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MBA Career Information

Professional MBA Career Information

An MBA and Career Advancement

An MBA is the most recognized business degree, both in the U.S. and internationally.

By the numbers

According to national employer surveys:
  • 75% of employers in 2013 said they plan to hire MBA graduates (up from 71% in 2012)
  • 46% expect to increase the number of new MBA hires.

Surveys of graduates

Three out of four 2012 graduates surveyed said they could not have obtained their job without the skills, knowledge, and abilities attained through their graduate management education.

  • 90% gave their degree credit for career preparation
  • 87% for faster career advancement
  • 92% for preparation for leadership positions

Professional MBA Specializations

The specializations available in the CU Denver Professional MBA gives your career an added boost. They can provide additional expertise in your current field, promoting career advancement whether at your current firm or another. You can develop new areas of expertise that may launch your career in a different direction.

MBA and Salary Growth

Among graduates surveyed in 2012, 87% gave their degree credit for increased earnings potential.

Alumni across all surveyed class years and in all program types reported an average full tuition payback period of four years after graduation.

The information on this page is based mainly on nantional surveys of MBA graduates conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council®, the organization that sponsors the GMAT.


Business Career Connections

The Business Career Connections (BCC) office assists Business School graduate students by developing partnerships with local employers. The office facilitates introductions and provides personalized support in the job search process.

Designed to supplement existing services available through the Career Center, BCC takes professional connections to the next level. It is a resource for networking students with strategic employers in the business community. Due to its relationships, BCC is constantly aware of new-to-the-market job openings and can help connect students to internships, part-time and full-time career​ opportunities.


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