University of Denver
Daniels College of Business
Founded in 1908, the University of Denver Daniels College of Business is the eighth-oldest school of business in the United States and has been accredited by AACSB InternationalThe Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business since 1923. The Daniels College of Business's 80 full-time faculty members focus on teaching, and their involvement in national and international business environments as consultants and practitioners ensures relevant and current course work. The University of Denver enrolls approximately 8,800 students.
The Daniels College of Business enrolls approximately 1,000 full- and part-time graduate students, of whom 21 percent are international and 34 percent are women. In the core, students are part of groups of 40, and elective classes usually have class sizes of 30. The average age is 28, and 80 percent of the students have full-time work experience.
The University of Denver's campus of 125 acres is in a residential area 7 miles south of downtown Denver. Denver is the commercial, cultural, and recreational center of the Rocky Mountain region and is key to a thriving regional economy. The area's 2.2 million residents enjoy a mild climate, with an average of 300 sunny days a year.
Programs of study and degree requirements
The University of Denver Daniels College of Business graduate programs reflect the real-world decision making required of today's managers. Several different graduate management programs are offered full- and part-time and focus on technical business tools, managerial excellence, and values in leadership. M.B.A. and International M.B.A. (I.M.B.A.) specializations are available in accounting, electronic commerce, entrepreneurship, finance, information technology, international business, marketing, resort management, and real estate and construction management. The Daniels integrated curriculum presents distinct, cross-disciplinary core courses to develop key technical tools and leadership and managerial skills. Students gain breadth of knowledge in the relationships and applications of primary business disciplines through team-teaching, study teams, case studies, and experiential leadership and team-building training.
The M.B.A. program expands on the integrated technical and managerial skills core with courses in global business, quality, and ethics. The curriculum addresses value-based decision making in current business environments, and a team field study project provides the opportunity to work directly with businesses. Electives round out the program.
The I.M.B.A. program prepares students for international business management and leadership through a cross-disciplinary curriculum that combines the M.B.A. core with international law, political and economic systems, and international relations through the University of Denver School of Law and the Graduate School of International Studies. Proficiency in a second language is required.
The Master of Science in Finance (M.S.F.) program prepares students for corporate finance and portfolio investment management through a finance-intensive curriculum. The curriculum also provides value-based leadership and team-building training through M.B.A. core courses.
The Master of Science in Information Technology (M.S.I.T) program prepares students for careers as practitioners in business application software arenas and the field of electronic commerce through a curriculum of M.B.A. core courses and relevant IT courses. Students acquire an understanding of current information technology software and techniques, which is built around a foundation of managerial excellence and values-based leadership.
The Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) program is an accounting-intensive program that prepares students for accounting-specific careers. Additional leadership skills and disciplines are developed, including communication skills, information systems, and the social and ethical responsibilities of professional accountants.
The Master of Real Estate and Construction Management (M.R.E.C.M.) program prepares students for careers in the real estate and construction management arenas through an industry-specific curriculum. The curriculum also provides value-based leadership and team-building training through M.B.A. core courses.
The Master of Science in Management (M.S.M.) program offers joint programs with professional areas including engineering, telecommunication, education, organizational training and development, and sport management. Combining the core of the M.B.A. program with specific courses from other departments provides management expertise in specific industries.
Facilities & Resources
The Daniels College of Business facility has the capacity to support up to 3,000 data ports for instant access to the Internet. In addition, computer centers are equipped with PCs, access to UNIX mainframes, and access to Microsoft word processing, spreadsheet, and graphic presentation software; database search software, including LEXIS-NEXIS; and other specialized software for construction management, accounting, and quantitative methods. The Saeman Center for Professional Excellence provides students with the facilities and equipment to help develop and refine their communication skills. Penrose Library houses more than 1 million items.
Expenses and Aid
Costs: Tuition is $1,258 per quarter hour.
Financial Aid: Financial assistance is available through scholarships, Colorado resident grants, and work-study positions and through Federal Perkins and Federal Stafford student loans. Applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Minority scholarships are available. All scholarships are awarded on a merit and need basis. Limited assistantships are available and provide tuition credit and a stipend.
Housing/Living Expenses: On-campus room and board for graduate students is available. Students should contact the Department of Residence at 303-871-2246 for more information. Many students prefer to live off campus, as one-bedroom apartments near the University are available for as little as $500 per month.
How to Apply / Application
Admission to graduate programs is on a rolling basis, with entry terms in the autumn and spring quarters. Candidates must submit a completed application form, essay question responses, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts of previous undergraduate and graduate work, and GMAT scores. International students whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL scores. Application forms are available at the Web site listed below, and students may choose between a downloadable form and applying on line.
Who to Contact
Daniels College of Business
Rifkin Center for Student Services
University of Denver
2101 South University Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80208-3416
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