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Professional MBA

One size does not fit all. 

Tailor your MBA to fit you. With more specialization options than any other MBA program in Colorado, your degree matches your lifestyle and career goals. Take classes  in the classroom or online. That’s the power of choice.

We offer 19 specializations to customize your MBA

100+ elective courses to chose from with 15 hours of electives

Take the same courses online with the same professors as on campus


We have 2 convienient locations —downtown and South Denver

Classes are offered in the evening

Complete your MBA at your own pace from 16 months to 5 years


Program Snapshot

  • Duration: as short as 16 months and up 5 years
  • Start terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Format: semesters
  • 48 credit hours
  • Rolling admissions
  • 12:1 student-faculty ratio

A Leader that Inspires

Heather Lafferty

CEO and Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
Alumna, Professional MBA 2005

Back in the early 2000s, nonprofit leaders weren’t known for getting MBAs. When Heather stepped into her first day in bu siness school, she thought she might feel a little out of place.

That feeling changed during a class discussion about attracting and retaining employees. Heather brought in her personal experience to explain how she found success in creating a sense of mission and a healthy culture, a big lesson that the business world was just beginning to pick up on.

Since graduating, Heather applied the skills she gained at CU Denver to successfully lead a complex organization, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, into one of the largest residential builders in Denver.

“Being able to go to school and get my MBA at night, and then being able to put what I was learning into practice literally the next day, was the most important way to learn and understand how to manage and lead.”

Even though she runs the nonprofit like a business with over $19 million in revenue last year, she measures success a little differently. She sees success in the heart of their mission, helping hundreds of families realize their dream of homeownership.

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