Professional MBA

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The Daniels Professional MBA (PMBA) is designed to transform the careers of early- to mid-career professionals with innovative courses, experiential learning and a strong focus on business ethics and values-based leadership. The PMBA’s part-time format allows working professionals to earn a highly ranked degree while keeping their careers on track.

At Daniels, You Will Find

  • A large and resourceful network. From your fellow students to our facultyand worldwide network of alumni and corporate partners, your Daniels network will help you maximize not only your time at Daniels, but also anywhere in the world upon graduation. You’ll experience the PMBA core with the same cohort, or group of …

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The Daniels Professional MBA (PMBA) is designed to transform the careers of early- to mid-career professionals with innovative courses, experiential learning and a strong focus on business ethics and values-based leadership. The PMBA’s part-time format allows working professionals to earn a highly ranked degree while keeping their careers on track.

At Daniels, You Will Find

  • A large and resourceful network. From your fellow students to our facultyand worldwide network of alumni and corporate partners, your Daniels network will help you maximize not only your time at Daniels, but also anywhere in the world upon graduation. You’ll experience the PMBA core with the same cohort, or group of peers at a similar career stage, forming lifelong bonds. Faculty and staff become mentors who help you chart your career path. And, our alumni and corporate partners connect you to the best opportunities in your chosen field.
  • Learning that transcends the classroom. Learning at Daniels is not confined to classrooms or even continents. Our approach challenges you to roll up your sleeves and get involved—with your classmates, your extended community and the world. From the Capstone Project to the Leading At the Edge weekend to the one-week PMBA International Travel Seminar, you’ll gain hands-on experience and insight that will boost your abilities, confidence and career.
  • A focus on ethical leadership. We teach that environmental responsibility, social responsibility and fiscal responsibility are not mutually exclusive values and that there is just one bottom line in business. Business professionals—and business education—must examine how ethical leadership can inform and improve business and vice versa. Through our unique curriculum you will understand that if a business creates social and environmental value the right way, it will result in measurable financial value.  Our students know that being an effective business professional is about making money and creating positive change in society.
  • A top-ranked program and top-notch faculty. The Daniels Professional MBA program delivers the best. Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the Daniels PMBA#25 in the nation and #5 in the region in 2011Our faculty are experts in their field who bring business relevance and experience to the classroom, providing you with lessons you can apply to your job immediately.
  • A convenient location. You want a business degree, not an even longer commute. Daniels’ location on the beautiful University of Denver campus in Denver, Colorado, is equidistant to the Denver Tech Center and downtown Denver. You’ll spend more time learning—and getting where you really want to be.

Admissions Criteria

Academic and Professional Record

Given the rigor of the Daniels program, we seek students who have demonstrated the ability to succeed in an academic setting. Graduate students must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Transcripts

Submit one official transcript from each higher educational institution you attended in officially sealed envelopes. Transcripts that arrive in opened envelopes are not considered official. Learn more about international transcript requirements.

Send official transcripts to:
Graduate Admissions Office
Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
2101 S. University Blvd., Suite 255
Denver, CO 80208-8921

If transcripts are in a language other than English, please review the guidelines for submitting international transcripts.

Professional Résumé

Submit a résumé that focuses on your unique strengths and accomplishments.

GMAT/GRE Scores

We look for a good balance of verbal and quantitative scores on your GMAT or GRE. All applicants who wish to be considered for merit-based scholarship must submit a GMAT score. The PMBA selection committee will consider, on a case-by-case basis, GMAT waiver requests from candidates who meet one of the following standards:

  • Significant work experience.
  • A business or quantitative undergraduate background.
  • You are identified as a high-potential employee by your company and have some combination of the above factors.

For more information, please contact Beth Riley at beth.riley@du.edu.

To have your GMAT or GRE scores reported to Daniels, please use the following codes: GMAT code is MZR-GT-43 and the GRE code is 4842.

Work Experience

Three to nine years of professional work experience is recommended for the Professional MBA program. In reviewing your work experience, we consider your achievements, managerial or leadership potential, contributions to community, personal ethics and values and motivation for a graduate business degree.

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required from individuals (nonrelatives) who can evaluate your academic and/or work performance as well as your potential for success in graduate school. Please provide the email addresses of your recommenders when filling out the online application and let them know they will receive an email from Daniels with instructions on how to submit the completed recommendation form online. If you prefer to contact your recommenders directly, you may download the Letter of Recommendation form and have them send the completed form to daniels@du.edu.

Essays

Essays are assessed for clarity, organization, conciseness and grammar. Through the essays, you can communicate what you hope to achieve at Daniels and how you will contribute to the Daniels community. Take advantage of the optional essay question (#3) to let us know what sets you apart from other applicants.

Admissions Interview

The required admissions interview is an opportunity for both you and Daniels admissions staff to evaluate whether there is a good match. Applicants are contacted by a Daniels representative to schedule the admissions interview, which will be conducted in person or by phone.

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