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MBA - Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 11 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) , CO,
The University of Colorado Denver, 11-Month MBA is a full-time, accelerated MBA program that allows students to earn a fully-accredited MBA from CU Denver in just 11 months.


The 11-Month MBA program at University of Colorado Denver, is designed to give you a focused MBA experience and update your skill-set quickly.

The 11-Month MBA Program is a full-time accelerated day program, with classes offered during the day.

Advantages of the 11-Month MBA program:

  • Great return on investment and get back to work faster!
  • Special 11-Month MBA Award available
  • International focus and a 2-week course abroad
  • Comprehensive business education
  • Build your professional network
  • Personalized career support & dedicated staff to help you through the whole process


The Business School at CU Denver has earned accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). This elite distinction is only granted to the top business programs in the world that meet rigorous standards for curriculum, faculty,library, and computer resources.

Programme Structure

To earn an MBA from the Business School, you must complete 10 MBA core courses and 6 special topics courses. Because the 11-Month MBA is a cohort program, all 16 courses are predetermined. The "special topics" courses consist of the International Course, which is conducted abroad, and five special topics courses.

The 10 MBA core courses are:

  • Leading Individuals and Teams,
  • Data Analysis for Managers,
  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Business,
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information,
  • Marketing Management,
  • Information Systems Management and Strategy,
  • Applied Economics for Managers,
  • Management of Operations,
  • Financial Management,
  • Strategic Management,

International Course

The International course counts as the required international elective in the Business School MBA. Each year the international course travels abroad; past courses have included trips to Scotland, France, Germany, and China.

Special Topics Courses

Special topics courses are chosen each year to accompany your core MBA requirements. These courses create a broad understanding of the most current business issues.

Recent special topics courses have been:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Decisions and Polices
  • Managing People in Global Markets
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Visionary Leadership

Time Commitment

Expect a minimum of 18 hours of class time each week, and plan to spend an average of 30 hours each week on homework. You should expect a minimum time commitment of 48 hours per week to successfully complete this program.


Due to the program’s cohort structure, individual elective options are not available to 11-Month MBA students. No courses may be waived, substituted or transferred into the program. If you find it necessary to leave the accelerated program, credits already earned may be transferred to the Professional MBA Program on campus. The 11-Month MBA Program consists of five eight-week terms, three courses per term, plus the international business course abroad. All courses require that students work in teams.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 11 months
  • Credits
    48 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 500

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

  • Application Fee
  • Online Application for Graduate Admission
  • Essay Question Responses
  • Resume
  • GMAT Test Scores
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42500 USD per year and a duration of 11 months.
  • National

    42500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42500 USD per year and a duration of 11 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The 2016-2017 11-Month MBA Program tuition is $42,500 plus fees and textbooks. This tuition amount is for all students regardless of residency. The cost of the course abroad is included in the tuition amount.

Living costs for Denver

  • 1310 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships/Awards and loans are available. A special 11-Month MBA award is available for students who qualify.

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