University of Denver
Daniels College of Business

Contact Information

Graduate Admissions: 303.871.3416


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MBA Degree Programs

• The Denver MBA (full-time)
• Part-Time Professional MBA (young professionals with an average of six years’ experience)
• Executive MBA (mid- to senior-level professionals with 10+ years’ experience)

Specialized Master’s Degree Programs
• Accountancy
• Applied Quantitative Finance
• Business Analytics
• Management
• Marketing
• Real Estate and the Built Environment

Doctoral Programs
• Executive PhD in Business

• Continuing Education (Non-Degree Seeking)


All of our business programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Admission Requirements

- Official transcript
- GMAT or GRE score (not required for Executive MBA candidates who have required work and management experience)
- Essay questions
- Professional resume

    Spring Quarter Entry (Classes start in March)

    Deadlines Application Deadline Notification Date Deposit Deadline
    Round 1 October 1 November 15 December 15
    Round 2 December 1 January 15 February 15
    Round 3 January 15 February 15 March 1

    Fall Quarter Entry (Classes start in early September)

    Deadlines Application Deadline Notification Date Deposit Deadline
    Round 1 November 1 December 15 March 1
    Round 2 January 15 March 15 May 1
    Round 3 March 15 May 15 June 15
    Round 4 May 1 June 1 July 15


Tuition Costs

Tuition for Daniels graduate programs is based on a cost-per-credit hour set by the University of Denver. Tuition costs are the same for all students whether they are residents or nonresidents of Colorado.

MBA Programs
The Denver MBA                   $1,088 per credit - 80 credit hours
Part-time Professional MBA   $1,250 per credit - 60 credit hours
Executive MBA                       $1,500 per credit - 60 credit hours

Specialized Master’s Programs
$1,320 per credit hour*. Specialized master’s (MS) programs are eligible for the university flat rate – a cost-savings plan that rewards taking more than 12 credits per quarter. With this rate, students pay full price for the first 12 credits taken in a quarter and receive any further credits (up to 18) within that quarter at no additional cost.

Master of Accountancy                                      - 40 to 68 credit hours
MS Applied Quantitative Finance                      - 45 to 57 credit hours
MS Business Analytics                                      - 58 credit hours
MS Management                                               - 45 credit hours
MS Marketing                                                    - 45 to 47 credit hours
MS Real Estate & the Built Environment           - 48 credit hours
Executive Real Estate & the Built Environment - 48 credit hours

*Program fees not included. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Description of Learning Environment for Students

In today's high-velocity marketplace, corporate employers want job candidates who can demonstrate proven performance, and capacity in skills that make or break job effectiveness like communication, team work and problem-solving. Organizations want leaders who are creative and know how to act on ideas and analysis.

In response to the marketplace and industry needs, the Daniels College of Business created the Daniels Difference, a ground breaking model of management education that shakes off the notion that the classroom is the center of our universe. Unlike the action-based learning approach touted by other institutions, the Daniels Difference isn't a set of isolated experiences – it’s a cumulative, highly integrated, developmental process that produces high-impact graduates armed with new ways of thinking and working in today’s world.


Graduate Rankings
Forbes - No. 1 Best Place for Business and Careers (2016)
U.S. News & World Report - No. 1 Best City to Live (2016)
Nerdwallet - No. 2 Best Places for Job Seekers (2017)
Indeed - No. 3 on Easiest Cities for Finding a Job (2016)
U.S. News & World Report - No. 21 Best Online Graduate Programs (2016)
Princeton Review - No. 3 Best Green MBA in the nation (2016) - No. 6 Daniels Executive MBA (2015) - No. 24 Daniels Professional MBA (2015) - No. 3 Daniels Master of Science in Marketing Program (2015) - No. 11 Daniels Master of Accountancy Program (2015)
Inc. Magazine - One of 15 Most Innovative MBA Programs in the nation (2015)
U.S. News & World Report  - No. 91 Best part-time MBA programs in accredited business schools (2015)
CoBiz Magazine Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards - Best MBA Program (2015)
Bloomberg Businessweek - No. 53 Part-time MBA in the nation (2015)
CFA Institute - The Daniels Master of Science in Finance program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program incorporates at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams. (2014)


G.I. Bill – Both Montgomery and Post 9/11 GI Bills can be utilized at Daniels.
Yellow Ribbon Program – The Daniels College of Business offers unlimited Yellow Ribbon funding.

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