EVERY MBA GETS A PERSONAL COACH
There are two distinct differences that characterize The Denver MBA in the area of career development.
First, we built personalized career preparation into our challenge-driven education model. Your focus in the core challenges is informed, in part, by what you would like to achieve in your career. Yes, we help you write your résumé and prepare for interviews, but we also coach you for 20 months to develop the résumé necessary to make you the best possible candidate.
Second, in The Denver MBA, we fully integrate career, academic and professional development advising. Experts designed your personal growth agenda to combine, follow and execute all three areas seamlessly. We help you land the right position by making sure you have the right preparation and the right stories to tell. Then we help you become comfortable telling those stories through interview coaching, résumé preparation and practicing your social and networking skills.
Career development is at the heart of how The Denver MBA’s challenge-driven education ethos gives you the ability to stand out when seeking employment.
ADVISING AND COACHING
In The Denver MBA, we use 360 reviews and related coaching to help you fine-tune your abilities and hone your résumé.
Because we integrate career services and professional/academic development, the 360 produces a professional growth agenda that directly impacts your career. We do this throughout the program so you become progressively more skilled. We not only provide you with the reviews, we provide you with a detailed agenda for growth, an arena to carry out that agenda (the challenges) and personal coaching to support your development during this process.
- At the end of each challenge, your progress is assessed by the personal coach, peers and others in a Pulse 360 Review—part of the process for continual self- and career-development in preparation for the next challenge.
- As you progress, the focus shifts to different competencies, as the various moments of insight blend together to reveal increasingly complex and powerful development. You graduate from the program transformed, more mature and ready to lead.
- The professional growth agenda does not exist in a vacuum. Instead, your career aspirations serve as a guide. What is most relevant to your needs, your field of study and what your future employers and partners need—are key.
THE DENVER MBA MODEL: YIELDING AN ADVANTAGE IN THE JOB MARKET
“The big breakthrough is the elevation and intensification of leadership and professional development. You have an entire program built around assessment and constant improvement. This produces a sharper sense of self-awareness so students 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.”
“As students progress through the four core 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.”
Managing Director, Employee Loyalty
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Sr. Manager, University Recruitment and Relations
Arrow Electronics, Inc.