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Daniels Executive MBA program ranked among top in the world

The Financial Times ranked the Daniels College of Business’ Executive MBA Program as one of the top EMBA programs in the world. According to the Times’ 2009 EMBA rankings released Oct. 18, Daniels ranked No. 85.

The Daniels EMBA Program is an 18-month curriculum designed for students with 10 years of significant professional experience from small, medium and large organizations, entrepreneurial start-ups and nonprofit organizations.

“At the core of our Executive MBA program are relevant academics, experiential education and corporate partnerships,” says Christine Riordan, dean of the Daniels College of Business. “The working professionals in our EMBA program learn how to innovate even in the midst of uncertainty and change.”

This is the second consecutive year Daniels made the Financial Times EMBA rankings. In 2008, Daniels ranked 90th.

The annual rankings are compiled using data from two sets of surveys: one completed by alumni who graduated from their programs three years ago and another by business school EMBA directors. The methodology measures salary, career progression, diversity and faculty research.

Daniels was the only Colorado school on the list.

Barbara Kreisman, an assistant dean who oversees the Executive MBA Program, knows why the program is highly rated.

“It’s a highly selective academic program for experienced professionals, tailored to the needs of strategic decision makers,” Kreisman says. “While the quantitative and analytical skills gained here are important, the ability to adapt and lead sets our students apart from others.”

Daniels also has been ranked as a top business school by BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report.

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