Leeds MBA + Watson Institute Accelerator Program

A new collaboration between Watson Institute and University of Colorado Leeds School of Business creates an opportunity for entrepreneurial students to gain a toolkit toward leading lives and careers of meaning and impact.

Watson Institute + Leeds School of Business

Watson Institute and the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business collaborated to create the Leeds MBA + Watson Institute Accelerator Program. This supercharged program enables students to get the best of the top-ranked University of Colorado Leeds School of Business MBA and Watson Institute’s award-winning training, committed mentorship, and global network. Selected students have the potential to earn up to 6 credit hours and up to a $15,000 scholarship towards their MBA.

Upon completion of the Watson Institute Accelerator Program, Watson Institute students and alumni, who are admitted to the CU Leeds School of Business MBA program, earn credit hours based on specific measures developed and assessed by CU Leeds School of Business faculty and deliverables that draw upon the experience during the Watson Accelerator Program. The 6 credit hours correlate to an approximate scholarship award of $6,000, and students have the opportunity to apply for an additional $9,000 donor-scholarship for participating in the program. As a result, students participating in the Leeds MBA + Watson Institute Accelerator Program have the potential to complete their MBA and the Watson Institute experience for the same cost and in the same amount of time as an MBA on its own.

The core business curriculum at Leeds provides a launching pad for an entrepreneurial career, most recently recognized as #19 among America’s most entrepreneurial universities by Forbes. This exciting new collaboration will create a new wave of innovators and entrepreneurs equipped to tackle society’s most complex problems. Students selected for this program will forge a new path within the intersection of business and positive change. This opportunity is for next generation entrepreneurial students admitted to CU Leeds School of Business MBA and Watson Institute Accelerator.

“Watson allowed me to switch gears from being a sponge to being a builder. Watson gave me a toolkit that was immediately applicable for building my venture. Once my venture got bigger I found myself needing more and more of the skills I developed during my MBA program.”

Danny WalshFall '15
Protect Your Courage

What are you waiting for?

In order to be considered for the Leeds MBA + Watson Institute Accelerator Program, please complete the Semester Accelerator application using the link below. Selected students must also apply and be admitted to the Leeds MBA program.

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