Executive MBA Cohort 69

Welcome to the Daniels College of Business Executive MBA Program (EMBA). You are the 69th cohort to begin the program since its initiation in 1973, making this one of the most established Executive MBA programs in the nation.


  • We will register you for your classes and provide you with your course materials.
  • Once you are registered, you will have access to the Canvas container tied to each course.
  • The syllabus will be posted in Canvas by the instructors two weeks in advance of each class.


  • The required orientation activities for your EMBA program are planned for Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 from 1:00pm until 7:00pm.
  • This initial orientation session will serve as the kickoff of the EMBA degree program where important information will be shared with you regarding the program overview, your Insights De-Brief, and cohort and faculty/staff introductions.
  • Orientation is business casual and a light dinner will be served.
  • Location: Mary Reed Building – Renaissance Room
  • Parking: We hope that you’ve purchased your DU Student Parking Permit and picked up your Pioneer ID Card in advance of orientation. Paid, visitor parking is available on the first level of the “E” lot on the corner of High St and Evans Ave.

First Class Day and Kickoff Celebration:

  • Friday, March 24th, 2017
  • Daniels College of Business, Room 245
  • Classes begin in DCB 245 at 8:00am. Breakfast is available in DCB 335 at 7:30am. Lunch is on your own from noon until 1:00pm, and afternoon classes run from 1:00pm until 5:00pm.
  • 5:00pm – New Executive MBA and Professional MBA students and their guests are invited to join us in Joy Burns Center near the corner of Evans and High Street. Dinner and parking for guests will be provided in the E lot. Children welcome! Please register here: RSVP
  • Full program calendar, degree plan, and tuition calculator will be provided via email.

Save the Date – EMBA Leadership Team Sail Experience in San Diego:

  • April 20 – 23, 2017
  • Full attendance required.
  • More information will be provided during orientation. Group travel arrangements will be made for you and all costs are covered.


Please contact:

Jan Drobnick (Assistant Director of Operations): Jan.Drobnick@du.edu

Nicole Wilhite (Registration and Logistics): Nicole.Wilhite@du.edu

Pre-Orientation To-Do List:

Please work through these items by Monday, March 13.

1. Complete the Insights Discovery Evaluator

Because everyone’s work style, personality and innate preferences are different, having a firm understanding of yourself and of others as well as an understanding of how to interact, adapt, and connect across these differences is essential in further developing yourself, your team, and your organization. The Insights Discovery System is a personality assessment designed for individuals, management teams, and organizations to both understand and improve communication as well as interpersonal and team dynamics. Please complete the Insights online evaluator promptly. Reports will be compiled and distributed to you during Orientation.

  • Navigate to the Insights Evaluator.
  • Follow the prompts and enter IS-DU-EMBA69 as your Referral Code
  • Complete the questions based on what best describes you in your work environment
  • When you have completed all 25 frames, click “Next”, then “Send to Insights”
2. Complete the New Student Information Form

Find the form HERE.

3. Sign your Financial Responsibility Agreement

The Financial Responsibility Agreement is a statement that outlines the terms and conditions of the financial responsibilities and obligations associated with attending the University of Denver that must be signed each academic year prior to registration. You need to login into your PioneerWeb to sign your Financial Responsibility Agreement. Instructions can be found on the Office of the Bursar’s website.

IMPORTANT: Our staff will register you for your first quarter classes on August 1, 2016, just prior to Orientation. We will be physically unable to do so unless your Financial Responsibility Agreement is signed, and your Immunization Record (or Exemption) is received (see 4. below).

4. Submit Your Immunization Record

Colorado State Law and University of Denver policy requires all students to receive two (2) doses of vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) and a review of information regarding Meningococcal disease (meningitis) prior to registration. If proof of immunity and acknowledgement of meningitis information is not submitted to the University of Denver Health & Counseling Center, you will not be registered for classes. Immunization record information must be submitted to the DU Health and Counseling Center by the EMBA program’s registration date (September 1, 2016). Information on how to submit the records is found at the center’s website. If securing immunization records prior to September 1st is not feasible, please see personal/religious exemption guidelines on the the Health and Counseling website.

5. RSVP for the program Kickoff Celebration on Friday, March 24

(If you have not already done so above)

Register here: RSVP

6. Understand Your DU Email

Students are provided a firstname.lastname@du.edu email address. Email will be used as the official and primary means of communication with you throughout your program. It is important that we have an email address that will be checked daily for time sensitive and other academic notifications. Your DU email account is hosted by Microsoft Office 365. We encourage you to take advantage of this separate email account for all educational related messages in one space. You can, however, choose to have your DU email forwarded to another email provider. For more detailed information click here: DU Email

7. Familiarize Yourself with DU's %22Canvas%22

Canvas is the University of Denver’s Learning Management System (LMS) that students will utilize in their courses. To learn how to navigate Canvas, check out the Canvas Student Orientation tutorial. Be sure to check Canvas a couple of weeks before classes begin as your professors may upload class syllabi, course information or assignments. Your login with be your 87# and the password you use to access your PioneerWeb (Your 87# can be found on your acceptance letter).

8. Purchase a DU Parking Pass

There are a variety of parking options on campus, and the choice is yours. Visit www.du.edu/parking to view lot and pricing options.

There is a special EMBA permit you may wish to consider. The Executive MBA parking permit gives you access to a covered lot on the corner of Evans and High streets (E-Lot). You’ll have 24 hour access on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On other days this permit gives you access to Lot E after 3:45 p.m. The price for the EMBA permit this year is $300. It is available to all EMBA students until they sell out.

a. Log into your DU Parking account using your DU ID number and your established PioneerWeb password.

b. Make sure you add your vehicle. You cannot purchase a pass without this step. Click on “Manage Your Vehicles”

c. Click on “Purchase Permit”

d. You should see the special EMBA E-Lot permit as an option. If not, contact parking.du.edu for assistance.

9. Submit a Picture for your DU Pioneer ID Card

Submit your picture for your Pioneer ID Card here. A professional head shot may be submitted in order to receive your Pioneer card upon arrival. You may also visit the ID office to have your photo taken there. Please pick up your Pioneer ID Card at the Pioneer ID Card Office in Driscoll Center South.

10. Technology on Campus (UTS)

University Technology Services provides the infrastructure and information which connects all DU communities. Online, phone and in-person support is available. New student laptop guidelines are available here. Call the Help-Desk for password re-sets and other access issues: 303.871.4700. Please have our ID number ready.

11. Watch the Active Shooter Video

DU’s Department of Campus Safety manages a growing emergency preparedness program. They have developed a new active shooter training program to help you know what to do should you ever be in harm’s way. We are asking all DU students to watch this training video; as a society, we’ve learned from tragedy that lives are saved when people are aware and prepared to take action for their own safety. The active shooter training is available as a course on Canvas (note that you use your PioneerWeb login information to access the course on Canvas).

Student Resources

Please review the information below regarding available resources for students at the University of Denver:

Anderson Academic Commons

Penrose Library has been transformed into the Anderson Academic Commons. By clustering study rooms and information technology tools with resources in research, writing, math and digital media and the traditional assets of Penrose Library, the Anderson Academic Commons is DU’s hub of inquiry and engagement.

Campus Map

The interactive DU campus map offers a full listing of on-campus buildings, parking areas, public transportation stations and WiFi spots.

Campus Safety

The Office of Emergency Preparedness and Fire Safety is committed to the safety and continued success of the University of Denver and its students, staff and faculty. For more information and to learn more about our commitment to the community, please visit our website.

DU Graduate Experience Handbook

The Graduate Experience Handbook serves as a resource to help you navigate your graduate career.

Graduate Policy Manual

The Graduate Policy Manual is a comprehensive listing of all DU academic policies.

Health & Counseling

The Health & Counseling Center is an on-campus facility that provides a wide range of on-site medical and mental health services. Physicians, nurses, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other professionals staff the HCC. All students enrolled for academic credit (full-time or part-time, undergraduate or graduate) may use the HCC.

Honor Code
All members of the University of Denver are expected to uphold the values of Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility. These values embody the standards of conduct for students, faculty, staff, and administrators as members of the University community. View the Honor Code here.
Student Housing
Currently there is no on-campus graduate student housing. Please review off-campus housing information.
Student Organizations
Your participation as a member of Daniels graduate student groups is an important part of making the overall learning experience rewarding for everyone. Each year student groups help shape many on and off-campus events and programs that enrich our knowledge, enhance our curriculum and increase the diversity of experiences available to the Daniels Community.

Are there specific laptop requirements at the Daniels College of Business?

The Daniels College of Business requires either a Microsoft Windows laptop or an Apple Macbook. Students can view specific laptop requirements here. Some classes might require students to use Microsoft Access, which is not available in the Office for Mac suite. In order to install Microsoft Access, students operating an Apple Macbook may be required to purchase the following software:

  • Parallels Desktop for Mac or VMWare Fusion
  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Office 2013 Professional

DU Students also have access to Microsoft Office 365 for free which can run on Macbooks and PCs. For more information please go to theTechnology Services Website.

Where can I get computer support?

The University of Technology Services (UTS) Help Desk is located on the SE corner of University and High Street. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 am-10 pm. Please call 303.871.4700 for further assistance.

I cannot connect to the internet and/or wireless is not working.

If you are experiencing internet connection trouble please visit the University of Technology Services (UTS) Help Desk located on the SE corner of University and High Street. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 am-10 pm. Please call 303.871.4700 for further assistance.

Can I print on campus?

As a University of Denver student you have access to a Uniprint account with $50 that allows you to print at any of the public printers on campus. To access the public printers on campus utilizing your personal computer, please download and install the DUnet software. There are computer printing terminals located in the Daniels College of Business, the Anderson Academic Commons, and much more. For more information on printing, including locations and pricing, contact the University Technology Services Help desk at 303.871.4700.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The DU Office of Financial Aid can help you finance your education by providing tools and information.

If I will need additional funding for my education, what can I do?

If you are a US Citizen you can complete the FAFSA to entitle you to additional need based aid. Please visit DU’s  Financial Aid website for more information on need-based aid. International students can apply for private loan but might need a co-borrower.

I am interested in a Graduate Assistantship at the Daniels College of Business, how can I get one?

Graduate Assistant positions are awarded at the time of acceptance. If you are interested, contact Susan Harries at sharries@du.edu and be sure to attach your resume. Please attach your resume.

Is it possible to get a merit-based scholarship after I start the program?

The majority of merit-based scholarships, Graduate Assistantships (GA) and work-study positions are offered at the time of acceptance to a Daniels graduate program. Scholarships and GA positions are awarded based on extraordinary academic performance and relevant work experience. There is no separate application process; decisions are based on your graduate-school application. You need to submit your resume and a current GPA after your first quarter of classes to be reviewed for merit-based scholarships to Susan Harries.

Writing Center
The University Writing Center offers workshops and personalized sessions focused on the development of professional written communication skills. The writing center is located in the Anderson Academic Commons.