Tuition & Aid

Like any sound investment, your graduate degree will yield positive outcomes for years to come. That’s why the Daniels College of Business is committed to making private-school education attainable. Take a look below at our tuition rates and various aid options to help finance your degree.

Tuition

Graduate programs at Daniels run on a quarter (not semester) system, and are designed to meet the needs of all prospective students, with emphasis for typical program tracks centering around maximum affordability and pace of completion. Our Specialized Master’s programs are structured to allow completion within three or four quarters (9-12 months), and our MBA programs all run for less than two calendar years (18-21 months), but there different paths and timeframes to suit every candidate.

If you want more information about Daniels’ programs and tuition structures, please call our Admissions office at 303.871.3416.

* Tuition rates for Daniels graduate programs are based on a cost-per-credit hour set by the University of Denver, and the rates are the same for all students, inside and out of Colorado. The University of Denver reserves the right to make changes in tuition, additional program charges and fees or refund policies without advance notice. Tuitions below are based on the cost-per-credit hour for the 2018-19 academic year. Expenses for subsequent academic years may be higher due to tuition and cost-of-living increases.

MBA Programs Tuition

Tuition is for the entire degree program. Please see the Financial Aid section for additional information.

Program
Total Tuition
Program Length
Course Sequence
The Denver MBA (full-time)
21 months
Part-time Professional MBA
$77,940
21 Months
MBA@Denver (Online)
$77,940
21 Months
Executive MBA
$93,546
18 Months

Specialized Master’s Programs Tuition

The cost per credit hour for the 2018-19 academic year is $1,372 per credit. Specialized Master’s programs are eligible for and designed to take advantage of the University flat rate, a cost-saving plan that rewards students for taking more than 12 credits in a quarter. Under the flat-rate plan, students pay for the first 12 credits they take but may take up to an additional six credits in a quarter (for a total of 18) at no additional charge.

The pricing below shows both “standard path” for full-time completion, taking full advantage of the flat-rate discount, and the program cost without any flat-rate discounts applied. Please see course sequences below for further details.

Program
Credit Hours
Standard Path Full-Time Tuition
Program Length
Full-Time Course Sequence
Program Cost without any Flat-Rate Benefit
Master of Accountancy
40*
$49,392
9-10 months
N/A
$54,880
MS Applied Quantitative Finance
45*
$49,392
9-10 months
$61,740
MS Business Analytics
58
$65,856
12 months
$79,576
MS Management
45
$49,392
10 months
$61,740
MS Marketing
45*
$49,392
10 months
$61,740
MS Real Estate and the Built Environment
48
$49,392
9-10 months
$65,856
Online Executive MS Real Estate and the Built Environment
48
$49,392
9-10 months
$65,856

* The Accountancy, Applied Quantitative Finance and Marketing Master’s programs require prerequisites. If you do not place out of these courses, there will be extra credits and costs required. For Accountancy, there are up to 28 additional credits. For Applied Quantitative Finance, there are up to 12 additional credits. For Marketing, there is a 2-credit internship.

Scholarships & Aid

The Daniels College of Business strives to make attending our programs as accessible and affordable as possible for qualified candidates. There is a wide array of scholarship, graduate assistantship, work study and loan programs available to help you achieve your goal of earning a Daniels degree.

If you would like more information about Daniels’ scholarship and financial aid options, please call our Admissions office at 303.871.3416.

Merit-based scholarships and graduate assistantships (GA) are offered at the time of admission.  All candidates are automatically considered during the admission process; there is no separate application. Both U.S. and international students are considered for merit-based scholarships and graduate assistantships. In a typical year, more than 70 percent of admitted students receive some type of merit-based award from Daniels.

  • For the Denver MBA (full-time) program, we offer half-tuition merit scholarships available for qualified Colorado residents, and total awards for full-time MBA students typically range from $10,000–$60,000.  Limited full-tuition awards may be available for top candidates.
  • For all other programs, merit-based awards typically range from $5,000–$10,000.
  • Graduate assistantships require 10 hours of work per week within the college and are only available to full-time students. The award includes a tuition waiver of three credits per quarter as well as a monthly cash stipend for a total value of more than $15,000 per year.

Although limited, need-based work study may be available for domestic graduate students. The amount is dependent on the level of need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please contact the University of Denver, Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Daniels also offers a variety of awards for diverse and underrepresented groups including students of color, women, and international candidates.

In partnership with the Veterans Administration, Daniels offers unlimited funding for eligible Yellow Ribbon candidates to cover full tuition.

Most graduate students partially fund their education through student loans. All federal loans require the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

MPower Financing also provides opportunities for students at the University of Denver, both domestic and international, including no-cosigner options.

The University of Denver welcomes students whose tuition is reimbursed by their employers. The reimbursement program allows students to defer payment until after final grades have been distributed each quarter. For more information, view the Employer Reimbursed Payments section of the Bursar’s Office website.

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