Your future starts now.

Welcome to the Daniels College of Business Professional MBA program (PMBA). You are part of the 21st cohort of students to enter the PMBA program since its inception in 2008.


  • We will register you for your first quarter classes and let you know once this has been completed.
  • Once you are registered, you will have access to the Canvas container tied to each course.
  • The syllabus will be posted by the instructors on or before March 13th, which includes any required materials.


  • The required orientation activities are planned for: March 20, 2017 from 4:45-9:30pm.
  • This will serve as the kickoff of the PMBA degree program where important information will be shared with you regarding the program’s structure and content
  • 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.

As there are many students starting new programs in the Spring, Daniels College Accepted Student Reception and a Graduate Orientation invitation may come to your email. These are OPTIONAL! Please just ask if there is confusion about where/when you need to be somewhere.

Questions? Please contact:

Dr. Carol Johnson (Program Director) by email: or by phone: 303.871.2276

Nicole Wilhite (Registration and Logistics) by email: or by phone: 303.871.3859

Program Information

  • Cohort 21 CalendarThis calendar shows your class schedule.
  • Degree Plan: This plan lists every class you will take to graduate. Some employers ask for this as part of their reimbursement package.
  • Tuition Calculator: Use this spreadsheet to help you determine your tuition each quarter.
Attendance is Required at the Following

First Day of Class

Monday, March 27 (6–10 p.m.) Room 200 in Daniels College of Business

Leading at the Edge Weekend (in Florissant, Colorado)

Friday,April 7th (all day Friday)–Sunday, April 9th, 2017

The bonding, camaraderie and relationships that are formed with teammates during Leading at the Edge are someof the keys to success in this course and your graduate program at Daniels.

Leading at the Edge is conducted at elevations ranging from at 8,600-9,000 feet (2,600-2,800 meters) above sea level and the weather is variable. Temperatures can suddenly drop 20 to 30 degrees if there is a storm or if the wind picks up. Knowing how to keep yourself warm and dry is essential to a pleasurable experience during the Leading at the Edge Weekend. To prepare for the weekend, view the Packing List and Gear Overview.

Please direct all questions about Edge Weekend to

Every student must complete the Edge Weekend requirement; we accommodate all medical, physical and intellectual disabilities. Please direct questions or concerns about a disability or severe medical concern that could hinder your experience at the Leading at the Edge to Michele McCandless DSP Associate Director, 303.871.2278.

Pre-Orientation To-Do List

Complete these items before orientation. Access to the these items is granted via password upon receipt of your program deposit. If you have any questions, please contact

1. Complete the Insights Discovery Evaluator DEADLINE: March 15th, 2017.

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 tool designed for individuals, management teams, and entire organizations to both understand and improve communication as well as interpersonal and team dynamics. Please complete the Insights online evaluator as soon as possible. Reports will be distributed to you during Orientation.

  • Navigate to the Insights Evaluator.
  • Follow the prompts and enter IS-DU-PMBA 21 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 DEADLINE: March 15th, 2017

Find the form HERE. This will take approx. 15 minutes to complete.

 3. Sign your Financial Responsibility Agreement   DEADLINE: March 15th, 2017

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 and sign your Financial Responsibility Agreement. Instructions for signing the agreement can be found on the Office of the Bursar’s website.

 4. Submit Your Immunization Record  DEADLINE: March 15th, 2017

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 your program’s registration date. Information on how to submit the records is found at the center’s website.

5. RSVP for the Friends and Family kick off celebration held on Friday, March 24th from  5-7PM.  DEADLINE: March 15th, 2017

Register here: RSVP

6. Understand your DU Email

Students are provided a email address. All communication from the University will go to your du email address. If you wish to have it forwarded to a personal email please find the instructions here. This address shall be an official means of communication with all students, faculty and staff. Students are responsible for all information sent to them at this address. It is important to maintain your preferred off-campus address and email account. Students may change the preferred off-campus email address at any time.

 7. Familiarize yourself with DU Canvas   DEADLINE: March 20th, 2017

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  DEADLINE: March 15th, 2017

There are a variety of parking options on campus. See lot and pricing options HERE.. You will want to sort this before you come to orientation and the kick off celebration.

9. Submit a picture for your DU Pioneer ID Card  DEADLINE: March 20th, 2017

Submit your picture for your Pioneer ID Card here. A picture must be submitted in order to receive your Pioneer card upon arrival. Please pick up your Pioneer ID Card at the Pioneer ID Card Office in Driscoll Center South.

10. Send 1 personal (family, hobby etc.) picture of yourself and 1 professional (LinkedIn photo etc.) picture of yourself to DEADLINE: March 15th, 2017
Please prepare a 3 minute presentation and be prepared to share on Orientation night.  It could include information such as: employer, title, background, what you hope to gain out of your time with us at Daniels and one FUN fact about yourself!

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).


Daniels Career Services


  • Go to the Daniels Career Services portal»
  • Sign in at ‘Daniels Careers Account Login’:
    • Username—your DU ID number (87XXXXX)
    • Password—your webCentral password
    • Go to the third tab under “Profile”
      • Privacy—choose ‘Yes’ in order to receive e-mails from Suitts
      • Click ‘Submit’ at the top or bottom of the screen

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 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.