CU Denver Business School
CU Denver Professional MBA online program empowers working professionals to address and capitalize on the problems and opportunities in today’s complex, fast-moving global business environment by employing critical thinking, strong analytical skills, team-based ethical approaches, and a strategic perspective. We offer many distinct, fully online MBA program specialization options. Take the next step on your path.
At a Glance
You can complete the Professional MBA at your own pace, in as little as 16 months and as long as 5 years. Online courses are taught by the same professors and lecturers that teach on campus, and all core MBA courses can be found online.
The following specializations can be completed fully online:
Jan. 2, 2020
April 30, 2020
*To get this rate, students must submit an Out-of-State online only application
Our Professional MBA provides built-in flexibility for you to explore your interests, while still giving you a solid business foundation applicable to every industry or discipline. You can also customize your MBA by taking advantage of your elective hours to complete a specialization. With over 12 elective hours, you can choose from more than 100 electives to hone your skills.
Program highlights include:
Learn to interpret accounting information, tackle complex problems and communicate information to investors, creditors, managers and other organizational decision makers.
Business intelligence systems combine data with analytical tools to present complex information in a usable format. Data is then used to make decisions and understand the capabilities of a firm, future market directions, regulatory environment and actions of competitors.
Learn bargaining and negotiation tactics and how to manage people for a competitive advantage. You’ll also study all the various stages of change and how to develop a successful process.
Classes will get into the nitty-gritty of business plans, legal issues, venture capitalists, web development and more. This specialization gives you access to dozens of networking opportunities including an annual business plan competition, internships,
local entrepreneurs and connections with new ventures.
You’ll have specialized skills in different financial function areas including corporate, investments and financial institutions. You’ll be able to choose from a range of topics including forecasting, derivatives, risk management and firm
You’ll know how to analyze data and better manage business processes with technology.
You’ll learn how to build a strategy to reduce operating costs, open up new markets and revenue streams, increase customer loyalty and improve financial performance.
Learn how to build long-term relationships between a company and its customers. This specialization gives you skills in marketing strategy, digital marketing, marketing research, buyer behavior and sales management.
Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at CU Denver is an affordable option with discounted tuition rates for non resident, fully online students. And of course, you will save money not having to drive to campus! Tuition and fees are based largely on the class that you enroll in.
Tuition amount assessed is determined based on which school/college is offering your class, as well as if it is an undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page.
Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.
The Professional MBA consists of 45 credit hours total, broken down into core, elective/specialization and an international business elective. You can complete the program at your own pace, in as little as 16 months and as long as 5 years.
Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on the program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first-time student, a transfer student or an international student.
Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.
Our Business Career Connections (BCC) office connects top Denver employers to our students. They know what recruiters are looking for and have a wealth of resources that you have access to as a student and alumnus. Companies looking to hire come to CU Denver first because of our reputation in producing work-ready graduates.
You'll have full access to our Business Career Connections team for life. With over 10 years of recruiting and advising experience, they'll help you navigate your way through the corporate recruiting process. Our connections to over 300 business partners provide exclusive opportunities to network with industry leaders.
Business Career Connections services include:
The 2017 median base salary among CU Denver MBA alumni was $79,000.
“CU Denver students have real-world experience and are ready to talk about their jobs.
There’s a reason we keep coming back.”
— S&P Global Recruiter
The Professional MBA consists of 45 credit hours total, broken down into core, elective/specialization and an international business elective.
Business fundamentals are important for future leaders. We’ve chosen areas that you need to be successful in managing teams, no matter the organization or industry.
Most students use these hours to build out one of many specializations to dive deeper into one area. We offer hundreds of classes to customize your degree. You also have the option to choose electives to explore your interests and dive deeper into the areas of business you are most interested in.
To fulfill this requirement, you can either complete an international class in Denver or participate in a course abroad. Our international courses focus on live case studies and international consulting projects to get you hands-on experience. Past trips have taken students to Cuba, China and Ireland.