In a Word: Destination

The Daniels College of Business and the surrounding area provides a dynamic learning environment with countless opportunities to test your new-found skills, get involved and form lasting friendships.

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 Organizations and Resources

With more than 25 student organizations at Daniels, you're sure to find one that fits your interests. Student organizations are an excellent way to meet like-minded peers, take on leadership roles and get involved with the Daniels community. You can also get involved through networking events, speaker forums, volunteer activities and other events organized by Daniels.

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:

  • 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.
  • Global Friends Program: The DU Global Friends Program promotes friendship across cultures within the University of Denver community by matching international students with a faculty or staff member.

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

Your relationship with the Daniels doesn't end at graduation. As an alumnus, you have lifetime access to robust alumni services and a 36,000+ alumni network to support your evolving career and goals.

Stay Connected and Get Involved

Career Resources and Lifelong Learning

Talk to a Student Ambassador

Abdullah Alhossini
Abdullah Alhossini Master of Accountancy Candidate

Abdullah Alhossini—Master of Accountancy Candidate

Why Daniels? Daniels is one of the few schools in the world that has an accounting and business accreditation from AACSB. It provides the perfect environment, including modules, teaching, assessment, facilities and equipment. Furthermore, the University of Denver is home to some of the finest academic lecturers that have excelled in their careers, and it would be a great opportunity to collaborate with and learn from them.

Undergraduate Institution:
King Saud University, Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Hobbies: I like sports. Soccer, tennis, and ping-pong are my favorite!

Bucket List Item: Travel around the world

Fun Fact: If you see me in the hallway and I do not say hi, you probably saw my twin brother. It’s fine. Go and introduce yourself! He is friendly too!

Post Grad School Goal: I hold a very keen interest in enhancing my qualifications with a PhD in Management Accounting.

Paige Conklin
Paige Conklin MBA Candidate

Paige Conklin—MBA Candidate

Why Daniels?
I chose Daniels for three reasons. First off, when I was working for a non-profit organization writing grants I applied to the Daniels Fund and I was inspired by Bill Daniels' emphasis on ethics and leadership in business. I wasn't ready to apply for an MBA program then, but when I was ready I knew I wanted to pursue my education at Daniels—at an institution that valued ethics in business. The second reason I chose Daniels was because I saw a lot of opportunity in Denver. I wanted to live in and contribute to a growing, vibrant city. Lastly, I want to work in the renewable energy industry and Denver and Daniels offer lots of opportunities within this field.

Undergraduate Institution:
Colorado College, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government, 2012

Hometown: Millbrook, NY

Hobbies: Yoga, running, and skiing

Bucket List Item:
I'd like to rescue and work with orphaned elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Sanctuary in Africa.

Fun Fact: I have a rescue dog, named Baxter. He is a "Schnoodle."

Post Grad School Goal: I plan to market renewable energy products and services.

Taylor Gombar
Taylor Gombar MS Marketing Candidate

Taylor Gombar—MS Marketing Candidate

Why Daniels?
I choose the Daniels College of Business due to the school's endorsed values of ethical leadership, sustainability, and positive global impact. I aspired to grow my understanding of marketing practices within a university that fostered values to which aligned with my own. As a graduate scholar I desired to fill the gap between my acquired knowledge of sampling and my unfamiliarity with statistical data mining. The MS in Marketing program at Daniels coupled data science with theoretical frameworks. The program's flexible structure enabled graduates to pursue various disciplines in marketing (digital marketing, IMC, etc.) whilst gaining deep content in a single focus of choice.

Undergraduate Institution:
Chatham University, Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, Management, and Graphic Design, 2015

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

I enjoy dabbling with photography and digital abstraction design using my Canon and GoPro. I am also an avid outdoors woman who enjoys kayaking, hiking, and skiing. You may catch me on the weekends at farmers markets, thrift stores, or at indie bookstores.

Bucket List Item:
I believe it would be an honor to be a featured artist within a downtown gallery show.

Fun Fact: In 2013, I lived in a chic loft in downtown Shanghai, China.

Post Grad School Goal:
I aspire to obtain a VP of Brand Marketing & Operations position within the corporate retail industry- utilizing marketing strategy to build productive relationships with value chain stakeholders.

Yashu Gou
Yashu Gou Master of Accountancy Candidate

Yashu Gou—Master of Accountancy Candidate

Why Daniels?
I chose Daniels because it can offer me better job opportunities. As one of the fastest growing medium cities in the U.S., Denver has an increasing population. Start-ups are rising and current firms are expanding. In addition, a variety of job fields are available in real estate, financial services, healthcare, oil and gas, mining, telecommunication, accounting, and much more. Daniels has the ability to supply more talents to this growing business environment.

Undergraduate Institution:
University of Iowa, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance, 2015

Hometown: Chengdu, China

Hobbies: Hiking

Bucket List Item: Music

Fun Fact: I played violin since I was 8 years old.

Post Grad School Goal: Work full-time in assurance filed.

Billy Hasse
Billy Hasse MBA Candidate

Billy Hasse—Denver MBA Candidate

Why Daniels? I chose Daniels for its small class sizes, city setting and strong Real Estate & Construction Management program, in which I plan to concentrate. The abundance of activities to do here in the Denver area also provided motivation for me to pursue my MBA at Daniels.

Undergraduate Institution:
Purdue University, Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management with a minor in Organizational Leadership & Supervision, 2012

Hometown: Munster, IN

Hobbies: Skiing, hiking, playing sports, running, cycling, traveling, boating, hunting, and watching the Chicago Cubs

Bucket List Item: Complete a triathlon

Fun Fact: Was a walk-on kicker for the Purdue football team

Post Grad School Goal: Own a construction and real estate development company

Karen Huang
Karen Huang MS Business Analytics Candidate

Karen Huang—MS Business AnalyticsCandidate

Why Daniels? I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver (DU) in 2014. I loved DU and Denver so much that I decided to come back for my graduate degree!

Undergraduate Institution:
University of Denver | Daniels College of Business | Bachelor of Science in Business Administration | Finance and Marketing |2014

Hometown: Shanghai, China

Hobbies: Snowboarding, fashion, concerts, traveling and studying different cultures

Bucket List Item: I want to live in Florence, Italy for 6-12 months so that I can learn about the local culture and see all the amazing renaissance art.

Fun Fact: I am a huge foodie and my favorite coffee brands are Kona and Blue Mountain.

Post Grad School Goal: I want to pursue a career in marketing research for an international company.

Nathaniel Lewis
Nathaniel Lewis MBA Candidate

Nathaniel Lewis—MBA Candidate

Why Daniels?
In choosing a business school, I was worried that I would find myself in a place that only seemed concerned about the bottom line and that focused on profits before people. Coming from a healthcare background, in my mind people are always first. The Daniels commitment to ethics and social responsibility really spoke to me. The emphasis Daniels places on these values made it very compatible not only with my educational goals, but my goals as a human being.

Undergraduate Institution:
Colorado State University, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2010

Hometown: Denver, CO

Hobbies: Reading, writing and exercising

Bucket List Item: Travel Europe

Fun Fact:
At the age of 17 I took second place in a contest to build a catapult and launch a pumpkin!

Post Grad School Goal:
I'd love to be able to support medical practitioners so they can do their jobs as effectively as possible.

Marie Mason
Marie Mason MS Marketing Candidate

Marie Mason—MS Marketing Candidate

Why Daniels?
I chose Daniels because I received a very personalized tour and a personal conversation with the Program Director of the Marketing department, Dr. Johnson. I also enjoyed hearing from real students during my visit to campus.

Undergraduate Institution: Rhodes College, Bachelor of Arts in Business and Commerce, International Concentration, 2013

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Hobbies: Skiing, cooking and being outside

Bucket List Item: Go to all seven continents

Fun Fact: I have been skydiving and helicopter skiing.

Post Grad School Goal:
To begin a career in advertising or work within a corporation for strategic planning or brand management.

Adam Mikulis
Adam Mikulis Professional MBA Candidate

Adam Mikulis—Professional MBA Candidate

Why Daniels? Initially the ranking of "Most Innovative" MBA program drew me in, and when I read more about Daniels I loved that it has taught business ethics since the beginning. After visiting some classes, I was very impressed by the teachers and the motivation/passion of all of the students.

Undergraduate Institution:
United States Air Force Academy

Hometown: Columbia, MD

Hobbies: Stock market trading, photography, skydiving, rock climbing (indoor bouldering and outdoor sport climbing), backpacking and camping with my dog, skiing/snowboarding, guitar, going to concerts/plays/musicals, building computers/coding

Bucket List Item: Space

Fun Fact: I have been to 14 countries and 40 states

Post Grad School Goal: My goals are constantly changing, but currently they are to start my own business, get a second master's degree (MS Applied Quantitative Finance), and become an adjunct professor at DU.

Gianna Ricotta
Gianna Ricotta Professional MBA Candidate

Gianna Ricotta—Professional MBA Candidate

Why Daniels? I pursued a minor in Business and Economics during undergrad and always planned to explore that area more with an MBA. After a few years working in the field in Texas, I decided I wanted to head back to Colorado for my MBA. I originally applied to the University of Denver because of Daniels’ reputation, but ultimately chose the school because of the cohort system and commitment to values-based leadership.

Undergraduate Institution:
Colorado School of Mines, Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, 2011

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Hobbies: Crossfit, snowboarding, brewing and volleyball

Bucket List Item: : Go to New Zealand to do the Middle Earth Tour, and go to London to tour the Warner Bros. Harry Potter set

Fun Fact: I played varsity volleyball at the Colorado School of Mines, and I worked on an oil and gas offshore production platform

Post Grad School Goal: I want to move into a product line management role where I would oversee projects from R&D to field implementation and connect innovative technology with real world business solutions.

Rob Roybal
Rob Roybal MBA Candidate

Rob Roybal—MBA Candidate

Why Daniels?
Daniels was an ideal fit for me for a number of reasons. The challenging curriculum and strength of the programs at Daniels drew me to the College. The city of Denver was also a natural choice for me, as I am finally home, but Denver is a great choice…for anyone. Being in a business program in such a vibrant and flourishing city is hugely advantageous.

Undergraduate Institution:
Loyola University Chicago, BA in Political Science

Hometown:Denver, CO

Hobbies:Live music, snowboarding, wakeboarding, museums

Bucket List Item:
Visit all seven continents (Australia and Antarctica are the only two left) or see the northern lights.

Fun Fact: I taught myself how to play guitar, bass and piano.

Post Grad School Goal: I hope to find a position within the corporate finance world, right here in Denver.

Cassi Sattazahn
Cassi Sattazahn MS Management Candidate

Cassi Sattazahn—MS Management Candidate

Why Daniels?
As a Denver native, I was grew up knowing that the University of Denver had an excellent reputation. After some years of experience in the workforce, I found my interests lay in business and management. My dream school was Daniels and I am so thankful for the opportunity to work through this program to obtain my degree.

Undergraduate Institution:
College of Wooster, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, 2007

Hometown: Denver, CO

Hobbies: Hiking, camping and traveling

Bucket List Item: I'd like to roadtrip to California and drive up the Pacific Coast Highway.

Fun Fact: Rocky Mountain National Park is my favorite place to hike.

Post Grad School Goal:
To bring value to an organization that works to serve others.

TJ Slattery
TJ Slattery MBA Candidate

TJ Slattery—MBA Candidate

Why Daniels?
There are a lot of reasons I chose to come to DU for grad school. Namely, Denver is my hometown and I am very glad to be planted firmly back in it. However, while I had a lot of options for schools in Colorado and around the country, Daniels had a different mentality about how to interact with your peers. While many university programs fostered the atmosphere of competing with your peers, Daniels encourages us to network with them. An infinitely more positive view on how MBAs should be orchestrated, and undoubtedly a much more useful tool in the workforce.

Undergraduate Institution:
Miami University of Ohio, Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Business Management, with a focus on International Business, 2010

Hometown: Denver, CO

Guitar, beer, raising a puppy, gardening, snowboarding, horseback riding, and gun shooting.

Bucket List Item: Design my own beer recipe.

Fun Fact: I used to live in England.

Post Grad School Goal: Build a successful brewery.

Alyssa Teuber
Alyssa Teuber MS Marketing Candidate

Alyssa Teuber—MS Marketing Candidate

Why Daniels?
I chose Daniels for the small class sizes, location, courses they offer, and the amazing network base the alumni creates. They have impactful values of ethical leadership and sustainability. The professors and student body I met prior to enrolling really took an interest in me and my goals. The MS in Marketing program at Daniels is very flexible and allowed me to create a program to my desired interest. As a graduate student I am able to specialize in the digital and analytical world of marketing.

Undergraduate Institution:
Colorado State University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Organizational and Innovative Management, 2012

Hometown: Rapid City, SD

I enjoy hot vinyasa yoga, hiking/14ers, running, cycling, snowshoeing, snowboarding, cooking, calligraphy, fashion blogging, and coding. On the weekends I love grabbing coffee at a unique coffee shop and walking the farmers market.

Bucket List Item: Compete in a triathlon.

Fun Fact: I studied abroad in London and Paris.

Post Grad School Goal: To obtain a position in Digital Marketing Analytics.

Kenton Thornton
Kenton Thornton MBA Candidate

Kenton Thornton—MBA Candidate

Why Daniels?
I chose to attend the Daniels College of Business due to the stellar reputation of the University of Denver as well as the plethora of educational and professional opportunities that will further my academic enrichment as an emerging professional. My background in hospitality led me to become very familiar with the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality and the emphasis the school places on preparing its students for senior management positions within the competitive hospitality industry. As a former General Manager for a high volume, high profile restaurant, I sought admittance to program that would allow me to build on much of my previous success. In applying to Daniels I found faculty that helped me outline a curriculum that would balance my more recent career change in marketing, highlighting many transferable business skills that will be useful throughout the rest of my career.

Undergraduate Institution:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, African American Studies, Marketing and Management, 2009

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Hobbies: Photography, fitness and culinary arts

Bucket List Item: Skydiving

Fun Fact: I was a Disc Jockey for a campus radio station in Undergrad.

Post Grad School Goal:
I would like to develop multinational brands within the Food and Beverage Industry.

Alexander Uhls
Alexander Uhls MBA Candidate

Alexander Uhls—MBA Candidate

Why Daniels?
Having worked for three years in Latin America I was looking for a program that had a reputable international focus. I was impressed by the various trips abroad and the globalization focus here at Daniels. Additionally, I felt that Daniels emphasized values-based leadership in a more authentic way than other programs. All this and my love for the outdoors and skiing made Daniels an easy choice!

Undergraduate Institution:
University of Colorado at Boulder, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Spanish, 2011

Hometown: Boulder, CO

Hobbies: Skiing, hiking, playing baseball, drinking wine and traveling

Bucket List Item: Travel across Russia

Fun Fact:
Prior to the start of my MBA program, I spent three years working in Argentina.

Post Grad School Goal: I would like to start my own company.

Hope Wroblewski
Hope Wroblewski MBA Candidate

Hope Wroblewski—MBA Candidate

Why Daniels?
I chose Daniels because of its welcoming, energetic staff and faculty. The environment and culture of the school and student body seemed to be more geared towards teamwork, community and ethics. I love that everyone is working towards a common goal to improve ourselves, each other, and the world. It is a very different approach than I saw at other business schools during my interview and preview process.

Undergraduate Institution:
Boston University, Bachelors of Art in International Relations and Affairs, 2006

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Hobbies: Running, hiking, camping, and biking

Bucket List Item: Complete a triathlon

Fun Fact: I love making crème brûlée.

Post Grad School Goal:
As an army aviation officer, I am dedicated to solving veteran homelessness.

Shu Zhang
Shu Zhang Master of Accountancy Candidate

Shu Zhang—Master of Accountancy Candidate

Why Daniels? Daniels provides outstanding scholarship opportunities and career resources.

Undergraduate Institution:
Iowa State University

Hometown: Huzhou, Zhejiang, China

Hobbies: Hiking and traveling. I am also a foodie!

Bucket List Item: Experience and try everything I have not done before. Also, I would like to get my dream job in U.S.

Fun Fact: I would like to help more international students get involved at the University of Denver

Post Grad School Goal: Finish my MAcc program with high grades and get more job experience in Denver

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Graduate Admissions Manager
Camila Angelim
Direct: +1 303.871.4194
General: +1 303.871.3416

Curriculum Questions

Associate Professor and Chair
Marketing Department
Carol Johnson

Learn more about the Department of Marketing