Dr. David Cox: Explore Daniels Suite of MBA Programs

January 24, 2014

From the Desk of: Dr. David Cox

David Cox

Dr. David Cox

The Daniels College of Business is known for its excellent, immersive graduate business education that equips future business leaders with the principles of business ethics, global stewardship and entrepreneurship. We proudly offer five distinct Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs for professionals at various stages in their careers.

Full-time MBA

The Full-time MBA is a cohorted MBA experience for professionals with three or more years of work experience. It is a 21-month, 80-credit program that begins in either spring or fall. Students have the opportunity to participate in an international travel experience during the program. 

Executive MBA

Now in its 40th year, the Executive MBA (EMBA) is a cohorted program for professionals with at least 10 years of work experience (eight of those in a management capacity. The program is 60 credit hours and begins in either spring or fall. The EMBA incorporates a four-day Team Sail Challenge aboard a 28-foot sailboat in the San Diego Bay and a 12-day international travel seminar.

Professional MBA

The Professional MBA (PMBA) is a cohorted, accelerated, part-time MBA program with evening and weekend class options beginning in either spring or fall. The 70-credit PMBA is open to professionals with 3-9 years of experience. It can take up to 24 months to complete. The PMBA includes an 8-day international travel component and the renowned Leading at the Edge outdoor leadership experience.

One-year MBA

The accelerated, highly-selective One-year MBA program is specifically designed for students coming straight from AACSB-accredited business undergraduate programs. This cohorted program includes 56 credit hours and incorporates an optional internship. It begins in the fall.


Daniels offers five MBA programs and seven master’s degrees. Not sure if an MBA or a specialized master’s degree is right for you? Speak with an admissions manager for more information.

International MBA

The International MBA prepares students for careers in a highly complex and globalized business environment. Students must be proficient in a second language and take courses at Daniels as well as at the Korbel School of International Studies. This 72- to 88-credit cohorted program starts in spring or fall and can take between 18 and 36 months to complete, depending on the student’s pace. An international travel experience is a required component of the program.

Daniels has a century-old legacy of rigorous business academics and ethical leadership. The College is ranked among the best business schools in the world and has earned a reputation for producing business leaders with a solid foundation of technical business knowledge, globalized thinking and values-based leadership. 

The Daniels community is proud of the suite of graduate business programs and invites you to learn more at daniels.du.edu/graduate. Whether you are just beginning your business career or are ready to take your knowledge to the next level with a bold MBA program, Daniels has a program to fulfill your needs.