|(above) The Daniels College of Business is looking for 1,400 Donors|
The good news is that the executive MBA program at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business again has been named one of the world’s top 100 Executive MBA programs in an annual ranking posted Monday by the Financial Times. DU’s Daniels is the only Colorado program on the list. It ranked No. 99.
The bad news is that Daniels ranked No. 95 last year. It was No. 85 in 2009 and No. 90 in 2008.
Why the drop off? One reason has been a decline in Alumni participation in annual donations. It goes beyond the dollars—it impacts the rankings, the reputation and the value of a Daniels degree. Last year, only 3% of the 30,000 alumni contributed to the Daniels Tomorrow annual fund.
Graduates of the DU program earn an average $151,236 a year three years after completing it, up 44 percent from before taking the program, based on data for 2008 graduates, the Financial Times said on its website.
So consider a donation today, and help the Business School regain an upward trajectory in the rankings.