College of Business

Welcome from Dr. Ann Murphy, DeanAnn Murphy

Welcome to the College of Business at Metropolitan State University of Denver. As you browse the site, you'll become acquainted with the business programs and faculty that help make MSU Denver a premier business degree-granting institution in Colorado.

Consistent with its mission, The College of Business offers students a variety of educational opportunities that lead to a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management or Marketing.   We are also proud to offer a Master of Professional Accountancy, readying accounting students for the state’s CPA requirements. The college also provides opportunities for non-degree seeking students to gain additional undergraduate education through our extensive course offerings. The college provides convenient access to instruction through traditional classroom sessions and online delivery. Classes meet at the main Auraria campus and the MSU Denver South campus. Classes are offered during the day, evenings, and weekends and include extensive summer offerings in addition to courses during the traditional academic year.

As a teaching institution, MSU Denver emphasizes innovative, contemporary instruction and a nurturing, transforming educational experience. This quality business education is provided by a faculty committed to providing quality education for future business leaders. The faculty stays current through scholarly activity, continuous professional development, and engagement with the business and professional community.

The College's faculty includes new and seasoned professors who continue to distinguish themselves academically as well as veteran business professionals who apply complex theory to contemporary business practices. Our faculty includes Fulbright Scholars, editors of academic journals, and nationally recognized academic scholars.

In addition to the quality curriculum and professors, the success of the College of Business can also be attributed to our students and our partners in the business community, who demonstrate, through their achievements and their generosity, the role MSU Denver plays as a member of the Colorado Community.

Located on the Auraria Campus, MSU Denver has a diverse student and faculty population in the heart of Downtown Denver. Such diversity contributes to an enriching educational experience. In the hub of the Denver business community, MSU Denver is building partnerships to reflect its dedication to the Colorado business community. Such alliances will build bridges between the business community and students entering the workforce.

I invite you, one of tomorrow's business leaders, to explore the College of Business website and learn more about our remarkable degree programs, unique mission, and quality faculty.


Dr. Ann B. Murphy
Dean, College of Business


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MSU Denver has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1971. Because of this accreditation, MSU Denver students are eligible for federal financial aid and are able to transfer MSU Denver credits to other accredited higher ed institutions. Periodically, an HLC comprehensive evaluation and site visit occurs so that our accreditation can be continued. MSU Denver’s next site visit is April 10 and 11, 2017. A self-study, called an assurance argument, is being finalized now and is available for review at https://www.msudenver.edu/media/content/higherlearningcommission/HLC-Assurance-Argument.pdf.  

MSU Denver invites students and community members to provide feedback. To submit comments electronically, on MSU Denver to the Higher Learning Commission, go to their website at https://www.hlcommission.org/ and do a search for “Third-Party Comments.” The deadline for these comments is March 9th of 2017. Comments can also be sent via U.S. mail to:

Third-Party Comment on Metropolitan State University of Denver
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411