As an MBA@Denver student, you will focus on solving realistic business challenges and building leadership skills. To reinforce these goals, you will attend two in-person immersive experiences, one of which will take place in Denver. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge alongside classmates and faculty members in a real-world setting.
During these collaborative immersions, you will learn from business leaders, engage in group workshops and network with peers. Explore some of the locations you will have to choose from below.
Students will be required to pay an immersion fee that varies based on the location and activities. The fee is non-refundable and is calculated prior to course registration.
Upcoming Immersion Locations
|The Nature Place, Florissant, CO||September 21-23, 2018|
|New York, NY||November 30 - December 2, 2018|
|Denver, CO||March 22-24, 2019|
|Trieste, Italy||June 14-16, 2019|
|The Nature Place, Florissant, CO||September 13-15, 2019|
|Cape Town, South Africa||December 6-8, 2019|
Leading at the Edge: An Outdoor Immersion
In one of your online MBA immersions, you will travel to the Rocky Mountains to participate in an intensive three-day exercise in leadership and team building called “Leading at the Edge.” This intellectually rigorous experience explores how to address ethical issues in times of stress and emphasizes decision-making, problem-solving and teamwork.
The goal of this outdoor immersion is to establish trust among your fellow students and instill the importance of preserving your values as a leader. We will help you shift from an individual perspective to a more collaborative mind-set when it comes to your future role in business and the community.
(Prerequisite: BUS 4610, Leading With Integrity)
Data is the New Oil: An On-Campus Immersion
The ability to use data to improve business outcomes is no longer a nice-to-have, but a must-have. During this immersion on the University of Denver campus, you will apply your knowledge of data analysis to improve business performance as it relates to an external market opportunity or an internal opportunity for your organization.
You will come prepared with an actual (not hypothetical) business situation, the pursuit of which relies upon data and data analysis. The situation must relate to your current organization and may be a business case, opportunity, decision, problem or presentation you plan to make. Though you do not need to bring the data to class, you must have solid knowledge of the data and how it could be used to justify new action or a change in approach. The data can be about the market, internal to your organization or both.
Throughout this immersion, you will network with classmates and faculty members, develop and present a “data story” and exchange feedback on presentations. By the end of this experience, you will be able to apply your knowledge of data and data storytelling to your current or future professional role.
A Walk Down Wall Street: An Off-Campus Immersion
While it is true that Wall Street is actually a short street in New York City, the term “Wall Street” more broadly represents the financial institutions and professionals that make up the U.S. financial system. Wall Street is more than New York City; there are Wall Street institutions and professionals in cities all over the United States and the world.
After this immersion, you will be able to explain the activities of asset managers and investment bankers and relate their activities to private equity. These experiences will provide context when comparing the past and present world of Wall Street.
These learning goals will be achieved by listening to and interacting with speakers from DU Reiman School of Finance faculty, DU alumni, and the New York financial community, as well as by visiting Wall Street and the Museum of American Finance.