Admission Steps

General Business (in the Denver MBA Program) - Finance - MBA

Admission Requirements

Terms and Deadlines

For the 2018-2019 academic year

Note: This program is not admitting students for the 2019-2020 academic year at this time

Fall 2018 quarter (beginning in September)

  • Priority deadline 1: November 1, 2017

  • Priority deadline 2: January 15, 2018

  • Final submission deadline: May 1, 2018

  • International submission deadline: March 15, 2018

Priority deadline: Applications will be considered after the Priority deadline provided space is available.

Final submission deadline: Applicants cannot submit applications after the final submission deadline.

Degree and GPA Requirements

Degrees and GPA Requirements

Bachelors degree: All graduate applicants must hold an earned baccalaureate from a regionally accredited college or university or the recognized equivalent from an international institution.

Grade point average: The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for graduate study at the University of Denver is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits (approximately two years of work) for the baccalaureate degree. An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution supersedes the minimum standards for the baccalaureate. For applicants with graduate coursework but who have not earned a master’s degree or higher, the GPA from the graduate work may be used to meet the requirement. The minimum GPA is a cumulative 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all graduate coursework undertaken.

Program GPA requirement: The minimum undergraduate GPA for admission consideration for this program is a cumulative 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Additional Standards for Non-Native English Speakers

Additional Standards for Non-Native English Speakers

Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) are required of all graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language. Your TOEFL/IELTS/CAE scores are valid for two years from the test date.

The minimum TOEFL/IELTS/CAE test score requirements for this degree program are:

  • Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-based test): 575

  • Minimum IELTS Score: 7.0 (No less than a 6.0 on any section)

  • Minimum CAE Score: 185 (No less than a 170 on any section)

English Conditional Acceptance Offered: No, this program does not offer English Conditional Admission.

Additional Standards for International Applicants

Additional Standards for International Applicants

Per Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regulation, international applicants must meet all standards for admission before an I-20 or DS-2019 is issued, [per U.S. Federal Register: 8 CFR § 214.3(k)] or is academically eligible for admission and is admitted [per 22 C.F.R. §62]. Read the Additional Standards For International Applicants policy for more details.

Application Materials



We require a scanned copy of your transcripts from every college or university you have attended. Scanned copies must be clearly legible and sized to print on standard 8½-by-11-inch paper. Transcripts that do not show degrees awarded must also be accompanied by a scanned copy of the diploma or degree certificate. If your academic transcripts were issued in a language other than English, both the original documents and certified English translations are required.

Upon admission to the University of Denver, official transcripts will be required from each institution attended.

Standardized Test Scores

Standardized Test Scores

Program Test Requirements: The GMAT or GRE is required. Scores must be received directly from the appropriate testing agency by the deadline. The GMAT code number for the Denver MBA (full-time) program is MZR-GT-43. The GRE code number is 4842. The admissions committee will consider GMAT or GRE waiver requests from candidates who meet one of the following standards (on a case-by-case basis):

  • Received an accredited bachelor's degree in business or other quantitative discipline with a 3.2 GPA or better in the major area of study.
  • Received an accredited master's degree in a related field.
  • Completed two Graduate Business Certificate courses with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • More than 60 months of professional or military experience.

University Standardized Test Policy

Required Essays and Statements

Essays and Statements

Essay Instructions

Two required and one optional essay. Essays are assessed for clarity, organization, conciseness and grammar. The essays should communicate what the candidate hopes to achieve at Daniels and in the future and how he/she will contribute to the Daniels community.

  • REQUIRED: Briefly discuss your career objectives post-graduate school. How will your professional experience, combined with our degree program, help you to achieve these goals? What are your alternative career paths? (350 words)
  • REQUIRED: Respond to one of the following prompts (250 words):
    • My favorite memory is…
    • I’m most afraid of…
    • My greatest challenge has been…
    • I’m most proud of…
  • OPTIONAL: Is there anything else that we should know as we evaluate your application? If you feel your credentials and essays represent you fairly, please don’t feel obligated to submit another essay. (250 words).


Résumé Instructions

Submit a professional resume that demonstrates the scope of professional experience and educational achievements. Utilize our resume guidelines for assistance.

Other Required Materials

Other Required Materials

Additional requirements for this program:

Applicants may be contacted by a Daniels representative to schedule the admissions interview, which will be conducted on campus or via webcam.

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Online Application

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Your submitted materials will be reviewed once all materials and application fees have been received.

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Our program can only consider your application for admission if our Office of Graduate Studies has received all your online materials and supplemental materials by our application deadline.

Application Fee: $100 Application Fee

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Information

Applicants should complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for additional information.