The Online MBA Program for Today’s Business Leaders

Become Indispensable to Your Organization

Today’s business leaders must be able to embrace change and analyze complex problems from every angle.

MBA@Denver, the online MBA program from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, prepares you to confront today’s toughest business challenges with integrity. Through our hands-on curriculum, you’ll tackle real-world issues and learn to lead with vision and purpose.

The program is designed for working professionals and offers flexible scheduling options. You can earn your degree in as few as 21 months.

Our Top-Ranked Online MBA

The Daniels College of Business has been developing leaders for over 100 years—a proven legacy of excellence that informs how we empower business students today and into the future. We’re very proud that our online MBA program has been recognized in 2022 by a number of leading organizations and publications.

Top 20%

Best Online MBA

U.S. News & World Report1

Rankings are based on student excellence, faculty credentials and student support.

#7

Best Online MBA

Princeton Review2

Rankings are based on career outcomes, technological infrastructure and academic rigor.

#12

Best Online MBA

Poets & Quants3

Rankings are based on quality of incoming students, career outcomes and an assessment of academic and extracurricular activities.

#21

Best Online MBA

Fortune Education4

Rankings are based on the academic strength of incoming students, quality of alumni network and national recognition.

The Daniels College of Business has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1923. AACSB accreditation indicates that a school has met the highest quality standards of management education.

Your Career Goals Are Within Reach

Are you ready to develop the practical skills and broad perspective needed for continued success as a business leader? Learn more, or begin your application today. GMAT scores are optional.

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Our Graduates Get Results

The University of Denver’s online MBA program prepares you to solve complex business challenges with innovation and integrity. You’ll become part of a lifelong network of ethical leaders who oversee sustainable, successful businesses.

You’ll graduate with market-ready skills, real-world experience and diverse connections—all of which have the potential to significantly impact your career.

The following career stats are based on information our 2020 online MBA alumni reported at the time of admission and at four months after graduating:5

86.8%

of graduates received a salary increase

66.7%

of graduates received a promotion

29.5%

average salary increase

“Shortly after graduating, I was promoted from SVP of operations to chief operating officer (COO). While many variables led to my career advancement, the skills I learned at MBA@Denver provided a great foundation.”

Houmam Ali (MBA 2021), Chief Operating Officer, Guardian Dentistry Partners

The Student-Centered Online Experience

We developed our online MBA program from the ground up based on research about how students learn most effectively in the virtual space.

MBA@Denver offers you the support and flexibility to balance your priorities while earning your degree. Our immersive learning experience exposes you to real-world business challenges as well as opportunities to network with professionals around the world.

Live On-Screen Classes: Exchange ideas and collaborate with your professors and classmates during engaging class sessions held in real time.

An Innovative Platform: Experience a seamless digital campus, which gives you one-click access to classes, assignments, contacts and customization options.

Flexible Coursework Access: Complete interactive coursework and access weekly assignments from your computer or through our mobile app.

Career Support: Explore career options, prepare for interviews and expand your network with individualized coaching from Daniels Career Services.

A Results-Driven Online MBA Curriculum

MBA@Denver’s comprehensive, hands-on curriculum prepares you to become a market-ready leader through a blend of business foundations, management training and immersive learning experiences.

Our 60-credit curriculum includes core courses, elective courses, two in-person immersions and a real-world capstone project. You’ll hone your strategic problem-solving skills by exploring case studies and organizational challenges faced by today’s businesses.

Some of your online MBA courses may include:

  • Leading With Integrity
  • Managerial Economics
  • Business Data and Analytics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing for Social Impact
  • CEO Toolbox

Explore Our MBA Concentrations

To deepen your expertise in the focus area of your choice, you can choose one of our designated concentrations or work with your academic advising team to customize a concentration that meets your needs.

Available concentrations include the following:

Executive Leadership

Finance

Marketing

Executive Healthcare Administration

Options for Local Students

Students local to Colorado can also take concentration courses on campus. Some on-ground concentration offerings include Accounting, Business Analytics, and Real Estate and the Built Environment.

Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

At the Daniels College of Business, we seek students who can bring unique insights and a commitment to business leadership to our classrooms. All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 24 months of full-time professional work experience.

GMAT/GRE scores are optional. However, the admissions team encourages you to submit these test scores if you think it will strengthen your application.

Review a complete list of application requirements.

MBA@Denver Application Deadlines

The online MBA program offers four start dates a year: January, March, June and September. Applications are reviewed as they are received. If you apply by the priority deadline, your application fee will be waived.

The final deadline for the January 2023 cohort is November 4, 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an online MBA degree worth it?
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The worthiness of an online MBA degree depends on your career goals. More than 86% of MBA@Denver graduates saw a salary increase four months after graduation, averaging a 29.5% increase in salary.6 Our online MBA offers the business foundations, management training and immersive learning experiences you’ll need to become indispensable to your organization and advance in your career. 

How long does it take to get an MBA online?
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The length of an online MBA program depends on many factors, including the number of credits and whether you attend part or full time. Students in the MBA@Denver online program can earn their MBA in as few as 21 months. 

What are the MBA admission requirements?
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To apply for the MBA@Denver program, you need to complete an online application and submit a current résumé, official academic records, letters of recommendation, essays and an application fee. You can review our application requirements page for more information.

Can you get an MBA without taking the GMAT?
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Testing requirements for MBA applications vary by university—GMAT scores are not required to apply to the MBA@Denver online program. However, if you believe your GMAT scores will strengthen your application, you can include them in your application.

Do employers care if your MBA is online?
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If an online MBA program is delivered by an accredited and recognized business school, employers will likely view the online degree the same as the university’s on-campus degree. The Daniels College of Business has been AACSB-accredited since 1923 and boasts a 100-year legacy of leadership development.  

What are the online MBA concentrations offered at Denver University?
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We offer four optional concentrations in marketing, executive healthcare administration, finance and executive leadership. These concentrations are designed to deepen your expertise in a specific business discipline of your choice and can be included in your 60-credit degree program at no additional cost.

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1 Best Online MBA Programs, U.S. News & World Report, 2022arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

2 Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2022, Princeton Review, 2022arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

3 The Best Online MBA Programs of 2022, Poets&Quants, 2022arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

4 Best Online MBA Programs in 2022, Fortune Education, 2022arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

5 Salary and promotion statistics are based on self-reported information from MBA@Denver students at the time of admission and four months after graduation. Surveys were conducted from August 2019 to June 2020 with a 53% response rate for salary statistics and 33% response rate for promotion statistics.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

6 MBA students self-reported salary at the time of admission to their programs, which was compared with the self-reported information four months after graduation. Surveys were conducted from August 2019 to June 2020 with a 53% response rate for salary increase. Data was secured from the following sources: at-graduation self-reported, three-month/six-month email surveys, three-month/six-month phone surveys, graduate student enrollment provided by the National Student Clearinghouse, online research via LinkedIn, University of Denver employment information and International Student & Scholar Service.arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference