Faculty, peers and facilities that inspire your best.

The Daniels College of Business’s convenient location, state-of-the-art facilities and welcoming community of students, faculty and corporate partners distinguish the Daniels PMBA from similar programs in the greater Denver metropolitan area. We understand the constraints on your time as a working professional, so we provide amenities and resources to maximize your learning both on and off campus.

There’s no place like the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.

Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is the oldest private university in the region. Explore what it’s like to be a Daniels student:

 On Campus

Daniels is located on the 125 acre University of Denver campus equidistant to downtown Denver and the Denver Tech Center. The campus is a blend of a century’s worth of architecture, green commons and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. At every corner, you’ll find facilities that promote the best of learning, sports and the performing arts.

Student Resources and Support

We want to help you make the most of your time at Daniels. You’ll find a wide range of academic and professional resources and support including:

  • Community Square: The Community Square is a Daniels facility resource where students, staff, and faculty can enjoy the amenities of computer technology printers and fax machines.
  • DU Writing Center: Open to all DU students, the Writing Center assists students with all types of writing projects: class assignments, professional writing and multimedia presentations.
  • Daniels Career Services: Daniels Career Services provides lifelong career management services to Daniels graduate-level students and alumni including career coaching, an extensive online jobs resource, on-campus recruiting and job search workshops.

Denver and the Rocky Mountains

Why Denver? It’s all in the numbers.


Denver has big-city amenities—Fortune 500 companies, public transportation, nightlife and more—with the friendly feel of a smaller town. Thanks to its thriving business and social scene, Denver is consistently ranked by Forbes and Kiplinger’s as one of the top cities for young professionals and recent college graduates.

A Hub of Opportunity

Denver is a regional hub for business, government and culture. You’ll find countless opportunities to put your business skills to the test through internships and student consulting projects for a wide range of businesses—from international conglomerates to entrepreneurial start-ups. Daniels students also give back to the community through volunteer opportunities coordinated by the College and student organizations.

An Active Community

The University of Denver campus, Denver and the nearby Rocky Mountains are perfect for active minds and bodies. From the state-of-the-art fitness center at DU’s Ritchie Center to the Rocky Mountains to the manmade playground of downtown Denver, you’ll have lots of opportunities to unwind and get to know your fellow Daniels students.

Learn more about life at Daniels, the University of Denver and the surrounding area:

 Alumni Resources

You already know the power of a business network. With a Professional MBA from Daniels, you’ll become part of an extensive network of peers, alumni, faculty and staff who have shared the same rigorous and rewarding experiences. PMBA alumni include professionals in corporate, entrepreneurial, nonprofit and governmental organizations—valuable contacts you can rely on in the years ahead.

Get Involved. Stay Involved.

PMBA alumni are among the most active at Daniels. They stay involved through:

The PMBA alumni are part of Daniels’ 30,000 strong alumni network. Learn more about general alumni services and events.


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Joe Akey
Joe Akey
Registered Associate, Morgan Stanley

Joe Akey—PMBA Cohort 16

Joe Akey was born and raised in Merrill, Wisconsin. Joe earned his BBA in Financial Markets, Finance at the University of Minnesota Duluth. While attending school, Joe also played on UMD's football squad, gaining two National Championships. He also worked for Wells Fargo & Company.

Following graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, California to work for Wells Fargo Business Banking. After gaining experience in LA, Joe accepted an offer with Morgan Stanley in Denver. He works for Morgan Stanley's Fixed Income Middle Markets Trading Group.

In his spare time, Joe enjoys being outdoors, camping, hiking and anything in the snow. Joe also volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters and SIFMA Foundation's InvestWrite.

Kelly Deao
Kelly Deao
Procurement Analyst, General Services Administration

Kelly Deao—PMBA Cohort 16

Born and raised in a small town in Central Pennsylvania, Kelly Deao attended Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania where she graduated Cum Laude and was a member of a local sorority, Colleges Against Cancer and Relay for Life Co-Chair and various academic honor societies. After graduation she moved to Arlington, Virginia where she began working for the General Services Administration. During her time in the D.C. area, Kelly took MBA courses from a University where she realized a cohort structure was missing.

Kelly and her husband decided to move to Colorado in the fall of 2013 for work opportunities, sunshine and fresh powder. She wanted to build a network in her new city, challenge herself academically and most importantly, experience a cohort learning environment. Kelly quickly found that Daniels was just the place for her. Kelly is involved in her cohort social committee and is also a Daniels Scholar.

In her free time Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, skiing, traveling, watching college football and trying new restaurants.

Derek Duncan
Derek Duncan
Senior Business Intelligence Analyst, University of Denver

Derek Duncan—PMBA Cohort 14

Derek Duncan is Senior Business Intelligence Analyst at the University of Denver, where he partners with units across campus to incorporate analytics and data mining into the processes across the constituent life cycle. Prior to joining the staff of DU, he worked as a consultant advising the nation's top cultural and entertainment organizations on direct marketing and analytics. Derek earned his bachelor's degree in business marketing from the University of Montana and is now a Professional MBA candidate at the University of Denver.

He chose the DU program because of its strong ties to the Denver community, as well as a strong growing Business Analytics department.

In his free time Derek enjoys exploring the Colorado outdoors with his dog Diesel.

Nick Grimstad
Nick Grimstad
Sales Engineer, Eaton Corporation

Nick Grimstad—PMBA Cohort 14

Nick grew up in Oregon and graduated in 2010 from Oregon State University where he earned his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation, Nick was hired by Eaton Corporation as part of their Leadership Development Program. His career path brought Nick to Colorado and he is still working for Eaton as a Sales Engineer, primarily focused on new construction projects throughout the state of Colorado. Nick is an active member in many industry chapters and is invested in the growth of the construction marketing in Colorado.

During his free time, he likes to give back to his community through groups such as Sports Made Possible and the Ronald McDonald House.

Nick Harris
Nick Harris
Account Manager, 3M Company

Nick Harris—PMBA Cohort 15

Nick is from Hastings, Minnesota. He attended the University of St. Thomas and graduated with a finance major. While attending school, he was a two year captain for his college hockey team. Upon graduating and shortly thereafter, he was hired on by 3M Company as a Sales Representative. He was relocated to Colorado in 2009.

He decided to attend Daniels because of it's cohort structure, small class sizes, course content and overall reputation.

He now spends his free time with his wife Gina and two year old son Brody. He also enjoys playing softball, hockey, golf, fishing and spending time outdoors.

Christina Hunter
Christina Hunter
Admissions Counselor, University of Denver

Christina Hunter—PMBA Cohort 16

Born in New York City and raised in Seattle, Christina Hunter came to the University of Denver in 2007 to pursue her Bachelor of Arts degree. She majored in Sociology, minored in International Studies and was incredibly involved both on campus and in the community. During her undergraduate experience she pursued three internships, studied abroad in South Africa and volunteered through several organizations in the local Denver community. Upon graduating from DU she began working in Higher Education and Enrollment Management; she is currently an Admission Counselor in Undergraduate Admission at DU.

Pursuing an MBA hadn't crossed her mind as an undergraduate student, but through her professional work, she became acutely aware of the need for business acumen in all fields, including education. She is now an enthusiastic and active member of the PMBA program at Daniels where she enjoys the camaraderie of her cohort and the curricular emphasis on ethics and leadership.

Christina loves adventure; whether that entails taking a random road trip across the country or hopping on a plane to Africa. When she is not on campus or on the road, you will either find her curled up with a good book, practicing yoga, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, volunteering in the community or socializing with friends and family.

Angela Jantz
Angela Jantz
Registered Associate, Morgan Stanley

Angela Jantz—PMBA Cohort 14

Angela Jantz was born and raised in Northern Colorado. She attended the Monfort College of Business and earned her BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and a minor in Economics. Since graduation, Angela has held various roles in Private Wealth Management in Denver. She is an adventurer at heart and took 19 months off to explore the world, visiting 24 countries. Regions visited included Europe, Middle East, South Pacific, Asia and South East Asia.

Choosing Daniels for her MBA was an involved decision. While abroad, Angela developed new interests and hobbies. "The network of staff, students and alumni at Daniels allows me to explore new career opportunities for my future."

In her free time, Angela loves to travel internationally and enjoys all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer.

Greg Max
Greg Max
COO, Party Vapor

Greg Max—PMBA Cohort 15

Originally hailing from the Garden State, Greg Max came to the sunny Centennial State in 2000. Greg earned his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado in Boulder. A current member of PMBA 15, he is leveraging his education and the university network to try his hand as an entrepreneur. Greg's startup will be called Collaborate Brewing and its mission is to drive collaboration and innovation in Colorado's craft beer industry.

Greg was drawn to the Professional MBA program at the University of Denver because of its reputation for academic excellence. As a developing entrepreneur, he was also eager to explore the robust alumni network to help him access the resources needed to build a successful business. Effectively drawing upon the expertise of his peers and professors, Greg is a regular face around the various professional offices of the university.

When he's not in class or conducting "competitive analysis" at local watering holes, Greg can be found exploring the expansive landscapes of Colorado. A boat builder and avid fisherman, Greg spends a lot of time boating and chasing trout on the local rivers. He also skis, hikes and bikes, but never all at once. If you're interested in learning more about how the university supports developing entrepreneurs, feel free to reach out to Greg.

Lacy Meisel
Lacy Meisel
Operations Specialist, Support One, Inc.

Lacy Meisel—PMBA Cohort 15

Lacy Meisel moved from the small town of Amelia Island, Florida to the big city of Denver, Colorado in the summer of 2010. With a bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Florida, Lacy developed a passion for business. Her array of experience from the banking industry to software and technology has created an excitement around business operations and how they are sustained. Lacy works for a small software company in Golden, Colorado as the Operations Specialist.

While researching business graduate schools, the Professional MBA at the University of Denver quickly became Lacy's first choice. With a program so focused on global studies, passionate professors and a cohort based program, Daniels was an easy choice. Lacy has found that the relationships she has formed with both students within her cohort and the professors will last a lifetime. She is already utilizing the knowledge and tools learned from classes back to work and making a positive impact on the business and her fellow associates.

When not focused on school or putting in time at the office, Lacy likes to spend her time mountain climbing, reading a good book or attending yoga classes. She has a great appreciation for corny jokes and all types of dancing. With the love for good food and people, she's excited to meet new people at many of the DU and Daniels hosted events.

Lindsey Rabinowitz
Lindsey Rabinowitz
Development Associate, Jewish Community Center

Lindsey Rabinowitz—PMBA Cohort 16

Lindsey Rabinowitz is a Denver native. A Bachelor’s degree in Television and Radio with a concentration in Media Management from Ithaca College led Lindsey to New York and Los Angeles, and she recently returned to Denver in 2013. Her array of experience from the entertainment industry to the non-profit sector has inspired an life long passion to create a non-profit organization dedicated to helping fight body image and eating disorder issues. Lindsey works for The Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center in Glendale, Colorado as a Development Associate.

While researching business graduate schools, the Professional MBA at the University of Denver quickly became Lindsey's first choice. With a school so focused on ethical business, values-based leadership and a Cohort based program, it was a no brainer. Lindsey has found that the relationships she has formed with both the students within her Cohort and the professors will last a lifetime. She is already utilizing the knowledge and tools learned from classes to work on her business plan and is making a positive impact on her fellow associates as her cohort's Social Co-Chair.

When not focused on school or putting in time at the office, Lindsey likes to spend her time playing kickball, enjoying the theater, reading a good fantasy/sci-fi book, volunteering with civic leadership organizations, training for a marathon or checking out Denver's new breweries and restaurants. With her love for people and inspiring conversation, she’s excited to meet new people at many of the DU hosted events.

Kevin Rusk
Kevin Rusk
Budget Officer, University of Denver

Kevin Rusk—PMBA Cohort 15

Kevin Rusk is a native Minnesotan who moved to Denver in the summer of 2013. His professional life has revolved around higher education: Kevin spent six years as a recruiter and application reader for his alma mater, St. Olaf College, a liberal arts school just outside of Minneapolis. Now at the University of Denver as a member of the senior staff in the Enrollment Division, Kevin is responsible for the budget, contract and HR operations in undergraduate admissions and financial aid.

He was drawn to the Professional MBA program because of it's breadth in business topics, the cohort of working professionals also in the program and especially to understand how businesses like higher education and others, can best do real good in the world. Kevin is brushing up on his Spanish and really looking forward to traveling with his classmates to Santiago, Chile as a part of the Global Business Imperative course. He has been especially impressed with how he's been able to apply something from business school pretty much right away after each class.

When not doing finance homework or reading business law cases, Kevin loves to get up to the mountains to ski and hike. He's an avid bike-commuter and aspiring foodie. Kevin is currently hooked on the podcast Serial and looks forward to talking about it (and Daniels) with you.

Nicole Stern
Nicole Stern
Program Manager, ServiceSource

Nicole Stern—PMBA Cohort 16

Originally from California, Nicole attended the University of Denver where she received her BA in International Studies. She was a member of the DU Equestrian Team and the Sigma Iota Rho Honors Society. Upon completing her degree from DU, Nicole decided to remain in Colorado where she actively pursues her hobbies of skiing, horseback riding, hiking and spending time with her dog Rico.

Currently Nicole works int eh capacity of Program Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Business Optimization for ServiceSource, industry leader in reoccurring revenue management. She is responsible for global program and project management across a portfolio of enterprise clients ensuring that their strategic goals and business optimization initiatives receive best-in-class execution.

Seth Wanger
Seth Wanger
Deputy Program Manager, Cherokee Nation Businesses

Seth Wanger—PMBA Cohort 16

Seth Wanger is a proud Denver resident originally from Oklahoma—born and raised in a small town and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Oklahoma State University. Shortly after graduation he moved to Denver where he took an accounting position working for the Cherokee Nation Businesses. He is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, the largest tribe in the country. Seth has since moved into a Program Management role within the tribal business managing contracts and employees for federal government clients.

The ultimate deciding factors that attributed to Seth applying to Daniels stem from the College's core values: community, excellence and ethics. These three things drove his decision along with the professors that would be teaching him. What makes Daniels different? According to Seth, the answer includes the cohort format, classes incorporated in the Daniels Compass, the accommodating staff and diverse knowledge of professors.

In his free time, Seth volunteers at the Denver Indian Center teaching new technologies in the Native Elder Program. He enjoys all the typical Colorado activities such as skiing, hiking, running, golfing and sporting events.

Marc Wells
Marc Wells
Landman, Holland Services

Marc Wells—PMBA Cohort 16

Born and raised in Littleton, Colorado, Marc graduated from Colorado State University in 2013 with a BS in Business Management. Prior to attending CSU, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2007. During his service in the Marine Corps he deployed to both Farah and Helmand Province Afghanistan in 2008 and to Southeast Asia as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2010.

After graduating with his Bachelor's, Marc accepted a position with J.P. Morgan to join their Asset Management team in Columbus, Ohio as a credit analyst. In July 2014 Marc and his family moved back to Denver so that he could start a career in oil and gas as a Landman with Holland Services.

In his free time, Marc enjoys building Lego houses with his daughter, camping, running and fly fishing.

Contact Us

Executive and Professional MBA Programs

Lisa Grassfield
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