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CU Denver Business School | Program Directors

​The Business School programs are designed with the needs of the business community in mind. They are led by leaders in scholarship and their respective industries to ensure top quality education.


11-Month MBA

Gary Colbert

Professor of Accounting and Director of 11-Month MBA 

email Dr. Colbert
BUSN 5021

Business Fundamentals

Barry McConnell

Senior Instructor and Director of Business Fundamentals

email Mr. McConnell
BUSN 6402

Center for Info Technology Innovation

Jahan Karimi

Professor of Information Systems, Director of the Center for Information Technology Innovation

email Dr. Karimi
BUSN 6102

Global Energy

Jim Marchiori

Executive Director

email Mr. Marchiori
BUSN 4001G

Institute for International Business

Manuel Serapio

Professor of International Business, Director of the Institute for International Business (CIBER)

email Dr. Serapio
BUSN 5203

Jake Jabs
Center for 

Madhavan Parthasarathy

Professor of Marketing, Director of the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship

email Dr. Parthasarathy
BUSN 5501

J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities

Jian Yang

Professor of Finance,
Research Chair, J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities

email Dr. Yang
BUSN 4106

Professional MBA

Gary Kochenberger

Professor of Business Analytics, Interium Associate Dean of Programs, Director of Professonal MBA
email Dr. Kochenberger
BUSN 6100

Risk Management
and Insurance

Ajeyo Banerjee

Professor of Finance, Director of the Risk Management and Insurance Program

email Dr. Banerjee
BUSN 5006


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