Admission Steps

General Business (in the Executive MBA Program) - MBA

Admission Requirements

Terms and Deadlines

For the 2021-2022 academic year

Fall 2021 quarter (beginning in September)

  • Priority deadline 1: October 15, 2020

  • Priority deadline 2: December 5, 2020

  • Priority deadline 3: January 15, 2021

  • Priority deadline 4: March 1, 2021

  • Priority deadline 5: April 15, 2021

  • Final submission deadline: September 7, 2021

Spring 2022 quarter (beginning in March)

  • Priority deadline 1: October 1, 2021

  • Priority deadline 2: December 5, 2021

  • Priority deadline 3: January 15, 2022

  • Final submission deadline: March 21, 2022

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 (Internet-based test): 80

  • Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-based test): 550

  • Minimum IELTS Score: 6.5

  • Minimum CAE Score: 176

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

Transcripts

Transcripts

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.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation

Two (2) letters of recommendation are required.  Letters should be submitted by recommenders through the online application.

Required Essays and Statements

Essays and Statements

Essay Instructions

There are 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.

Essay #1 (Required): Briefly outline your primary objectives for pursuing an MBA as an experienced professional. How will the Executive MBA program, combined with your professional experience, help you achieve your goals?



Essay #2 (Required): Provide an example of an ethical dilemma you’ve encountered in your professional or personal life. Ethical dilemmas are often complex, and involve making decisions in an environment where no single solution exists. What factors did you consider, what action did you ultimately take, and what did you learn?



Essay #3 (Optional): You are more than what appears on your resume. What interests and activities outside of your career add meaning to your life, or to the lives of others?

Résumé

Résumé Instructions

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

Other Required Materials

Other Required Materials

Additional requirements for this program:

An admissions interview is required of all Executive MBA applicants.  Applicants will be contacted for scheduling.

Note

Note

The average undergraduate GPA for this program is 3.2. Executive MBA admissions do allow for occasional exceptions to the baccalaureate degree requirement. Contact your program representative for details.

Start the Application

Online Application

Start Your Application

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 Education 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.