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Miranda Bender

Executive MBA

Hometown: Columbia, Missouri

Email me with questions about the Executive MBA.

Why did you choose Daniels?

The Daniels College of Business Executive MBA program offers a global perspective, a diversity of complex topics, and an intimate cohort size. The class schedule and program length are also ideal for balancing a demanding professional and personal life while getting the most out of school.

Previous Education

BA in Sociology and English: Creative Writing, University of Colorado Boulder

Pre-grad school experience

I worked as a data analyst at the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) directly out of undergrad. I transitioned to a more technical business intelligence role at MGMA early in my career. After moving into management roles and growing in my organization, I am now the Senior Director of Digital Solutions at MGMA. I have also volunteered for various advisory boards to contribute to my professional communities, primarily in the IT space.

Post-grad school goal

My goal is to leave the EMBA program with a close group of lifelong friends and professional support. I also look forward to growing as a leader and exploring new passions I discover while in the program.


I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend, family, friends and two pups. Traveling is a passion of mine. I also love running, hiking, trying new restaurants and breweries, binging TV (if I have time!), drinking good coffee, enjoying live music (especially at Red Rocks) and listening to audiobooks.