PhD, New York University

Lord, Kimberly E.
Lecturer

Lyle, Catherine
Instructor; JD, The John Marshall Law School

Lynch, John G.
Faculty Director, Professor, Associate Dean, Endowed/Named Professor, Distinguished Professor; PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Macaluso, Gregg Richard
Faculty Director, Instructor; MS, University of California, Irvine

Macfee, Raymond D. Jr.
Professor Emeritus

Maciszewski, Michael
Instructor; JD, University of Denver

Marshall, Nathan Thomas
Assistant Professor; PhD, Indiana University Bloomington

Matusik, Sharon Marie Frances
Professor, Dean; PhD, University of Washington

Maxwell, Christopher
Instructor; BS, Colorado State University

Mcgee, Micah
Instructor; PhD, University of Northern Colorado

McGraw, Albert Peter
Professor; PhD, Ohio State University

McMahon, Kevin Christopher
Senior Instructor; MBA, Indiana University

McNown, Robert F.
Professor Emeritus

Melicher, Ronald W.
Professor Emeritus: Leeds School of Business

Merrell, Jeffery C.
Senior Instructor; PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Meyer, G. Dale
Professor Emeritus

Milburn, Catherine Knoll
Senior Instructor, Faculty Director; MS, University of Colorado Boulder

Mohr, Pete J.
Senior Instructor; MS, Colorado State University

Montealegre, Jose Ramiro
Professor; DBA, Harvard University

Moon, Katie Seoyeon
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Maryland

Morley, Susan
Senior Instructor; JD, University of Colorado Boulder

Moyen, Nathalie
Professor, Chair; PhD, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Mueller, Erick Michael
Senior Instructor, Faculty Director; MBA, University of Colorado Boulder

Mukhopadhyay, Tathagat
Assistant Professor; PhD, London Business School (England)

Munter, Paul
Senior Instructor; PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Neil, Josh
Senior Instructor, Faculty Director; MS, Oklahoma State University

Nelson, James E.
Professor Emeritus

Nelson, Thomas Cavett
Senior Instructor; PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Nunziato, Joshua
Instructor; PhD, Villanova University

Oest, Donald G.
Senior Instructor; MBA, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Palmer, Michael
Professor Emeritus

Papuzza, Antonio
Senior Instructor; PhD, University of Florence (Italy)

Packer, Richard C.
Lecturer

Parkin, Don
Professor Emeritus

Purmehdi, Mostafa
Instructor; PhD, University of Montreal (Canada)

Ravishankar, G. Ravi
Scholar in Residence, Faculty Director; MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Reinholtz, Nicholas S.
Assistant Professor; PhD, Columbia University

Reuer, Jeffrey J.
Professor, Endowed Chair; PhD, Purdue University

Reznicek, Birdie C.
Instructor, Associate Chair; MBA, Northwestern University

Richey, Clyde W.
Professor Emeritus

Ringgenberg, Ralph G.
Professor Emeritus

Rock, Steven Karl
Associate Professor, Chair; PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Rodgers, Timothy
Instructor; PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz

Rogers, Jonathan Lawrence
Professor, Endowed/Named Professor; PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Rosse, Joseph G.
Professor Emeritus: Leeds School of Business

Santosh, Shri
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

Schattke, Rudolph
Professor Emeritus

Schaub, Kevin D.
Senior Instructor, Faculty Director; MBA, University of Colorado Boulder

Schonberger, Bryce
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Southern California

Sears, Curtis R.
Senior Instructor, Faculty Fellow, Endowed/Named Professor; JD, University of Colorado Boulder

Selto, Frank
Professor Emeritus

Seward, Lori Elizabeth
Senior Instructor, Faculty Director; PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Shriver, Scott Kennedy
Assistant Professor; PhD, Stanford University

Shukri, Salma Tariq
Instructor; PhD, University of Denver

Smith, Julie Scher
Instructor; MBA, University of Chicago

Sorenson, Ralph Z.
Professor Emeritus

Spinetto, Richard D.
Professor Emeritus

Stanton, William J.
Professor Emeritus

Stapp, Elizabeth Cole
Senior Instructor, Associate Chair; JD, Boston University

Starn, Harry Mohr
Senior Instructor, Faculty Director; MS, University of Colorado Boulder

Stephan, Andrew Perry
Assistant Professor; PhD, Northwestern University

Stephenson, Craig A.
Senior Instructor; PhD, University of Arizona

Stutzer, Michael J.
Professor; PhD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Swisher, Kristin Joy
Instructor; MA, Central Missouri State University

Taylor, Robert H.
Professor Emeritus

Taylor, Stephen John
Lecturer

Thibodeau, Thomas G.
Professor, Faculty Director; PhD, SUNY at Stony Brook

Tice, Frances M.
Assistant Professor; PhD, Texas A&M University

Tong, Wenfeng
Professor, Chair; PhD, The Ohio State University

Tracy, John A.
Professor Emeritus

Urrea, Gloria
Assistant Professor; PhD, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Van Wesep, Edward D.
Associate Professor; PhD, Stanford University

Vargo, Christopher
Associate Professor; PhD, University of North Carolina

Volpone, Sabrina D.
Associate Professor; PhD, Temple University

Vossen, Thomas Wilhelmus
Associate Professor; PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

Waddell, Jay L.
Instructor; MS, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Wang, Clare
Associate Professor, Faculty Director; PhD, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School

Wang, Yanwen
Assistant Professor; PhD, Emory University

Wang, Zhiyi
Assistant Professor; PhD, National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Waters, Brian Todd
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Wenger, Paula
Senior Instructor; MA, Miami University–Oxford

Werner, Walter Bradley
Instructor, Faculty Director; MBA, University of Chicago

Williams, Lawrence Edwin Jr.
Associate Professor; PhD, Yale University

Winn, Daryl
Professor Emeritus

Wobbekind, Richard
Associate Dean, Lecturer; PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Yao, Xin
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Washington

Yilmaz, Ovunc
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of South Carolina - Colombia

York, Jeffrey Glenn
Associate Professor, Chair, Faculty Director; PhD, University of Virginia

Zechman, Sarah Louise Center
Professor, Chair, Faculty Fellow; PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Zender, Jaime
Professor, Endowed/Named Professor, Chair; PhD, Yale University

Zhang, Dan
Professor, Faculty Director; PhD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Zhang, Huanan
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Zhang, Rui
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Maryland

Zhang, Xingtan
Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Zikmund, Noah
Senior Instructor; MBA, University of Tulsa

Courses

BADM 1250 (1.5) Designing Your Leeds

Designing Your Leeds is a class about customizing your college experience to get the most out of it. Using a process rooted in Design Thinking, the course equips students with tools to design and prototype a college experience that best aligns with who they are and what they hope to get from college. Students will explore the purpose of college, reflect on personal values and strengths, learn about educational and career opportunities, and create a prototype of their 4 year experience. Through in-class activities and out of class assignments, students will also learn and practice professional and self-leadership skills.

Requisites: Restricted to Business (BUSNU) majors only.

BADM 1260 (2) First-Year Global Experience

In today's world of increased mobility, globally aware students have more choices for employment upon graduation and are immediately ready to contribute in global environments. They are aware of global issues and cultural differences, and their global mindset allows them to recognize good ideas from whenever they might come and new market/product opportunities wherever they might exist. This course is the first step toward the development of a global mindset. It provides a meaningful global experience to first-year business students through an in-depth perspective of a specific country or region outside the United States and a short academic trip to the region.

Requisites: Restricted to Business (BUSNU) majors only.

BADM 2010 (1) Excel in Business

Teaches beginner to intermediate level Excel skills, emphasizing efficient use of Excel to make sense of substantial data sets. The course is designed to increase students' proficiency with Excel through a series of hands-on workshops. The workshops have a business problem solving orientation and use real data from Leeds' corporate partners. The workshops emphasize the most important skills that employers value.

Requisites: Restricted to Business (BUSNU) Majors or students with a Business Minor (BUSM-MIN)

BADM 2020 (3) Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis

Focuses on the application of calculus and statistics in financial analysis with emphasis on theory and problem solving in excel. Calculus topics covered in the class will include: series, limits and continuity, calculating derivatives, graphing and optimization. Descriptive statistics will be reviewed in the context of financial data. Applications to finance will include portfolio optimization, calculation and graphing of historical stock returns, along with calculation of bond prices, returns, and duration.

Requisites: Restricted to students with the Business Minor (BUSM-MIN) plan.

BADM 2050 (3) Honors/Special Topics

Variable topics in business, drawing from a variety of disciplines.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: At least a 3.50 cumulative GPA is required.
Additional Information: Arts Sciences Honors Course

BADM 2880 (3) Special Topics

Explores historical developments, contemporary issues, industry trends and best practices pertinent to the business of sports. Examines how sports enterprises are managed and the impacts that such enterprises have on the economic and social fabric of communities. Designed to provide sufficient background for educated consumption of this literature and pursuit of further study if desired.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) only.

BADM 2900 (1-3) Independent Study

Department consent and departmental form required.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 3.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to Business (BUSNU) majors only.

BADM 3100 (1) Professional Development

Designed to provide opportunities to understand and develop professional competencies for successful careers in business. Designed to increase knowledge of job search strategies and formulate a career management plan for transitioning to the worksplace. Topics such as resumes, cover letters, personal branding, job search strategies, internships, career choices, networking and social media will be covered. A Self-Marketing Plan will be developed to help focus on long-term career goals.

Requisites: Restricted to Leeds School of Business majors only.

BADM 3200 (1.5) Internship Accelerator

Seminar focused on developing competencies critical to a successful transition into the workplace. Apply what you have learned in the classroom to business problems. Practice problem framing, decision making, and synthesizing complex information. Reflect on which professional communication skills are the most essential complements to your classroom skills and knowledge. Craft ways to improve those most essential skills. Reflect on when to ask for help and when not to. Through hands-on projects, learn about adaptability in the workplace and deciphering professional expectations.

Requisites: Restricted to Business (BUSN) majors.

BADM 3880 (3) Special Topics

Introduces students to the many facets of the marketing of sport and marketing through sport. Theoretical and practical applications of marketing sport are examined. Provides students with an understanding of current marketing concepts and best business practices, related to sports enterprises and a foundation for pursuit of further study and work in sports and event marketing.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).

BADM 3900 (1) Independent Study

Department consent and departmental form required.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 3.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to Business (BUSNU) majors only.

BADM 3930 (1-6) Internship

Student training and participation in government or industry environment under faculty supervision. Instructor consent required.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Requires prerequsite courses of BCOR 1000 and BCOR 1020 and BCOR 2000 and BCOR 2400 (all minimum grade D-). Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).

BADM 4030 (3) Crisis Communication

In today¿s highly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA; Johansen, 2012) world, successful business leaders understand that experiencing an organizational crisis is a matter of when, not if. Organizational leaders¿ communication and actions before, during, and after a crisis determine if the organization survives, is able to recover, and ultimately utilize the crisis as an opportunity for growth. This course takes a message-centered approach to the study of crisis communication. The purpose of this course is to explore the role of communication and strategic communication practices throughout the three stages of crisis management. Both theoretical and applied research areas are considered to provide an overview of the established and emerging perspectives on risk and crisis from the communication perspective.

Requisites: Restricted to Business (BUSN) majors with 52-180 units completed.

BADM 4820 (1-6) Special Topics

Variable topics in business drawing from a variety of business disciplines.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to Business (BUSN) majors with 52-180 units completed.

BADM 4825 (3) Experimental Seminar

Offered irregularly to provide opportunity for investigation of new frontiers in Business Administration.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).

BADM 4830 (1-3) Special Topics

Various topics in business and society drawing from a variety of business disciplines.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 3.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to Business (BUSNU) majors only.

BADM 4900 (1-3) Independent Study

Intended only for exceptionally well qualified business seniors. Department form required.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 3.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to Business (BUSNU) majors only.

BADM 4910 (2) VITA-Volunteer Tax Assistance

Offers students the opportunity to gain professional work experience in an accounting position while still in school. Provides academically relevant work experience that complements students' studies and enhances their career potential.

Requisites: Requires prerequsite courses of BCOR 2000 and ACCT 3440 or ACCT 5440 (all minimum grade D-). Restricted to Business (BUSN) majors with 52-180 units completed.