West side of the Daniels College of BusinessDaniels College of Business ranks No. 83 in the nation

Bloomberg Businessweek published its list of the best full-time MBA programs in the U.S. Nov. 4. The Denver MBA at University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business ranks No. 83 on the list.

“This ranking confirms that we’re having successful outcomes for our Denver MBA graduates,” says Daniels Dean Vivek Choudhury. “We have the pleasure of working closely with these exceptional students, but it’s wonderful to have the Bloomberg Businessweek rankings affirm the program. While we’re pleased to be among the nation’s top 100 business schools, we will not rest on our laurels, continuing to improve and innovate to provide our MBA students the acumen and soft skills they need for success.”

The Denver MBA is very different from traditional full-time MBA programs. Students compete in four challenges, in tandem with rigorous, integrated-learning modules that allow them to test and refine their skills in real business settings. The challenges entail building a startup, supporting an organization working for the social good, solving a corporate problem and traveling outside the U.S. to work for a global organization.

Throughout each challenge, students also build professional competencies such as leadership, teamwork and storytelling. They meet with personal leadership coaches to help them understand themselves better and help them improve their leadership abilities. The Denver MBA moved up eight spots from last year’s ranking.

“Daniels is known for our challenge-driven education and real-world preparation,” Dean Choudhury says. “Additionally, in the Denver MBA, these students are provided incomparable teaching, training and support so they’re prepared for the workforce at graduation, and for the careers they’ll have in the future.”

The report, “2019-20 Best B-Schools Ranking,” uses a methodology that includes four main metrics: an employer survey, an alumni survey, a student survey and compensation data.

The Bloomberg report is based on data compiled from more than 9,000 students, 14,920 alumni, 900 corporate recruiters and compensation and job-placement data from each school. Visit the Bloomberg website for a complete list of the rankings and the full methodology.