Overview

Applicants
154
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.18
Years Work Experience
5.7
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
540 - 640
GPA
2.86 - 3.42

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 15

Regular Application Deadline
March 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 15

Round 1
November 15

Round 2
January 15

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
May 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
117

96
Full-time
35
Female
12
Minority
4
Part-time


Students Say

The University of Denver 's Daniels College of Business is known for its "great history," "dedication to ethics" and "outstanding reputation for quality of education." It has a strong "commitment to Ethics, Sustainability, Globalization" and "International Business" that "sets it apart from other MBA programs." In addition, the small size of the program allows for "more intimate relationships between students and professors."

The program is built to be flexible for both the Full-time and Part-time cohorts yet still "conducted in a classroom setting" rather than online. The "professors understand that they are teaching people with current and in some cases long-term business experience and the way they teach and interact with [students] reflects that." The "administrators have all had real jobs beyond just being in academia which makes a difference in how they interact with [students] as well as teach." The university uses a "cohort system" that allows the students to remain with the same group of classmates throughout the program. In so doing, MBAs are able "to develop relationships with classmates over the one-and-a-half year lockstep program." The cohort system is "[r]un like a close-knit family." The "[c]ohort leader enrolls students in classes and keeps [them] informed of all upcoming events and career opportunities." This is especially helpful for busy, working professionals. And since "everyone in the part-time program is working full-time," it "positively impacts the cohort by keeping everyone focused on accomplishing tasks in a timely manner."

"Most of the staff know us on a first name basis," one student notes, which is "[v]ery rewarding." "The professors are very outgoing and you can tell that they love what they teach. They make you want to succeed in the classroom." MBAs "get real world applicability and experience. No longer are the lessons out of a book, studying business theory. Lessons are from key business leaders in the community." "They clearly have their eye on the future," one student notes. Professors are known for their "keen ability to teach as well as write academically. They also relate personably and are approachable outside of class." Professors are even "willing to come in on weekends to hold study sessions and increase learning."

The university "encourages group work and leadership training. MBAs take "personality tests at the beginning of the program" to "help students to recognize their strengths and weaknesses." "There is one trip at the beginning of the course that allows classmates to bond" and an "international trip at the end of the program to allow for international business education." "Through DU's MBA program," one student notes, "I was able to transform from a middle-of-the-road employee to an outstanding one with much more confidence and skills that are valuable to employers. This can all be attributed to the administration, professors, and my academic experience."


Specialities of faculty


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description
Creating Sustainable Enterprise - Sustainable enterprise is defined as any human endeavor with integrity in three interconnected dimensions – environmental, cultural and economic—and whose collective actions meet the needs of the enterprise and its stakeholders today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. The fundamental purpose of this course is to help prepare students for careers in which success requires a worldview that extends beyond the enterprise level in order for managers to create sustainable cultural, social and financial value for the organization and society in a responsible manner.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Faculty members who publish in the field of sustainability can use graduate assistant students in their research.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Students may customize a concentration in sustainability.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Recycling: The Daniels College started a pilot recycling program in 2008, which has since served as the model for the entire University, including the business model and marketing program.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Student Organization: NET Impact is an active student organization at the College, focusing on environmental and social responsibility issues.

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$61,400
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
59%

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

49%
Marketing
30%
Finance/Accounting
9%
General Management
6%
Consulting
3%
Operations/Logistics
3%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

64%
Southwest
12%
Midwest
12%
West
6%
Northeast
3%
International
3%
South

Students Say

The program is known for its "great sense of community, where alumni engage and support graduates and undergraduates" and "notable alumni list," especially for those interested in working in Denver. "The career center offers assistance with resumes, cover letters, general job search information, among various other resources and services." MBAs found "the career center very helpful" as well as the "career events and resourc- es for finding jobs." MBAs go on to work at companies like Goldman Sachs, Charles Schwab, and IBM.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 49% $60,000 $59,058 $0 $110,000
Finance / Accounting 30% $60,000 $57,888 $35,000 $75,000
General Management 9% $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Consulting 6% $75,000 $75,000 $55,000 $95,000
Human Resources 3% $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Operations / Logistics 3%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 21% $60,320 $70,760 $45,000 $110,000
Financial Services 18% $60,000 $57,200 $49,000 $63,000
Technology 18% $60,000 $50,000 $0 $90,000
Consulting 9% $75,000 $75,000 $55,000 $95,000
Consumer Products 9% $60,000 $58,833 $45,000 $71,500
Real Estate 9% $65,000 $60,000 $40,000 $75,000
Other 6% $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000
Manufacturing 3% $35,000 $35,000 $35,000 $35,000
Media / Entertainment 3% $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000
Non-profit 3%

Prominent Alumni

Andrew C. Taylor
Chairman and CEO of Enterprise Holdings

James Lentz
President, Toyota USA

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

Emily Scott
Co-founder of J. Crew

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

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$26,824

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$14,440

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
95%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
94%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
98%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
98%

New Students Receiving Loans
36%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$44,160
Fees (In-State)
$855

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,199
Fees (In-State)
$4

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$1,925

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
223
Part Time
56%

In State
62.0%
Out of State
38.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

11.00%
Minorities
21.00%
International

36% female
64% male

Campus Life

Students Say

University of Denver "is located close to many great attractions such as downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains." Students call the location "amazing." "Denver is one of the best cities to live in and the University of Denver plugs students into the great parts of living here."

Since students are "grouped by cohorts" it creates a sense of community." "Life at Daniels feels like a big high school," one student notes. "Everyone is recognizable and is collaborative. There is very little competition among students." The university provides space for students to "meet together before classes and right after work so that if [they] want to eat, finish up last minute projects, interact with other PMBA students or just decompress [they] can." "Classmates are close and often go to happy hour immediately following class." They often "become friends outside the program—going to dinner, golf outings, concerts, game watches, etc." and some join intramural and case competition teams together.

In general, students found their classmates to be "working professionals that are extremely driven, high performing, high achievers, high energy," and "good socially." Though some note that the student body could be more diverse.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Jennifer Park
Exec. Dir. Graduate Admissions & Acad. Services

Address
2101 South University Blvd.
#255 Graduate Admissions & Acad. Serv. Office
Denver, CO 80210
United States

Phone
303-871-3416

Fax
303-871-4466

Email
daniels@du.edu


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