Immersions

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. 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

Upcoming Immersion Locations
Destination Date
New York, NY November 30 - December 2, 2018
Austin, TX March 8-10, 2019
Denver, CO March 22-24, 2019
Trieste, Italy June 14-16, 2019
Cape Town, South Africa December 6-8, 2019

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.

SXSW Immersion (Led by Professor Michael Myers)

Over the past 30 years, SXSW has emerged as the "must attend" event for those passionate about marketing, innovation and technology. For one week, subject matter experts and thought leaders gather to share their insights across industries and visions for the future in those fields. During our immersion, we will be exploring emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, regenerative medicine, blockchain, quantum computing, IoT, virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D printing. We will seek to determine how these technologies are evolving to enhance business practices. (A complete list of tracks be found here.)

This immersion will be exciting and cause your brain to swell in the best of ways. (Ice packs, for your head, will be provided at no additional cost.) After leaving, you’ll not only have a better understanding of exactly how the technology works, you’ll also have a better sense of the practical real-world applications as they relate to your business. 

If you're geeked out by these topics: you have to go.

If you’re in need of a newfound passion: you have to go!

This will be an amazing experience...

Trieste, Italy Immersion

Through the use of key performance indicators (KPIs), managers orient decisions towards strategic goals and objectives. However, in many cases, good strategies fail due to ineffective performance measurement and management systems.

During this immersion, you will discuss the importance of measuring performance to drive strategy. You will study real-world cases across different industries and companies and, in the process, learn the fundamental principles for selecting, measuring, and analyzing KPI.