An Online MBA Program for Military Students

As a veteran or active-duty military student, you have already developed many of the qualities that make a successful business leader: a commitment to growth, the drive to succeed and the ability to motivate others. The University of Denver’s online MBA program is uniquely positioned to help you translate these skills into leadership roles in various industries and organizations. Your advantage as a military leader can position you for success as you build an affinity with classmates from across the country through live class discussions and group projects.

“Completing my MBA will help me to move closer to my long-term career goals: advancing my rank as an army reserve officer and assuming a leadership position at a civilian organization. I would like the opportunity to manage my own program or advance based on my potential, and the leadership and organization skills I gain at the MBA@Denver program will play a pivotal role.”

– Jamal Long Soldier, Logistics Officer, U.S. Army Reserve

Why MBA@Denver for Military Members

Our strong, close community and small class sizes will help you thrive as you transition to civilian life or as you work to advance your military career. Our online program is designed for flexibility, meaning you can pursue your MBA goals from anywhere—including domestic and international duty stations—regardless of non-traditional work hours. Our live, online classes can be accessed from anywhere, and weekly self-paced coursework can be completed 24/7.

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A Powerful Support System

The MBA@Denver community will have your back throughout your MBA experience—to guide you, advise you and help drive your career forward—starting before you even submit your application. Student support includes:

  • Pre-admissions application and resume assistance from your admissions counselor
  • Help planning your academic career from our Student Services team
  • Lifelong guidance from Career Services in marketing your skills to employers
  • Access to Daniels’ extensive alumni network, with more than 39,000 people in more than 150 countries worldwide

A Strong Student Veterans Association

The University of Denver’s Student Veterans Association (DUSVA) serves both on- and off-campus student veterans, providing support and advocacy through service, leadership and scholarship. The DUSVA helps veterans successfully transition from military to civilian life by creating a social and professional support network, educating veterans on benefits, and providing a welcoming university atmosphere.

Military and Veteran Tuition Benefits

MBA@Denver is committed to helping military members and veterans access funding and benefits to pursue their educational goals.

Funding and Aid

Post-9/11 GI Bill

The GI Bill is a vital component of our nation’s veteran transition program. The tuition and fee payment rate, and MHA are determined at the beginning of each military academic year on August 1. The current rate table is located on the Education and Training page of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs site. In addition to the annual cap, the University of Denver participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to help cover tuition costs.

Use the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ GI Bill Comparison Tool to learn more about VA benefits programs and analyze costs.

Yellow Ribbon Program

We want to make sure our nation’s veterans have full access to a high-quality business education. That’s why Daniels and the University of Denver offer unlimited Yellow Ribbon funding for our online MBA program. If you’re 100 percent Post-9/11 GI Bill eligible, the Yellow Ribbon program will cover your full tuition and fees.

To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Not be on active duty (or the spouse of an active-duty service member)
  • Have 100 percent eligibility
  • Use Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits Yellow Ribbon funding at DU

Additional Programs

The following tuition assistance programs are available to service members in specific military branches:

Additional programming for military members and veterans includes:

How to Gain Financial Assistance

  • Visit to access and manage your VA education benefits. If you are applying for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, complete the Education Benefits Application, which generates a request for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). The COE is mailed to you within six to eight weeks of submitting the application. The COE will let you know the type of military benefit you are eligible to receive, as well as the percentage and duration of those benefits. It will also include your Yellow Ribbon Program eligibility.
  • If you have questions about military financial aid, you can reach out to the school VA certifying official at or 303-871-4878.


The University of Denver is proud to offer a range of resources specifically designed to help veteran students succeed and thrive. In fact, the University of Denver is ranked among the top 65 best schools for veterans by U.S. News & World Report1.

The University provides:

Comprehensive GI Bill and military assistance counseling

A supportive Student Veterans Association

A Veterans’ Peer-to-Peer Network for help with the transition to the student experience

The Right Foot Forward program, which connects top-performing veteran students with mentors and provides a custom-fitted business suit at the end of the program

The Sturm Center, where you and your family can access confidential behavior and mental health services

Learn more about DU’s commitment to our military community on our Veterans Services page.

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1 Best Colleges for Veterans (2020). U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved July 2, 2020, from to footnote reference