About Us

You Can See the Future you Want. Now Take the Steps to Make it Happen… IMAGINE. Then rise.

The University of Colorado Executive MBA program is designed to inspire our students to see their future and to provide them with the knowledge and skills to achieve their goals, turning vision into reality.

Business challenges are increasingly complex, and it is more apparent than ever that an advanced degree is beneficial in meeting these challenges. The University of Colorado Executive MBA meets the needs of strategic decision makers ready to rise to any challenge. Moving beyond the day-to-day business operations, CU Executive MBA students learn how to develop a broad business perspective, think strategically, and make confident decisions.

University of Colorado Executive MBA students use the insight shared by CU faculty and their fellow students to make better decisions within their organizations. Classes are comprised of executives from diverse backgrounds, functional areas, and stages in their careers, exposing students to critical conversations and experiences that provide immediate, real-time impact on the organizations they represent, allowing students to apply their knowledge and progress in their careers even before they graduate from the program.

CU EMBA Features:

  • Thought leaders from each of the University of Colorado Business Schools. Faculty from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Denver, and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs bring an experienced mix of theory and practical application to our classes.
  • A local network with global reach. With more than 1300 alumni, the CU EMBA network has a strong presence both regionally and abroad.
  • Designed for today’s working professional. Classes meet every other weekend, offering 12 calendar days between class weekends. You will earn your degree in less than 2 years while you work.
  • Dual degree option. University of Colorado EMBA students have the unique option of obtaining a second Master of Science degree upon completion of the program. Students may select programs from the University of Colorado Denver or Colorado Springs Business Schools.
  • Learning in real-time. The University of Colorado Executive MBA program is designed for business professionals, decision makers, entrepreneurs, and professionals working in engineering, medical, legal, and scientific fields. CU EMBA students gain a broad business perspective; improve their ability to think strategically; and build confidence in themselves and their ability to make better business decisions.
  • Local and global insights. Our Global Business Experience provides students with both local and international context and insight, broadening each student’s business perspective for today’s global economy.
  • Centrally located in downtown Denver. All classes are held at the CU Executive Education Center, convenient to I-25, Auraria Parkway, and Speer Boulevard, allowing for easy commutes from anywhere in the region.

Rankings, Strengths, and Accreditation

Nationally recognized and ranked as one of the top business schools in the country and in the world, the CU Executive MBA Program is a multi-campus program offered jointly by CU's three graduate schools of business: Colorado Springs, Denver, and the Leeds School of Business in Boulder. Each campus's Graduate School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.


Our Team

The staff in the Executive Programs office is committed to creating a unique experience focused on your individual needs. We are here to answer your questions and help facilitate the fulfillment of your academic and career goals. We assist every student with administrative details, streamline the financial aid process, and provide valuable tools for career management and growth...


Quick facts

Hold Undergraduate Degrees in:
  • Accounting / Finance / Economics 13%
  • English 3%
  • Management 8%
Hold Undergraduate Degrees in:
  • Business
  • Engineering 13%
  • Law 3%
Class Profile:
  • Average age: 39 years
  • Average work experience: 18 years
  • Average mgmt. experience: 14 years

Ranked among the
nation's top


All 3 CU business schools AACSB accredited

Core Curriculum:
  • Leadership
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Accounting

11 Day international business trip

Average Executive
MBA class size: