Daniels College of Business ranks No. 91 in the nation

Bloomberg Businessweek published its list of the best full-time MBA programs in the U.S. Nov. 8. The Denver MBA at University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business ranks No. 91 on the list.

The report, “Best Business Schools 2018 U.S. Ranking,” uses a methodology that includes four main metrics: an employer survey, an alumni survey, a student survey and the job placement rate three months from graduation with starting compensation figures from the classes of August 2016 through June 2017.

“As a result of Daniels’ rigorous coursework and challenge-driven experiences, our students are uniquely prepared for the demands of a hyper-competitive, increasingly entrepreneurial, economic marketplace,” says Daniels Dean E. LaBrent Chrite.

Under Dean Chrite’s leadership, Daniels has revamped its MBA program significantly in the past four years. Instead of completing a series of traditional courses to earn a degree, Denver MBA 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.

“This ranking affirms, in part, that our commitment to delivering an exceptional management education experience for our students at the intersection of academic rigor and market relevance is closely aligned with the needs of our most critical stakeholders,” Dean Chrite says.

The Bloomberg report is based on data compiled from more than 3,600 recruiters, 15,000 alumni and 10,400 students. Visit the Bloomberg website for a complete list of the rankings and the full methodology.