The MBA@Denver is the University of Denver’s online MBA program

The MBA@Denver is ranked No. 7 in the world in Princeton Review’s list of the Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2022, released Dec. 14, 2021. The Daniels College of Business was the only school in Colorado that made the ranking. This is The Princeton Review’s 7th annual ranking of online MBA programs, and part of the education publication’s Best Business Schools for 2022 project.

“We are honored to have our online MBA program, MBA@Denver, be recognized as the top program in Colorado and No. 7 on the overall ranking list,” says Vivek Choudhury, dean of the Daniels College of Business. “The Princeton Review ranking reflects our continued commitment to the student experience—delivering academic rigor and currency, as well as the opportunity to make meaningful connections through our synchronous class sessions and resident immersions.”

The Princeton Review chose the 50 online MBA programs and tallied its ranking list based on data from the company’s 2020–21 surveys of administrators at more than 130 business schools offering online MBAs.

The company also factored in data from its 2020–21 surveys of more than 7,000 students enrolled in online MBA programs. More than 60 data points were weighted to determine the list and rankings. The criteria focused on five core areas: academics, selectivity, faculty, technical platforms and career outcomes.

“We strongly recommend the Daniels College of Business as an outstanding choice for anyone aspiring to earn an MBA online,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review.  Franek added, “Daniels’ program is exceptionally strong academically, and it maximizes technology that enables students to interact with and learn from faculty and students all over the world.” 

Unlike many other online MBA programs, the MBA@Denver courses all have a required 90-minute synchronous session each week, affording students the opportunity to interact in a live setting, discuss the asynchronous content, and exchange ideas and perspectives with each other and also with a faculty member.

“These synchronous sessions along with small class sizes give our students the ability to network with one another and build close relationships with each other, and the faculty,” says Assistant Dean of MBA Programs Carol Johnson. “The format makes the MBA@Denver a very interactive and engaging student experience.”

In addition, the small class sizes, about 15 people, allow students to quickly build relationships with each other and the faculty, and to learn from one another.

The Princeton Review Best Business Schools for 2022 project also features a list of the best on-campus MBA programs. The unranked list, which names the Daniels College of Business as one of its top 241 business schools, also posted on Dec. 14, 2021, at

More information about the Daniels ranking, including The Princeton review’s methodology, can be found on their website.