University of Colorado

Built from the best of three accredited University of Colorado business schools, the CU Executive MBA is the program of choice for business professionals.

The CU Executive MBA is designed to meet the needs of strategic decision makers. Instead of focusing on day-to-day business operations, CU Executive MBA students learn how to develop a broad business perspective, how to think strategically, and how to make confident decisions based on bottom-line results.

The program features outstanding faculty, a collaborative learning environment, dynamic classmates, and real-world, case-based curriculum. The degree can be completed in less than two years, and is designed for minimal career disruption.

If you are looking to grow your business leadership skills, we encourage you to take the next step in your career by enrolling in the program.

Academics are a top priority

The best senior faculty from all three CU business schools have pooled their talents to create an integrated, quantitative curriculum for the Executive MBA Program. You will gain knowledge of basic business disciplines – accounting, marketing, organizational behavior, etc. – then integrate them into your strategic decision-making processes.

Year one lays the foundation and culminates with an integrative seminar that helps you apply what you've learned to your own organizations.

Year two takes a broad approach, thematically based on thinking strategically in a global economy.

The two sessions are separated by a three-month summer break to allow participants to re-charge and spend time with families and friends.

For additional information, contact us or call:
303-623-1888 or 1-800-228-5778

Applying to our program

If you're ready to take your career to the next level, consider CU's Executive MBA Program. This rigorous graduate program requires a 21-month commitment, so thoroughly evaluate the program's time demands before submitting application documents.

This program requires you to have strong motivation, a high energy level, good time-management skills, and strong self-discipline. Success in the Executive MBA depends upon a full commitment not only from you, the participant, but also from your employer and your family. Employer support during the program is critical in limiting work-related travel and releasing you for class sessions.

Mail application materials as they are completed to:

Executive MBA Program
University of Colorado
P.O. Box 480006
Denver, CO 80248-0006

For additional information, contact us or call:
303-623-1888 or 1-800-228-5778


The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities. The university takes action to increase ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity, to employ qualified disabled individuals, and to provide equal opportunity to all students and employees.

Tuition goes toward the best

Designed with the working professional in mind, the Executive MBA is priced as a package and provides a premium level of service and support. For the class entering in the fall of 2011, the Executive MBA tuition is $60,800. Tuition is guaranteed for the length of the program so you can budget accordingly and is priced as reasonably as possible to maintain the highest quality in instruction and service.

As an off-campus University of Colorado degree program, the Executive MBA is also exempt from campus-based student fees. As a result, Executive MBA participants do not pay additional fees and do not receive student ID cards or use campus facilities beyond the CU Executive Education Center.

The all-inclusive EMBA package includes:

  • tuition for all 16 required courses in the Executive MBA program
  • all textbooks, course-related software, and other instructional materials
  • dedicated classroom space in the CU Executive Education Center
  • morning and afternoon refreshments on class days
  • lodging and meals for you and one guest at the three-day retreat held at the end of the first year of classes
  • travel and lodging for you during the nine-day the international business trip (lodging during the trip is double occupancy with a classmate, single occupancy is available for an additional charge)

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 – to be applied toward tuition for the first Term – is due upon acceptance to the program. Tuition is billed in eight installments of $7,600 that correspond to the eight Terms in the Executive MBA Program. The $1,000 deposit is applied toward the tuition in Term 1.

Executive MBA tuition payments are due in:

First Year Second Year
September 2011 September 2012
November 2011 November 2012
February 2012 February 2013
April 2012 April 2013

The Executive MBA is a self-supporting academic program that receives no state tax dollars. All costs associated with the program are covered directly, through tuition, by the participants and/or their sponsoring organizations.

Financial Aid

CU Executive MBA participants are eligible for a deferred payment program that allows them to defer half of a term's tuition until completion of the term. Interest is charged on the unpaid balance. This option assists participants who are reimbursed by their employers after a course is completed.

There are several financing options available to EMBA participants including non-need-based federally guaranteed student loans and a scholarship program that targets participants who qualify for need-based financial aid. Contact the Program Office for general information regarding financial aid. Applicants with specific questions about financial aid available to Executive MBA students should contact Joe Hogan in the Program Office.


A limited number of scholarships are available to CU Executive MBA students. Four types of scholarships are available to qualifying CU EMBA students: organization-funded, need-based, not-for-profit, and affiliation. The scholarships are intended to support EMBA students who do not have the financial resources to fully fund the program themselves.

Organization-Funded Scholarships

The Denver chapter of ACG (The Association for Corporate Growth) offers The David Sloan University of Colorado Executive MBA Scholarship. This award is a one-time scholarship given to an individual in the first year of the CU Executive MBA program. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average and display and interest in mergers and acquisitions. Students are notified of the application period by the CU Executive MBA Program Director and can then complete the ACG Scholarship Application according to the announced deadline. For additional information, please visit The ACG Scholarship Page .

Need-based Scholarships

For incoming students: MBA offers two program-funded scholarships, called Leadership Awards, to individuals who receive no financial support from their employers and demonstrate economic need. The determination for who has the greatest economic need is obtained from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The award is made shortly after the program begins in order to allow all eligible incoming students to be identified. Disbursement of the award is made each term over the two year CU Executive MBA program.

For second-year (returning) students: The CU Executive MBA offers the Susan Bunker Memorial Scholarship to a second year student. To qualify, students must have a 3.0 grade point average, demonstrate economic need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and they must submit an essay. Students are notified of the application period by the CU Executive MBA Director and can then submit the essay according to the announced deadline. Recipients receive the award as a one-time disbursement.

Not-For-Profit Scholarships

The CU Executive MBA offers two scholarships to individuals who work for not-for-profit (or Colorado government) organizations. To qualify for the scholarship, the student needs to work for a not-for-profit organization as defined by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service while participating in the Executive MBA.

Affiliation Scholarships

The University of Colorado Executive MBA Program offers a limited number of scholarships in cooperation with business and leadership organizations. To qualify for an affiliation scholarship, EMBA students must be an existing member of the following organizations:

  • ACG Denver (Association for Corporate Growth)
  • CEDR (Colorado Executive Development in Residence) offered by the Leeds School of Business
  • CITI (Center for Information Technology Innovation) offered through the Business School at CU Denver HSC
  • The Downtown Denver Partnership
  • 50 for Colorado offered by the Leeds School of Business

Additional information on the scholarships is available by contacting the Executive MBA office at 303-623-1888 , or 1-800-228-5778 . Individuals interested in need-based scholarships need to fill out the free online financial aid application at .

Contact Information

Executive Programs
University of Colorado
PO Box 480006
Denver CO 80248-9901









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