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AACSB-accredited Professional MBA program balances cutting-edge business education with real-world application. Our expert faculty, most nationally recognized in their fields, are the foundation of our program quality. Student success is a priority, as evidenced by our 80% graduation rate compared to significantly lower graduation rates at other part-time programs.

The remaining 15 semester hours are electives chosen from over 50 graduate business courses. You may also use those electives to focus your MBA in a specific business field by completing one of our 20 different specializations. GMAT waiver may be requested based upon a previous graduate degree or completion of a graduate certificate program offered by CU Denver at the South Denver location. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Degree Requirements

MBA programs require completion of 48 semester hours, including 30 semester hours of required MBA core courses and 3 semester hours in international business. The remaining 15 semester hours are electives chosen from over 50 graduate business courses. Learn more.


We offer scholarships based on both need and academic accomplishment. Business School scholarships are funded by alumni, members of the Colorado business community, and the State of Colorado, to help you get the best education possible. Learn more.




From Bioinnovation to Sports and Entertainment Business, we offer a number of specializations to tailor your MBA to meet your career goals. ​See our specializations.

Choose CU Denver

With 2 convenient locations, downtown and in South Denver, the Business School offers flexible schedules including evening and online classes. Your career path will be enhanced with the breadth of business courses while also gaining deeper understanding of an business area through an industry specialization. Learn more.

Online Option

You may take all your MBA courses online  You will receive the same high-quality education online as you will in the classroom, on a schedule that is convenient to your busy life. Learn about the Online MBA.

Add a Dual Degree

Dual-degrees combine the career advantages of an MBA with the in-depth specialized skills of an MS degree. We offer several different choices within the school and several others in collaboration with other schools and colleges. Learn More.


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