The World is Your Classroom
Business knows no boundaries and your Daniels education follows suit. You’re encouraged—in some degree programs, required—to explore the world in order to experience the complexities, challenges and rewards of global business firsthand.
International Business Major: The Daniels undergraduate major in international business is one of the most sought-after majors at the College and incorporates international studies courses taken at the Korbel School of International Studies.
Undergraduate Study Abroad
Cherrington Global Scholars Program
Studying abroad is the norm, rather than the exception at Daniels. More than two-thirds of our undergraduate students study abroad. DU’s Cherrington Global Scholars Program allows students to study abroad at no additional cost beyond a term at DU. Given the global nature of the hospitality industry, all undergraduates at the Knoebel School of Hospitality Management are required to study abroad.
Required International Education Experience
All undergraduates at Daniels are required to complete an international education experience. Students can fulfill that requirement by taking a course that covers global content or through DU’s Cherrington Global Scholars Program.
Graduate Global Experiences
Professional MBA International Travel Seminar
This transformative overseas experience allows Professional MBA students and their cohort to experience business int he context of other cultures and gain insight into global business perspectives. You will meet with business leaders, visit diverse business ventures and explore the challenges and rewards of sustainable development. Students must be a part of the Professional MBA program to participate.
Executive MBA Leading in a Global Matrix/Global Business Operations
In this immersive and comprehensive set of classes, Executive MBA students gain a world view and global business understanding that they can apply immediately at work. You will apply models, disciplines and systems learned during the first four quarters of your EMBA program to a global environment. The global course includes a two-week practicum, the International Travel Seminar, where you will visit two international cities and go deep into their respective business environments. Students must be a part of the Executive MBA program to participate.
Denver MBA Global Challenge
Working cross-culturally on a major business issue, you will spend some time outside the U.S. to deal with a diverse set of ideas, points of view, customer types and more. In the past, students have traveled to Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Israel, Kenya, Norway, Peru, Tanzania and Uganda, to name a few. If you can perform when facing the complexity of a new country context, then you will be a high performer professionally.
Global Opportunity (GO) Courses
Faculty-led GO classes provide Daniels students with a deep dive into subjects such as Entrepreneurship, Micro-finance, Impact Investing and Global Business. Topics are explored in the classroom and then brought to life through an international travel experience. Recent courses include Financial Capitals of the World in Brussels and London, Innovation in a Transitioning Economy in Cuba, International Accounting in Paris and London, and Micro-financing and Social Entrepreneurship in Cambodia.
Public Good Gala
A celebration of hope, humanity & hospitality.
Be Bold. Do Good. Change Lives. The Public Good Gala is a collaboration of the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management and the Ethiopian Community Development Council/African Community Center (ACC) in Denver. Offered since 2012, this innovative program helps refugees develop the skills and knowledge needed to obtain jobs in the food service industry. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres followed by a four-course dinner with each course paired with wines from Ceja Vineyards, served by refugees working alongside our hospitality students.
International Graduate Students
The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business has a legacy of welcoming international students. We are committed to helping you in your career goals and in being a vital part of our community.
International students make up approximately 20 percent of the total graduate student population at Daniels. On the DU campus, there are approximately 1,500 international students from 92 countries. Our DU Global Friends Program seeks to promote friendship across cultures within the DU community by matching international students with a faculty or staff member.
Dan Zuber is a Senior Marketing major and Business Analytics minor. He currently works for the Microsoft Office Specialist program as a TA and as a Taylor Student Representative with Career Services. He has also gained valuable experience from working at Red Bull North America and Comcast Technology Solutions.
Kendra Arenkill is a Senior Marketing major with a minor in Sustainability. During her time at DU, Kendra has been a leader inside and outside of the classroom. Within Daniels she has also been an Ethics Bootcamp Leader. She has had internships at Opera Software in Norway, and an advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather.
Lauren Beaver is an exceptional Daniels student and a senior Finance major with minors in Physics and Mathematics. She is co-editor of the Pioneer Business Review, and has been involved as a student leader in the Daniels Peer to Peer Mentor Program, Ethics Boot Camp, the Physics Club, and has been a TA for ACTG 3220. Last summer, Lauren had a corporate finance internship with Splendid and Ella Moss, a clothing company in LA.
“I came to DU to earn a BSBA in Finance and a minor in Accounting. Since my freshman year, I have had the opportunity to have four finance related internships – one in Arizona, two in Denver and one in London, England where I studied abroad. Currently, I am the Daniels College of Business Student Senator and Finance Committee Chairman on the Undergraduate Student Government. I am also the Undergraduate Student Representative on the Daniels Alumni Advisory Board.”
“I want to make the most out my MBA—this experience is exposing me to so many possibilities in the areas of business. The benefit of attending graduate school with work experience is that you appreciate the chance to learn and grow as you start the next chapter of your career.”
“I wanted to be a part of an MBA program that not only delivered a high level of business education, but also had a strong emphasis on social and environmental impact. I wanted to make sure I was being prepared for the business world of the future, where community and people interactions will be just as important to master as financial management. Of all the MBA programs I looked into, I felt that the Daniels Denver MBA program provided the most authentic and comprehensive curriculum to meet my needs.”