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University of Denver, Daniels College of Business Part Time MBA

Founded in 1908, the Daniels College of Business is the largest college within the University of Denver, a leading private university. Daniels is globally recognized for providing an immersive and engaged business education. Shaped by a culture of ethical leadership, our community nurtures service, outreach and personal integrity as we proactively tackle today’s tough business issues. Our MBA, masters, bachelors and executive education programs combine the study of business fundamentals with hands-on experience via simulations, practicum projects and interaction with local, regional and global business leaders.

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Program Type Part Time

Program Information

University of Denver Daniels College of Business Says

Founded in 1908, the Daniels College of Business is the largest college within the University of Denver, a leading private university. Daniels is globally recognized for providing an immersive and engaged business education. Shaped by a culture of ethical leadership, our community nurtures service, outreach and personal integrity as we proactively tackle today’s tough business issues. Our MBA, masters, bachelors and executive education programs combine the study of business fundamentals with hands-on experience via simulations, practicum projects and interaction with local, regional and global business leaders.

Specializations Offered: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Marketing
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

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Rankings

Program Rankings

Bloomberg

#54 Businessweek Part Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)
#4 Best Green MBA

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 79% accepted out of 404 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 27
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.19
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 605
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Application Fee: $100

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Daniels seeks out students who embody its mission statement of leadership potential, commitment to advanced learning, and strong ethical standards. Admission is selective and officials consider each student's whole package including the candidate's personal, professional, and intellectual background. In 2009, the matriculating class had an average ...Daniels seeks out students who embody its mission statement of leadership potential, commitment to advanced learning, and strong ethical standards. Admission is selective and officials consider each student's whole package including the candidate's personal, professional, and intellectual background. In 2009, the matriculating class had an average high school GPA of 3.16 and an average GMAT of 584. Work experience is required for the professional MBA and executive MBA programs. However, undergraduate students who wish to pursue a business major may apply to Daniels College of Business in the fall quarter of their sophomore year and are subject to a "whole-person" assessment of their academic performance, community engagement, personal character, future potential and overall well-roundedness. The admission interview is an integral part of the Daniels selection process. Interviews are offered on an invitation only basis for the full-time program and required for the part-time and Executive MBA programs.

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Important Dates

Round 1
November

15

Deadline
September

9

Start
Round 2
January

15

Deadline
September

9

Start
Round 3
March

15

Deadline
September

9

Start
Round 4
May

15

Deadline
September

9

Start

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 337
Percent International Students 31%
Total Full-Time Faculty 109
Full-Time Faculty 90%

Student Life

Students at University of Denver Daniels College of Business “are highly-motivated, intelligent, fun people who are very diverse.” This leads to “an energized environment and creates an atmosphere that is inspiring.” When it comes to their academic cama­raderie, students are “competitive in that we like to challenge each other. There is a high bar set, and everyone works to help each other.” However, “they are also great friends.” Set at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, hometown Denver offers ample recreation and outdoor activities. This tends to attract students who are “physically active, outdoors-ori­ented, laid-back, interested in social and environmental responsibility, ethical and consci­entious, caring and accepting.” The atmosphere “is one of fun and appreciation for a good work/life balance (outdoor activities, skiing, mountain biking, etc) with [a] focus on new ideas, innovation, [and] sustainability, all within the framework of values-based leadership.” In addition, the school hosts bimonthly happy hours, many of which are hosted by local companies. This is a good thing as many students here might be charac­terized as “bright people with a passion for business and a thirst for beer.”

Career

With the school’s focus on “networking, business plan deliverables, and connections with [the] Denver community,” students here enjoy a competitive edge within the local business sector. In addition, Daniels has “a fabulous executive mentor program” and “one-of-a-kind class consulting opportunities with major companies like Newmont Mining and Deutsche Bank with an international component that includes projects in sustainability and social entrepreneurship.” Some students report that the “Career Center is not very helpful.” The Center could “bring in more companies for career fairs [and] improve its offerings for people interest­ed in entrepreneurship.” Says one student, “Graduate recruitment is mostly focused on finance/accounting concentrations. If you are not interested in those areas, you really have to look outside of the companies that come to recruit.” In 2011, 45 percent of full-time MBA graduates seeking employment had received a job offer prior to graduation with a mean base salary of $63,000. Consumer products, financial services, technology, and government were industries with strong draws with approximately 15 to 18 percent of the graduating class matriculating into these fields.

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Students Say

The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business combines its focus on “values­based leadership,” “sustainability,” globalization, and “ethics,” with its “strong reputa­tion” and extensive “business network within the Denver community.” The result is a well-balanced program which builds a community of “sharp, young professionals” who enjoy the school’s status as “the best in the region.” As a private institution, students say “networking is better and class sizes are smaller.” In addition to attracting a large number of students who hail from abroad, the school offers high-achieving undergraduates the opportunity to pursue their MBA in only one extra year of course work. Thus, the student body at Daniels College of Business tends to be divided between younger faces fresh out of their undergraduate studies and those working professionals looking to pursue an advanced degree in their field through the Daniels part-time Professional MBA program. One student characterizes the population thusly, “the [average] age range is 23–32 years old. Most have or are working for Fortune 1000 companies. The type of experience is diverse, ranging from Finance to Engineering to Medicine. All are in a similar situation of balancing work, school, and family.” A Professional MBA adds, the “part-time program lets me work full-time while in school, so my career isn’t put on pause.” Overall, the professors at the Daniels College of Business “are very knowledgeable in their areas.” Many professors and staff “are world-class, with incredible business knowl­edge and experience outside of academia, as well as within academia.” Although “some of the lectures may not be entirely interesting and difficult to stay focused on, it is easy to see the teachers really do enjoy their profession and want to see their students excel.” Others say, “some of the professors are subpar;” however, as at any MBA program, it’s all about seeking out leaders in your field as “many of [the professors] are excellent” and are quick to provide “mentoring opportunities.” In addition, “the tenured faculty tends to be quite good.” The administration here is generally viewed as “average.” Students say the top brass sets their sights high and “tries to empower their students to achieve big goals while support­ing their communities, but they do very little to support their students to achieve this success…corporation/partnership with the school is very limited.” However, the school has made some notable improvements in this area, investing in a new Corporate and Community Relations Program, through which they’ve signed on 80 companies as annu­al partners.

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    The Daniels Building provides an outstanding learning environment with wired and wireless classrooms, study rooms and lounges, access to Daniels College of Business server for class notes, discussion and updates. Technology also provides outstanding support for students during study time and classroom presentations. Daniels also provides students access to new technologies.The Web Central portal provides access to MyWeb, the Daniels intranet, university e-mail, and Blackboard classroom support.

  • International Student Support Groups:

    http://daniels.du.edu/current-students/student-organizations/

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    http://daniels.du.edu/current-students/student-organizations/

  • Minority Support Groups:

    http://daniels.du.edu/current-students/student-organizations/#blackstudentalliance

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Graduate Assistants provide coaching to students in both qualitative and quantitative skills, with a focus on improving oral communication skills.

  • Research Facilities:

    The Daniels Building provides an outstanding learning environment with wired and wireless classrooms, study rooms and lounges, access to Daniels College of Business server for class notes, discussion and updates. Technology also provides outstanding support for students during study time and classroom presentations. Daniels also provides students access to new technologies.The Web Central portal provides access to MyWeb, the Daniels intranet, university e-mail, and Blackboard classroom support.

  • Study Abroad:

    Check with school for specific opportunies in studying abroad, generally widely available.

  • Women Support Groups:

    http://daniels.du.edu/current-students/student-organizations/#danielswomeninbusiness Daniels Graduate Women in Business

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Denver Daniels College of Business include:

Ted Kleisner - President and CEO of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company

W. Patrick McGinnis - President and CEO of Nestle-Purina

Joseph W. Saunders - Chairman and CEO, Visa, Inc.

James Lentz - President, Toyota USA

Andrew C. Taylor - Chairman and CEO of Enterprise Holdings

School Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Panorama Consulting Solutions, Newmont Mining, Dish Network, Marsico Capital Management, Zayo Group

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 63% $63,310
Finance / Accounting 38% $69,318
Other 31% $67,409
Other 31% $58,964
Marketing / Sales 24% $55,375
Financial Services 20% $67,833
Consulting 17% $61,167
Consulting 12% $56,250

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 41%
Three Month Employment 69%
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