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Undergraduate Programs

At the Daniels College of Business, our goal is to prepare you for a lifetime of personal and professional success. That’s an extraordinary promise. We’ve assembled extraordinary resources—an innovative curriculum, world-class facilities and a business-savvy faculty—to deliver on it.

We offer business majors and minors that span the spectrum of traditional disciplines such as Management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance to more eclectic disciplines such as Hospitality Management, Business Information and Analytics, International Business, and Real Estate and the Built Environment. All feature rigorous coursework and hands-on experiences that are continually updated to reflect current business practices. But that’s only part of the equation. We also seek to develop your ethical compass, life skills and professionalism so you’re ready to make a positive difference in your career, your community and beyond.

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Hands On Learning

Learning at Daniels goes beyond the traditional classroom learning. You’ll interact with business leaders, solve real business problems and apply your skills and knowledge when the stakes are real.

Gain Real-World Experience

  • Corporate Advisory: In this course, work with a team of students to solve a current, time-critical business issue related to accounting and finance issues for a corporate partner which is concluded with a formal presentation to the corporate team.
  • Hands-on Portfolio Management: Students in the Reiman Investment Fund course utilize leading industry datasets and portfolio management tools to manage an actual stock portfolio.
  • Event Management: Students in our Hospitality Management program plan and orchestrate large-scale events including the DU Vin Festival, the Public Good Gala, business conferences and weddings.
  • Business Analytics Consulting: Seniors in the Business Information and Analytics program apply the knowledge and skills that they learn in the classroom as they solve a real-world problem for a company.
  • Advertising Creative Strategy: In this course students experience the life of an ad agency team member by working with clients such as Nike, BMW, McDonald’s, Vail Resorts, Ford, Cadillac to create an advertising campaign.
  • Executives in Residence: Executives are invited to Daniels to share their experience and insights with students through career advising, guest lecturing, case competition judging and more.  
  • Voices of Experience: Dynamic discussions with business leaders on the challenges and opportunities in today’s business world.

Ethics & Integrity

Business ethics and academic integrity are not just buzz words at Daniels. They influence every aspect of the Daniels experience from courses that tackle real-world business dilemmas to professors who challenge you to consider the ethical implications of your choices to fellow students who give back through community service projects.

Leading the way for two decades.

With the support of our namesake, cable television pioneer and philanthropist, Bill Daniels, we were one of the first business colleges to make business ethics part of the core curriculum. We’ve been leaders in teaching business ethics—our faculty members are recognized worldwide as experts—for more than two decades. We believe it is our responsibility to produce graduates who will manage and lead with integrity.

An advantage with prospective employers.

Employers recognize that Daniels graduates are uniquely prepared to navigate complex business situations. Our graduates have both the business know-how and the ethical bearings to make smart and sustainable business decisions. They know that just one unethical decision or careless act can ruin a company’s long-standing reputation, let alone their own. It’s no wonder that employers seek out our graduates.

We expect the best from you.

Ethics don’t just apply to business, of course. We have equally high standards for the ethical conduct of the entire Daniels community of students, faculty and staff. All incoming undergraduates sign the University of Denver Honor Code pledging to uphold the principles of truth and honesty in academics. The Student Conduct Policy further defines the values that distinguish DU and Daniels: civility, community, integrity and responsibility. Our students tell us that this focus on ethics and integrity creates a learning environment that is open and honest—and prepares them well for the challenges ahead.

Global Emphasis

Daniels College of Business opens up the world to our students. From the classroom to around the globe, we’ve developed a wide array of international learning experiences that will open your mind, enhance your cross-cultural skills and prepare you to navigate globalization issues with confidence and integrity.

A global perspective is required.

All Daniels undergraduates are required to have an international education experience. Most students fulfill this requirement by studying abroad, but it also may be fulfilled by participating in an international internship or taking an international business course.

International Business Major

This interdisciplinary major encompasses business fundamentals, international law and policy and cultural awareness. The exploration of global issues is integrated throughout the curricula—everything from the nuts and bolts of international finance to sustainable development in emerging economies.

The major has a foreign language requirement, and courses are taken at both Daniels and DU’s Korbel School of International Studies.

Study Abroad

Our students are encouraged to expand their academic and cultural horizons by studying abroad. More than two-thirds of Daniels undergraduate students spend a quarter or longer studying abroad. Learn more»

Technical Expertise

At Daniels, your business education is comprehensive and complete. An essential part is learning the tools of the trade—the technical expertise demanded by business today.

Through coursework, simulations, case studies and in-the-field experiences, you’ll become fluent in business terminology and you’ll master the technology and methodologies used in a variety of business disciplines. Key business functions you’ll learn include analyzing financial statements, conducting market research and developing strategic business plans.

Microsoft Office Certification Requirement

Microsoft Office is widely used in the business world, and your mastery of it will help you better analyze data, model various business situations and create persuasive presentations. To demonstrate mastery of Microsoft Office applications, all Daniels undergraduates must pass the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam which includes a certification exam for Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

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Have you heard about the new 4+1 Programs at Daniels! With these programs, you can delve deep into two disciplines you’re passionate about and graduate with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in just 5 years. This could be just the path you're looking for! Specific criteria required to apply (including specific class standing and gpa requirements).

The program is open to any University of Denver undergraduate majors who meet the criteria. Benefits include a discounted graduate degree, waived application fees and no required GMAT or standardized testing.

Interested? Visit: bit.ly/daniels4plus1 to see if you meet the criteria. Contact your academic advisor or reach out to daniels.undergrad@du.edu for more information.

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Unwind this winter break with an intriguing challenge! Daniels Mini-Case Competition!

Spend some time this winter break on a fun mini- case competition. Gather a team of 3-5 students (2 should be from Daniels, the others- your call!) and sign up by December 8. Your case solution can be presented in a FORMAT OF YOUR CHOOSING. Video, PowerPoint, Word doc, a combination; be creative! Keep an eye out for more details in the coming days.

Sign up: tinyurl.com/DCBMiniCase by Dec 8

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Congrats to Emily Mathews, our week 10 winner of the Daniels Student Spotlight. Emily has taken full advantage of all that DU and Daniels has to offer, as well as giving back! She has made time for multiple internships, volunteering, and also being President of the newly formed International Business Student Club. Congratulations, Emily!

Here's a little more about Emily...

MAJOR - YEAR IN SCHOOL - HOMETOWN
International Business & Finance - Senior graduating in March - Salem, Oregon

FAVORITE WAY TO BE SOCIAL WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING
Working out at the park

FAVORITE INTERNSHIP/JOB/VOLUNTEERING
Interning for the National Civic League to hosting one of the largest community events with leaders from 20 cities from around the country to work on civic engagement and community development.

PODCAST/BOOK/MEDIA YOU RECOMMEND
over quarantine I have read a few Dan Brown books "Origin" was my favorite and my favorite Podcast was "More Perfect" - a great Podcast about history of Supreme court decisions

FAVORITE DANIELS CLASS/EXPERIENCE
Helping start the International Business Club and being a mentor to other Daniels students.

A GO-TO STUDY HABIT YOU'D RECOMMEND
Now that I am a senior I can reveal my "secret" spot- the top floor of the SIE building there is a small room just to the left as you come out of the elevators, it's like your own little castle. Off campus, it is Stella's Coffee on Pearl Street.

BEST ADVICE FOR NEW STUDENTS
Just say yes! I know this year looks different but say yes to everything that comes your way- joining clubs, attending sports events, meeting new people, taking that extra class. There are so many wonderful opportunities DU offers that will lead you to the most amazing people and experiences, if we just say yes!

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You made it! End of week 10 and we want to thank our Daniels and DU community for staying strong this quarter. You were able to quickly pivot from our amazing hybrid learning (see pic!) to fully online to finish out these last weeks. You showed you are resilient and can overcome the challenges this quarter has thrown at us. Good luck on your remaining projects, papers and finals, everyone!

#danielsadvising #danielsatdu #danielscollegeofbusiness #danielsundergrad #danielsundergraduateprograms #uofdenvercampus #universityofdenver #du
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Coming this winter break! Daniels Mini-Case Competition!

Spend some time this winter break on a fun mini- case competition. Gather a team of 3-5 students (2 should be from Daniels, the others- your call!) and sign up by December 8. Your case solution can be presented in a FORMAT OF YOUR CHOOSING. Video, PowerPoint, Word doc, a combination; be creative! Keep an eye out for more details in the coming days.

Sign up: tinyurl.com/DCBMiniCase by Dec 8

#danielsadvising #danielsatdu #danielscollegeofbusiness #danielsundergrad #danielsundergraduateprograms #uofdenvercampus #universityofdenver #du
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Exploring Daniels Majors! In the last day of our series, we take a look at our Real Estate and the Built Environment major. In the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, REBE majors are known for their involvement. In any given quarter, they can be competing in a case competition, attending a career fair, or building a tiny house to donate to a worthy cause.

See the full video on our IGTV! Watch our full series of “Exploring Daniels Majors” to see all 8 majors.

For more information on our majors, contact your academic advisor and Daniels Career Services to discuss your options and see what major is just right for you.  

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With week 10 in full swing and finals right around the corner, check out these 7 study habits for online students. Whether you have a good routine for studying already or you could use a fresh start, these recommendations can help!

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Week 10! You made it! @thriveatdu has a great series lined up for you on Wednesday to help you through this last week. There is even a virtual visit with Denver Pet Partners!

#dcb #danielsadvising #danielsatdu #danielscollegeofbusiness #danielsundergrad #danielsundergraduateprograms #uofdenvercampus #universityofdenver #du
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Congrats to Lesley Wong, our week 9 winner of the Daniels Student Spotlight! Lesley is a hard working student who always has a positive attitude. We are happy to have her as part of the School of Accountancy. Congratulations, Lesley!

Here's a little more about Lesley...

MAJOR - YEAR IN SCHOOL - HOMETOWN
Accounting - Senior - Jakarta, Indonesia

FAVORITE WAY TO BE SOCIAL WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING
I love playing Among Us with friends and strangers 😀

FAVORITE INTERNSHIP/JOB/VOLUNTEERING
Teaching Assistant for ACTG 2200

PODCAST/BOOK/MEDIA YOU RECOMMEND
Arrested Development (Netflix semi-original show)

FAVORITE DANIELS CLASS/EXPERIENCE
My favorite class is the Topics and Cases in Managerial Accounting (ACTG 4340) with Dr. Waddoups. I love the practical and discussion dynamic of the class.

A GO-TO STUDY HABIT YOU'D RECOMMEND
Always prepare a schedule. Planning is everything!

BEST ADVICE FOR NEW STUDENTS
Don’t be shy or afraid to ask your peers for help or to organize a study group 🙂

@danielsatdu #danielsstudentspotlight #danielsadvising #danielsatdu #danielscollegeofbusiness #danielsundergrad
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What are you thankful for, Daniels? We find that looking for a little gratitude each day can make all the difference in these last busy weeks of the quarter. You can share your #danielsgratitude this month as our Daniels Community shows what we are thankful for virtually (tagging #DanielsGratitude or visiting daniels.du.edu/gratitude to post) OR in-person (on our Gratitude Wall in the Daniels north entrance).

We have so many furry (and feathered) friends to be grateful for here at Daniels Undergraduate Programs. Students, staff and faculty, we'd love to see your #danielsgratitude !

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Exploring Daniels Majors! Today we are walking through the Department of Marketing. The Marketing major explores an exciting industry through in depth coursework, many hands-on internship opportunities, as well as many unique courses exploring the marketing field.

See the full video on our IGTV!

Watch with us as we wrap up our Daniels major exploration with the Real Estate major next week. For more information on our majors, contact your academic advisor and Daniels Career Services to discuss your options and see what major is just right for you.  
 

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We are thankful for fall weather in Denver! Continuing our #DanielsGratitude , we want to give thanks to these beautiful, crisp, blue sky days. They let us enjoy the outdoors for a bit longer and remind us that ski season is right around the corner!

Join us this month as our Daniels Community shows what we are thankful for in-person (on our Gratitude Wall in the Daniels north entrance) AND virtually (tagging #DanielsGratitude or visiting daniels.du.edu/gratitude to post). What are you thankful for, Daniels?
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