DENVER, Feb. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Denver Daniels College of Business launches its new online MBA, MBA@Denver, and welcomes its inaugural class of online students from around the country. The program, developed in partnership with global education technology leader 2U, Inc., began in January and enrolled 41 students.
"We're thrilled to welcome these students to the Daniels community. If it weren't for the online format, many of them wouldn't be able to experience our unique Daniels model of student-centered management education in which we focus on developing and strengthening both the technical and adaptive capacities required for success in today's marketplace," said Daniels Dean Brent Chrite. "Virtual and across-time zone work is the reality for many business professionals today and these students will learn to be especially adept leaders in today's fast-changing and globally connected business environment."
Students in the first MBA@Denver class are an average age of 34 and have an average work experience of nine years. The students represent a diverse range of business backgrounds including technology, finance, medicine and education among others.
"The MBA@Denver platform connects me with professors with years of expertise in their field and with professionals from diverse backgrounds. The modality allows all students to contribute and share their ideas, and we can apply the knowledge instantly to make critical business decisions in our jobs," said Alexandre Spoerri, MBA@Denver student.
In addition to meeting faculty and classmates in weekly live online classes, MBA@Denver students will participate in experiential activities including in-person gatherings called immersions. These immersions will include a leadership activity in the Rocky Mountains as well as a capstone project in which students work with a business or nonprofit organization to analyze and propose a solution to a business challenge. MBA@Denver students will also become full-fledged members of the Daniels network. They will have access to its unique executives in residence program, the Daniels alumni network and personalized career resources.
For more information about MBA@Denver, visit onlinemba.du.edu, or contact an admissions counselor at email@example.com.
MBA@Denver is delivered in partnership with 2U, Inc. which also works with the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work to deliver MSW@Denver and recently announced a new partnership with the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education to deliver Morgridge College of Education Online.
About the University of Denver Daniels College of Business
Founded in 1908, the Daniels College of Business is the top-ranked business college at the University of Denver, one of the country's premier private universities and the oldest university in the Rocky Mountain West. With its rich history of excellence and innovation, Daniels is globally recognized as a leader in providing an immersive and student-centered business education. Grounded in ethics and principle-centered leadership, Daniels' educational experience not only teaches students, it transforms lives. As a learning community, Daniels' students, faculty and staff affirm the College's deeply held values including service, integrity and impact. Through its programs, research and outreach, Daniels is committed to addressing some of the
world's most pressing economic and non-economic challenges.
About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world's best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services, and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit 2U.com.
Kristal Griffith, Daniels
Shirley Chow, 2U, Inc.
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