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CU Executive MBA Class Profile


Average age: 38 years

Average work experience: 16 years

Masters degree or above: 17%

CU Executive MBA Class Profile (pt.2)


Undergraduate Degree:

36% technical/engineering

33% liberal arts

31% business

National Recognition


The University of Colorado has a national reputation for excellence and is the largest university in the Rocky Mountain region.

National Recognition (pt.2)


The program is offered by CU's three business schools, which are ranked among the nation's top 20 percent. All three schools have earned AACSB accreditation – the most rigorous available.

Alumni Network


Executive MBA graduates belong to a special alumni group that sponsors continuing education and social programs.

Alumni Network (pt.2)


The Executive MBA alumni network provides an invaluable group of advisors and contacts throughout your career.

Executive-Level Service and Convenience


Program staff handle all the details so you can focus on academics. Downtown Denver classroom facilities resemble a technologically advanced boardroom.

Executive-Level Service and Convenience (pt.2)


You can complete the Executive MBA in less than two years. Class schedules minimize work disruption by meeting one full day a week, on alternating Fridays and Saturdays.

International Component


CU's Executive MBA Program recognizes the imperative of global business understanding by integrating global ceconomy issues throughout the second-year curriculum

International Component (pt.2)


Because there is no substitute for first-hand experience, the program also includes a nine-day educational trip to an international business center

Sponsorship Cost Data


Paid by participant's organization: 45%

Shared by participant and the organization: 30%

Paid by participant: 25%

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Beyond the Classroom

The Executive MBA curriculum includes strategic learning experiences that occur outside the classroom. They include:

Lynette Stephens
You're learning all of these things; your perspective is changing; your knowledge base is deepening; there's just no way around the fact that you're going to be a more robust asset.

— Lynnette Stephens

COO, Major Medical Supply

Executive MBA Class of 2009

Brian Good
This has given me a much broader understanding of finance, the way that we set water rates, why we issue bonds at certain times based on market conditions and the economy, and given just a much better overall perspective of what it means to be a leader in this field.

— Brian Good

Director of Operations, Denver Water

Executive MBA Class of 2009

Bob Sztukowski
There is no other class on campus that these instructors would rather teach than the EMBA program, and they actually compete to be able to teach this program. They know their topic, and they are able to teach it with such a degree of energy and excitement that really gets you engaged.

— Bob Sztukowski

Executive MBA Student

Cindy Brown
I literally in class would pull up my business' QuickBooks accounting system ... so I was applying it instantaneously.

— Cindy Brown

CEO, Blue Moon Works

Executive MBA Class of 2005

I will, from personal experience, tell you that it's one of the best things that you can do not only personally but career wise. You'll come out of this with more options than you ever imagined.

— A.J. Workman

VP Sales, Blue Moon Works

Executive MBA Class of 2005

Richard Wobbekind
Between the group settings and the interactions in class, it is very common that students will tell you they are learning a tremendous amount from other students in the class … we're structuring the program trying to get that interaction.

— Richard L. Wobbekind

Associate Dean, MBA and Executive Programs

Professor of Finance

The small study group experience provided me an opportunity to explore and appreciate diversity in a collaborative environment.  As the Director of Space Systems Program Operations, I implemented this model in a corporate structure when building the operations team to oversee and improve space sensor production performance. The result was a highly creative, effective team and a reduction in overall cycle time and workmanship defects.

— Laryssa Densmore

Director of Space Systems Program Operations, Raytheon Company

EMBA Class of 2000

On entering the program I knew that I would gain great value from the financial analysis and accounting classes. One big surprise though was the great practical benefits I obtained from other courses. Halfway through this class, I basically recovered the financial investment in the program by applying a few key marketing principles at my company.

— Everod (Eveready) Samuel

President, Samuel Engineering Inc.

Executive MBA Class of 2002

The CU Executive MBA program was a lot more rigorous, fulfilling, and rich in content than a traditional MBA. There was just no comparison. All of my classmates were intent on getting their education, developing professionally, and opening up new opportunities. After completing the program I took advantage of CU’s dual-degree option to complete a second master’s degree in finance. With the Executive MBA as my core, I was largely able to design my own program.

—Derek Figueroa

Chief Financial Officer, Seattle Fish Company, Denver, Colorado

The most valuable aspect of the program was the confidence it gave me in the leadership of my division. It was great to work with and learn from professors who are active in the 'real world' and well respected across the world.

— Tina J. Valdez

International Chief Information Officer, Vice President Hosted Technology, TeleTech