What Sets Us Apart
Business School graduates aren’t struggling to keep up with industry, they’re prepared to lead it. That’s because our faculty is top-notch, our facilities are technologically advanced, and our degree programs are informed by global industry leaders—not to mention we’re home to the first academic commodities center in the nation. Add dozens of events and speaker series, and a location that gives our students access and exposure to the Denver business community and beyond, and you’ll see why our students aren’t just academics who learn only in the classroom, they’re future leaders
Range of Options
The Business School, through its degree programs, offers education based on the core fundamentals of business that every student needs. In addition, the school has created industry specific specializations that give students the skills they need to get a relevant job and give employers a better-trained workforce.
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with many emphasis options
- Nine Master of Science Degrees with many industry specializations
- More choices for an MBA than any other business school in the Rocky Mountain region: Professional, Online, Executive, Health Administration, Executive Health Administration, and 11-Month MBA.
- Three centers of excellence: Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Information Technology Innovation, and the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities
- Five industry programs: Health Administration, Risk Management and Insurance, Sustainability, Sports and Entertainment Management and Global Energy Management
- Global Energy Management is a graduate business and leadership degree program exclusively tailored for the energy industry, taught by practitioners and is delivered via a hybrid (classroom-online) format which allows students to enroll from anywhere in the world while maintaining full-time employment.
- The only program of its kind in the Rocky Mountain West, the Risk Management and Insurance program was designed in consultation with companies and professionals in the region and has undergraduate, graduate and certificate offerings.
- Among the 5% of all business schools worldwide awarded full accreditation by AACSB.
- CU Denver has the largest fully AACSB-accredited graduate business school in the Rocky Mountain region.
- Business School’s J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities is the first academic commodities center in the nation. The center includes a Commodities and Finance Lab focused on a broad range of commodities, including agriculture, energy, and mining.
- Business School works closely with global and regional business partners such as Encana, Pinnacol, US Bank, and J.P. Morgan. Their involvement helps our programs stay current and our students learn what’s important for jobs and internships.
- Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship has an annual business plan competition—recognizing the top plans with more than $50,000 in cash and in-kind awards to support the creation of new entrepreneurial businesses.
Access to Opportunity
- Over 150 business partners, who participate on boards and advisory councils, provide scholarships, advise on curriculum and provide internships and jobs.
- Over $12.1 million in donations from businesses and individuals for program development and student scholarships.
- High-profile internship and job opportunities are available through the Business School Business Career Connections office, dedicated to providing business school students with career coaching, networking, and internship and career opportunities.
- Hosts over 40 events and speakers series that connect the student population with influential business leaders