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The School That's Pure Business

Dynamic learning in a top-ranked urban setting

Start with an internationally recognized faculty. Add AACSB accreditation, which puts the school in the top 5 percent worldwide. Consider that Forbes ranked Denver #8 on this year’s list of the “best large cities” for landing a high-powered job. Now, combine all these elements with innovative programs and highly motivated students, and you have a powerful recipe for success.

Serving Diverse Students

  • 1,700 Bachelor (BSBA) students and 1,400 Master (MBA/MS/PhD) students enroll annually.
  • The school attracts a diverse student mix, especially working professionals who value the flexibility of evening and online classes.
  • As the largest graduate school in the Rocky Mountain West, the Business School is the first choice of business professionals.
  • The school attracts international students from 142 countries.
  • The average age for bachelor's students is 25; average age for master's students is 28.
  • The school has nearly 20,000 alumni; 75 percent remain in Colorado, helping to fuel the state’s talent pool.

Flexible Degree Choices

  • The curriculum comprises 10 academic disciplines (Accounting, Decision Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Energy Management, Health Administration, Information Systems, International Business, Management and Marketing).
  • The school offers more than 80 electives, nine MS programs, and three MBA options. It's even possible to combine your MBA with a degree from another school

Recognized for Excellence — People and Programs

  • The school is one of the few in Colorado accredited by the AACSB at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • More than 70 full-time faculty members bring the benefit of their industry expertise, passion for teaching and seminal research to the learning environment.
  • Three Business School professors were named the “most influential scholars in the field of management in the past 25 years” by the Journal of Management—the only Colorado business school educators included in the ranking of 25,000 management scholars.
  • Entrepreneurmagazine ranks the school’s entrepreneurship program in the first tier of the top 50 regional programs in the U.S.
  • The Health Administration programs have received national recognition, including top citations by Modern Physician and U.S. News and World Report, and membership in the exclusive Business School Alliance for Healthcare Management.

US News and World Report Recent rankings in U.S. News & World Report and Forbes have included the Business School and University of Colorado Denver in their respective reports. The Business School was ranked on the U.S. News & World Report's “Best Business Programs” and "Best Part-time MBA" lists. Forbes included CU Denver on its “America’s Best Public Colleges” list. Forbes ranks schools on the quality of education provided, the experiences of the students and how much students achieve.


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