New Year, New Ranking: U.S. News & World Report ranks Daniels among the best in online graduate programs

January 18, 2013


The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business today announced that U.S. News & World Report ranked the Master of Science and Executive Master of Science degrees offered by the College’s Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management No. 65 out of 213 online business programs.

For the first time, U.S. News published numerical rankings on the overall quality of distance education programs based on measures such as level of accreditation, reputation for excellence among peer institutions, and academic and career support services offered to students.

“The Burns School at Daniels provides its students throughout the world with one of the highest quality educational experiences,” said Daniels Dean Christine Riordan.  “The Burns School was founded 75 years ago and while online delivery options are becoming an essential part of higher education, its focus has always been on offering students the best values in graduate programs in the fields of real estate and construction management.”

The Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management was founded in 1938 as the Building Industry and Real Estate BIRE Program. In 1947, the program was renamed the Department of Real Estate and Construction Management (RECM). On May 6, 1997, the School was officially named the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management.

Offering undergraduate, graduate, and executive master’s degree programs, the Franklin L. Burns School is one of the largest schools within the Daniels College of Business and the only school in the nation that combines real estate with construction management in an accredited business college. The School was the first at Daniels to launch distance learning in 1999, and offers an academic Executive Certificate in Real Estate and Construction Management in addition to its graduate degree programs.  For more information, please visit:  daniels.du.edu/burns.