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Business college to launch one-year MBA program

DU’s Daniels College of Business will launch a new one-year MBA program specifically for students who have recently graduated with an undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited business school.

The program, which launches in August 2010, is designed to encourage undergraduate students to move directly into the graduate school track. The program will provide the same academic rigor and learning opportunities as Daniels’ traditional two-year MBA, but in a format that leverages the momentum students have gained during their undergraduate business studies. Students can reduce the amount of time spent out of the workforce and reduce tuition dollars spent.

Students will be able to select a concentration in marketing, innovation, entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, and real estate and construction management. Business ethics and values-based leadership theories will be integrated throughout the program’s core courses.

Students also will engage in live consulting projects, development of business plans, and career and professional development to build their experience and prepare them for the job market.

“The Daniels College of Business is ranked by the Aspen Institute among the top-20 business schools in the world for integrating social and environmental issues into the MBA program,” says Christine Riordan, dean of the Daniels College of Business. “Students in the one-year program will emerge with not only the critical thinking skills and the technical knowledge that the marketplace expects from an MBA graduate, but also with an ability to navigate in times of changing business models.”

The one-year MBA is a highly selective program that requires students to start within 11 months of receiving an undergraduate business degree. Students are not required to have professional work experience, though an internship is preferred.

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