Application Requirements

To apply to MBA@Denver, you must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of 24 months of full-time professional work experience, with 36 months preferred. To complete your application, submit the following materials:

Online Application

You will need to complete an online application for the MBA@Denver program. If you are ready to begin, start your application now.

Test Scores

MBA@Denver evaluates applicants holistically, which means we consider a range of factors when reviewing your application, including your academic background and professional work experience. 

Individuals with five or more years of professional full-time work experience are not required to submit GMAT or GRE scores with their application.

Test score waivers are available for those who:

  • Have at least three years of professional full-time work experience and have maintained a GPA of 3.2 or better in their major area of study
  • Have earned a graduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Have completed at least two quantitative courses (i.e., accounting, business information and analytics, finance) through the Daniels Continuing Education program and earned at least a “B”

The admissions committee reserves the right to request test scores if it is deemed necessary.

Academic Background

Official academic records from all previously attended colleges and universities must be submitted directly from those schools to the University of Denver. You may send unofficial transcripts to receive an admissions decision, but we will need to receive official transcripts before you begin classes. All transcripts should be sent to the following address:

Application Processing Services
MBA@Denver
Suite 501
7900 Harkins Road
Lanham, MD 20706

Transcripts can also be sent electronically to applicationservices@onlinemba.du.edu. Any other form of delivery will not be accepted.

You should also provide a GPA from the degree-granting institution. The GPA should be reported on a 4.0 scale. International applicants who attended institutions with different grading systems (i.e., marks or percentages) should not convert their grades and may leave the GPA field blank.

Professional Work History

You must submit a current résumé with your application.

Essays

Two essays are required, with the option to submit a third. The essays should communicate what you hope to achieve with MBA@Denver and how you will contribute to the Daniels community.

Letters of Recommendation

MBA@Denver requires at least two recommendations from individuals (non-relatives) who can evaluate your professional performance and potential. At least one recommendation should come from a previous or current supervisor. We are looking for professional recommendations that attest to the student professionally including any tangible examples of their role within a team, their career goals, and why they would be a good fit in the MBA@Denver program.

Application Fee

There is a nonrefundable $100 application fee for the MBA@Denver program. Waivers are offered if you are a University of Denver alumnus/a or a current or former member of the U.S. military, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps or Teach for America. You may also receive a waiver if you submit your application before the priority application deadline.

Interview

You may be contacted by a Daniels representative to schedule the admissions interview, which will be conducted on campus or via webcam.

Take the Next Step

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