Corey Higel

Part-time Professional MBA ’18

Hometown: Denver, CO

Current Job Title: Management Consultant at Point B

Hobbies: I’m a Colorado guy, so I love skiing, hiking, camping, climbing, running and fishing. I also enjoy cooking, house renovation projects and soccer.

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What surprised you the most about business school? 

The community formed around my cohort surprised me the most. I knew I would be challenged with the content of the program, but I was surprised by the lasting connections I made throughout the two years, both with my peers and with the staff.

What advice do you have for prospective students?

Be as engaged as possible and enjoy the challenge!

What are some of your favorite things to do in or around Denver?

In short, everything. I’ve lived in a few places now in my life and Denver has been the only one that offers a balance between city and outdoor culture, which I love. It is a small city (arguably) with a big city feel. Pluswe get all four season with all that sunshine!

What were you looking for in a business school?

It was always a goal of mine to pursue a business degree in conjunction with my undergrad degree. I think there is a real place for socially responsible business growth in this world, and it has a real power to impact people in a positive way. When I knew it was time to start researching programs, DU was the obvious choice. 

Why did you choose Daniels for your graduate degree?

I chose Daniels for a number of reasons, the first being the school’s reputation. DU is well known and respected in the business community. I was also looking for a program that was involved and expansive. Another big selling point was that the Part-time Professional MBA program promoted in-class participation and is highly focused on expanding your network.

Is there a particular class at Daniels that really stands out?

There are plenty! A few of my favorite classes and professors were Mac Clouse for my microfinance individual study, Bud Bilanich for our capstone class, Amanda Cahall and Scott McLagan for our international study, Chaun Powell for our entrepreneurial class and David Dassler for our accounting class.

How have you evolved as a leader during your time at Daniels?

I learned a lot about the principles of values-based leadership and how to practice them in the business world. I was immediately able to translate the principles we learned in class to my day-to-day job, and to the projects and teams I have led since.

How has Daniels prepared you to be market-ready?

The use of adjunct professors and the professional networking resources were invaluable in providing immediate resources to the current business market.