Recognized for advancing the practice of business since 1908

Daniels College of Business is the eighth-oldest business school in the country and the most recognized college in the Rocky Mountain West. The College is ranked among the best of the world’s top business schools. We are proud to be one of the 760 business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Daniels is the only business school in Colorado to receive high rankings and recognition from Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report.

University Recognition

  • Forbes—No. 27 in Start Up Schools: America’s Most Entrepreneurial Universities (2014)
  • U.S. News & World Report—Ranked among the nation’s top 100 universities, tied with the Colorado School of Mines, Stony Brook University-SUNY, University of Alabama, CU-Boulder and University of Tulsa. (2014)
  • U.S. News & World Report—One of 20 “Up-and-Coming schools,” universities making the most innovative changes in academics, faculty and student life. (2013)
  • Forbes—No. 4 in Colorado and No. 103 nationally. (2013)
  • Institute of International Education—No. 4 in the nation among doctoral and research institutions in the percentage of undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs, according to the 2013 Open Doors report released by the Institute of International Education, which reflects data from the 2011-12 academic year. The report shows that 67 percent of DU undergraduates studied abroad.(2013)
  • Huffington Post—No. 15 among the most collaborative small colleges in the United States. (2013)


Graduate Rankings

  • U.S. News & World Report—No. 21 Best Online Graduate Programs (2016)
  • Princeton Review—No. 3 Best Green MBA in the nation. (2016)
  •—No. 6 Daniels Executive MBA (2015)
  •—No. 24 Daniels Professional MBA (2015)
  •—No. 3 Daniels Master of Science in Marketing Program (2015)
  •—No. 11 Daniels Master of Accountancy Program (2015)
  • Inc. Magazine—One of 15 Most Innovative MBA Programs in the nation. (2015)
  • U.S. News & World Report—No. 91 Best part-time MBA programs in accredited business schools. (2015)
  • CoBiz Magazine Best of Colorado Business Choice AwardsBest MBA Program. (2015)
  • Poets and QuantsNo 52. Executive MBA (2013)
  • Bloomberg Businessweek—No. 3 Part-time MBA in the northwest region. (2013)
  • Bloomberg Businessweek—No. 53 Part-time MBA in the nation (2015)
  • Net Impact—No. 29 in Sustainability and No. 23 in Social Impact in Net Impact’s Business as Unusual graduate programs guide. (2013)
  • CFA Institute—The Daniels Master of Science in Finance program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program incorporates at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams. (2014)

Undergraduate Rankings

  • Bloomberg Businessweek—Colorado’s highest ranked undergraduate business program, ranked No. 56 in the nation. (2016)
  • Princeton Review—Listed as one of the Top 296 business schools in The 2015 Edition: The Best 296 Business Schools. (2014)
  • Create a CareerLists the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management among the top 25 hospitality programs in the United States. (2014)
  • Bloomberg Businessweek—Ranked No. 8 in the Western United States, No. 12 in Academic Quality and No. 40 in Private Universities. (2014)
  • U.S. News & World Report—Real Estate Programs Specialty Ranking, ranked No. 13. (2014)
  • U.S. News & World Report—Ranked among the best of accredited business schools, ranked No. 79. (2014)
  • Bloomberg Businessweek—Top programs by specialty, ranked No. 4 in ethics and No. 10 in business law. (2013)