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executive mba

Make your next step a leap

Whether you’re on-deck for an executive leadership role, exploring a new industry or considering your own venture, think of the EMBA as your 18-month leadership laboratory. Address your known (or perceived) gaps, gain confidence in making complex business decisions, and connect with your cohort of peers.

  • 66% of recent graduates have been promoted or offered new positions*

*Classes of 2018 and 2019.

Program Snapshot

Academic term 
10-week quarters, each divided into two 5-week blocks

Entry points 
Fall quarter (September) 
Spring quarter (March)

Program length
18 months

Class schedule 
One full day per week, on alternating Fridays and Saturdays 

Dual degree options
Master of Accountancy
MS in Business Analytics
MS in Applied Quantitative Finance
MS in Marketing
MS in Real Estate and the Built Environment


  • Current students come from more than 50 companies and organizations.
  • 2,000 EMBA alums and 40,000+ Daniels graduates become your career network for life.
  • 21% of students are military veterans, supported by the GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon program.
  • Voted best executive MBA program by ColoradoBiz’s Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards (2020).
  • Bundled tuition includes our Team Sail weekend, our 11- to 14-day Global Travel Experience, all course materials and meals
  • Scholarships are available, and no GMAT/GRE is required.

Alumna Profile

Katica Roy, EMBA 2017

Katica Roy, EMBA 2017

Founder, Pipeline

Katica created a startup that uses AI on a proprietary SaaS platform to increase the financial performance of companies by closing the gender pay gap.

tuition:Fixed tuition (2020-2021): $99,588 (incl. books, meals and travel) Scholarships available.*

* Scholarships are based on academic record, testing and employment credentials, and are not guaranteed. Contact or 303.223.7503 for more information.

As an experienced business leader, you’ll find an open road of your own making in the Executive MBA classroom at Daniels.

Experience a vibrant, life-changing program—Find fulfillment, leadership insights and meaningful change that are personally and professionally impactful.

Exceptional camaraderie—You will never forget the Team Sail Challenge with your EMBA cohort in San Diego Bay, or the 11-day Global Challenge experience. You will come for the revelations and stay for the fellowship. Gain insights, sharpen leadership skills and realize new business models and strategies.  Learn from your EMBA mentors and peers, and they will learn from you.

Fast-paced and immediately relevant—Earn your MBA in just 18-months while balancing career demands and your Colorado lifestyle. This program is ideal for the 9+ year working professional, is strategically focused, and efficient.

Personalized service with all-inclusive tuition—We take care of the details so you can focus on learning. Our all-inclusive tuition includes books, fees, food on class days and all travel expenses associated with the two required trips. Financial aid, scholarships and military benefits (if applicable) are available, and we will guide you through the process.

As a first step, share your resume or LinkedIn profile for a confidential evaluation of your experience. Apply now for March or September consideration.

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We want to talk with you!

Email us to set up a time to connect by phone or video chat. We can answer questions about the program, scholarships, the application process and more.

Can a Teacher be a Boat?

The Daniels Difference

Can a classroom be on the water? Can a teacher be a boat? The Executive MBA Team Sail Challenge occurs up front—just five weeks into our 18-month program. This unique gateway experience is a leadership laboratory, where students practice concepts learned in the classroom. Team dynamics, continuous change, resilience, reliance on others and shared success relate directly to business. The bonds that form on the water act as a catalyst for collaboration in the EMBA classroom.

A worldview is an essential View

Conducting business outside the United States involves a unique set of challenges: diverse cultures, ethical frameworks, business expectations and language barriers.

The Executive MBA global challenge is about developing a mindset in two countries of your cohort’s choosing. The Global Business course affords you a hands-on understanding of global markets, to conduct industry analysis, and to identify strategic opportunities.

Secondary research conducted on campus is paired with primary research in-country. You will experience a transformative change in global perspective that will impact your domestic thought as well.

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