THE DANIELS DIFFERENCE
THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER HAS A LONG, RICH AND DEEP HISTORY OF ENGAGING OUR STUDENTS AND FACULTY IN THE MARKETPLACE. CENTRAL TO DANIELS’ APPROACH TO MANAGEMENT EDUCATION IS THE RECOGNITION THAT PREPARING STUDENTS FOR A 21ST CENTURY MARKETPLACE CANNOT BE DONE INSIDE A CLASSROOM. WE CALL THIS
THE DANIELS DIFFERENCE DIFFERENCE. E. LABRENT CHRITE | DEAN OF THE DANIELS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
WHAT IS THE DANIELS DIFFERENCE?
A new model for a new world. In today’s high-velocity marketplace, corporate employers want job candidates who can demonstrate proven performance, and capacity in skills that make or break job effectiveness— like communication, team work and problem-solving. Organizations want leaders who are creative and know how to act on ideas and analysis. In response to the marketplace and industry needs, the Daniels College of Business created the Daniels Difference, a groundbreaking model of management education that shakes off the notion that the classroom is the center of our universe. Unlike the action-based learning approach touted by other institutions, the Daniels Difference isn’t a set of isolated experiences— it’s a cumulative, highly integrated, developmental process that produces high-impact graduates armed with new ways of thinking and working for today’s new world.
Take on real-world business challenges via action-based learning.
Hit the ground running, armed with knowledge and tools from programs that directly align with marketplace expectations and opportunities.
Find your greatness at Daniels, where we have more than 100 years of business leadership development.
EDUCATI WE ENABLE OUR STUDENTS TO TAKE ON REAL-WORLD BUSINESS CHALLENGES VIA
“As students progress through the challenges, they’ll clearly develop ever-stronger capabilities for collaboration, teamwork, and other soft skills. They’ll also develop their ability to deal with ambiguous situations, which is probably the single most important skill for survival and advancement in business. It’s the combination of smarts and skills and development over time that produces great performance, and that’s exactly how this program is structured.”
“As an innovation company, it’s great to collaborate with a young, vibrant and energetic community of students who challenge the status quo and require our leaders to see a problem through a different lens. We always come away better informed and positioned to win. The corporate projects allow AT&T to work closely with the next generation talent pool and they are a great way to bring future employees and leaders into the AT&T family.”
Sr. Manager, University Recruitment & Relations, Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Director, Global Internet of Things Development, AT&T
ION ACTION BASED LEARNING
“We get exposed to some of the best and brightest by working with Daniels’ MBA students on these challenges. We connect, we get some of our problems solved, and we get exposure to an audience that, from a talent perspective, we can look at as potential employees.” TODD PORCH
Vice President of Comcast’s Wholesale International Division
“Often times, we have to use rosy examples or ideal scenarios to learn what we need to in the time we have in class, but the real world is messy. Going through challenges concurrently with classes helps us see how to deploy what we learn on real problems that don’t have an obvious answer.” ALEX WOLF
MBA Candidate 2018
READINESS OUR STUDENTS ARE PREPARED TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING, ARMED WITH KNOWLEDGE AND TOOLS FROM PROGRAMS THAT DIRECTLY ALIGN WITH MARKETPLACE EXPECTATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
“I have reviewed the materials that the students prepared, and I can assure you that some of it will go directly into our marketing plans. The work the ‘Word of Mouth Marketing’ group did might just change the way we approach partner marketing in Africa - It’s that significant.”
“The breadth and depth that these students are operating in is hugely valuable for them to learn before they enter the workforce. They’re going to be way more prepared because they have the Daniels experience of having to work across departments and across teams.”
DREW LAWRENCE (MBA 2013)
VP, Global Head of Marketing & Distribution Opera Software
Chief of Staff FullContact
LEGACY “Newmont Mining has a longstanding relationship with Daniels, and when the College reached out to discuss our interest in refining aspects of the new Denver MBA program to ensure that it is practical in its approach, we were eager to get involved. The Newmont challenge cuts across multiple disciplines—from government relations to macroeconomics to finance—and provides incredible learning experiences for students. It’s exciting for these two institutions to come together to shape future leaders.” RANDY ENGEL
Executive Vice President Newmont Mining
“The big breakthrough is the elevation and intensification of leadership and professional development. You have an entire program built around assessment and constant improvement. That produces a sharper sense of self-awareness so people develop emotional intelligence and a capacity to learn and grow. Those are the hardest things to find in hiring, and it’s not only me saying that but the vast majority of top employers.” NICHOLE SNYDER
Employee Loyalty Client Service & Support Charles Schwab
WE’LL HELP YOU FIND YOUR GREATNESS AT DANIELS, WHERE WE HAVE MORE THAN 100 YEARS OF BUSINESS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
“I wanted to put myself in the best position to accelerate my career, so I chose Daniels because of its rankings, and its focus on ethics was something that resonated with me personally. There was an emphasis on leadership and strategy that helped me to think bigger and look at things in a 360-degree fashion.”
LEO OSAHOR (MBA 2007, MSM 2007) CEO & Founder flightSpeak, The Ultimate Airport App
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