University of Denver

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Located near the Rocky Mountains and amid the Denver Metro area, the University of Denver provides an environment full of inspiration, learning, creativity, discovery, research, collaboration, and real-world experiences. This private, student-centered research university offers over 300 academic programs, including an online MBA, global learning adventures, and experiential learning opportunities to over 12,000 students each year. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Business School

With ethical leadership principles integrated throughout the innovative curriculum, the Daniels College of Business develops strong leaders. It is “committed to advancing business and our students.” The traditional and specialized, industry-specific programs have been accredited by the AACSB continuously since 1923. Students learn to value integrity, innovation, engagement, diversity, inclusion, learning through doing, and global action and influence.


Undergraduate students major in Marketing, International Business, Finance, Accountancy, Business Information & Analytics, Hospitality Management, Management, or Real Estate & the Built Environment.

Graduate studies consist of MBAs and specialized Master’s degrees. There is a part-time Denver MBA, Executive MBA, Professional MBA, and online MBA (MBA@Denver). Master’s degrees are in Management, Business Information & Analytics, Accountancy, Finance, Marketing, and Real Estate & the Built Environment. Doctoral students can earn an Executive Ph.D.


The Denver MBA and Professional MBA are both ranked in the US News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate Schools ranking, and Daniels CoB ranks #83 nationally for Best Full-time MBA by Bloomberg Businessweek. Also, CEO Magazine places the Online MBA #1 in North America and #9 globally, the Executive MBA #5 in North America and #17 globally, and the Denver MBA as a Tier One Program.

Online MBA Requirements

Students pursuing the MBA@Denver enjoy a blend of live online classes, self-paced coursework, and two in-person immersions, domestic and international, allowing three days of workshops, collaborative activities, and networking opportunities. The innovative program requires 60 credits and can be completed in 21 months. There are foundational core courses, advanced core courses, and electives with optional online concentrations in Finance, Executive Healthcare Administration, Marketing, and Executive Leadership.


Foundational core courses include Leading with Integrity, Financial Accounting & Reporting, Strategic Management, Managerial Economics, Marketing Concepts, and Managerial Finance. Advanced core courses are Business Law & Public Policy, Business Data & Analytics, Global Business, Strategic Accounting for Managers, Business Statistics, Leading People & Organizations, and the MBA@Denver Capstone.

Application Requirements

Application requirements include a minimum of two years of professional work experience and an accredited bachelor’s degree with a 2.5 to 4.0 GPA. Begin with the online application and then submit optional GMAT/GRE scores (only if it will help), official academic records, a current resume, two essays, at least two letters of recommendation, and a $100 application fee. Work hard to apply by the priority deadline to get the application fee waived and more time to prepare for financial aid, scholarships, and starting the program.


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