Welcome to the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business!

Our mission is to prepare you for a lifetime of personal and professional success. We’ve assembled extraordinary resources to deliver on that mission—challenge-driven education, world-class facilities and business-savvy faculty.

At Daniels, we offer a wide range of highly regarded business degrees and programs for graduate students, tailored to different experience levels, specialties and career aspirations. If you have questions, please contact our Admissions office at 303.871.3416.

Program Start Dates

March Start:

  • Part-time Professional MBA
  • Executive MBA
  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Science in Applied Quantitative Finance
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment
  • Online Executive Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment

September Start:

  • The Denver MBA (full-time)
  • Part-time Professional MBA
  • Executive MBA
  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Science in Applied Quantitative Finance
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Marketing
  • Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment
  • Online Executive Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment

 

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Application Deadlines

The Daniels College of Business encourages applicants to submit a completed application as early as possible to secure a place in our programs. Once we have received your online application and application fee, we will render an admissions decision as outlined below. All application materials must be received by the deadline to be considered for that particular round. Not all candidates may be invited to interview. An invitation to interview may come at any point. Our goal is a smooth and responsive admissions process.

Fall Quarter Entry (Classes start in early September)

Deadlines Application Deadline Notification Date Deposit Deadline
Round 1
October 15
December 15
February 1
Round 2
January 15
March 15
April 15
Round 3
March 1
April 15
May 15
Round 4
April 15
May 15
June 1
  • All candidates are automatically considered for merit-based aid (including scholarships and graduate assistantships) at the time of admission; there is no separate application.
  • International applicants should apply by March 1 to allow time to obtain a student visa.
  • Applications received after April 15 will be considered on a rolling, space-available basis through August 1.

 

Spring Quarter Entry (Classes start in late March or early April)

Deadlines Application Deadline Notification Date Deposit Deadline
Round 1
September 15
November 1
December 1
Round 2
November 15
January 15
February 15
Round 3
January 5
February 15
March 15
  • All candidates are automatically considered for merit-based aid (including scholarships and graduate assistantships) at the time of admission; there is no separate application.
  • Merit-based financial assistance includes scholarships and graduate assistantships.
  • International applicants should apply by November 15 to allow time to obtain a student visa.
  • Applications received after January 5 will be considered on a rolling, space available basis through March 1.

 

MBA@Denver (Online)
Please note, the MBA@Denver (Online) program offers alternative start dates and application deadlines. Click here for more information. 

Admissions Process

MBA Degrees

Requirements
Denver MBA (full-time)
Part-time Professional MBA
Executive MBA
Transcripts
Required
Required
Required
GMAT or GRE
(GRE Code for All Programs: 4842)

Required

GMAT code: MZR-GT-43

Required

GMAT code: MZR-GT-07

Not Required

GMAT code: MZR-GT-62

Essays
Required
Required
Required
Work Experience

Required

2 years of professional work experience (three years is preferred)

Required

2 years of professional work experience (three years is preferred)

Required

Minimum of 10 years of professional work experience

Professional Résumé
Required (limit 2 pages, 1 page is preferred)
Required (limit 2 pages, 1 page is preferred)
Required (no page limit)
Recommendations
Not Required
Not Required
Required (2 professional references)
Admissions Interview
By invitation only (on-campus or online)
By invitation only (on-campus or online)
By invitation only (on-campus or online)
Application Fee
Yes
$100 (non-refundable)
Yes
$100 (non-refundable)
Yes
$100 (non-refundable)

For application requirements on the MBA@Denver (Online) program, please click here.

Specialized Master’s Degrees  

Requirements
Master of Accountancy
MS Applied Quantitative Finance
MS Business Analytics
MS Management
MS Marketing
MS Real Estate
MS Online Executive Real Estate
Transcripts
Required
Required
Required
Required
Required
Required
Required
GMAT or GRE (GRE Code for All Programs: 4842)
Required GMAT code: MZR-GT-82
Required GMAT code: MZR-GT-04
Required GMAT code: MZR-GT-47
Required GMAT code: MZR-GT-31
Required GMAT code: MZR-GT-65
Required GMAT code: MZR-GT-58
Not Required GMAT code: MZR-GT-03
Essays
Required
Required
Required
Required
Required
Required
Required
Work Experience
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
Professional Résumé
Required (limit 2 pages, 1 page is preferred)
Required (limit 2 pages, 1 page is preferred)
Required (limit 2 pages, 1 page is preferred)
Required (limit 2 pages, 1 page is preferred)
Required (limit 2 pages, 1 page is preferred)
Required (limit 2 pages, 1 page is preferred)
Required (limit 2 pages, 1 page is preferred)
Recommendations
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
No Required
Not Required
Admissions Interview
By invitation only (on-campus or online)
By invitation only (on-campus or online)
By invitation only (on-campus or online)
By invitation only (on-campus or online)
By invitation only (on-campus or online)
By invitation only (on-campus or online)
By invitation only (on-campus or online)
Application Fee
Yes $100 (non-refundable)
Yes $100 (non-refundable)
Yes $100 (non-refundable)
Yes $100 (non-refundable)
Yes $100 (non-refundable)
Yes $100 (non-refundable)
Yes $100 (non-refundable)

Additional Application Information and Resources

If you are accepted into a Daniels program, a $1,500 enrollment deposit is due to reserve your seat. This deposit is non-refundable and is credited toward your first tuition payment.

We require a scanned copy of the official transcripts from every college or university you have attended. The scanned documents must be clearly legible and sized to print on standard 8½-by-11-inch paper. You do not need to submit hard copies of academic records when you apply.

If your transcripts are in languages other than English, also submit official, certified translated versions. For candidates educated in India, we require individual mark sheets. Applicants with foreign credentials must also submit official proof of the degree earned (e.g., diploma or certificate) with an English translation.

Waivers may be offered on a case-by-case basis in light of professional experience or academic achievement. 

Essays are assessed for clarity, organization, conciseness and grammar. Through the essays, you can communicate what you hope to achieve at Daniels and how you will contribute to the Daniels community. Take advantage of the third optional open-topic essay to let us know what sets you apart from other applicants.

Essay 1 (required): Briefly discuss your career objectives post-graduate school. How will your professional experience, combined with our degree program, help you to achieve these goals? What are your alternative career paths? (350 words)

Essay 2 (required): Respond to one of the following prompts (250 words): My favorite memory is… I’m most afraid of… My greatest challenge has been… I’m most proud of…

Essay 3 (optional): Is there anything else that we should know as we evaluate your application? If you feel your credentials and essays represent you fairly, please don’t feel obligated to submit another essay. (250 words).

We do not require work experience for specialized master’s degrees. However, MBA degrees require at least two years of full-time professional work experience; three years is preferred. The Executive MBA degree requires ten years of work experience, with at least eight in a progressively responsible management role. In reviewing your work experience, we consider your achievements, managerial or leadership potential, contributions to the community, personal ethics and values and motivation for a graduate business degree.

Please refer to this link for examples of a professional résumé.

As a way of honoring our valued alumni and those who serve our country, past and present, we offer application fee waivers to the following individuals:

  • University of Denver alumni
  • Current and former members of the U.S. military
  • Current and former members of Peace Corps
  • Current and former members of AmeriCorps
  • Current and former members of Teach for America
  • McNair Scholars

The Daniels College of Business offers admissions incentives for current undergraduate students who hold and maintain a cumulative 3.0+ GPA at a regionally-accredited institution. Eligible students can apply to one of six specialized master’s degrees with no GMAT requirement. Click here to learn more about the Master’s Accelerated Admissions Process (MAAP).

Class Profiles

*Class profile data is from Fall 2018.

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