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University of Denver – Daniels College of Business

Program Structure

The part-time Professional MBA (PMBA) is designed to fit the schedules of young, working professionals who will earn their MBA while continuing to work full-time. Classes in the Professional MBA are held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays each week, and the 60-credit degree takes 21 months to complete. All classes are recorded, giving students the opportunity to review at a later date, or make up the lesson in the event of a conflict.

Curriculum

The PMBA has a slightly different curriculum than the full-time alternative, while maintaining the core of what Daniels believes in: a hands-on learning approach while tackling real-world challenges. Three required learning projects help achieve this goal, beginning with the “Leading at the Edge” program in which students travel to the Rocky Mountains to engage in a three-day outdoor team-building exercise. The PMBA International Travel Seminar allows students to examine global business problems during an eight-day trip. Finally, the Capstone Project rounds out the program as students work in groups to create a project that contributes to their local business community.

The PMBA is made up of 52 required core course credits and eight elective credits, totaling a required number of 60 credits to graduate. However, some students may choose to complete a 16-credit concentration, bringing the final number of credits to 68.

Careers

The Daniels College of Business hails its career preparation as one of the most distinctive features of the MBA program. Taking a fully integrative approach, students begin thinking about their professional development from the moment they step foot on campus. Utilizing an ongoing 360 review process, individual advising, online resources, mentorship programs, and a plethora of networking opportunities, Daniels Career Services ensures comprehensive preparation for each student entering the post-graduate school employment force. The continual self-assessment allows students to grow and adapt to their changing goals throughout the course of the program.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition for the PMBA is $75,000, paid in quarterly installments, and includes expenses for the required experiential trips.

Admissions Procedures

A completed application to the Daniels College of Business requires official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended, a GMAT or GRE score, two mandatory essays and one optional essay, proof of at least two years of work experience, a professional résumé, TOEFL or IELTS scores if applicable, and a $100 application fee. The school offers an exception to the application fee for any DU graduates, and any current or former member of the U.S. military, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or Teach for America.

Interviews are offered by invitation only and are conducted either in-person or via Skype. After submitting a completed application, a member of the admissions committee will contact students if they are selected to interview.

Admissions Deadlines

The PMBA’s fall intake utilizes four rounds of deadlines, and the spring intake three. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Fall Entry:

Round One – November 1
Round Two – January 15
Round Three – March 15
Round Four– May 1

Spring Entry:

Round One – October 1
Round Two – December 1
Round Three – February 15

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