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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. 

Quality Education

  • 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



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