Virtual Building Tour

Welcome to the Business School

The CU Denver Business School bridges the gap between the CU Denver campus and downtown Denver. The building is the gateway to the CU Denver Lawrence Street Corridor, which links Denver’s central business district with the Auraria campus, and strengthens the already robust connection between the city and the university. The Business School Building includes flexible spaces throughout, which invite collaboration among students. These areas include expansive decks on upper levels that provide working areas for students, faculty, and business leaders, amid striking views of Larimer Square and the Rocky Mountains. The consolidation of all Business School faculty, staff, centers, and programs under one roof―previously scattered across 15 locations―creates a hub of innovation and ideas.

  • Urban Campus in the heart of Downtown Denver
  • Full Accreditation from AACSB and in the top 5% of business schools worldwide
  • The largest accredited graduate school in the region with over 3,000 students annually
  • Diverse student body including over 14% international students
  • Over 300 business partnerships that bring high-profile scholarship, internship and job opportunities to our graduates
  • Hosts over 40 events and speakers series that connect the student population with influential business leaders

In the Heart of Downtown Denver

The CU Denver Business School is located a block from Larimer Square and the 16th Street Mall, in the heart of the Central Downtown District. The remodeling of the building was complete in August 2012. The importance of this building project to the community was recognized at the 52nd annual Downtown Denver Partnership Awards as one of six projects that had the most significant impact on the center city in 2012.

  • Leed Gold Certified
  • $20 million in renovations completed in August 2012
  • 120,000 square foot building hosts 14 classrooms featuring latest integrated technology
  • Floor to ceiling windows allow a visual connection to the urban environment
  • Five decks with mountain and city views

Degrees and Industry Specializations

The Business School, through its degree programs, offers education based on the core fundamentals of business that every student needs. In addition, the school has created industry specific specializations that give students the skills they need to get a relevant job and give employers a better trained workforce. The school offers five MBA options: Professional, Online, Executive, Health Administration and 11 Month MBA.

The CU Denver Business School is home to three distinguished centers of excellence – the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for Information Technology Innovation and the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities.

Industry programs include Health Administration, Risk Management and Insurance, Global Energy Management and Sustainability.

Business Connections

While any school’s first priority is educating its students, the Business School seeks to partner with the business community to identify and respond to their needs; the Business School educates and prepares students to meet those needs. Close interaction between the school and the business community allows the school to tailor its curriculum to the advantage of both the students and the employers. The business school partners with over 300 businesses who participate on boards and advisory councils, provide scholarships, advise on curriculum, and provide internships and jobs.

The lobby area contains the J.P.Morgan Center for Commodities—named to honor a donation from the firm, and enhanced by a gift from CoBank. Philanthropy has been a building block not only for the new facility, but also for new industry-driven programs. These include the Risk Management and Insurance program (launched by a donation from Pinnacol Assurance) and the Global Energy Management program (started with a gift from Encana). The Business School raised a record $12.1 million in the last fiscal year, including a $10 million gift from furniture magnate Jake Jabs. The donation, the largest gift in CU Denver history, will enable the build-out of a named marquee space and will fund the regional expansion of the Center for Entrepreneurship.