The Daniels program is the only Colorado business school to make the list
The world’s leading resource for complete business education coverage rated the Daniels College of Business Online MBA as one of the top programs in the country. In its latest rankings, Poets&Quants ranked the Online MBA at No. 30.—up five spots from last year. Daniels is the only Colorado business school to make the list.
“Today’s business leaders must be able to embrace change and analyze complex problems from every angle,” said Vivek Choudhury, dean of the Daniels College of Business. “We’re honored to receive recognition for our Online MBA program. It speaks to the way we prepare our students to confront today’s toughest business challenges with integrity.”
The Online MBA is a completely online degree designed for working professionals and offers flexible scheduling options. Students can earn a degree in as little as 21 months. The curriculum includes core and elective courses, two in-person immersions and a real-world capstone project. Students hone their strategic problem-solving skills by exploring case studies and organizational challenges faced by today’s businesses.
“We developed our Online MBA program from the ground up, based on research about how students learn most effectively in the virtual space,” said program director Kenny Metcalfe. “Students receive support and flexibility to balance their priorities while earning their degree.”
Nearly 90% of graduates receive raises within four months of receiving their diplomas, increasing their salaries by 30%, on average.
In evaluating business schools, Poets&Quants evaluated three core dimensions:
- The quality of incoming students
- Student assessments of the MBA experience, in terms of both academic and extracurricular activities
- Career outcomes of the program’s graduates
Data for the rankings was collected through both school and alumni surveys. The school survey asked for a wide variety of data points, including admission standards. The alumni survey sought recent graduates’ impressions on a range of topics, as well as whether the program fulfilled their expectations and whether they would recommend it to others.